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:

  1. Start and improve the usability and development of library's newly subscribed information resources.
  2. Improve and develop the learning, teaching and research facilities of the University by procuring the outstanding collections of Online Digital Resources.
  3. Develop network resource sharing relations with consortia partners and other institutional libraries.
  4. Develop SNU digital archive library.
  5. Select efficient and qualified staff to offer more value added information services to the University community.

Library Services:

  1. Library providing printing, scanning and photocopying services to all the faculty and student community.
  2. Faculty and Student community can retrieve online information relating to all academic activities from the dedicated terminals situated in the library under digital library programme.
  3. Arranging Online Databases through Local Area Network (LAN) to all the faculty and student community.
  4. Providing network resource sharing facilities through DELNET and interlibrary loan services from the associated institution libraries.

Library Resources:

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.

Working Hours:

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 Rules:

  1. Library is a place for quiet study and users of the library are not allowed to talk on phone or create any noise inside the library premises.
  2. Users should submit their bags at the baggage counter and should not take their own books inside the library premises. (Once the library has succeeded in tagging all the books with an RFID tag, library will consider allowing users to bring their own books inside the library.)
  3. Library premises can not be used for functions and events without prior written permission of the university librarian and the library committee.
  4. Users should not damage documents or any other properties of the library.
  5. Library documents taken out for consultation from shelves should not be restored to the shelves by users; they should be left on the reading tables in the library.

Loan Privileges:

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.

Loan Period:

Loaning period for various library documents for different categories is as follows:

Books: a). Faculty and Staff: 6 Months     b). Post Graduates & Research Scholars: 4 Weeks     c). Under Graduates : 2 Weeks

Reserved Books: Faculty and Students: One book for overnight

3) Periodicals and Serials: Faculty and Students: Two for overnight

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.

Loan Conditions:

Books shall be loaned subject to the following conditions.

  1. Borrower should get satisfied that the library document lent is in sound condition and the pages are neither missing nor torn. In case a library document is found to be damaged and the same has not been reported to the Library Attendant, the borrower shall be held responsible for such damage (s) and the borrower shall be required to replace it or pay the value there of as determined by the Librarian.
  2. Library document should not be spoiled by underlining or writing with pen, pencil, ink, or by any other means.
  3. Library document loaned for the normal period may be renewed for two more loan period on production of the same provided they are not already claimed by other readers.
  4. Library document is non-transferable, nor shall any member borrow library documents(s) on other member's account.
  5. Member can borrow library documents only once in a day.
  6. Library documents which are not in good condition, shall not be issued for home reading.
  7. Library documents to be taken on loan should be presented at the check / deposit counter.

Fines and Penalties:

  1. The following charges shall be recovered for each library document retained more than the period of loan from the borrower.

    i) Books:

New Library Overdue Charges/fines is as follows:

Patrons Category


Loan duration

Overdue Charges/ Fines

Post graduates/ research Scholars

10 Books

30 days


Overdue charges Rs. 2/- per day.

Under graduates

5 Books

15 days


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.

  1. Books lost: The member shall report immediately to the Librarian loss of any library document(s) borrowed from the library. The following charges shall be recovered for the loss of library document(s).

i) General book: Replacement or the current price plus Rs.100/- as processing fee.
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.

  1. Damage or Mutilation: Replacement or repairs or the cost of the document plus fine up to Rs.50/-.
  2. Unauthorized removal of the library documents: Removing library documents without getting them properly issued is a serious misdemeanour and Librarian shall have powers to impose fine up to Rs.50/-.

Reprographic Services (Print, Scan and Photocopying):

  1. Print and Scan services can be offered between 4.00 P.M to 10.00 P.M for all the students for Rs.2/- per page.

Contact Information:


Librarian, Shiv Nadar University,
Dadri-203207, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.
Phone: 0120-3819100; E-mail:,