Central University of South Bihar has developed a well-equipped Central Library to cater to the information requirements of students and faculty for their academic accomplishments. The library has built a collection of more than 31,000 books to support academic curricula, teaching and research in various science and social science subjects including encyclopedias, Handbooks, miscellaneous Reports, dissertations, bound volume journals, Newspapers and its archives etc. All the books are barcoded and are organized on shelves using Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDCS). An Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of library books along with a Digital Library is made available for reader on every computer in the University premises.
Journals and Databases:
The library subscribes to 108 quality print journals and magazines of renowned publishers from across the world and more than 8,000 online journals. Access of National Digital Library and e-PG Pathshala in the University are available, being a member of UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium now merged in e-ShodhSindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources, more than 4000 e-journals are available to the library from Annual Reviews, Economic and Political Weekly, Oxford University Press, Project Muse, Springer Link 1700 Collection and Natural Journals, Taylor and Francis. The library also subscribes to various e-journals packages i.e. SCC Online (Platinum Plus Edition), Hein Online Academic Core Collection, WestLaw India, AIR Online Institutional Version, IEEE (ASPP) from IEEE and Digital Library Package from ACM, Royal Society of Chemistry Journals (RSC), American Physical Society, Emerald 312 title Collection, Wiley Blackwell, EWPRF India Time Series, ProwessIQ (CMIE), SIAM Journals, Cambridge University Press and Sage Education Journals. Besides, the library also subscribes to many online databases i.e. ISID database, World E-Book Library (WeB), South Asia Archive (SAA), Manupatra -(full text database for Law), AIR Supreme Court Database, AIR High Court Database, Criminal Law Journal Database, India stat –a statistical database for Development Studies, JSTOR -full-text database mainly for Social Sciences.
The library is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on all working days and Saturdays. Library services include circulation (issue/return) of books, Inter-Library Loan through DELNET, New Delhi, Current Awareness Service (CAS) for books and journals, photocopy etc. Using OPAC, users can search for availability of books in library, current status of books, due date of return, reserve/hold book, etc. Access to all electronic information resources is available for students, faculty and officials on their computer within the university premises through intranet using http://10.0.4.211:8081. Recently, access to these resources has been extended through Virtual Private Network (VPN). Faculty members can access online resources from anywhere. This facility is proposed to be extended, in near future, to students as well.
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