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The Beginning....

The Beginning....

The Central Library was established in the 1984-85 session by merging the reading material of the Arts, Science, and Engineering faculties (until 2000-01) and afterwards the Social Science faculty.


The D. E. I. Libraries now have about 2.02 lac books on various subjects viz., Hindi, Sanskrit, English Language and Literature, Music, Drawing and Painting, Home Science, Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, Religion and Theology, Economics, Management, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Engineering, Education and Commerce etc. It is subscribing 73 journals of Indian and Foreign repute, along with magazines and newspapers for general reading. The library also houses rich reference Collection viz., Encyclopaedia Britannica, encyclopaedia Americana, Specific Subject Encyclopaedias, Year Books, Atlases and other reference material.

Central Library holdings also include dissertations, doctoral theses and project reports on various subjects. All thesis now available on Shodhganga Repository (INFLIBNET, UGC) in electronic form.


Central Library is equipped with computer terminals, Xerox machine, printers, KIOSK and PTC, TV for display to facilitate its users.

Besides these, the Library is also equipped with the latest e-journals by the e-ShodhSindhu Digital Library Consortium, accessible through campus-wide LAN. The library also provides printing, reprographic, scanning services and access to Internet as well as CD/DVD based electronic resources. Central Library also provides plagiarism detection.

At a glance...

Working Hours    

8.30 hrs. (8.30 to 5.00 pm)

Total number of Books on 31 March 2023


Total number of Journals

73 (Indian – 53; Foreign – 18; Database - 02)



Total no. of Magazines


Total no. of News Papers


Books Ratio - per students

31 Books per students approx.

Reading Room Facility

10% of Students

Total Consultation per year

2.0 Lac (Appox)

Reprographic Services

Available since 1986

Scanning of Maps, Photo, Chart, Paintings, etc.

Available since 2010

Printing of Downloaded Reading Material

Available since 2009

Reference Services

Available since its existence

CAS Services

Available since 1990

E-Journals Service

Available since January 2005


Books are Keys to wisdom’s treasure.
Books are gates to land of pleasure.
Books are paths to upward lead.
Books are Friends, come let us read.                             
                                   - Emilie Poulsson


The Central Library, DEI is primarily meant for bonafide students, faculty & members of the staff of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra. The outsiders from other University / College  / Institution may be allowed only with the written prior permission of the Librarian for a limited period. They shall, however, have to consult the documents within the premises of the library.

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