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 of the Central library and 10 departmental libraries. These libraries have a vast collection of 1,03,849 books with 27228 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 e-books, libraries in Chitkara University provide rich print resources to the users. So far approximately 500 Master’s and Doctoral theses have been submitted by research scholars to the central library. E copies of the PhD theses are regularly updated on Shodhganga platform.
All the important functions of the library like registering the entry of visitors, issue / return facility of books, accession records of all the hard copy resources and On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) are fully automated. Same is done with the help of ensuring the bar coding of all the books and easy scan using bar code readers.
All the libraries are Wi-Fi enabled, have state of the art computer machines and digital tablets to provide easy access to online resources. 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-Shodh Sindhu, Shodhganga membership, NPTEL etc. enrich the overall knowledge pool of the library. Using Nature Masterclasses content, users can sharpen their research paper writing skills. Besides that, access to services like Science Direct, ProQuest, IEEE Xplore and Bentham Sciences etc. keep them updated with latest resources. Chitkara University students extensively use course contents developed by NPTEL and as result of the same; University was recently awarded with the best new Local chapter award.
Library Automation Software “KOHA” has been used to automate all the services of the library. Koha is the most advanced open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is a web-based ILS, with a SQL database (MySQL) backend with cataloguing data stored in MARC and accessible via Z39.50 server. The user interface is easily configurable, adaptable and has been translated into many languages. Main features of this software are:-
|Name of the ILMS software||KOHA|
|Nature of automation (fully or partially)||Fully Automated with Barcode Technology|
Besides Koha, library has installed DSpace for maintaining a regular repository of important documents like old question papers, PhD 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. Need based reprography services like printing; Xeroxing and scanning are also available in the library.
Last Updated on 30-07-2020
|Computer for Staff||20|
|Digital Library - PC for User||36|
|Digital Library - Tabs for User||30|
|Journals National / Hardcopy||193|
|Journals International / Hardcopy||37|
|Magazines National / Hardcopy||113|
|Magazines Technical / Hardcopy||48|
|Ref Books Print||1127|
|Text Books Print||94475|
|Volumes Total Print||103849|