“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
SMVD University Library is a specialized technical and fast growing library in this region with higher level of technology implementations. Library is the knowledge centre of any University which has rich resources mainly in Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences and Engineering. The Central Library started with 2000 Books on 19th August 2004. Within a short span of time the library has acquired more than 40000+ books and more than 2700 CD collections.
On 26th July’2010, Library shifted to its new Building. The Central Library building is built over an area of 36000 square yards.
Various sections of the Central Library are Acquisition Section, Technical Section, Circulation Section, Reference Section, Periodical Section, Text Book Section, Computer Section, Reading Section, Photocopy Section and Education@UK Centre.
In 2009, British Council established its Education@UK Centre, the second of its kind in India at the University level in the Central Library of the University. This centre will facilitate providing information about courses offered, scholarships, and exchange programs in the U.K.
The Central Library collection encompases Management, Economics, Engineering, Architecture, Sciences, Philosophy, Culture, Religion, English, Dogri & Hindi Literature.
Books Collection in the Central Library:
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Newspaper, Magazines and Journals Collection in the Central Library:
The SMVDU Central Library provides access to more than 5000 online journals and eResources of international publishers through UGC-INFONET Consortium/INFLIBNET and also to subscription based INDEST-AICTE e-Resources. Apart from these the library also subscribes to more than 100 print national and international journals.
The library is an Integrated Library Management software package - the LIBSYS - with all the modules for the library housekeeping operations. Users can find the latest additions of books and periodicals in the library, status of books (issued/on-shelf) and check against his account books overdue against his name. Using LIBSYS OPAC(Online Public Access Catalogue), users can search the Library Online Catalogue by Author, Title, Subject, and Keywords. One can also search or check the same on Internet through WebOPAC with the help of LSPremia (the web-enabled LIBSYS) software.
Library catalogue is automated and fully indexed. The catalogue can be browsed and searched by author, titles, and subject/keywords.
The entire Library collection is Bar-coded. Bar-coded Library cards are printed in-house in the Library and are issued to the members. Barcode technology enables circulation of books in easy, reliable and user friendly manner. Apart from this, any member can also find the status of books issued in their name, overdue, fines, etc.
Since September 2009 Library is providing access to its users to online periodicals & various information resources from nine internet computers.
In the year 2008, the Virtual digital Library was established with various online reference resources and access to Open Access Journals available.
Library provides photocopy service to the users against a nominal charge.
Library also provides Current Awareness Services & is involved in Selective Dissemination of Information.
Library provides the following E-mail based services to the faculty members, staff and the students:
Access to CD-ROMs:
Users can access CD-ROM titles through SMVDU-INTRANET.
In order to avoid any sort of anti-plagiarism issues and improve upon the quality publications from the University and also improve the quality of the assignments submitted by the students of the University, Library with the active support of UGC-INFLIBNET has deployed Anti-Plagiarism software. SMVD University is amongst the first 100 universities to avail Anti-Plagiarism Software and implemented it.
Library is also a member of UGC-INFONET Consortium. It has access to more than 3000 online journals. Library is also actively depositing quality Ph.D. Theses to the repository of SODHGANGA of INFLIBNET (Information and Library Networking) Centre INFLIBNET is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission (UGC).
It is not possible to procure all books or subscribe to all journals. Hence, to get books on loan basis or journal reprints on request is possible through DELNET (Developing Library Network), Delhi. Library is a member of DELNET since 2007. We procure books on request through Inter-library Loan (ILL) from the DELNET. One can also find out the books or journals available in various libraries in India with the help of Union Catalogue of DELNET.
INDEST-AICTE (IIT) Consortium:
Library is also a member of INDEST-AICTE Consortium for subscribing to access all the online journals in the field of Engineering, Management and Sciences. Through INDEST Consortium Library has access to various publisher journals.