objective of the reference section is to assist the clientele to use resources of the library
in an effective manner leading to their optimum utilization. Reference
service is the most intensive kind of personal service which attempts to
bring together the user and information in a personal way. There are two types of reference
services, direct and indirect.
Under direct reference services, personal assistance is provided,
directly to the user. It may take
the form of library instruction and information service. Indirect reference service
consist of information provided through development of catalogues,
bibliography, and other reference aids.
The current era
has acquired the name of "Information Era". Libraries and computers can contribute
towards efficiency in disseminating of information. Keeping in track with the changing
scenario, the library has started disseminating information on the
internet and e-mail services. Very
shortly services providing ONLINE access to various database
shall be started.
Keeping in mind
the local literary potential, the library has now devoted a separate sub
section of books written by authors based in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. The
books on Chandigarh,
rare books and manuscripts form a part of this section.
FREE INTERNET ACCESS
make the library services more attractive & to prove library
competency with the changing scenarion,the library has started giving free internet
access to its members. The library has five work stations in the
Reference Section for the use of internet. Members can use the internet
for half an hour daily. He/she can continue for longer hour if there is
no 'Q' .The time slot booking can be done through telephone. One
station has been provided for word processing. This facility has been
provided for those users who do not have an access to the computer.
American Corner at the T.S. Central State
Library provides a window on life and
culture in the United States
and is the first place to visit for accurate and up-to-date information
about political, economic, cultural, educational and social trends in
the United States.
American Corner in Chandigarh
is a partnership between the American Library of the U. S. Embassy, New
Delhi and the T. S. Central
State Library in Chandigarh.
American Corner has books, Magazines, CD-ROMs with current full text
DVD's and internet access.