Amritsar District Library: A heritage haven for bibliophiles

District Library to have children segment, AV lab-cum-hall, research papers, periodicals and journals

Amritsar District Library: A heritage haven for bibliophiles

The new building of the District Library at the old DC office in Amritsar.

Amritsar, October 20

The District Library, which is shifted to the old DC office, will now be having new segments for bibliophiles. With the new venue being more spacious, the library that was earlier confined to two rooms in Rani Ka Bagh, will now have a children segment, an AV lab-cum-hall and a specific segment to display research papers, periodicals and journals. It will now also have an exhibition-cum- seminar hall.

District librarian Prabhjot Sandhu said, “Despite opposition from some members, the new building is fit for technological and infrastructal upgrade. The library at Rani Ka Bagh was established in 1982.”

Sandhu said people need to understand that with time and rise in population, the new venue will offer services of a modern library.

Set adjacent to the new District Administrative Complex, the new library has been established in a heritage building, which offers all amenities, missing in the old library. The shifting was completed in a month’s time to reopen library for the public. “We are setting up lighting and a few technical support systems for the library. It’s open for those, who want come and read,” said Sandhu. — TNS

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