The Habitat Library & Resource Centre (HLRC) and Library Lounge will be opening in a limited manner from Monday, September 7, 2020.

In view of the prevailing situation with reference to COVID-19 and government advisories in light of the same, we have put in place safety measures with reference to sanitisation and social distancing norms.

Consequently, since the number of seats in the HLRC are now limited to 30, any member wishing to use HLRC will have to call at 011-43662021/011-43662022 the previous day between 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., to register a request for visiting the HLRC, the next day. Request for use, if available will be confirmed to the member on first-come, first-served basis and the confirmation will be forwarded by email/sms to the member. Only those members who have a confirmed registration (by email/sms) are requested to visit the HLRC.

The HLRC will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., from Monday – Saturday.

Amendments in guidelines to visit HLRC

The HLRC will continue to be open only to members and the seating available in the HLRC is limited to 30, as per the Revised Norms and Guidelines for the use of the HLRC.

However, the following amendments have been made to the Revised Norms and Guidelines, in keeping with our review and suggestions from members:

  • Members who have not pre-booked may also call on the day they wish to come and if seating is available over and above the pre-booked number, a confirmation will be emailed to you that you can visit the HLRC.
  • Walk-in members will be allowed access, provided seating is available in the HLRC within the prescribed limit of 30. However, we advise members to call and check if seats are available.
  • Those members who just wish to return books/periodicals and not borrow or use the reading area, may come without having to pre-book and return the borrowed material at the entrance of HLRC.
  • Material for return may also be sent through messenger. We reiterate that no messenger/attendant will be allowed inside the HLRC.
Please click here for guidelines and norms for HLRC revised operations.

The Library Lounge will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., from Monday – Saturday.

Please click here for guidelines and norms for Library Lounge revised operations.

These norms and guidelines are to be read along with other existing HLRC Guidelines.

Staff have been authorised to enforce the guidelines strictly.

Given the present pandemic situation and in consideration of one’s own as well as others’ safety, all members are requested to strictly abide by the guidelines.

We will keep you informed of any changes, as and when there is a need.

Best wishes and look forward to welcoming you in the HLRC!