About Library

The Dyal Singh College Library was started with the college as a constituent college of the University of Delhi in 1959. The college library is one of the largest libraries in the terms of the number of users and collections in the University of Delhi. The college library with total collection of about 102530 books and 47 Journals/Magazines is catering to the academic needs of the students and faculty. The college library is providing access to more than 6000+ e-journals and 164300+ ebooks after becoming member of National Library and Information Service Infrastructure for scholarly content (N-List) program of MHRD/UGC. The college library is also connected with Delhi University Network System and through this network library provides access to e-resources of Delhi University Library System and UGC-INFONET consortium. To cater the need of visually challenged, library has been further equipped with JAWS software, scanner and Braille printer to provide IT based services to Visually Impaired students and faculty members. The Library is computerized through Integrated Library Management Software and also Wi-Fi enabled.

Library Layout

The library has separate building situated in Block-D of the college campus. The library has two floors.

1st Floor: Users entry gate, Property Counter, Checking Counter, Students Reading Section, Faculty Reading Section, Reference and Textbooks Section, Periodicals/Magazines and Newspapers Sections, Section for Visually Impaired students, Librarian Room and Library Office.

2nd Floor: Library Stacks, Circulation Counter

Library Timing
S.No. Day Timing
1 Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 P.M.
2 Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Issue/Return Timing
1 Shift I 09:30 AM to 1:00 PM
2 Shift II 02:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M
Note: No Issue/Return on Saturday.

The Library committee is functioning as statutory body of the library. The Convener of the Library Committee is elected by the Staff Council for the tenure of one year and the Librarian is an ex-officio member of the Library Committee. Teacher-in-charge/Nominee of each department has a member of the Library Committee. Book (s) Purchase policy, allocation of funds to different departments, recommendations of books, other reading materials and also give other important recommendations for the improvement of library services.