Delhi Public Library opens first computerised sub-branch

April 9th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI  

By Sandeep Datta

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Delhi Public Library has opened a fully computerised sub-branch library at Vinobha Puri near Lajpat Nagar II in the capital, which offers computerised library services, free lending services and a modernised children section.

Besides, new facilities like free Internet and DVD/CD lending services will also be introduced very soon for the DPL members here.

“This is the first sub-branch of DPL which is automated since inception. New features like borrowing of books, provision for studying library books, reference material, and other things have been introduced here,” said a senior official of Delhi Public Library on Thursday.

:About 3,000 books have been kept at the sub-branch for its members. But the special attraction is a special children’s section where kids can play, read, and enjoy in a cosy environment. Educational and recreational toys have also been kept for their pleasure. There are about 1,500 separate books, meant just for kids here,” the official further informed.

Delhi Public Library recently had made its catalogue online with Koha open-sources library software for the benefit of readers to enable users from across the world and DPL members to access the latest catalogue of Delhi Public Library system at or

All services offered at the DPL are free to the library members.

DPL, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, has initiated modernisation of its main branches since last year. Under the modernisation programme, library has introduced free Internet Service, revamped Children’s Sections and free DVD/CD lending service to the members of the Central Library at S.P. Mukherjee Marg (near Old Delhi Railway Station) and Patel Nagar libraries. (ANI)

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