Different Sections of Library

Ciculation

Situated at the entrance of the Library and divided into three divisions viz.

  • Property Counter
  • Security Desk
  • Circulation Counter

Property Counter: Members are advised to keep their personal belongings including handbags, printed materials, etc. at the property counter placed at the both sides of the entrance.

Security Desk: Members have to show their identity card at the security desk and sign in the gate register at the time of entering and leaving the library. Book(s) issued on loan and all permitted materials like note books, files, etc. taken inside the library are to be given for inspection by the security staff when leaving the library.

Circulation Counter:The circulation counter is automated. Books are issued on loan and received returns in this counter. The maximum number of books that can be borrowed is available in the Identity Card. Barcode scanners are used in the circulation counter for issue/return of books. The books that are not returned by due date, the overdue charges of Rs.2/- per day will be collected at the counter.

  • Books can be borrowed against the ID card with individual presence.
  • Library ensures the elimination of defective / damaged books. Any users find a defective book/ damaged book, bring it to the notice of circulation staff. Damaged / defective books returned by the users are charged as per the rules.

Ciculation Policy

  • General books are issued to all eligible members as per their entitlements.
  • The renewal limit is one time, subject to the condition that it will not be requested by another user.
  • A user can reserve a book which is on loan by using OPAC.
  • Transfer of books is not permissible.
  • Books issued will not be accepted back on the same day
  • Loss of book must be reported immediately. Late fees, if any, will be charged till the loss of the book is reported. If the original library book is returned after reporting it lost, the fine will be calculated till the date of its return.

Acquisition

Receiving requests from Heads of Departments for new books, duplicate checking, ordering, accessioning of books and processing bills for payment are the main functions of this section. Suggestions and recommendations for the purchase of new books can be submitted to this section. All the books received from vendors/publishers and the donated books are physically processed and accessioned in this section. The section also has the responsibility of scrutinising and passing the bill for books received.

Classification

Dewey Decimal Classification scheme is used for classifying books according to the subject. Each book is assigned a Call Number which consists of a Class Number and Book Number. Class Number is assigned to a book according to its subject matter. Book Number individualises a book among others having the same Class Number. The Call Number is written on the spine label of the book.

Catalogue

The bibliographic details like edition, year of publication, subject, keywords, etc. are prepared by this section. The details entered in this section are indexed on various fields like Author; Title, Subjects, Classification Number, Keywords, etc., and can be retrieved through the OPAC service.

Perodicals

Both Indian and foreign journals subscribed are displayed in the shelves in this section. News papers and popular magazines are also available for reading. At present, 76 journals and 21 technical and non-technical magazines are subscribed by the Library. A journal, on completion of its volume will be processed for binding. After the binding is over, the volume will be accessioned and added to the Back-Volume shelf. Necessary reading tables and chairs are provided for reading and reference.

Course Number of Books
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11
Mechanical Engineering 12
Electrical and Communications Engineering 16
Computer Science and Engineering 13
Information Technology 6
Civil Engineering 6
Master of Business Administration 12
Technical & General Magazines 21
Total 97

Others

Reference Section: The library has a good reference collection of various dictionaries, study material for students to prepare for examinations such as GRE, TOEFL, CAT, GMAT, IELTS and GATE are made available. Sufficient reading tables and chairs are provided to the users.

Stack SectionIt is an integral part of the Library. Its main function is to display and maintenance of books that are issued on loan. It is located on ground floor. Members can avail open access facility. Books are arranged on the shelves according to Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. Each book is assigned a Class Number and Book Number. Class Number is assigned to a book according to its subject and Book Number individualises a book among others having the same Class Number. In this arrangement books on the same subject are kept together. Members are advised to check the availability of the books through the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Service. After obtaining relevant information through OPAC, the users can proceed to the respective stack area to take the books of their choice.

Book Bank FacilityLibrary offers a book bank scheme for reserved students, in which a set of books is given to the students for the complete academic session.

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