The largest central library of the University of Delhi is going to open from 4th February with all essential precautions. However, only those who have reserved their seats in advance will be allowed to visit the DU central library. Keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation, the University of Delhi is providing limited access to the central library for the first time. For this, Delhi University will issue an email ID as well as a Google form on Wednesday which will be required to be filled in the library. After this, the University will issue a seat to the students based on the admission availability. The students will be required to fill in their contact details, email address, and other details in the form.
Dr. Rajesh Singh, the newly elected librarian at Delhi University’s central library said that all the preparations are done. The first 175 students who will fill-up the form will receive an email from the administration and can further visit the library between 10 am to 4 pm. The students will be required to fill up the Google form every time they wish to visit the library and the seats will be allotted as per the availability. This system will admit only a prescribed number of students at a time and those coming from far away will know in advance when to come.
Government instructions to be followed
The students will further be required to follow strict SOP’s to enter the library after getting permission. Sanitizer and masks will be a must and the students will also have to go under thermal screening before entering the library. The University will soon post the complete information regarding the process on the official website.
The central library consists of a student capacity of over 400 students but only 175 students will be given entry at a time. The University has made the arrangements for the researchers to sit on the second floor while the students pursuing masters on the first floor. However, the students showing symptoms of Covid-19 will not be given entry.
Delhi University’s central library situated in the north campus will first be opened for researchers and teachers of the department. After that other people will be allowed. Furthermore, the University will not grant entry to people after completion of the prescribed number of seats.