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DBU Central Library
Desh Bhagat University has established an excellent library for benefit of students, faculties and research scholars. Library has a large collection of books covering various branches of Engineering & Technology, Management, Commerce, Medical and Health & Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and other related fields. The fully Air Conditioned and automated Library is highly sophisticated with state-of-art facilities. It provides online resources as well as digital resources. It is also providing Remote log-in facility to access electronic resources 24 X 7 and ensures high network security. Regular newspapers both regional and national are specifically subscribed to cater the need of all the readers various facilities like e-library, e-journals and subscription with various international agencies like EBSCO, DELNT, DVL Dentistry & Oral Science and AIR INFOTRACK (LAW). Apart from Central Library, DBU has six Council Libraries in respective schools to provide better environment and services to course specific students. Each library has adequate number of work stations to facilitate searching/accessing OPAC, e-resources, web browsing and for other academic works.


  • Spread over 25000 sq.ft carpet area.

  • Facilitated with State of Art Infrastructure.

  • Fully Air-conditioned.

  • Digital Access - WEB OPAC (Link: Click Here )

  • Well protected with fire alarms and CCTV security systems.

  • Equipped with reading halls with reference collection.

  • Internet Lounge

  • Reprographic Facilities

  • RFID – Radio Frequency Identification

  • More than 93,000 books

  • 8 Lakh plus e-books

  • Membership of DELNET, EBSCO, DVL Dentistry & Oral Science, AIR INFOTRACK, NDL, Shodhganga/Sodh Gangotri, URKUND.

Working Hours

The DBU Central Library is working entire week under following timings:
• 8 AM to 8 PM
• DBU Central Library will remain closed on Holidays listed in the Academic Calendar of the University
• All e- resources can be accessed 24x7

Resources & Facilities

University library has large print and online resources to provide effective access to learning resources of all formats to keep the academic community abreast of the latest developments and to provide them with updated information on Engineering & Technology, Management, Commerce, Medical and Health & Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and other related fields.



Print Resources Number
Bounded Volumes1255
Print Thesis/Dissertation603
Project Reports2281
Print Journals/Magazines185
Non-Print Resources (CDs & DVDs)2500


E- Resources & Services
EBSCO Business Source Elite
DVL Dentistry & Oral Science
Shodhganga/Sodh Gangotri
Indian Academy of Sc
Springer Nature
Open access
Science direct
Scientific Research
Pdf drive
Free ebooks
Open culture
e-books directory
Digital Libraries
Science books
Dissertation and Thesis Database
Open Access and Dissertations
DART-Europe E-Theses Portal
British Library, ETHOS
Australian Digital Theses Program
Sodh Ganga
Vidyanidhi Digital Library
Worldwide Electronic Theses and Dissertations Index
E-Reference Resources
Open Access and Dissertations
DART-Europe E-Theses Portal
British Library, ETHOS
Australian Digital Theses Program
Sodh Ganga
Vidyanidhi Digital Library
Worldwide Electronic Theses and Dissertations Index
Subject Encyclopedias
Art Cyclopedia
Encyclopedia of British History, 1500-1950
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Encyclopedia of the Orient
Encyclopedia Mythica
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Guide to Philosophy on the Internet
Internet Encyclopedia of philosophy
Medical Encyclopedia
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionary of American English
Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs
Dictionary of Acronym
English to Punjabi Dictionary
Longman Dictionaries
Virtual Library: general reference dictionaries
Yours Dictionary of English Language
Subject Dictionaries
CABI Thesaurus
Dictionary of cell & Molecular Biology
Dictionary of the social sciences
Library Automation/Technology Glossary
M-W Thesaurus
Medical dictionary
Online Dictionary of Library & Information Science
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Virtual Librarian: Glossary & Index
Yearbooks, Almanac, Handbook
Computer Almanac
Global Corruption Report 2005
Guinness Book of World Records
Human Development Reports
Information Please Almanac
Political Reference Almanac
Sources of Bibliographical Information
Biographical Dictionary
Biographies: Famous People, Biographical Information
Biographies of Great Indians
Biographies of Great Indians
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Indian Biographies
Sources of Geographical Information
AGI GIS Dictionary
Census of India
City Population
Imperial Gazetteer of India
Indian Historical Maps
Internet Resources: Geographical Data
Maps of India
Sources of Statistical Information
Asian Development Bank
Demographic and Health Surveys
Human Development Resource Centre
Indian Health Statistical Database
Reserve Bank of India
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
World Bank Data & Statistics
Sources of Current Information
Doordarshan India
Gateway to Sources of Global Information
Indian Newpapers
Online Indian Magazines
Online Newspapers of the World
World Newspapers
Resource Sharing

University Central Library is member of DELNET (Developing Library Networks) to facilitate sharing of resources.

Library Internet Lounge

Library Internet Lounge is developed with an objective to provide learners a conducive environment where students can explore a wide variety of study and research materials required for their academic and professional growth. The Library Lounge is the internet service hub having 50 computer systems with internet connectivity.


Photocopier facility is available for members to copy the required materials, at a nominal cost.


Membership is open to all the staff and the students of Desh Bhagat University.


Category No. of Books Issued Duration
Teaching Staff6Full semester
Supporting Staff
Programmers430 days
Lab Assistants230 days
Student Members
Under Graduate314 days
Post Graduate414 days
Research Scholars430 days
Members are responsible for the books borrowed on their identity cards. "No Dues Certificate" (NOC) from the University Library for student members is mandatory. Academic certificate including Mark Sheet, Degree Course Completion Certificate will be given only after issuance of the NOC by University Library.

Book Circulation Rules and Regulation

  • Items loaned are for personal use of member and remain the responsibility of the user until book is returned to the Library.

  • All items on loan shall be returned by their due date and time.

  • Library members are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/document at the time of its lending. They will be held responsible for any damage caused thereafter.

  • All items on loan may be subject to recall before their due dates if requested by another user, by the Librarian. Recalled items shall be returned without delay.

  • All items on loan shall be returned on expiry of membership of the Library. University staff and student membership expires when employment or attendance at University ceases.

  • Library members shall abide by conditions & rules imposed on the use of the obtained through the inter library Loans service of Desh Bhagat University Libraries

  • The Library staff cannot be held responsible for non-delivery of Library notices about overdue or recalled books or other matters.

  • Borrowers are to produce their Library membership/Identity cards when borrowing Library materials.

  • The normal loan period for books is two weeks. The Library however, may fix varying loan periods for different types of materials or users as it deems fit.

  • All borrowers must settle overdue loans before the end of each semester


Overdue Charges

  • Members are advised to return/renew the books on or before due date marked on the book

  • A borrowed book should be returned on the due date, failing which student will be levied fine of:

    • Rs.2/ per day per book and bound volumes of serials.
    • Rs. 5/- per day per reference book.

Loss & Damage

Borrowers will be held responsible for materials out on loan. If the material is lost, an immediate report should be made to the Librarian to enable appropriate action to be taken. The borrower will have to replace the book and pay the overdue fine if any. If the book is one of a set or series they may be asked to pay/replace for whole set or series.


Books may be renewed if the book has not been reserved by other reader. Members need to bring the book to the Library at the time of re-issuance.

Book Bank

University library has a well maintained book bank sectionspecially for SC/ST and economically poorstudent who can avail the facility to access book bank throughout the semester. Membership is open to all SC/ST and economically poor students of Desh Bhagat University.

General Rules and Regulations

  • Members are not allowed to bring Personal belonging except books or inside the library premises. (Personal belongings may be kept at the property counter at the owner’s risk.)

  • Users are not permitted to bring and consume food or drink item to the library.

  • Use of mobile phone is strictly prohibited inside the Library.

  • Silence must be maintained in the DBU Central Library Reading Room Area. Conversation and noise must be kept to a minimum elsewhere.

  • The Library staff on duty has the right to request member to leave the premises if he/she is found to be violating any of the Library rules.

  • Members shall not damage or misuse Library services, materials, property, equipment or premises in any way.

  • Members found damaging or stealing Library property will be referred to University Disciplinary Committee.

  • Members must ensure that books or any other material in their possession has been duly recorded and authorized.

  • The Librarian is empowered to withhold Library facilities for any infringement of these rules.

Library Staff

1Dr. Payare LalLibrarianPh. D, M. Phil Lib. & Inf. Sci.,
2Dr. Parminder SinghDeputy Librarian Ph. D, M. Phil Lib. & Inf. Sci.,
3Ms. Pardip KaurAssistant LibrarianM. Phil, M. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
4Ms. Sunita MittalAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci., UGC NET
5Mr. Jarnail SinghAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
6Ms. Pritpal KaurAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
7Ms. Yogita SharmaAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
8Ms. Harpreet KaurLibrary AssistantB. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
9Ms. Manjeet KaurLibrary RestorerB. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
10Mr. Varinder SinghLibrary RestorerB. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
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