About Library

                              The Central  Library of Chaudhary Devi Lal University came into existence in April 2003 in Tagore Bhawan of the University.  It was shifted to the present impressive four storey building in the year 2010. The Chief Minister Haryana inaugurated the new building  to the name of Swami Vivekananda, spiritual leader ,philosopher and great author . The library is rich collection of publications which include books, Indian and foreign journals, theses/dissertations, reports, newspapers and magazines etc. It is centraly located in the campus and  approachable to all the academic departments, Offices, hostels and also to the campus residents , and  all the reading areas are spacious, peaceful and furnished with comfortable furniture. The outlook of the library is decorated with beautiful lawns besides a sufficient space for parking special attention is given to the facilities of drinking water, light system and security system.  The Wi-Fi system is made available in the library to provide easy access of internet to the readers into various sections and reading halls.


Library Sections

Sr. No. Name
1 Humanities Section
2 Social Science Section
3 Science Section
4 Periodical Section
5 Thesis and Dissertation Section
6 Acquisition Section
7 SC/ST Book Bank
8 Circulation Section

Digital Initiatives

Sr. No. Name
1 Computer Lab

Library Collections

The library collection consists of Books, Refrences Books, Text Books, Print Journals, Newspapers, Dissertation, E-Journals & Database.

Sr. No. Resources Total
1 Books 109657
2 Question papers bank 201 sets
3 SC/ST Book Bank 2837
4 Indian and Foreign Journals 118
5 Theses and Dissertation 835
6 Magazines 11
7 Newspaper 15
8 Reference books 2287
9 Books in regional languages 535 (approx.)
10 Books for Competitive examination 500 (approx.)

Library Services

Sr. No. Name
1 Issue and Return of books
2 SC/ST Book Bank
3 Journals
4 News papers & Magazines
5 Reading hall 03 (Air Conditioning)


E-Resources available through INFLIBNET Shodh Sindhu Consortium

Sr. No. E-Resources URL Journals
1 Economics & Political Weekly 1
2 ISID Database
3 JCCC Database
4 JSTOR 3165+
5 Project Muse 676+
6 Springer Link 1438+
7 Taylor & Francis 1079
8 Wiley Blackwell 908
9        Refread                        500


A E-journals (open access) 200+
B E-books (open access) 10+
C E-databases (DELNET)  


Plagiarism prevention software

ShodhShuddhi provides access to Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS) to Universities.

1. Original

Library IT Infrastructure

Sr.No. Name Number
1 Computers 30
2 Server 01
3 Photocopier for Library users 01


Library Automation

The University Library is fully automated with Library Management Software, which functions from cataloging to security protocols are integrated. The acquisition, cataloging, circulation, serials controlling, catalog access and secutity protocols come under the purview of automation. The Onlne Public Access Catalog (OPAC) system in the University Library is enabled with LMS which allows cataloging of diverse resources such as books, journals, articles, slides, maps, audio/video, films, cassettes, texts, drawings, clippings, serial publications, softwares and so on.  OPAC enables searching through clusters like Author, keyword, Subject, Class, Title, Publisher, Place of publication, Main entry, Material type, place of conference, Subject name, ISBN/ ISSN, Series titles.  Serials title and Year of publication.  It also supports circulation, acquisition, front desk operations, Serials Control and data entry in vernacular languages.

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

FRID system installed in the University Library is with the latest technology and configuration in this regard. It ensures efficient service delivery and security with minimum human input. It is defined by the following features:

Sr. No. Particulars
1 Durable RFID tags with 1,024-2,048 bits memory to enable cataloging and circulation.

Library Rules

1. Books are issued for a period of 14 days.

2. The borrower is liable to pay overdue charges as per rules if the book is not returned by the due date.

3. Book may have to be recalled earlier, if urgently required.

4. Book lost, defaced or injured in any way shall have to be replaced or its cost will be recovered as per rules.

5. There should be no scribbling, writing, marking or tearing of pages, Check the book carefully when you borrow and point out damage to the librarian immediately.


Braille Section

The University Library has not setup a separate Braille Section for the visually handicapped users Books from various subjects.

Library Timings

Monday to Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Three reading hall round the clock (9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M).

(Library will remain closed on 03 national Holidays i.e. Republic day, Independence Day & Gandhi Jayanti)

Library Staff

Name Post
Prof. Silender Singh Librarian (Additional Charge)
Mr. Satbir Singh Steno-Typist
Mr. Murlidhar Restorer
Dr. Sharmila Kumari Restorer
Mr. Rajkumar Library Attendant

Staff through Outsourcing Agency

Library Professional Assistant 03
Restorer 04
Library Attendant 04
Peon 01
Helper 01


Library Advisory Committee

Library Committee acts subject to the control of Academic Council, the general management of University Library shall be the responsibility of the Library Committee which formulates library policies for the guidance of the University Librarian.  The Library Committee consists of the following:

Sr.No. Designation Position
1 Vice-Chancellor Chairman
2 Registrar Member
3 All the deans of Faculties Member
4 Two teachers nominated by the Vice-Chancellor Member
5 Libraian Member Secretary

The Vice-Chancellor may associate any other functionary/expert with the Committee.  The nominated members of the committee shall hold office for two years.