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About Central Library

Central Library is the hub of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapetham, Amritapuri Campus. It is a Learning Resource Centre and supports the teaching and learning activities of all the Students, Research Scholars, Faculty Members and all other staff members in this campus. The Central Library has carpet area of 1500 square meters.

The Library follows open access system. It has separate sections like spacious stack area, Circulation Counter, Information Desk, Digital Library, Periodical section, Reference section, Acquisition Section, Technical Section, WiFi enabled Reading halls for boys and girls. Collection development is one of the main roles to satisfy the need of the end users. Each year an average of 3500 selected books are added to the collection.  Likewise, important journals and on line data bases are also added to the collection.  Central Library has signed a MOU with Delnet, New Delhi.  The Library maintains its web page for up to date information to its users.

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Library Automation

The Library uses Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Management System (AUMS) which is in-house software developed by Amrita Technologies to support all in-house operations of the Central Library. The AUMS consists of various modules on cataloguing, circulation, OPAC and other Library administrative functions.  All the Books are Bar-coded.

Organization of Collections

Universal Decimal Classification system is followed for arrangement of books. New arrival of books is displayed on the new arrivals rack for a period of one week to the user reference and awareness. Books Location guides are available in the stack area.

Reference Books

Reference section has good collection of reference books, such as Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Manuals, Dictionaries, Directories, Yearbooks, Competitive Examination Books etc., these collections are continuously updated and new editions are added. Subject based text book references are given more preference for the users. Previous year question papers are also available in bound volume for reference.

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Digital Library

Digital Library supports the access of online databases.  High speed Internet connectivity is available. Number of CD collections are accessed by the users and allowed them for lending also. More than 5000+ online journals are subscribed by the Central Library and arranged for the access to whole campus through LAN.  Major online data bases are,

  • Science Direct, IEEE online, Springer
  • J-Gate, ASTM, ASME, Scopus
  • Mc-Graw Hill Engineering E-Books

In addition the Library has good collections of,

  • Delnet – Resources & NPTEL video lectures of IIT.
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VIDYA Digital Library and DSpace

The Vidya Digital Library has a large collection of Electronic information in the mode of E-Books, E-newspapers, Video Lectures etc., on various major fields.  The collection storage is more than 4 terabytes. Special collections like Placement oriented soft skills, Wikipedia and Tutorials are also included. The Library maintains a good collection of Institutional repositories/Digital repositories through the Dspace software.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed with Delnet

Central Library has signed MOU with Developing Library Network (DELNET) New Delhi.

Central Library is a member of Delnet (Developing Library Network).  Through this membership all the users can access Delnet resources through Delnet web page.  Inter Library Loan for books and Document delivery services for journal articles are the major services of Delnet.  Our students, research scholars, faculty members are using this service.


Collection Breakup
Total No. of Books 47693
Total No. of Reference Books 4079
Total No. of E- Books 364
Total No. of Online Journals 7500+
Total No. of Print Periodicals 160+
Total No. of CDs 2350
Total No. of Question papers bound volume 112
Total No. of Project Reports/Dissertations/Theses 150+
Total No. of Dailies 10
List of Print Journals
  • Asian Journal of Electrical Science
  • The IUP Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • In Wind Chronicle
  • International Journal of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • ISST Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Journal on Electrical Engineering
  • Journal of Resources energy and Development
  • Mycorrhiza Newsletter
  • TERI Information digest on energy & environment
  • TERI Energy & Environment directory and year book *
  • Electronic Devices
  • IETE  Journal of Education
  • IETE Journal of Research
  • IETE Journal of Technical Review
  • Indian Journal of Information Sources & Services
  • The IUP Journal of Telecommunications
  • International Journal of Electronics, Electrical & Communication
  • International Journals of Wireless Communications & Networking
  • Journal on Wireless communication Networks
  • Journal of Electronic Systems
  • Journal on Communication Engineering & System
  • Journal on Electronics Engineering
  • Signals & Telecommunication Journal
  • Progress in Signals and Telecommunication
  • Asian Journal of Computer Science & Technology
  • Asian Journal of Information Science & Technology
  • The Journal of Multimedia Processing & Technologies
  • Journal of Digital Information Management
  • The IUP Journal of Computer Science
  • DataQuest
  • Journal of  Information & System  Management
  • Journal of Information Organization
  • The IUP Journal of Information Technology
  • International Journal of Advances VLSI Design
  • International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • International Journal of Information Studies
  • International Journal of Computational Linguistics Research
  • International Journal of Web Application
  • Journal of Information Security Research
  • Journal of Information Technology Review
  • Journal of Data Processing
  • Progress in Computing Applications
  • Progress in Machiness & Systems
  • Information security education Journal
  • Journal of Intelligent Computing
  • Journal on Embedded Systems
  • Journal on Information Technology
  • Journal on Software Engineering
  • Journal on E Technology
  • Journal on Networking Technology
  • Journal of Vibration Engineering and Technologies
  • Transactions on Machines Design
  • Asian Journal of Engineering and Applied Technology
  • Asian Review of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sadhana :Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences
  • Bulletin of Materials Science
  • Indian Foundry Journal
  • International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics
  • The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • International Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Technology Today
  • International Journal of Advanced in Thermal Science & Engineering
  • Journal on Future Engineering & Technology
  • Journal on mechanical Engineering
  • Journal of the Institution of Engineers  – Series B
  • Journal of the Institution of Engineers  – Series C
  • Journal of the Institution of Engineers  – Series D
  • Asian Journal of Science & Applied Technology
  • Asian Review of  Social Sciences
  • Bulletin of the Culcutta Mathematical Society
  • Bulletin of Kerala Mathematical Association
  • The IUP Journal of Entrepreneurship Development
  • Current Science
  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
  • Economic & Political Weekly
  • Journal on English Language teaching
  • The IUP Journal Of English Studies
  • The IUP Journal of Supply Chain Management
  • IIMB Management Review
  • Indian Journal of Applied Research
  • Indian Journal of Pure&Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of AstroPhysics & Astronomy
  • Journal of BioScience
  • Journal of chemical Science
  • Journal of Earth system Science
  • Journal of Genetics
  • Journal of indian institute of Science
  • Social Scientist
  • Journal on Educational Psychology
  • Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal on Mathematics
  • Littcrit: An Indian Response to Literature
  • Opsearch : Journal of the operational Research society of India
  • Journal of Royal Asiatic Society
  • Prajnan: Journal of Social and Management Science
  • Pramana :Journal of Physics
  • Proceedings Mathematical Science
  • RBI Bulletin
  • Resonance  : Journal of Science Education
  • Journal of American Oriental society
  • The IUP Journal of Management Research
  • The IUP Journal of Soft Skills
  • South Asia Economic Journal
  • The Literary Criterion *
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham News
  • Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution
  • The IUP Journal of organizational behavior
  • International Journal of applied philosophy
  • World Digital Libraries
  • Asian Journal of Managerial Science
  • The IUP Journal of Accounting Research & Audit practice
  • Man and Development
  • The IUP Journal of  Knowledge Management
  • Mainstream
  • Indian Management
  • Journal on Management
  • The IUP Journal of Marketing Management
  • the IUP Journal of International relations
  • Indian Journal of Psychiatry
  • International Journal of Rural Management
  • Social Change
  • Social Action
  • Indian Journal of Social Work
  • Contribution to Indian Sociology
List of Magazines
  • Electrical India
  • Energy Manager
  • Energy Future
  • Electronics for You Plus
  • msdn
  • PC Quest
  • Down to Earth
  • Education World
  • FrontLine
  • Science Reporter
  • Herald of Health
  • Careers 360
  • Competition Success Review
  • Dhanam
  • Employment News
  • INDIA Today
  • Mathruvani
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Outlook
  • Reader’s digest
  • SportStar
  • Tell Me Why?
  • Terra Green
  • The Week
  • Time
  • Mathrubhumi Sports Masika
  • Don Bosco
  • The Vedanta Kesari
  • Arshanadam
  • Business India
  • Business Today
  • Executive Knowledge Line
  • Discover India
  • Yojana


Major Services

Our Library staff team is assisting the users in accessing the necessary resources and guide them to get the most of the information resources. The Library provide various services such as,

  • Online renewal/ online reservation service
  • CD – circulation service
  • OPAC service
  • High speed internet service
  • Vidya Digital Library service
  • NPTEL& DSpace online service
  • Delnet services ( ILL and DDS)
  • Print journals and documentation service
  • Newspaper Clippings service
  • Current awareness service
  • On line Data base services
  • New arrival service
  • E mail alert service
  • Book Circulation Service
  • Reprography service
  • WiFi access service in Reading Halls
  • Suggestion Box – update service
  • Reference Books overnight issue service
  • Library Web page service
  • Books tracing service through Email
  • User Education Service
Departmental Achievements
  • Library space extended and separate sections for stack area,refererence, digital library, periodicals, reading halls etc.,
  • Good number of books, journals and E-Resources have been added
  • New book stacks & Periodical stacks were added
  • New technical Section created
  • New reference  section created
  • New Digital library created
  • Barcode printer, Barcode scanners were added
  • Delnet  Institutional Member Ship. MoU signed with Delnet.
  • Organized Delnet workshop, Elsevier author workshop
  • Library orientation programme has been conducted for all the UG/ PG students and Faculty members
  • Organized to visit the International Book Fair at Trivandrum for the faculty members to select books for Central Library.
  • Reprography/Photocopy service started
  • Circulation eligibility has been increased for students and Faculty
  • Barcode entries for gate register
Organized Workshops/Exhibitions
  • Central Library and DELNET have jointly organized a one day workshop “DELNET: Resources, Services and facilities” at Amritapuri Campus on 28.1.2012.  The workshop helps us to effectively use the Delnet facilities and also useful for the automating libraries by using Koha Software: An open- source Integrated Library Management System.
  • Central Library and Elsevier have jointly organized an author workshop WebEx on 11.09.2013 for the benefit of our students and faculty members.
  • Central Library Ettimadai/Amritapuri and Elsevier have organized a presentation on Elsevier publications through A-View on 23.01.2014 for the benefit of students and faculty members.
  • Organised a Book Exhibition

Working Hours


Days Library working hours Circulation
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Holidays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Nil


Collection Breakup


Total No. of Books 47693
Total No. of Reference Books 4079
Total No. of E- Books 364
Total No. of Online Journals 7500+
Total No. of Print Periodicals 160+
Total No. of CDs 2350
Total No. of Question papers bound volume 112
Total No. of Project Reports/Dissertations/Theses 150+
Total No. of Dailies 10

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