“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.
Library remains open all days except Holidays of the university. Timings of the Library are as follows:
Book Stacks for Circulation
9:00 AM - 5:00 p.m.
9 A.M. - 8 P.M. &
9:00 PM - 10 PM
10 A.M. – 5:00 PM
Reading Room: 24X7
During Exams: Library is open till 11:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
During Vacations Library is operational in the weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All the students and employees of the University are eligible for membership of the library. The registered members are issued bar-coded library identity cards. The category of library members are Students; Faculty members; Staff members, and Research Scholars. At present, Library is catering to the information needs of more than 1500 users with the help of its expert professionals.
Current Library staff Strength:
At present, the library is staffed as follows:
Librarians – 1; and
Attendants-3 (Day- 2 & Evening – 1)
The details of Library Personnel involved in the functioning of Library are: -
Mr. Subrata Deb
Ms. Suneeta Raina
Mr. Sandeep Kumar
Mr. Kishore Lal Sharma
Mr. Ashwani Kumar
Mr. Mool Raj
Ms. Pooja Sharma
Mr. Rohit Gupta
Mr. Shiv Saran Singh
Mr. Chandreshwar Gupta
Mr. Jaipal Singh Jamwal
Multi-Tasking Attendant (MTA)
Collection Strength: -
Books Collection in the Central Library
CD’s and DVD’s
Total no. of CDs and DVDs
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:
New arrivals of books
Current Contents Page Service of Print Journals and Magazines received in the Library
News paper clippings service
On This Day
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.
Reading Room, Internet Access, Photocopying, and Air-conditioned Reference Section.
Hardware (equipments) and Software:
Library had 15 computers and recently Library procured 60 new computers utilizing UGC Fund.
Library Management Software:
At present the Library catalogue is supported by the Library Management Software called LIBSYS (LSPremia) and is available on the university server.
For power backup to all such computers FOUR Nos. Online UPS have been procured. This will help minimizing data loss and unwanted record freezing / jamming due to unwarranted unsystematic shutdown of a system caused by power failure/load-shedding.
At present, library has THREE latest Canon photocopy machines in the library. All these are already placed at different utility locations in the library. One old system is used as back-up arrangement in case of any failure.
Apart from the above Central Library is equipped with FAX Machine, Computer Printer and a Scanner.
Growth of Collection:
At present there are more than 40, 000 books in the Library.
Growth in the number of students, disciplines (Masters Degree):
A. Sciences: (Biotechnology, Mathematics, Physics & Economics); and
B. Humanities [Masters Degrees: English Language & Literature and Philosophy].
Expansion of Central Library now onward is very much on priority in order to enrich the knowledge resource of the students and also keeping the faculty members abreast of latest developments in their field of specializations. Providing support and strengthening College Libraries, and opening of School Libraries is very much on the agenda.
In the new building with the various growth factors and aforesaid backdrop library is likely to enrich the following:
1.General reading books
2.Fictions and leisure reading books
3.Language books (other than English language): Books in different languages; especially in Hindi to promote the National Language and Dogri & Kashmiri to promote and understand the culture of the state i.e. J&K.
5.Text Book collection
Equipments & Technology: for modernising the library and it’s services the university is planning for RFID technology and NAS Server.
RFID Technology: Our library has already procured the Library software (Libsys). Further, higher level of automation can be achieved using RFID technology. This will help minimising book theft, further automate book circulation (multiple books at a time) to a user i.e. can be issued or checked-in in a single moment. It will also help in shelf or stack rectification & help minimising (un)intentional misplacement of books on the shelves by users.
CCTV: CCTV for better surveillance of the Library to detect and minimise any unwanted activities inside against the library is under process.
CD-Mirror SERVER/NAS Server for easy and reliable access with proper content is required. CD-ROM data can be mirrored (copied i.e. burned onto the server) to provide campus wide 24X7 access to students as well as faculty members. CD-Mirror Server is under plan.
Computer Laboratories equipped with 50 latest computers with Internet access will be made available in the library for users.
With the growth of library services and increasing volume of data storage, Library server is required. The Library server is under process for procurement. With the help of server all relevant Library information will be made available to the users through INTRANET.