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.
Chitkara University Central library is fully automated right from the entry of a visitor - to accessing the catalog of books/journals - to issue/return the facility. Most of the activities of the library are computerized, including bar-coded ID Cards and separate On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) system to know the status of the books at any time. Library boasts of state of the art most modern computer machines like Apple Macs and 30 Akash digital tablets for easy access for users to access the online resources. Besides the Central library, there are 10 Departmental Libraries as well which have also been fully automated with the most modern software tools. The libraries are equipped with the internet via Wi-Fi and computer systems where all educational resources are made accessible. Resources are pooled in a way such that visitors can use their identity to access them from any of these libraries. Access to online E-resources 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 pool of the library. Using Nature Masterclasses content, users can sharpen their research paper writing skills. Regular access to other useful database services like Science Direct, ProQuest, IEEE Xplore, and Bentham Sciences, etc. help them to keep abreast of the latest happenings in their respective research fields. Chitkara University students extensively use resources developed by NPTEL and as a result of the same, University was awarded the best new Local chapter award.
The Library has 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. It subscribes to about 230 National and International print journals, 33,622 e-journals, 763 e-magazines, 47,503,778 e-books, 5,700 audio e-books, and holds more than 500 Masters and Doctoral theses. E copy of the Ph.D. theses are regularly updated on the Shodhganga platform. Record of the collection of the library resources is regularly updated on the library website- https://library.chitkara.edu.in/
Library Resources and Services have been automated through Library Automation Software “KOHA” since 2009. Before that Library automation was done through “DELPLUS” by DELNET.
|Name of the ILMS software||KOHA|
|Nature of automation (fully or partially)||Fully Automated with Barcode Technology|
Koha is the most advanced open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is a web-based ILS, 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. Experts from Chitkara University IT department manage all upgrades, backups, and general maintenance for the smooth running of this software.
Besides Koha, 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.
Last Updated on 30-07-2020
|Area (sq m)||2560|
|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|