New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The Hardayal Municipal Libraryin the walled city, one of the oldest such institutions inDelhi, will now have modernised, computerised and fullyair-conditioned reading rooms to cater to students.
Mayor of Delhi Prithvi Raj Sawhney today unveiled therenovated reading rooms on ground floor and first floor of thelibrary at Chandni Chowk.
"The fully air-conditioned reading rooms will remainopen for students from 10 am to 11 pm. These facilities havebeen provided with the help of The Institute of CharteredAccountants of India," officials said.
The library, established in 1862 and formerly known asHardinge Library, is funded by MCD.
"This will provide a suitable place to study for thestudents living in the thickly populated areas of old Delhi.
The students can avail the modern facilities at the Hardayallibrary," they said.
The Mayor said the Institute of Chartered Accountantsof India has done a commendable work by providing therenovated reading rooms.
The library has a collection of more than 1,70,000books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit.