Central Library is the hub of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapetham University, 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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The Library uses Amrita University 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.
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 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.
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, Mc-Graw Hill and Engineering E-Books. In addition the Library has good collections of, Delnet – Resources & NPTEL video lectures of IIT.
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.
Central Library is a member of Delnet (Developing Library Network). Thorough this membership all the users can access Delnet resources through Delnet web page. Inter Library Loan for books and Document delivery services for articles are the major services of Delnet. Our students, research scholars, faculty members are using this service.
This section has a selected collection of national and international journals and magazines. The latest issues are displayed on periodical display rack. Old issues are allowed for circulation. Numbers of back volumes are made available for reference. Documentation of article is also available. New arrivals are noticed through Current awareness service.
Our librarian and staff will assist the users in using library resources and tools and guide the users to get the most of the information world. The Library also provides an information/enquiry service, current awareness service and document delivery. The Library has separate study spaces (reading room) for users.
|Library Working Hours||Circulation|
|Monday to Friday||08:00 AM to 10:00 PM||08:00 AM to 08:00 PM|
|Saturday||08:00 AM to 06:00 PM||09:00 AM to 05:00 PM|
|Holidays||09:00 AM to 01:00 PM||Nil|
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