The library services are the cornerstone of the education system at Chitkara University, India. The mission of our library services is to facilitate the creation of new knowledge through acquisition, organization, and dissemination of knowledge resources.
The University Libraries offer a wide range of materials in a variety of formats—from traditional books and serials to films, and multimedia and networked information from around the world. Highly skilled staff assists students to use the local collections and find information on specific topics. Our libraries are a learning space where students are inspired to explore research and create. Our libraries are not only the places to think but also an informal work area where students gather to collaborate.
Learning Resource Centres at Chitkara University comprise the central library and ten departmental libraries. The Library committee has put up policy and budget in place so that the same is adequately stacked at all times for use by the students and faculty.
All libraries are Wi-Fi enabled and have state-of-the-art computerized machines and digital tablets to provide easy access to our online resources. Critical functions of the library viz., registration of visitors, issue/return of books, accession records of all hard copy resources, and Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), are fully automated by barcoding of all the books and easy scan bar code readers. Need-based reprography services viz. printing, photocopying, and scanning are also available in the library.
Library Automation Software: "KOHA" used for automating all the services of the library is the most advanced open-source Integrated Library Management System (ILMS). KOHA is a web-based ILMS, with a SQL database (MySQL) backend, with cataloging data stored in MARC and accessible via the Z39.50 server. The user interface is easily configurable, adaptable, and has been translated into many languages. The main features of this software are:-
|Name of the ILMS software||KOHA|
|Nature of automation (fully or partially)||Fully Automated with Barcode Technology|
The libraries have a collection of 1,04,467 books with 24,795 titles on various subjects including a large number of reference books covering atlases, biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals, and yearbooks, etc. With an annual subscription to about 230 National and International print journals, 33,622 e-journals, 763 e-magazines, 47,503,778 e-books, and 5,700 audio ebooks, libraries in Chitkara University provide precious print resources to the users. So far, research scholars have submitted 592 Masters and Doctoral theses to the central library. E copies of the Ph.D. theses are regularly updated on the Shodhganga platform.
Regular subscription to databases and services like IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Knowledge Hub, DELNET, WORLD eBook Library, Nature Masterclasses, EBSCO, ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global, Bentham Science, Science Direct, Animal Simulator, Lexicomp, e-ShodhSindhu, Shodhganga membership, NPTEL, etc., enrich the overall knowledge bank of the library. Using Nature Masterclasses content, users can sharpen their research paper writing skills. Access to services like Science Direct, ProQuest, IEEE Xplore, and Bentham Sciences, etc., enable our staff and students to update on the subject of their interests. Extensive use of course contents developed by NPTEL by the students led the University to win the best New Local Chapter award.
The library has installed DSpace for maintaining a regular repository of important documents like old question papers, Ph.D. Theses, Masters Theses, and Open access articles, etc. University subscribes to plagiarism check software Turnitin, services of which are also provided to end-users through the library.
Last Updated on 29-09-2020
|Computer for Staff||20|
|Digital Library - PC for Users||36|
|Digital Library - Tabs for Users||30|
|Journals National / Hardcopy||193|
|Journals International / Hardcopy||37|
|Magazines National / Hardcopy||113|
|Magazines Technical / Hardcopy||48|
|Ref Books Print||1127|
|Text Books Print||95093|
|Volumes Total Print||104467|