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Chandigarh University
NH-95 Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway, Mohali, Punjab (INDIA)

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  • 85000+
  • 8.5
    8.5 lakh E-books
  • 21,000+

The Knowledge Resource Centre of Chandigarh University consists of a Central Library & Twelve libraries situated in different Academic Blocks. These are well established modern libraries catering to the information needs of the academic community. The whole collection of the library is computerized and its OPAC is electronically accessible.

All the libraries have a Digital Library unit to provide access to the digital resources. The Library has maintained 12 Electronic data bases and has acquired the institutional membership of the DELNET & British Council Library from where the books and articles are procured on demand of the students and teachers.

The Library Collection also includes a large section of expensive encyclopedias, reference books and a large number of text books related to the courses being run in the University. Besides this, the students/ faculty/ staff can access the resources of National Digital Library of India (NDL) which consist of > 7 lakh books, 3 lakh research papers, 95.000 + theses. Knowledge Resource Center (Library)


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Library Hours –
Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday / Sunday / Holidays 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

All students, faculty members and employees of the University are eligible for the membership of the Library. The numbers of books that can be borrowed by the members are as follows:

S.No. Category of Members No. of Books issued Loan Period
1 Faculty members/Officers 8/*5 Whole Session
2 Institute Member 6 30 Days
3 M.Phil/Ph.D Students 4 30 Days
4 Master's 3 14 Days
5 Undergraduate 2 14 Days
6 Special Member 2 14 Days
7 Other Employees 2 14 Days
Library Services


The Central library strictly follows the management principle i.e. the spirit of hive. Therefore we are available from 9 AM to 4 PM without any break for the issue and return of the books. Library follows the ticket system for the circulation of books.


Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Inter Library Loan

Chandigarh University library offers Inter Library Loan service to its users for Books, which are not available in the University library collection by processing them from others libraries. At present the collection of British Library Chandigarh can be accessed for the same. Document procurement service is also available from DELNET and from other document delivery service agencies, if the user is willing to bear the expenses involved.

Document Delivery Service

Document procurement service is also available from DELNET and from other document delivery service agencies, if the user is willing to bear the expenses involved.

Reference Service

The CU library maintains a separate collection consisting of Encyclopedia, Dictionaries; Reference books are marked "R" or “Reference”. It also contains books for competitive exams.

Reprography Service

The CU library offers photocopying service to its members and visitors. Only single copy of journal articles and book chapter is provided for study purpose. The service is free to all staff members for official documents by just filling the Photocopy Form and duly signed by Their HOD. The photocopying unit is available at Reprography Section and its timings are: Monday to Friday: 9 AM – 1.30 PM and 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM.

CD/DVD Delivery Service

The CD/DVD recieved are available in the reference Section & the faculty can avail this service from 9AM to 4 PM on all working days. At present library has more than 1400 CD/DVDs. CD/DVDs collection available in library can be accessed on the circulation section. The collection is continously being updated.

Internet Service through Digital Library

Providing latest information to its users is the primary responsibility of any modern library. To fulfill this responsibility the CU Library has made arrangement to provide Internet search access to its users. Library has connectivity with internet lab and providing Wi-Fi campus to its users.

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