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Welcome to University Central Library


204034

Books

11768

E-Books

289

Journals

8204

E-Journals

The Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC) of Teerthanker Mahaveer University consists of a Central Library with four major branches situated in different Academic Blocks. These are well established modern libraries catering to the information needs of the academic community. For a closer view of advances in technology, new discoveries in the fields of medical and engineering, These libraries have more than two lakh books on varied subjects and have subscription to print version of 289 national and international journals besides access to a host of e-journals. The University has subscribed the EBSCOhost and lexis Nexis, DELNET data base providing access to full text research articles and sector specific reports in different disciplines.

The Central Library is fully automated with KOHA open source library management software which connects all computers of the library and the different departments, colleges, and faculty of the University. Books are issued through bar-coded membership cards to the students and faculty members of the University from the circulation section. The books and other reading materials are issued to the students for reading room study from the issue counter. The Catalogue of the Central Library is available on internet/intranet for search. The CCTV cameras are installed to ensure safety of the Library materials. The Central Library is also equipped with Fire Alarm Control Panel and manually operated fire extinguishers. Approx. 2500 students, teachers and other members visit the Library almost every day. A register is maintained in the library and the visitor must show his valid identity card at the entrance.

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The Library Collection also includes a large section of expensive encyclopedias, reference books and a large number of text books related to the courses being run in the University. Besides this, the students/ faculty/ staff can access the resources of National Digital Library of India (NDL) which consist of > 7 lakh books, 3 lakh research papers, 95.000 + theses. Can be accessed at https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

The main objectives of Central Library of Teerthanker Mahaveer University are stated as the following:

  • Academic library is dynamic instruments of education. They support the faculty in teaching and research programmes. The primary objective of the library is conservation and preservation of knowledge
  • Helping the faculty and students to achieve highest academic honour and lifetime good reading.
  • To educate and assist students and staff in the identification and effective use of information resources
  • To preserve all collections/materials and maintain/upgrade infrastructure to enhance the quality of services
  • To collect library materials in all formats, broaden and update all collections to meet the needs of programs and support teaching, research, innovation, and training
  • To automate complete function of all process of the library using ICT
  • To provide current library materials and databases that support academic curriculum.

ADMISSION TO LIBRARY

  • Membership/identity cards are required to be shown at the entrance on demand.
  • Personal belongings are not allowed to be taken inside the library. Such belongings should be deposited at the baggage counter. It should be clearly understood that the belongings left at the property counter are at the personal risk of readers. They should be collected back on the same day. The library does not accept any responsibility for loss etc.
  • Members are permitted to take inside the library their personal books for consultation subject to necessary checking each time while taking in and taking out the personal books.

LIBRARY DISCIPLINE

  • Readers are required to handle the library reading materials and property very carefully and not to (i) Write in or mark (ii) Tear-away pages or mutilate (iii) Disfigure or otherwise cause damage in anyway.
  • In case damage is caused to any library reading materials or property the person concerned shall be liable to pay the replacement cost. In addition, his membership may be cancelled at the discretion of the University librarian.
  • Members are expected to maintain strict silence & conduct themselves with dignity conducive to congenial atmosphere for study & research.
  • Anyone found guilty of misbehaviour will render his/ her membership liable to be cancelled at the sole discretion of the University librarian.
  • No library reading material can be taken out without getting it properly issued. Any found violently this rule will be considered liable to such action as may be deemed necessary by the University librarian.
  • Library premises are completely a NO SMOKING ZONE.

CIRCULATION

This section in face of the library as library main counter is known as Circulation Counter or Circulation Section. This section extends issue and return facility of library documents. This section further responsible for generating membership, providing no-dues certificate, collection of overdue or other library fines. This section also extends document reservation service, sending reservation service-related alerts and collecting advance payments of students for photocopy facility.

Every student shall be issued one library card on which student shall be entitled to get specified number of book(s) issued from the library. The book shall have to be returned to the library on or before the due date and in case due date falls on nonworking day the book can be returned on the next working day without fine.

The librarian reserves the right to ask any student to return the book(s) back to the library any time.

USER’S PRIVILEGES:

Books:

  • Borrowing facilities are given only to the members of the KRC against the Non- Transferable Identity Card issued by the Central Library to the member. Borrowing is permitted only through the Circulation Counter.
  • Every student shall be issued one library card on which student shall be entitled to get specified number of book(s) issued from the library. The book shall have to be returned to the library on or before the due date.
  • Books belonging to Rare, Reference, Reports, and Competition Sections are not ordinarily issued except with special permission of the librarian, besides this Journals & Thesis are also not issued.

Periodicals:

  • Current Journals/Magazines/Newspapers are strictly for reference purposes in the KRC and will not be issued to anyone. If there is an urgent need, then the back issues of a few journals/magazines can be issued for over-night against the library membership card through special permission.

CONDITIONS OF LOAN

  • Each student (College Topper only) will be given two extra library tickets for a period of one academic year for circulation of books according to CGPA. After the completion of the academic year, student must return these two tickets in the library.
  • Overdue charges are levied if a book is kept beyond the due date as per rules.
  • The librarian may remit are exempt any person from payment of overdue charge at his discretion.
  • Those members who are found to be in the habit of detaining, Library material will be dealt with strictness. If anyone is found to have detained library materials beyond one month after the due date thrice in a year, his/her membership of the library will be liable to be cancelled at the discretion of the librarian. For this purpose, proper record of each default will be maintained at the counter.
  • Book on loan is subject to recall by librarian at any time.
  • Reminders for overdue books are usually sent. However non-receipt of a reminder cannot be taken as a ground for late return of books.
  • A book once issued will be allowed inside the library for return purpose only.
  • Books having same title will not be issued simultaneously.

LOSS OF BOOKS

  • In case of loss of library reading material, the reader concerned shall be required to pay replacement price prevailing at the time of payment as per rules.
  • Double amount will be charged for the loss of book to recover the cost of book & procurement cost.
  • In case of loss of rare and out of print books, and bound volumes of periodicals, the replacement cost shall be fixed by the librarian in each case as per rules.
  • In case loss of loose issues of periodicals, replacement cost for the whole volume shall be ordinarily required to be paid.

LOSS OF LIBRARY CARD

  • The loss of library card should be immediately reported to the librarian in writing.
  • Due care will be taken by the library to prevent misuse of lost card. But the library does not accept any responsibility for this. The reader concerned shall continue to be responsible for any loss, due to the misuse of the lost card even after having formally reported the loss and having been issued duplicate card.
  • On request, duplicate ticket may be issued after period of 2 days after the report of loss was made. However, the member shall pay Rs.200 for one duplicate library ticket.

GENERAL RULES

  • The membership card is not transferable.
  • Any constructive suggestion from readers will be most welcome.
  • Strict discipline and decorum of the library shall be maintained all the time.
  • No one should remove any part of library, any newspaper, or current issues of periodical on display.
  • No one should enter the counter or use library telephones without prior permission.
  • The borrowers shall satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the books before borrowing. No plea that book was already damaged will be entertained at the time of return
  • A member against whom overdue charges pending shall not be allowed to borrow or withdraw security deposit.
  • The librarian may grant special permission to any person to borrow books at his discretion.
  • Notwithstanding, the librarian may at his/her discretion relax any of the rules.
  • Leave the book in the stack section counter after use rather than restoring it on the shelf.
  • Help in keeping the library neat and clean.
  • Do not use Mobile Phone in the library or switched it off.
  • Make the best use of your library. The library staff members are there to assist you. Cooperate with them, to be get cooperation.
Library Hours
Central Library: Medical Campus
Monday to Sunday 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Central Library: Engineering Campus
Monday to Saturday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Central Library: TMIMT Campus
Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Central Library: Agriculture Campus
Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Library works in days 360

The LRC opens all days of the week under following timings:

  • KRC will remain closed on Holidays listed in the Academic Calendar of the Teerthanker Mahaveer University.
  • All online resources can be accessed.
  • Any change in the KRC timings will be notified in advance.

For any queries please mail at: librarian@tmu.ac.in

Knowledge Resource Center Services

Digital Library:

Digital Library is a Swadhyay Institutional Repository of Teerthanker Mahaveer University. We have 140 Computer systems in digital library including all departmental unit of Central Library. It contains scanned copy of previous years question papers.

OPAC:

Online Public Access Catalogue is a collections of books, journals, magazines, and other materials which is accessible online. One can know the list of books borrowed and their due dates. IT enables speedy search of library catalogue.

Online Information Search:

The KRC staff has been ready to help the library users for imparting the information always. The users engaged in research work in the form of projects, paper writing etc can avail this specialized service in the KRC.

Lending Service:

This is the key feature of library services. For availing lending (issue/return) service students need to produce Identity Card of the university. The KRC lending service is fully computerized with the bar-code technology through library management software. The books can be checked out and returned under the specified library rules.

Text Books / General Books Issued for 15 days
Reference Books: Coopetition & Rare Books Not allowed (Reference collection may be referred inside the library premises only)
Periodicals (Back) Not allowed (Reference collection may be referred  inside the library premises only)
CDs/DVDs Overnight issue only

KRC Collections

The KRC has been pooling quality resources in all formats from across the world. Broadly following resources are the highlights of the library collection.

KRC Collection (As on 31st August, 2020)

Documents Scope Titles Total Volumes
Books All areas 61,473 + 2,04,034 +
Rare Books All areas 350 350
E-Books All areas 11,768 11,768
E- Journals All areas 8,204 8,204
Print Periodicals International Journals 110 304
National Journals 179
Magazines 15
Theses Ph. D Theses 58 58
Dissertations M. Tech 3,517 3,517
B. Tech
Bound Volumes (Journals)   1,500 1,500
Newspapers All areas 8 200
Special Reports All areas 6 6
Conference Proceedings All areas 10 10
CDs and DVDs All areas 1,716 1,716

Digital Resources

E-Journals & E-Books Database:

The Library subscribes to a range of online database to help users with their research and academic pursuits. The KRC is institutional member of Medline Complete EBSCO,DynaMed Plus EBSCO Health, Dentistry& Oral Sciences Source EBSCO, Business Source Elite EBSCO, Academic Search Elite EBSCO, Lexis Nexis and DELNET Databases which can be accessed campus wide though IP authentication. You can access high speed internet access at workstations or use Wi-Fi, to read the e-books through online databases subscribed by the KRC available at the Reference Desk.

E-Journal & E-Books Portals Access:

Name of Databases Coverage Area URL Link Access Mode / Availability
Medline Complete EBSCO Medical and allied subject https://search.ebscohost.com IP Based: Campus wide and remote access
DynaMed Plus Medical Health Clinical Services https://search.ebscohost.com IP Based: Campus wide and remote access
Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source EBSCO Dental and allied subject https://search.ebscohost.com IP Based: Campus wide and remote access
Business Source Elite EBSCO Management and allied subject https://search.ebscohost.com IP Based: Campus wide and remote access
Academic Search Elite EBSCO Social Science, Education , Physical Education Nursing, Paramedical, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and allied subjects https://search.ebscohost.com IP Based: Campus wide and remote access
Lexis Nexis Law and allied subject http://advance.lexis.com IP Based: Campus wide and remote access
DELNET Various Discipline http://delnet.nic.in IP Based: Campus wide and remote access