A study in complacency, the 62-year-old Panjab University extension library

Panjab University Extension Library (PUEL) is in the worst shape ever . PUEL was officially opened in July 1960 and boasts a 1,79,848 book and periodicals, including 900 rare books .

Ludhiana: The Panjab University Extension Library (PUEL), which has been running for more than six decades, is in the worst shape ever condition.Thousands of books are lying unattended on the floor.PUEL was officially opened in July 1960 and boasts a 1,79,848 book and periodicals, including 900 rare books.Gurpreet Sharma (30), a woman who has been studying for competitive exams and visiting the library for the past six years, said, It's been almost eight months since the book racks were removed from the library.

I am quite emboldened to see the books on the floor as I am a huge fan of reading.They must also be stored in racks.Regular visitors also raises concerns about other issues, including the fact that the library staff is rude and does not take any steps to assist the customers.We need more women toilets as we have to wait in lines to even wash hands, said Niishima Sharma (21), a candidate for CA.

At least in Covid times, the government should make a move.Paucity of seatsAnother reader, Navjot Kamal (27), a resident of Haibowal Kalan, who is preparing for competitive exams, highlights the problem of space and the closing of libraries at weekends.In the reading hall, there is a shortage of seats, she said, especially as the exams begin.Authorities should develop more seating arrangements.The library should be open at weekends to access newspapers and magazines.12 L is billed in 5 years, but there is no wifi for users.

However, library patrons are not allowed to use the internet on a personal basis.Ineffective ACs and non-functional computers A retired banker and resident of Aggar Nagar L S Chopra (69) said it is too hot to sit outside the library.The library needs to be outfitted with centralized AC.Computers are not working, according to another commentator.