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Central State Library


Library Rules    



1.      Residents of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula can become members of this Library.

2.      The Security is Rs. 250/- for Govt. Servants and Children below the age of 16 Rs.150/-. For others the security is Rs. 500/-. Special membership is offered  to non-residents by depositing Rs.1000/-

3.      Security is refunded once you cease to be member of this Library.

4.      Members are responsible for the safe custody of their membership cards. The duplicate card will be issued on payment of Re. 50/-. Members will be held responsible for any loss that the library may have to undergo due to the misuse of their lost cards.

5.      The card of a reader will be valid for twelve months and can be renewed by filling up a renewal slip

6.      Bags, helmets, briefcases, sticks, umbrellas etc. are to be deposited at the entrance counter.

7.      The Library is open to public from 10.00 am. to  5.30 pm on all working days.

8.      It is closed on Sundays, Gazetted holidays and last Saturdays of the month.


1.      Two books can be issued to a member for a maximum period of 14 days.

2.      Books on loan can be recalled and the loan terminated at any time by order of the Librarian.

3.     Books can be renewed once only for a period of another 14 days. Renewal can be done over the phone No 2701269.

4.      Delay fine @ Rs 1/- is charged per day per book if not returned.

5.      Before leaving the counter, the member shall satisfy himself/herself as to whether the book is in sound condition and if not shall bring the book to the notice of the Librarian/person issuing book at the counter, otherwise he/she will be held responsible for the replacement of books.

6.      Counter for issue/return of books will close 15 minutes before the closing time of the library.

7.      In case the book is lost the member shall replace the book, or pay the cost of book plus one third extra as cost escalation charges..

8.      Periodical publications, rare books and books from Reference Section are not issued.

9.      Membership can be nullified if a member is found tearing pages of the books, stealing of hiding books etc.

10.  Certain periodicals can be read only on producing membership card or one's identity card.


  1.     Two CD's can be borrowed for a maximum period of two days apart from books.

    2.    User Fee of Rs. 5/- is charged per title for a period of 2 days.

    3.    Overdue charges @ Rs 5/- per day per title is charged.

    4.     The borrower should check the CD before getting it issued. He/She is responsible  is

            case of any damage to the CD borrowed and shall have to replace /pay the price of  

            the CD.

For information under RTI Act, Please contact CPIO, Mr Suraj P. Nagpal. Librarian