Shiv Nadar University Central Library
The Shiv Nadar University Central Library is the soul of the institution and it is started acquiring, processing, preserving and disseminating information to the user community with the motto of empowering knowledge. It will have an extensive collection of books, scientific and technical journals and electronic reference material which will be updated regularly. The Library and Information Centre will consist of a Reference Section, Circulation Section, Audio-visual Section, Periodical Section, Book Bank and Digital Library. The University library has automated all its library activities to provide effective and wide range of academic resources such as books, journals, online databases, DVDs and other useful materials. The library will be housed in a capacious block. In addition to the central library each department will have its own library.
SNU Library Vision & Mission:
SNU Library Major Goals:
The library has a total collection about 40000 documents including
reference and text books. Books are being arranged on open access shelves for
easy search and retrieval purposes.
Reference Collection: While most books are available for issue, some of the books kept exclusively for reference purpose. The reference books can be photocopied subject to copyright regulations.
Textbooks Collection: Textbooks for undergraduate courses are arranged in a separate place. Since only a limited number of copies are available for each individual title, students are encouraged to buy their own textbooks.
Light Reading Collection: Library has also collected an impressive light reading collection including literature, sports, fiction and self-development books for improving the reading habit among the student community especially.
News Paper Collection: Library is subscribing 14 newspapers both in English and Hindi languages to satisfy the needs of all types of user community.
Magazines and Periodicals: Library has been subscribing a good number of magazines both in English and Hindi languages and subject periodicals to satisfy the academic and reference needs of both student and faculty community. All most all Hindi and English newspapers are being subscribed by the library to cater the needs of all types of users representing all over India. At present library is subscribing online and print periodicals more than 2000 and 52 magazines both in English and Hindi to cater the needs of all types of reader community.
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC): The online bibliography database of the University library can access through internet for checking particular titles by author's name, keyword or title. Library catalogue has been computerized through KOHA, an International renowned open source library software package. Library catalogue can also be searched using a common web browser from any terminal located in the campus.
New Suggestions: Library is always encouraging to all students and faculty to recommend new books in order to strengthen its collection. The students and faculty members can suggest new titles by completing necessary formalities through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) also.
The library shall function in the following hours unless otherwise
specified by the librarian On all working days (except holidays).
Monday to Sunday: 09.00 A.M to 12.00 A.M
24 X 7 study room is also available at the library which is accessible for students all days.
Library Open Access:
All the library members have partial open access to library documents. This facility is granted to library members to encourage their reading habits and to promote the maximum use of library documents.
Library documents can be borrowed for home use normally during the lending hours as specified by the librarian from time to time. Books to be loaned for overnight shall be issued half an hour before the closing time and have to be returned within the first hour of the opening of the library on the next day.
Number of books eligible to borrow:
a). Faculty Members: 10 Books b). Staff members: 5 Books c). Post Graduates & Research Scholars: 10 Books d). Under Graduates: 5 Books.
Loaning period for various library documents for different categories is
1) Books: a). Faculty and Staff: 6 Months b). Post Graduates & Research Scholars: 4 Weeks c). Under Graduates : 2 Weeks
2) Reserved Books: Faculty and Students: One book for overnight
3) Periodicals and Serials: Faculty and Students: Two for
4) Theses, dissertations, rare books, books out of print, reprints, microfilms, reference books of general nature such as encyclopaedia, almanacs, directories, hand books, reports, pamphlets, technical bulletins shall not be issued for home reading and can be consulted in the library.
Books shall be loaned subject to the following conditions.
Fines and Penalties:
New Library Overdue Charges/fines is as follows:
Overdue Charges/ Fines
Post graduates/ research
i) First 30 days overdue charges Rs. 2/- per day.
ii) Next 30 days overdue charges Rs. 4/- per day. iii) After 60 days overdue charges Rs. 5/- per day till the date of final settlement.
ii) Library documents issued for overnight: Rs.5/- per day during overdue.
iii) Library suspend to issue new
books, if the student is overdue two or more books at one time. The suspension
will remove as soon as he/she clears all his/her overdue.
i) General book: Replacement or the current price plus Rs.100/- as
ii) Text book, multi volumes book and reference book: Replacement or current price plus Rs.100/- as processing fee. The cost of the complete set shall have to be paid along with the fine for the loss of single volume if it is not available separately.
iii) Bound volume of periodicals: Replacement or five times the cost of the volume plus Rs.100/- as processing fee.
iv) Overdue fine charges are in addition to all the above charges.
Reprographic Services (Print, Scan and Photocopying):
Dr. TRB SARMA