Sections of the Library

Sections of the Library

Ground Floor

Indology Section (LalChand Research Library)
LalChand Research Library

DAV College Managing Committee has established a Research Library in the Year 1917 in the memory of its first President, Late Rai Bahadur Lalchand. The objective was to rekindle the interest in the ancient Indian Literature and encourage Indological Research. Eminent personalities and Scholars like Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Hans Raj, Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan Ex-Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, Acharya Vishva Bandhu Ji, Pandit Bhagwat Datta were connected with the working of this Library.

At the time of Partition of the Country, this rich collection of manuscripts and rare books were saved from the hand of antisocial elements with the combined efforts of a few patriots. Thus, the library was successfully brought to India and housed in Amritsar for a few years and then shifted to Hoshiarpur and ultimately it was brought to the premises of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh in April 1996. This Library has a rich collection of old palm leaf and paper manuscripts, and rare books on the subjects pertaining to vedic and religious literature, Epics and Puranas, Philosophy, Linguistics and Grammar, Art and Architecture, Technical Literature including Mathematics, Astronomy, Astrology, Ayurveda and History, Prose, poetry Drama and Indian culture.

The library has 10,000 rare books and 8360 manuscripts. All these manuscripts written on fragile paper, brittle birch bark and palm leaves have been chemically treated, scanned, digitized and stored in DVD’s. Original paper manuscripts have been laminated as well.

The library caters to the needs of research scholars from India and Abroad. Xerox copies and CDs are provided to the research scholars on demand. A large number of scholars from Japan, Berlin, Belgium, London, Kyoto (Japan), California (USA), Austria and distant parts of India have been visiting this Library in pursuit of their research activities.

Circulation Section

It has been established on the Ground Floor of the Library. At the beginning of the academic session, all the bona fide students of the College get their Identity cum Library Cards made from the Library. These cards enable them to avail the Library Services. Apart from this, books are issued and returned to the students and faculty members by following the prescribed Norms. This whole practice is undertaken by using the Barcode Scanner. Browne Charging System has been adopted under which Pink and Yellow tickets are given to the Under-Graduate and Post Graduate students respectively. For the staff and the faculty members Newark Charging System has been adopted under which they are provided with the Passbooks.

Technical Section

This section deals with technical treatment of reading material. It enjoys proper infrastructure which includes Catalogue Cabinets having catalogue cards which are arranged alphabetically with both author and title are merged together. Separate catalogue cabinets have also been maintained for Hindi as well as Punjabi books. One computer is kept exclusively for the readers for accessing the books online (OPAC).

Library is using 22nd edition of DDC for the Classification of books. All the books have been bar-coded using separate software.

Stack Area
Stack Area

It is well stocked and flexible to accommodate the incoming reading and research material on various faculties. Hall mark of the Stack Area is its Open Access to facilitate the readers. We update it from time to time in keeping with the introduction of various Post Graduate and Under Graduate courses. It covers a wide range of faculties from Humanities to Bio-technology / Bio-informatics.

Binding Section

To ensure the timely availability of damaged books, a functional binding section is there at the disposal of the readers.

Reading Room
Reading Room

A spacious air-conditioned outer reading hall with the seating capacity of 75 readers too is the part of the Ground Floor of the Library Building. We provide conductive atmosphere to the students for reading their personal books. It is kept open for longer hours during the examination days.

Property Counter

To ensure the safety of belongings of the readers, property counter is also there where they are supposed to keep their belongings like bags before entering the Library. Proper safety of the Library books is maintained at the Gate itself by subjecting them to proper check.

First Floor

Reference Section
Reference Section

First Floor of the Library houses Reference and Textbook Sections. Our constant Endeavor is to update them with the latest Gadgets and reading material. Reference Section is well equipped with all possible reference material ranging from Encyclopedias on various faculties to Yearbooks and Books for Competitive examinations like CAT, IAS, and CDS/NDA etc.

Textbook Section
Textbook Section

Textbook section is well maintained with one or two copies of the books prescribed for various courses. From this section one can get the required material Xeroxed only.


Second Floor

Periodical/Biography Section
Periodical Section

It houses Multi faculty Journals, knowledge based and general magazines, newspapers in various languages. Good collection of the Biographies and Autobiographies form the part of the Periodical Section of the Library.

Digital Corner
Digital Corner

In sync with the constant changes in Information and Communication Technology, Digital Corner has been established with 25 latest computers for our esteemed faculty. They have also been provided with Printers and Scanners. College students can also avail the Internet facility through Wi-Fi.


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Library Timings

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm

Reading Hall Timings

8:30am till mid night