Lending of Books

Main service of the library is issuing books to the readers for home reading for the library members only for a maximum period of 14 days. The books may be renewed further for another 14 days either in person or by phone. Books may be renewed for maximum of three times. No renewal will be given if other member has reserved for the same book. Books are to be returned on or before due date marked. Members are responsible for the safe custody of their borrower’s cards. Members will be held responsible for misuse of their’s lost borrower’s cards. Fine of Rupees 2.00 for adults and  Rupee 1.00 for childrens will be charged per book per day for late return of book.

Borrower card will be valid for two years. Counter for issue/return of books will be closed 15 minutes before the closing time of the library. Before leaving the issue counter the member shall satisfy himself/herself, whether the book is in good condition and if not shall bring to the notice of the person issuing book at the counter, otherwise she/he will be held responsible for the replacement of the book. In case the book is lost by the member shall pay the cost of the book plus fine.

Reference Services

Reference service is assist the readers to find the information and to use the library resources in an effective manner. The Delhi Public Library has a separate reference section in the Central Library, S.P.Mukharjee Marg and in the South Zonal Library, Sarojini Nagar. The Reference Librarian in the reference section is here to help and provide you the information you need. The Reference Librarian can also help the readers in locating materials in library collection and use a variety of reference books and other reference tools on various subjects. e.g Education and Training, Vocational Study and Guidance, Admission to Educational Institutions, Employment etc Reference Section holds all kind of reference materials including dictionaries, encyclopaedias, directories, etc. Every year new reference tools are added to the reference section.