Libraries hold a special place in the realm of education and knowledge. They are not merely repositories of books and information but serve as sanctuaries of learning and exploration. Libraries provide equitable access to a wide range of resources, fostering literacy, research, and personal growth. They are invaluable in supporting formal education, research endeavors, and lifelong learning. Beyond books, libraries offer a space for quiet contemplation, a platform for community engagement, and a bridge to the vast world of knowledge.

The NSCBM GC HAMIRPUR boasts of a robust library infrastructure. College library serves as a vital resource for our institution, supporting the quest for knowledge and the cultivation of the mind. It is a repository of valuable information, catering to the needs of both students and teachers.

Our library is at the heart of the institution, and it plays a pivotal role in the educational process. It is equipped with modern technology, including the SOUL software and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system. As part of our commitment to providing electronic resources, we are proud members of NLIST by INFLIBNET, offering access to over 6,000 electronic journals and 97,000 electronic books.

The library is well-stocked with a wide variety of reading materials, including textbooks, reference books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. Housed in a dedicated building with two floors, it offers a conducive environment for learning and research.

On the first floor, we have the stack room, librarian's cabin, staff cabins, and the issue-return counter, along with a section for newspapers. The second floor boasts a spacious reading room with seating for up to 400 individuals, as well as ten student cabins and a private staff cabin.

Library's resources:

- Total number of books: 34,977

- Journals and magazines: 15

- Newspapers: 11

User Base:

Our library caters to a wide user base, which includes undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as teaching and non-teaching staff. The borrowing privileges differ according to the category, ensuring equitable access to the collection:

- Teaching staff: 10 books

- Self-financed teaching staff: 5 books

- Non-teaching staff: 4 books

- Postgraduate students: 4 books

- Undergraduate students: 2 books

Library Timings: 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Conclusion: The primary goal of the college library is to facilitate both formal and informal education by providing essential resources to students and staff. It endeavors to cover a broad spectrum of disciplines taught within the college.

Our library offers a range of services and follows best practices, including circulation, reference assistance, and access to a dedicated reading room, provision of journals, magazines, and newspapers, open access resources, and computerization through an advanced RFID system. We prioritize the convenience of our users, with extended hours of operation and a serene reading environment. Additionally, we've implemented CCTV cameras to ensure security, and we proudly offer N-List services.

Our dedicated librarian oversees the efficient functioning of the library, ensuring that it remains a cornerstone of intellectual growth and academic excellence within our institution.

The main aim of college library is to support the formal & informal education by providing the required material to the students and staff.  The library acquires reading material on all disciples taught in the college.

  1. All the students on the rolls of the College shall be eligible to become members of the College Library.
  2. Every student is entitled to draw two books for reading at home for a period of 14 days from the library.
  3. The borrower shall be solely responsible for the safety/preservation of the books drawn by him/her.
  4. A fine of Re. 1/- per day per book will be charged beyond due date of submission of the book from the defaulter students.
  5. In case a book is found mutilated, torn, defaced or misplaced the penalty cost will be charged from such defaulter student.
  6. Reference books are to be consulted in library only after obtaining permission from the Librarian.
  1. Silence: Maintain a quiet environment for reading and studying. Conversations should be hushed, and mobile phones should be set to silent mode.
  2. Respect Others: Be considerate of fellow patrons. Refrain from disruptive behavior, including loud talking, listening to music without headphones, or engaging in any activity that disturbs others.
  3. No Food and Drinks: The consumption of food and drinks is prohibited inside the library.
  4. Library Materials: Handle books and materials with care. Do not underline, write in, or damage library items. Return borrowed materials on time to avoid fines.
  5. Library Cards: Present a valid library card for borrowing materials. Report lost or stolen cards immediately.
  6. Respect Staff: Show respect to library staff. They are there to assist you and enforce library rules.
  7. Online Behavior: When using library computers for online activities, be aware of appropriate internet use and respect the library's policy.
  8. Accessibility: Ensure that library spaces and resources are accessible to all patrons, including those with disabilities.

Note: Library rules are essential to ensure a conducive and respectful environment for all patrons and to maintain the integrity of library resources.

Indira Gandhi District Library, Hamirpur  (Click Here to Watch)


History of Hamirpur district dates back to ancient period and is closely associated with the history of Katoch dynasty. Mention has been made in Puranas and Panini's Ashtadhyai of Hamirpur being part of old Jallandhar-Trigarta empire.

The town of Hamirpur was founded by Katoch ruler Hamir Chand who ruled from 1700 A.D. to 1740 A.D. He built a fort at Hamirpur. During the reign of another Katoch ruler Sansar Chand the state of Hamirpur dominated the region.

Hamirpur remianied a part of Punjab Province until 1st November 1966, when it was merged with Himahcal Pradesh. It was created as a separate district on 1st September 1972.

The library was established soon after the creation of the Hamirpur district in September, 1972.



The library shares a premises along with other offices on the Ist floor of a building at Govt. Boys School that has been provided rent free by the local administration. Recently space has been extended for the library by coving the verandah and attaching one more room. Now the library can accomodate 50 more readers.

A new building for the library is under construction and the library will be shifted in a couple of months.



Town of Hamirpur is situated at distance of 479 Kms from national capital New Delhi, 214 Kms from Chandigarh and 154 Kms from state capital Shimla. The average elavation above sea level is 738 meters, so the climate is quite warmer compared to the districts above. It is bordered by Kangra to the north, Mandi to the east, Bilaspur to the south and Una to the west.

The library is located just oppostie to the Govt. Boys Senior Secondary School, a five minutes walk from the main bus stand of the city.


Chronological list of librarians who headed the library till now,

  • Mr Dalip Singh Verma from 02.09.1978 to 01.12.1983
  • Mr Ganga Ram Sharma from 27.04.1984 to 05.02.1989
  • Mr Satinder singh from 03.03.1989 to 31.03.1991
  • Mr Prakash Chand Sharma from 02.05.1991 to 03.04.1997
  • Ms Kumud Bala from 28.04.1998 to 02.11.1998
  • Mr Kirpa Ram from 05.11.1998 to 31.05.2009
  • Mr Bhupendra Mohan Dutta from 02.08.2009 to 28.2.2018
The different positions in the library are held as under: 
Sr.No.DesignationNo. of Posts
2Assistant LibrarianMs Kusum kumari (Incharge)
3Assistant LibrarianSmt. Anju Bala
4ClerkMr Manoj Kumar
5PeonMs Phoolan Devi
6PeonMs Kiran Kumari
7Water Carrier*Ms Asha Kumari
8Sweeper*Ms Reeta Devi

* temporary/part time positions



The library has a collection of more than 37,474 books in English and Hindi.

The library subscribes 15 newspapers in 2 languages i.e. English, Hindi.

The major newspapers subscribed by the library are: 
Sr.No.Name of NewspaperLanguage
1Indian ExpressEnglish
2The TribuneEnglish
3Hindustan TimesEnglish
4Times of IndiaEnglish
5The HinduEnglish
6Amar UjalaHindi
7Dainik BhaskarHindi
8Punjab KesariHindi
9Divya HimachalHindi
10Ajit SamacharHindi
11Dainik JagranHindi
12Aapka FaislaHindi
13Dainik SweraHindi
14Nayay SetuHindi
15Himachal DastakHindi

The Library also subscribes to 16 Magazines/Periodicals in English and Hindi

The major English magazines/periodicals subscribed by the library are: 
Sr.No.Periodical NameFrequencyLanguage
1India TodayWeeklyEnglish
2Pratiyogita DarpanMonthlyEnglish
3Civil Services ChronicleMonthlyEnglish
4Junior Science RefresherMonthlyEnglish
5Competition Success ReviewMonthlyEnglish
6Employment NewsWeeklyEnglish
The major Hindi magazines/periodicals subscribed by the library are: 
Sr.No.Periodical NameFrequencyLanguage
1Pratiyogita DarpanMonthlyHindi
2India TodayWeeklyHindi
4Grih ShobhaBi-monthlyHindi
5Banking Services ChronicleMonthlyHindi
6Samsmayiki MahasagarMonthlyHindi
7Him Pratyogita SansarMonthlyHindi

Note: The library maintains old newspaper archives for the last one year.



The library has 3000+ registered members till now of these 375 are active.

The library offers membership for a period of 3 years and is renewable thereafter. There is no membership fee, but a refundable security needs to be paid at the time of Ist registration. This secutiry is carried forward during periodical renewals.

Membership Security (Refundable):

  • Adults Rs 200
  • Children (14 years or below) Rs 50



The library makes use of 2 computers with internet facility for office work and automation has started with E-Granthalaya, librar management system.

Working Hours

Apart from the gazetted holidays the library remains closed on every Tuesday and last Saturday of the month. The library timings vary according to the season.

  • Summer (Ist April to 30th September) 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Winter (Ist October to 31st March) 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Indira Gandhi District Library,
Opposite Boys Senior Secondary School,
Main Market, Hamirpur (HP)- 177001.