The Library is at present housed in the Guest House, which was the first building to come up on the University premises, in two rooms about 1800 sq ft. The shifting of the library to the recently built Academic Building has now been begun. The collections for all 28 departments will be shifted to the new space for the Library.
The total number of books in the Library till 2014 was 15,906 in number, consisting of 11, 536 titles. A department-wise listing of book is given in the Annexure.
In 2015, a fresh batch of 3998 new books has been added, which are in the process of being catalogued digitally. Thelibrary, beginning with the cataloguing of these new books,is in the process of being made into an e-library so as to facilitate browsing, lending and locating of books.
We were able to give our faculty and students access to e-Journals through the Associate Membership programme under UGC consortium for some time. From February 2012 to December 2013, the following groups of journals were subscribed to:
Annual Reviews and American Institute of Physics /American Physical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
From January 2013 to December 2013, the following groups of journals were subscribed to:
We also subscribed to 34 Sage journals, both print and online access, from Jan 2012 to December 2013. Since 2013, however, these subscriptions have proved expensive and we have been compelled to discontinue our membership. We are hoping to have access to the journals again once the 12B status is granted to our University.
We have 2 photocopiers which can be used by the students and faculty. We used to have, till 2013, 20 computer terminals which would be used by students to browse e-journals and e-books available through the Associate Membership of INFLIBNET-UGC.
The total funding received for the Library till date from the State is 1 crore 57 lakhs.
The library sees a daily footfall from about 100 students.