The JLN Library established on 11th January 1957, is located at a central place in the middle of various departments and Institutes of Kurukshetra University. The foundation stone of the present building was laid down on 17thJuly, 1967 by the then Chief Minister Rao Virender Singh and ultimately library was shifted in its new building in July 18, 1972.
The Library has a total plinth area of 114205 sq. feet besides beautiful well maintained lush green parks and vehicle parking. The JLN Library comprises of three blocks i.e. Ranganathan Block, Ram Prasad Bismil Golden Jubilee Reading Hall and Savitri Bai Phule Block and have seating capacity of 1390.
The University Library system consists of a Central Library and Branch or departmental libraries. The Central Library supports the general and specific information requirements of the users whereas the department libraries cater to only specific subject needs of the users, both for study and research.It has advanced its web activity with the sub s c r i p t i o n of high quality electronic databases being made available through campus-wide-network to the teachers, students and research scholars.
Vision & Mission
The mission of the JLN Library system is to facilitate creation of new knowledge through the acquisition, organization and dissemination of information resources and providing for value added services.
The main thrust of the library is to continue to improve the quality of services and facilities, achieve high degree of users’ satisfaction and endeavor to facilitate right information to the right user, at the right time.
The Library Governing Body-Library Committee – formulates library policies for the guidance of the University Librarian. The constitution of the committee is given below:
1. The Vice –Chancellor (Chairman)
2. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Vice –Chairman)
3. The Dean Academic Affairs
4. The Chairpersons of Departments
5. One Person nominated by the Executive Council
6. The President Kurukshetra University Students Association
7. Deputy Director Libraries, Haryana
8. The Librarian (Ex-officio member & Secretary)
The Library receives Budget Provision (recurring and non-recurring) out of University Grant. In addition to the above UGC Grant/State Grant also received for enhancing collection and services. Modernization Budget of Library, including books and journals is allocated to meet need based requirement of Departmental Libraries including Central Library.
Budget Allocation (INR)
The collection building is one of the important function of the library that supports academic and research work of the students, faculties and other users. The growth of learning resources since the inception of the University is tabulated as below:
M a n u s c r i p t s
Know Your Library Library Collection at a Glance
M a n u s c r i p t s
Library has a very flexible working schedule through out the year. It opens before the institutions opening time and closes after the closing time so that readers have an opportunity to use the library without disturbance to their academic schedules.
Registration Counter 9 AM to 5 PM (Monday to Saturday except gazetted Holiday)
Circulation Counter 9 AM to 5 PM (Monday to Saturday except gazetted Holiday)
Ram Prasad Bismil Golden Jubilee Reading Hall Budget Allocation (INR)
9 AM to 2 midnight(Except 26th Jan, 15th Aug., 2nd Oct & 1st Nov.)
Ranganathan Block 9 AM to 12 nights (Except 26th Jan, 15th Aug., 2nd Oct & 1st Nov.)
Savitri Bai Phule Block 24*7*365
The library offers unmatched Reading Facilities. There are 9 reading areas on different floors with a reading capacity for 1390 users at a time.
Ram Prasad Bismil Golden Jubilee Reading Hall 900 seats
Ranganathan Block 390 seats
Savitri Bai Phule Block 100 seats
SENIOR LIBRARY STAFF
Dr. Chetan Sharma
Dr. Sanjay Kaushik
Mr. Sukhraj Singh
Professional Assistant (M a n u s c r i p t)
Services and Facilities
Formation of long queues of borrowers in front of circulation counter has become a part of library history due to automation of circulation. Number of documents permitted to be borrowed at a time is as under:-
No. of Books
M.Phil & Research Scholars
Post Graduate Students
Teachers from affiliated colleges
Note: Text books are issued for only three days irrespective of users' category.
Reference Service implies the provision of human being as canvassing agent for the learning resources. It truly, reveals the position of the library ethics, and is in fact, barometer of library reputation amongst its patrons. Reference Desk, headed by a Senior Professional, is located in the ground floor. The Reference Librarian, assisted by other library staff, guides/helps the library users in location, selection of documents/information, use of OPAC, and to procure information from other libraries if the need be. It is here that fresher’s are offered orientation programme to apprise them of library organization and services.
Photocopying Services is provided from 9.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M on payment basis during all working days.
On Line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)is the representation of the library’s collection of learning resources. The catalogue is accessible to the bonafide users on intranet of the university.
The users of library consist of the University Community and the growth of Library Membership of the University Library is as below :
There are as of now 100 internet enabled PC's in the library. These are located in the separate internet labs and a few are at different floors in the library. This service is offered to the bonafied library patterns free of cost.