Haryana Agricultural University was established as an autonomous body on February 2, 1970 by an Act of Parliament. Though the establishment of this Library coincides with the establishment of College of Veterinary Sciences in 1948, the year 1975 is a land-mark in its history, as the present library building - named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India - was officially dedicated to the university community in this year. The University Library, endeavoring over the last 40 years to leap forward in presenting new models in order to incorporate and emphasize the cardinal aspects of knowledge for scholarly pursuits, has carved a niche for itself in the arena of university setup. The magnificent library building - a blend of functional structure, elegance and exquisiteness - is centrally located within an easy access from all the constituent colleges of the university, hostels and residential areas. The building - with a floor area of 97,700 sq. ft. - has the capacity to accommodate more than 3.5 lakh volumes of books and bound journals, 6 Reading Halls, complemented by an ultra modern Night Reading Hall with cozy reading environment where 650 and 80 readers respectively can sit and study, 21 Carrels for research scholars and scientists, 6 Seminar Rooms, a Browsing Hall, a Bookshop, Video Conferencing, Multimedia, a Committee Room, 10 Office Rooms, Bindery, spacious Lobbies and so on.