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PU regional centre-cum-extension library to get new look

punjab Updated: Dec 24, 2013 19:13 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood
Deepa Sharma Sood
Hindustan Times

PU regional centre-cum-extension library is planning to provide the facility of reading e-books to students for which the authorities have come up with a reading room in the library.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Hardiljit Singh Gosal, director, said, "Recently we have come up with a reading room for the students as it was a long pending demand of the students and the room is open from 9am to 9pm. The reading room can accommodate up to 60 students. We are also purchasing furniture for the reading room."

He said to provide internet facility to students we are also getting a dedicated line which is national knowledge network so that students can have access to data base and video lectures of other libraries which will be free of cost.

Further, to keep a vigil over cases of theft, tearing of books and creating chaos at various sections of this library CCTV cameras are to be installed in the libraries.

Gosal said, "To bring in transparency we are also installing biometric system so that we can make smart use of technology. Right now there are more than 1.75 lakh books in the library and every year we add books according to requirements. We are also planning to make the library and auditorium fully air conditioned. We are also holding a library development committee meeting on December 26 in which fellow members, principals from city colleges will be part of it."