library has its own computer section. All library operations such as house
keeping, bibliographic services, cataloguing of new books, preparation of
data base of books with complete bibliographical details of all books and
serial control are carried out by computer section. Bar-coding of books is
being done at a rapid speed in order to make the circulation work fully
computerized. It has prepared a number of databases of books, periodicals,
manuscripts etc. Database of books written by faculty members has also been
prepared by this section.
Website of Bhai Gurdas Library
Bhai Gurdas Library has its own webpage. The address
of this webpage is
http://library.gndu.ac.in. This webpage can also
be accessed from the Guru Nanak Dev University Website
www.gndu.ac.in under the Library option of
This website contains useful information about library services.
It also contains bibliographic detail of manuscripts in five volumes,
department wise list of subscribed printed journals, subscribed e-journals
and list of Ph.D. theses. Website is updated regularly in order to cater
the needs of the users
(Online Public Access Catalogue)
Gurdas Library has prepared Databases of books in English, Hindi and
Punjabi Languages. As soon as new books are purchased and processed, their
bibliographic description is added in the OPAC. Two terminals have been
dedicated for the readers to use OPAC for their search of books. In addition
to OPAC this facility is also available on INTRANET within University
Campus to benefit the students/faculty members by giving access to catalogue
at their respective departments.
copies of M.Phil dissertations and Ph.D. theses in the form of CDs are
deposited in this section. CDs with books, census reports, gazetteers are
also available in this section. Students, researchers and faculty members
can have access to these CDs in this section.
Microfilming and Preservation of Manuscripts
Microfilming facilities are available for academic and research purpose
only. Microfilming of rare books and manuscripts is in process. So far
microfilming of 600 manuscripts has been completed. Conservation as well as
preservation of manuscripts is also being done in this section. Lamination
of brittle manuscripts is such one technique. Fumigation chamber is
available for chemical treatment of infected manuscripts.
Bhai Gurdas Library has 1516 rare manuscripts relating
to Punjab History, Culture, Sikh Religion and other faiths. These
manuscripts have also information about present Himachal Pradesh, Haryana,
Punjab and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. These Manuscripts are
in Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script), Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Persian and Arabic
languages. Bhai Gurdas Library has prepared the catalogues of Bibliographic
description of Manuscripts. Its five volumes are available in print as well
as CD/DVD form. First part of 5th volume is related to Urdu and
Persian manuscripts. Second part of 5th volume is related to Hindi and Sanskrit.
All the Manuscripts have been fully digitized . In
addition to manuscripts the library has more than 5500 rare books. Most of
these books relate to Indian as well as Punjab History, Sikh religion and
library has its own binding unit run by professionally trained binders. This
section binds current newspapers, journals and books. All efforts are made
to provide properly bound books to the students
hours Reading Hall
Gurdas Library has a reading hall, which remains open for 24 hours 365
days. Air Conditioners and Blowers have been installed in the reading hall
for the convenience of students. A library attendant remains present at
every time in the reading hall to provide assistance to the students.
research scholars and faculty members are constantly kept aware of the
latest books added to the library through display of selected books and
book jackets in the new arrival corner. Thematic displays are also organized
on various occasions. ‘Books of the month: bibliographical detail of the
books’, is sent to all the departments from time to time in printed form as
well as through e-mail. ‘ Contents of the Journals’ is a fortnightly
Orientation Programme is arranged for the new students in the beginning of
the session to familiarize them with various library services, sections of
the library and their working. Free training to use Internet is also
provided to the new students.
Programmes / Seminar Organized :
1. Three days National Seminar on "Punjabi Manuscripts" by Bhai Gurdas Central Library and National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi, was organised on Jan. 18-20, 2012 at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
A National Conference on "Librarianship in Digital Era" was held on Jan. 20-21, 2012 at Bhai Gurdas Central Library, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
3. On 06/05/2011, 'One - day User's Awareness Programme regarding e-resources was organized with the help of INFLIBNET (U.G.C.), Ahmedabad.
4. On 06/09/2010, 'One-day' N-LIST User's Awareness Programme regarding e-resources was organized with the help of INFLIBNET (U.G.C.), Ahmedabad.
On November 24, 2009 an exhibition of Manuscripts, Rare Books, Paintings and Books on Sikhism was organized. Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr) A. S. Brar accompanied by Sh. J. S. Bajaj, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Commission and Prof. Chadha Vice-Chancellor SAARC University visited the exhibition.
A National Seminar on 'Information Access Initiatives and Rural India' sponsored by ICSSR was organized on June 25-26, 2009. Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Vice-Chancellor and Education Secretary of Higher Education inaugurated the National Seminar. More than 200 participants from 14 states participated in it.
SATKAL function was organized in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on October 3, 2008. Vice-Chancellor and Director Research, Dean Academic Affairs, Mrs. Kalpanadas Gupta, Chairperson Libraries National Knowledge Commission, University Librarians, Librarians from IIT, IIM, Colleges, Schools and other educational institutions participated.
On 28/11/2007, Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti and S. Tarlochan Singh Member of Parliament visited Library to see exhibition of rare books, manuscripts and photographs.
On 24/11/2007, the foundation day of Guru Nanak Dev University, an exhibition of rare books, manuscripts and photographs was arranged.
On 29/10/2007, 'One-day' user's awareness programme regarding e-resources was organized with the help of INFLIBNET (U.G.C.), Ahmedabad.
11. On 21/09/2007 a lecturer on 'E-learning' was delivered by Sh. C. D. Deshmukh, Librarian, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
12. On 21st August, 2007 a live demonstration regarding 'e-books' was organized.
the convenience of the students and teachers 22 departmental libraries (14
Individual Libraries + 5 Multidisciplined Libraries+ 3 Libraries maintained
by the departments) have been established in different departments
buildings which are as follows:
(i) Individual Libraries
Department of Applied Chemical Sciences & Technology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Commerce & Business Management
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Electronics & Technology
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Laws
Department of Library & Information Science
11. Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
School of Economics
(ii) Multidisciplined Libraries
Centre + School of Social Sciences
of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry + Botanical & Environmental Sciences +
Microbiology + Zoology + Human Genetics (Life Sciences)
of Pharmaceutical Sciences + Applied Physics+ Applied Chemistry
of Physics+ Mathematics
Nanak Bhawan (Guru Nanak Studies, School of Punjabi Studies, Hindi,
Sanskrit, Foreign Languages, Urdu and Persian)
maintained by the Departments itself