The University Library serves as the academic heart of the university to support teaching programmes, research activities, extension and outreach services. It also advances the success and impact of the university community by providing access to information and recorded knowledge by investing in environment conductive to study, research and learning. The library was established in 1960’s and was first housed in directorate of research building. Later in 1984, it was opened in a grand five-story building having a lower level and four upper floors. The floors are divided into service areas, collections and offices and can accommodate 500 patrons at a time. On the main floor the students can check out books, get research help from a librarian at the reference desk, use Online Catalogue and reference resources. The library is centrally located facing the administrative building and all colleges surround in a semicircle. The library houses nearly 4.25 lakh volumes and provides electronic access to thousands of periodical titles besides books and databases. It is managed and operated by 10 faculty librarians and support staff. The library has special place in the country owing to the fact that it supported the university in heralding the green revolution in 1960’s and imparting quality education to students in Agriculture and Technology.
The University Library has been driven by ethos of continuous improvement to meet the challenges of information explosion and the paradigm shift that the libraries have gone through globally in providing access to information/ e- resources through remote servers. The library is member of Union Catalogues like World Cat of OCLC, US and AgriCat of Indian Agricultural Libraries. The entire collection of the library is accessible every time of the year through Web PAC. Besides the library is a member of collaborative digital repository called Krishikosh and provides access to rare digitized books and theses submitted by the university students.
Expert teacher librarians are available in person and online to help in access and to navigate through our rich world class collections. Students can also avail assistance in preparing research papers, plagiarism check etc. The library has inviting ambiance and spaces for group study, quite reading, a smart class room, study carrels for solo study and research.
University Library has a highly specialised collection of 3.9 Lakh documents in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Home Science, Fisheries, Basic Sciences, Humanities, Technology & other allied subjects. The collection includes Books, Theses, Periodicals, Standards, Reprints, Maps, Toposheets, Globes, Microfilms, Microfiches, Records, Tapes & CD-ROMs. The collection grows at an average rate of 4000 Volumes per year.
Students, teachers, & other staff of the university are eligible for the membership of the University Library. Library membership is also available to outsiders as "Special Guest Membership" against a security deposit of Rs.500 per book and a local guarantor.
Library Advisory Committee (LAC):
LAC is a statutory body which decides the plans & policies for the Library. LAC consists of following members
|Dr. Neena Singh||Officer Incharge/Head, University Library||Overall Management of the Library. Management of RFID Systems and Automated Circulations, Strengthen & Renovation of Library Infrastructure. Coordinator- CeRA, Shodhganga and Urkund, Research Support, Teaching Information Literacy.||email@example.com|
|Dr. D.P. Singh||Deputy Librarian||Maintenance and Management of Physical Resources-old firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Arundhati Kaushik||Deputy Librarian||E- Documentation Services, Access to off line databases, Inter Library Loans/DDR, Plagrism email@example.com|
|Dr. K.P.Sexena||Deputy Librarian||Acquisition of Periodicals, Physical and E-Resources, Teaching Information Literacyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Jagdambika Prasad||Deputy Librarian||Manage Library Loans and Library dues, Staff Duty Arrangement in sections. Maintenance of Physical Resources.||email@example.com|
|Mrs. Poonam Singh||Assistant Librarian||Library Loans, Management of Book Bank and Text Booksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Hema Haldua||Assistant Librarian||Technical Processing of Learning Resources in Automated Environmentemail@example.com|
|Mrs. Suman Lata Yada||Assistant Librarian||Collection Development Acquisition of Books and Learning Resources.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Chanda Arya||Assistant Librarian||Reference Management, Help Desk and Reader, Services Library Storesemail@example.com|
|Dr. Superna Sharma||Assistant Librarian||Acquisition of Periodicals and Management of Back volumes Stack Areasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Pankaj Kumar Singh||Assistant Librarian||Acquisition of Learning Resources, Server and System Management, Plagiarism Check, Teaching Information Literacyemail@example.com|
|Dr. Geetanjali Rana Kanwar||Assistant Librarian||Library Loans and Patrons help in Branch Library of College of Community Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The library provides following services:
Rental Text Book Scheme
In this scheme UG/PG students are given textbooks for the semester on rental basis @ Rs. 50 per semester, Rental collection has 50,000 multiple copies of the textbooks
Book Bank Scheme
In this scheme SC/ST students are given prescribed textbooks free of charge for a semester.
Photocopying Service is available to users @ Rs. 0.50 per page
Urgently required books/magazines are issued for overnight
The following categories of members are entitled for borrowing publications from the Library as per the details given below
|Member Category||No. of Books||Issue Period|
|Students UG||04 Books||15 Days|
|Students PG||07 Books||15 Days|
|Teachers||10 Books||01 Month/Semester|
|Other Staff||02-05 Books||15 Days|
CD-ROM DATABASES (Bibliographic)
Documentation Section of the University Library provides CD-ROM Database search facility .The following databases are available in the Library
Trial AccessTrial access through CeRA is currently available for following Journals
Off Campus Remote Access Remote Access through Informatics under trial is currently available for the off campus bona fide users of this University. This facility may be availed by sending written request with complete credentials at email@example.com