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Central Library

VISION

To provide support for enhancing and enriching access to the full range of information resources in multiple formats and services required to improve the quality of teaching,learning and research through collaboration,resource sharing,and advocacy.

MISSION

To lead the campus in acquiring, organizing and accessing scholarly resources and creating facilities required to achieve the mission of the Institution.

Overview

The Central Library was started along with the institution in the year 1984. It is a two storied building built on a built-up area of more than one lakh square feet and fully air-conditioned with the seating capacity to accommodate more than 1000 users at a time. It functions between 9.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. Stacking of 99,0000+ books in various domains to meet the institution’s objective of providing high-quality education is available. Also, a CCTV security system and a fir alarm system for protection against fire are available. The library subscribes to 282 periodicals in print at national and international level. Besides, the library has 4348 bound volumes of periodicals, 288 Ph.D. theses, 5708 Project Reports.

E-resources comprising of 4600+ e-journals from IEEE, Science Direct, DLINE, SAGE etc and 74000+ e-books from Springer, ProQuest and ScienceDirect are subscribed. Access to Scopus, India Business Insight Database, RAxter Research discovery tool, and DELNET discovery portal is facilitated. Video and web courses developed by IITs under NPTEL have been procured and online access to the contents is provided. Institutional Digital Repository – has been created using Open Source Software ‘DSpace’ for disseminating the scholarly contents created at our institution and online access is provided. The digital versions of the Ph.D. theses submitted to the institution are uploaded in the INFLIBNET Shodhganga repository, a reservoir of Indian theses, to provide seamless access to the research community. Plagiarism detection systems such as URKUND and iThenticate are made available for promoting the authentic, genuine and quality research works. Remote access facility is provided to the subscribed e-resources through Shibboleth authentication to access them outside the campus

The library provides an evolving technology environment with effective tools and services for the discovery and delivery of information to our users and comfortable space for individual study and learning, equipped with appropriate infrastructure. A separate E-Library has been established to enable the users to browse the e-journals, e-learning materials, digital library collections of this campus etc. A Separate Media Resource Centre (MRC) is available for accessing the audio and video resources. Printing, reprography and document scanning facilities are made available. Discussion room, own book reading, video conferencing cum virtual learning hall facilities are provided.

Newspapers are subscribed in English and Tamil languages to keep our users abreast with the news and current affairs of the national and international importance.

Library services have been automated through Library Automation Software ‘KOHA’, a full-featured Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is browser-based, interactive, user-friendly software, designed to meet the user’s needs.

The services provided by the library include lending service, reference service, Inter Library Loan (ILL), Internet and WiFi service, Current Awareness Service (CAS), audio visual service, eLearning service, remote access to e-resources, WebOPAC, printing, repographraphy and Scanning, information literacy programmes, plagiarism detection service etc.

Working Hours

The Library working hours are as follows:

Working days: 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Saturday: 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The library is closed on Sundays and other notified holidays.


Books

  • The Library has more than 99,000 volumes of books in more than 24,000 unique titles in various engineering subjects, management, basic sciences, agriculture and general.
  • Resource Cell for Competitive Examinations and Higher Education is a cell where the books for preparing competitive examinations i.e GATE, GRE, TOEFL, CAT, TNPSC, UPSC & IES and for Numerical and Quantitative Aptitude, Tips for Interviews, Data Interpretation etc are available.
Journals & Magazines

  • The central library is subscribing more than 282 journals/magazines in print at national and international level. Journals/magazines (current issues and back volumes) cannot be borrowed.
  • The issues of the particular volumes are bound together and stacked in the Back volumes section for reference. 3900 back volumes are available in the central library.
  • Newspapers in English and Tamil languages to keep our users abreast with the news and current affairs of national and international importance are subscribed.
Theses/Project Reports

  • Theses of the Ph.D. scholars and Project Reports submitted by the students are available since the year 1988.
  • For reference of research scholars, 288 Ph.D. theses, 4348 bound volumes of periodicals and 5708 Project Reports are available.
Arrangement of Print Resources

  • Books are arranged according to subject based on Universal Decimal Classification Scheme.
  • Rack guides are provided for book racks.
  • Periodicals subscribed/received by the library are arranged alphabetically for each programme in current periodical section.
  • Back volumes of periodicals are arranged according to alphabetical order of subject in Back volume section.
  • Rack guides are provided for book racks.
  • A rich reference collection for referencing within the library is available in the Reference Section.

IEEE-ASPP IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. It provides a wide range of quality publications and standards that make the exchange of technical knowledge and information possible among technology professionals. This essential content, categorized below, is delivered through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Click Here to Access
ProQuest Ebook Central (S&T) provides seamless and immediateaccess to around 40000 eBooks in Science and Technology discipline. Click Here to Access
Science Direct ScienceDirect provides seamless access to high-quality books and journals across topics and disciplines. Click Here to Access
SAGE SAGE is the world’s 5th largest journals publisher and it publishes more than 700 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 300 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.
Out of these, our institution is subscribing the following 7 journals from SAGE.
Journal of Entrepreneurship
Journal of Human Values
South Asia Economic Journal
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Journal of Emerging Market Finance
International Journal of Rural Management
‘Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers
Click Here to Access
DLINE Journals DLINE as a major computing portal focuses on research and development in computing sciences and technology with three major services such as Journals in Computer and Information Sciences, Conferences in Computer and Information Sciences, and Research in Computer and Information Sciences. Click Here to Access
Springer E-Books Springer is the world’s second largest STM publisher, delivering high quality peer-reviewed journals and books through its acclaimed online service – SpringerLink. We are subscribing about 971 e-books (2014 copyright year) for engineering stream. There is No limit on the number of concurrent users or the number of downloads. Click Here to Access
India Business Insight (IBI) India Business Insight (IBI) is a comprehensive online-research tool that offers rare and rich insights into developments in Indian Business and Industry from a local and global perspective. Click Here to Access
Raxter Raxter is an AI-powered online research assistant tool that helps academic researchers to boost up their productivity by adapting to their evolving subjective needs through their research life-cycle. Click Here to Access
Other Resources

1. Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)

    • The Academy, founded in 1934, aims at promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. Major activities include publication of scientific journals and special volumes, organizing meetings of the Fellowship and discussions on important topics, recognizing scientific talent, improvement of science education and taking up other issues of concern to the scientific community.11 Free Indian online journals are available.
  • Click Here to Access IAS

2. National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources(NISCAIR)

    • NISCAIR is devoted to dissemination and documentation of S&T information which publishes 17 research journals and full text facility is provided for all of them.
  • Click Here to Access NISCAIR

3. SpringerOpen

    • All SpringerOpen journals are fully open access and the entire content is freely and immediately available online on the SpringerOpen platform as well as on Springer’s online platform SpringerLink.
  • Click Here to Access SpringerOpen

4. ElsevierOpen

    • All articles published in Elsevier open access journals are peer reviewed and upon acceptance will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
  • Click Here to Access ElsevierOpen

5. SAGEOpen

    • SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, “Gold” open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
  • Click Here to Access SAGEOpen

6. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

    • DOAJ service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly and peer-reviewed journals in all languages thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The users can take the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.
  • Click Here to Access DOAJ

7. High Wire Press Science Archives (journals)

8. Hindawi Journals

    • Hindawi publishes more than 200 Open Access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. All articles published in Hindawi journals are open access and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • Click Here to Access Hindawi

9. The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) Journals

    • The EURASIP improves communication between groups and individuals that work within the multidisciplinary, fast growing field of Signal Processing in Europe and elsewhere, and to exchange and disseminate information in the field all over the world.
  • Click Here to Access EURASIP

10. Institute of Physics Electronic Journals (IOP)

    • The IOP is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. It has a worldwide membership of around 40,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics.
  • Click Here to Access IOP

11. Digital Library of the Commons (DLC)

    • The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.
  • Click Here to Access DLC

12. Royal Society Journals

    • The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
  • Click Here to Access Royal Society

13. Electronic Journal of University of Malaya (EJUM)

    • Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) is an internet-based journal management system that provides scholarly journal management system for university, higher learning institutions or research and development centers. It is currently hosting 14 journals.
  • Click Here to Access EJUM

14. OMICS

    • OMICS Publishing Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under open access can be accessed by anyone.
  • Click Here to Access OMICS

15. SCIENCEDOMAIN INTERNATIONAL

    • SCIENCEDOMAIN International (SDI) publishes high-quality, peer reviewed, open access international journals in various sectors of science, technology and medicine (STM). Fast and Open access principle of SDI help to promote rapid propagation of most up-to-date research findings to the researchers worldwide without any financial barrier.
  • Click Here to Access SDI

S. No. Resources URL
1 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) https://doaj.org/
2 Springer Open https://www.springeropen.com/
3 Elsevier Open https://www.elsevier.com/en-in/open-access/open-access-journals
4 IEEE Open https://open.ieee.org/
5 SAGE Open https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
6 Hindawi Publishing https://www.hindawi.com/
7 EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) https://www.eurasip.org/
8 PLoS https://plos.org/
9 PubMed Central https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/
10 Impact Journals http://www.impactjournals.us/
11 Ubiquity Press https://www.ubiquitypress.com/
12 Stockholm University Press https://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/
13 Copernicus Publications https://publications.copernicus.org/
14 Science Alert https://scialert.net/journals.php
15 PeerJ https://peerj.com/
16 Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/journals/
17 IOP Science https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/open_access
18 Emerald Insight https://www.emerald.com/insight/
19 The Royal Society https://royalsociety.org/journals/free-content/
20 JSTOR https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
21 African Minds https://www.africanminds.co.za/
22 HighWire http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/
24 Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) https://www.ias.ac.in/
25 CSIR-NISCAIR Journals https://www.niscair.res.in/
26 ICAR Journals http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/
27 OMICS Online https://www.omicsonline.org/about.php
28 Science Domain International http://www.sciencedomain.org/
29 Indian Society for Education and Environment https://www.iseeadyar.org/
30 Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) http://airccse.org/
31 Khagol (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics) https://www.iucaa.in/
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/

NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)

    NPTEL provides 343 web courses and 327 video courses in engineering/science and humanities have been developed. Each course contains materials that can be covered in depth in 40 or more lecture hours. Content can also be accessed from NPTEL website.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    A dissertation or thesis is a work submitted in support of candidature for a under graduate, master’s degree, or doctorate degree respectively, which presents the author’s research and findings. Electronic versions of theses and dissertations are called ETDs. ETDs replaced paper theses and dissertations and it can be similar to their paper predecessors in that they may have figures, tables, footnotes, and references.

National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

    • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). It support selectronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. It provides resources for Institution administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public.
  • Click Here to Access NDLTD

Shodhganga

    • TheShodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.
  • Click Here to Access Shodhganga

DSpace@MIT

    • DSpace@MIT is a growing collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses and more. End-user downloads of the 60,000+ items regularly exceed one million per month.
  • Click Here to Access DSpace@MIT

Indian Institute of Astrophysics

    • This digital repository of Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP), Bangalore, India is developed to capture, organize disseminate and preserve the research publications of IIAP. It also includes the in-house technical reports and annual reports in addition to various other grey literature created within the institute. As Astronomy and Astrophysics is the major focus area of research in IIAP, the contents of this Repository is organised to include various forms and collections where they are published. They are displayed under different communities.
  • Click Here to Access IIAP

DSpace@IIMK

    • This Repository has been jointly developed by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard Labs. This service enables the Institute community to archive their preprints, post prints and other scholarly publications. In keeping with the objectives of the Open Access movement, it provides easy access to these publications worldwide and to improve impact of the research.
  • Click Here to Access DSpace@IIMK

S. No. Resources URL
1 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) https://doaj.org/
2 Springer Open https://www.springeropen.com/
3 Elsevier Open https://www.elsevier.com/en-in/open-access/open-access-journals
4 IEEE Open https://open.ieee.org/
5 SAGE Open https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
6 Hindawi Publishing https://www.hindawi.com/
7 EURASIP (European Association for Signal Processing) https://www.eurasip.org/
8 PLoS https://plos.org/
9 PubMed Central https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/
10 Impact Journals http://www.impactjournals.us/
11 Ubiquity Press https://www.ubiquitypress.com/
12 Stockholm University Press https://www.stockholmuniversitypress.se/
13 Copernicus Publications https://publications.copernicus.org/
14 Science Alert https://scialert.net/journals.php
15 PeerJ https://peerj.com/
16 Open Library of Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/journals/
17 IOP Science https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/open_access
18 Emerald Insight https://www.emerald.com/insight/
19 The Royal Society https://royalsociety.org/journals/free-content/
20 JSTOR https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
21 African Minds https://www.africanminds.co.za/
22 HighWire http://highwire.org/lists/allsites.dtl
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/
24 Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) https://www.ias.ac.in/
25 CSIR-NISCAIR Journals https://www.niscair.res.in/
26 ICAR Journals http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/
27 OMICS Online https://www.omicsonline.org/about.php
28 Science Domain International http://www.sciencedomain.org/
29 Indian Society for Education and Environment https://www.iseeadyar.org/
30 Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) http://airccse.org/
31 Khagol (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics) https://www.iucaa.in/
23 Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) https://ejournal.um.edu.my/

Value@Amrita

    • Virtual Lab at Amrita Intelligent development of virtual laboratories with state-of-the-art computer simulation technology to create real world environments and problem handling capabilities is required to bridge the gap between institutions (or industries) that retain the physical laboratory and distantly placed economically challenged educational institutions.
  • Click Here to Access Value@Amrita

Virtual Labs

    • It providing remote-access to Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These Virtual Labs would cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars.
  • Click Here to Access Virtual Labs

VirtLab

    • Virtual lab is a series of hands-on experiments and demonstrations using a simulated chemistry laboratory. Students can also build their own simulations using electronic spreadsheets.
  • Click Here to Access VirtLab

Note: Time duration for the free access to the e-resources is as per the decision of the respective publisher.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Springer Nature

Pearson

EBSCO COVID-19 Portal

Wiley Online Library

Media Resource centre

    • Our institute is having the following facilities to access the media resources.
  • Television set.
  • Headphone with Mike.
  • 6 Computers.
  • 5948 CDs/DVDs.

Video Conferencing

    • Our institute is having the following facilities:
  • Visualizer
  • Cordless and Collar Mike
  • 250 seating capacity

    The library provides the following services:
  • Circulation
  • Reference service
  • Computerised Information storage and retrieval service
  • Audio Visual service
  • Inter Library Loan service
  • Internet service
  • E-Learning Service

  • Books will be issued only on production of valid user ID card.
  • Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date.
  • Normally one renewal is permitted to the students and two renewals allowed to the staff.
  • Books will have to be physically presented for renewals.
  • Books will be renewed if there are not reservations.
  • Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the books before borrowing.
  • For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules in force. (Rs.1/day for first 15 days, Rs.2/- for the next 15 days and Rs.5/- for 31st day onwards).
  • Users should deposit their bags/belongings (Other than valuables) in the personal belongings counter located at the entrance.
S.No Designation No. of Tickets Loan Period No. of Renewal
1 Staff – Teaching 10 5 for 14 days / 5 for 180 days Two
2 Staff – Non-Teaching 4 14 One
3 UG Students 4 14 One
4 PG Students 5 14 One
5 M.Phil Students 5 14 One
6 PhD Students 5 14 One

DELNET

    • Our Students and Faculty Members of our Institution can borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library through DELNET Memberships.
    • DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.
  • Click Here to Access DELNET

National Digital Library of India (NDL)

    • NDL India provides a single-window search facility to act as a one-stop shop for all digital resources which gives access to the contents including books, articles, videos, audios, thesis and other educational materials relevant for users from varying educational levels and capabilities at free of cost. Our institution is the member of NDL. All our staff and students are the members of NDL.
  • Click Here to Access NDL

INFLIBNET (Sodhganga)India (NDL)

    • Our institution is a Member of INFLIBNET Sodhganga Project. Ph.D. theses submitted to our institution are uploaded in Sodhganga Repository.
  • Click Here to Access INFLIBNET

  • The loss of book should be reported to the librarian immediately in writing and replace the book.
  • In case replacement of book is not possible, one has to pay twice the cost of the book along with admissible overdue charges.
  • Replacement cost of the book is to be remitted in the account section of the college after obtaining the challan from the librarian.
  • Overdue charges are to be remitted in the account section of the Institution the bill is to be produced to the library.
  • Strict silence is to be maintained in the library.
  • The mobile phones should not be used inside the library.
  • The library facilities should not be misused. Misuse of library facilities is an offence and calls for punishment.
  • Users are required to keep the library and the campus neat, clean and tidy.
  • Do not hesitate to approach the library staff for assistance.

For Staff

    • ( KARE email login is needed. eg. “

……@klu.ac.in”

For Students