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Central Library

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OVERVIEW

The Central Library is located at ‘Saraswati’ block. Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. The library occupies a place of pride in Mangalayatan University and is an essential component of the Institute’s outstanding research and education mission. It serves as a creative and innovative partner in supporting teaching, learning, scholarship and research activities of the Institute. It is the most lively place on the campus providing a conducive environment that enables learning and advancement of knowledge and promotes discovery and scholarship. The pleasant ambience and the well-furnished library with spacious reading rooms create an atmosphere of serenity and thereby inspire intellectual stimulation and research.

VISION, MISSION & OBJECTIVES

Vision

The Central library is the intellectual heart of Mangalayatan University. It aspires for excellence in support for the learning, teaching and research mission of the university with an aim:

  • To evolve an ICT-driven world class academic and research library serving as an access point institution to global information resources and services in all subject fields.
  • To create a Heritage Library consisting of conventional and digital resources of all published work of Mangalayatan University scholars.
  • To develop an institutional repository to archive and disseminate the University’s research output facilitating the scholarly communication globally.
  • To provide the most user-friendly environment for teaching, learning and research so that the University Library becomes the centre-piece of scholarly activities in the University system.
  • To offer information services that are user-centered and instrumental to the advancement of teaching, learning, research and scholarship.
  • To collaborate with faculty members in the common enterprise of knowledge generation, organization, preservation, and effective dissemination.
  • To develop effective linkage mechanisms that enables the Library’s clientele to access information in other knowledge institutions both locally and internationally.
Mission

The library aims to empower the teaching mission and intellectual culture of the University community through availability of an organized collection of information, as well as instruction in its access, relevance and evaluation. It seeks to nurture the budding scholars to instill confidence in dealing with increasing amount of information in an ever-changing array of formats.
The mission of the University Library is to enrich and advance learning and discovery by providing access to a broad array of resources for education, research and creative work to ensure the rich interchange of ideas in the pursuit of knowledge.

Objectives
  • To render excellent services of various types in tune with the user needs and aspirations.
  • To develop a comprehensive and balanced collection of print and digital information resources related to educational & research programs.
  • To be accessible and responsive to its clientele by proactively trying to understand and anticipate requirements
  • To inculcate information awareness among library users through the preparation of information services and instructional programs.
  • To establish and develop relation of communication and cooperation with other information institutions, at local, regional and international levels.

COLLECTION

With the fast growing collection, both in digital and print form using the state-of-the-art facilities, the Library is contributing to the University’s mission of becoming a world class Institute. The collection of the Library is rich and diverse, especially in terms of the breadth and depth of coverage. Collection encompasses subjects in Computer Science Engineering &Technology, Computer Applications, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Information Technology, Bio Medical Education & Research, Applied Sciences, Law, Mass Media, Humanities and related areas. This collection includes Books, Research Journals, Project Reports/Dissertations, CDs etc. The library has committed itself to provide the best possible core collection. Its collection development policy is formulated keeping in view of the University’s mission statement and strategic plan in mind. It is linked very closely to the general and specific programs of the varsity and is in conformity with the information needs of the user population.

Total No. of Books 40702
Total No. of Print Journals 144
Total No. of Online Journals 15000+
Total No. of CDs/DVDs 1883
Total No. of Back Volumes of Journals 6467

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Library provides the access to various electronic resources to the bonafide members in various disciplines. These services are available through intranet. The databases of electronic resources are constantly reviewed and updated according to the growing needs of the Mangalayatan University community. Orientation programmes to use of digital information resources are periodically conducted. The E-Resources in library are as follows:-

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DATABASES, E-JOURNALS, LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP & PLAGIARISM CHECKER

Proquest
PROQUEST covers all business disciplines, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Manupatra
MANUPATRA is a legal research database for law. It covers case studies of Supreme Court & 21 high courts, case laws of other courts (Federal Court, Lahore, Nagpur, Oudh, Peshawar, Privy Council, Rangoon & Sindh High Court) and other technical literature.

Knimbus
KNIMBUS provides an online platform for scholarly communication providing access to cutting edge scholarly content to the researchers with the recent developments in their respective fields and tools to share knowledge with peers globally.

DELNET
Developing Library Network (DELNET) is a major Resource Sharing Library Network in “South Asia”. It networks more than 900 libraries in India and Six other Countries and offers access to about fifty lakh records of Books, Journals, Articles, and other documents.

Harvard Business Review
HBR delivers the latest techniques, best practices and the most thoughtful advice from the world’s leading management experts.HBR is packed with ideas on leadership, strategy, managing change, and a host of other topics and ideas that can help you literally transform your business. As a leading publication in business management, HBR South Asia empowers its readers with ideas to drive change, strategies to lead better and knowledge to grow both business and career.

Sage Journals
SAGE is the world’s 5th largest journals publisher. It includes more than 900 journals spanning the Management Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 400 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.

Urkund (Anti Plagiarism Checker)
“Urkund” (Recommended by INFLIBNET (UGC)). Urkund offers a fully automated system for handling plagiarism. The documents are checked against three central source areas: Internet, published material and student material. If any document displays similarities with the content in the three sources, the system will flag it for possible plagiarism.

OPEN ACCESS E-RESOURCES
E-JOURNALS

E-DATABASES

E- BOOKS

E-COURSE WARE

E-PATENTS

E- NEWSPAPERS

E-THESES & DISSERTATIONS

DIGITAL LIBRARY

Mangalayatan University has a well equipped digital library consisting of sufficient no. of PC nodes / laptop, connected on a high speed Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Optic/UTP based network in a distributed Windows and Linux environment. All these nodes have access to the Internet through a 1.00 GBPS leased line. Application software like MS Project, SQL Server, is extensively used. Facilities for Scanning & printing include high speed Laser Jet Network printers are available in Library.

It is fully automated with integrated software LIBSYS/KOHA and has utilized Information Technology extensively to ensure that resources are accessible from anywhere at any time. Services such as OPAC for checking online availability of resources and databases makes the library user friendly.

It has a Multimedia section to access NPTEL, DELNET resources and various other electronic resources related to the various subjects and topics. It provides a conducive environment for intellectual inquiry by providing user-focused services to obtain and evaluate scholarly information and knowledge. The University library is in proper coordination with the departmental libraries for effective library services to the faculty members, research scholars and students.

SERVICES

The University library provides the following services to its clientele:-

  • Orientation Programme
  • Information Literacy
  • User Education
  • Reference and Information Service
  • Electronic Database and Online- Journals
  • Digital Archiving
  • OPAC (Online Public Access  Catalogue)
  • Internet Facility
  • Current Awareness Service (CAS)
  • Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
  • News Alert Service
  • News Clipping Service
  • Lending Service
  • Extension Service
  • Reprographic Service

LIBRARY RULES

  • The Library will remain open from 08.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. on all working days. Every Sunday and 2nd Saturday it will remain open from 09.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m.
  • The following persons are entitled to make use of the books, journals, magazines etc., within the Library premises:
    • Members of the authorities of the University and members of Committees and various Bodies appointee by the University authorities.
    • Faculty members of the Mangalayatan University.
    • The University employees.
    • Students of the University departments holding identity cards.
    • Other persons with the special permission of the Chairman of the Library Committee or the Librarian.
    • Alumnae, Corporate and Institutional
  • Reader’s Ticket will be issued to the non permanent user by the Librarian on an application to be made in the prescribed form. The Reader’s Ticket will be valid for one academic year only and may be cancelled in the middle of the year by the Chairman of the Library Committee on the recommendations of the Librarian in case of infringement of any of the Library Rules or for misconduct.
  • Every student shall be required to show, while entering the Library, the Identity card to the Guard at the Security Counter and write his / her name and the Identity Card number in the Entry Register provided for the purpose. On demand by the Library staff, the student is required to show the Identity Card.
Use of Reading Materials
  • Every person taking a book out of the Library and every reader using a book within the Library shall be responsible for its safe custody and return, undamaged in any manner, and in the event of its being lost or damaged (including pencil or ink markings) he shall either replace the book or pay the compensation as may be fixed by the Librarian.
  • A new book shall not, normally, be issued from the Library during the first week after it has been classified and catalogued.
  • Every periodical publication shall be displayed till the receipt of the next number and shall not normally be taken out of the Library.
  • Manuscripts will be issued for reference purpose in the Library only with the special permission of the Chairman of the Library Committee / Librarian.
  • Readers shall not write on, or damage, or turn down the leaves or make any mark on any book, manuscript or map belonging to the Library; nor shall they lay the paper on which they are writing on a book, manuscript or map etc. belonging to the Library.
  • Any reader noticing a defect in or damage to any book or manuscript in the Library should bring it to the notice of the Librarian or the Assistant Librarian on duty.
  • No tracing, copying or mechanical reproduction of any book, map or manuscript shall be done.
Issue of Reading Materials:
  • Any book, forming a part of the “Text Book collection”, “Reference Collection”, or any book valuable for its rarity or its illustration or any manuscripts, or theses, shall not be borrowed from the Library by any readers, except with the permission of the Chairman of the Library Committee / Librarian.
Note:
  • Any reader desirous of making an excerpt from a thesis or a manuscript (in possession of the Library) may do so with prior permission of the Librarian and should acknowledge the same in his publication.
  • Non-book material like maps, atlases, records, cassettes etc. will not be issued outside of the Library.
  • Only one book shall be issued against a single Borrower’s card.
The number of books from the Circulation Section shall be issued for purposes of study outside the Library against Borrower’s name are as under:
SN. Category of Borrowers No. of Books Duration
1. Faculty / Teaching Staff 08 90 Days
2. Students (U G, P. G. &Diploma)
Research Scholars
03
03
15 Days
30 Days
3. Non – Teaching Staff 05 30 Days
4. Members of the various bodies of the University 02 30 Days

Note:
  • Books and other reading material borrowed from the Library are liable to be recalled, at any time, and shall be returned within seven days from the date of recall or earlier, if necessary.
  • Students studying in different Departments of the University are entitled to borrow two books, at a time, from the lending Section for a period of 5 days. However, the same books may be reissued for two times, if there is no demand from others.
  • Overdue charges of Rs. 5.00 per day for students, research scholars and Rs. 2.00 for faculty members, staff and others shall be levied on those who fail to return the books within the prescribed period.
  • In case of loss of reader ticket, a duplicate reader ticket will be issued to the student on furnishing an application make before the Librarian, explaining the circumstances in which the reader ticket was lost. The charges for such duplicate reader ticket will be Rs.50/- per card.

    In case of loss of Token of property counter, the new token may be issued to the readers by depositing Rs. 100/-. The property counter is for the students’ bags containing only the books. They should not keep their other valuables / belongings in property counters such as purse, calculators, mobiles, laptops etc. in their bags. Library will not be responsible for any loss of such items.
Other Rules:
  • Loud talking, conversation, making noise and smoking is strictly prohibited in or near the Library.
  • The Library Advisory Board has power to refuse admission to any one infringing the rules and regulations of the Library.
  • The users of the Library may suggest to the Librarian any book or journal for being acquired by the Library and the suggestions so made will be considered by the Library Committee.
  • Every Postgraduate Department may ask for a working collection of about 100 books, which would be constantly required by the teachers and students of the Department. The Head of the Department shall be responsible for the safe custody of such books received in his Department. The books shall however be returned to the Library at the end of every academic year i.e. June.
Loss of Reading Materials
  • A borrower who loses a book issued to him / her shall have to bear double cost of the book plus 10% procuring charges of cost of the book plus Rs. 75/- processing charges (and overdue charges, if applicable). As far as possible, the borrower should replace the book lost or its latest edition, where the earlier edition is not a rare book.
    If borrower replace the book lost or its latest edition his/her have to submit the processing charges Rs. 75/- (and overdue charges, if applicable).
  • In case of books running in series or set, patrons shall make good the loss of the single volume lost, if it is available in the market, or pay the cost of the entire series or set in case the single volume is not available for sale and the entire set will be accepted as a substitute.
Circulation Desk

The timing of issue/ return of books will be from 9:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Warning Bell

A warning bell will be given 15 minutes prior to closure of the Library. All shall immediately return the books, taken for regarding, to the Assistant-in-charge and then leave the Library.

Personal Belongings

The facilities for depositing the personal belongings should be availed only when students are actually making use of the Library. Under no circumstances shall valuable articles or cash be deposited with Security at the Counter. Nor shall the Library be held responsible for any loss or damage to the property. The security at the Circulation Counter is authorized to examine everything that passes into or out of the Library.

Miscellaneous
  • The students of respective Departments shall return books due, soon after the examinations are over. Names of the students from whom books are due will be reported to the Controller of Examinations to with hold their results.
  • In the event of any doubt or dispute arising in the interpretation of these rules, the decision of the Chairman of the Library Committee shall be final.
Reading room convention

Readers are requested to:

  • Leave their belongings, like umbrellas, files, books etc. with the Attendant on duty at the Property Counter and receive from him a token against belongings, at the Property Counter.
  • Return the token to the Attendant before colleting the belongings, while leaving the Library.
  • Bring only note-book or paper inside the Library.
  • Not to disturb the order of the books on the shelves.
  • Leave books to the reading table after use.
  • Not to sprinkle ink on the floors of the Library.

Suggestions for using Books:

  • Pulling a book from the shelf by holding the spine will damage its binding. If the shelf is packed, push further with your fingers the two books adjacent to the one you need. It will be easy then for you to pick up the books you want without damaging its binding.
  • In case you have to leave your table for referring to a dictionary or any other Reference work, while reading, please do not leave the book open on the table or do not keep the book open with its face down or insert your note book in between the pages and close the book temporarily . All these tend to damage the binding of books and spell a disaster to it. Request book-marks from the Assistant-in-Charge and close book with the inside.

LIBRARY TEAM

The University Library is privileged to have a committed team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals striving to respond to diverse learner needs and the affordances of evolving technologies.

Name Designation Contact Information
Dr. Ashok Kumar Upadhyay Librarian ashok.upadhyay@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 07428066447
Mr. Ravinder Singh Assistant Librarian ravendra.singh@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 082739466337
Mr. Parmesh Kumar Sharma Assistant Librarian parmesh.sharma@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 09897884040
Mr. Vinod Kumar Gautam Library Assistant vinod.gautam@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 09219715349
Mr. Hitesh Kumar Sharma Library Clerk hitesh.sharma@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 08445487577
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Viyas Library Assistant dinesh.vyas@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 08005039492
Ms.Poonam Kaushik Library Assistant poonam.kaushik@mangalayatan.edu.in
Mob: 07251939900
Mr. Pawan Kumar Library Attendant Mob: 7078576332
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Library Attendant Mob: 08445278451