An area of 850 fts. has been segregated from the library as an independent reading room having a separate entrance on the ground floor. The patrons of the Library as well as other authorized Library users can make use of the reading room with their own reading material and personal books which are not allowed in the Library. The ground floor houses the following important sections and facilities:
Text Book & Book Bank Sections: The Library maintains a separate collection of textbooks that are recommended by the departments/centres for different courses offered at IIT Delhi. Textbooks can be consulted within the Library premises on deposition of Identity Card. Text books can also be issued for overnight after 3.00 PM which should be returned on the next day by 1.00 PM, failing which an overdue charge of Rs.0.50 per hour per volume is charged. The Book Bank is also housed in the Text Book Section of the Central Library. The Book Bank holds multiple copies of selected textbooks for making them available to the students for the entire duration of a semester. The collection consists of prescribed text books in paperback editions. The section also houses theses, dissertations and rare books.
Stacks Area: Ground Floor has stacks area for books on social sciences, humanities, biographies and library science. Progress Reports (PR) including annuals, annals and other serial publications are also shelved on the Ground floor.
Library Reading Room: A portion of Library on the ground floor has been segregated as an independent Library Reading Room.
Computer Applications Section: The Computer Applications Section coordinates with all Sections of the Library for library computerization. The Section is responsible for offering computer-based library services. It has servers and staff room as well as a Computer Laboratory that houses 30+ computers exclusively for the library users. The Section also houses content development team for the Institute Website.
Book Acquisition and Technical Processing Section: The key functions of the Acquisition and Technical Section is to procure all types of documents (except journals) and their classification and cataloguing. The process of book acquisition is fully computerized using the LibSys software package. The Section is also responsible for tooling of books which involves fixing labels, date slips, bar-code stickers, etc.
Bindery: The Bindery looks after the maintenance of library documents. Binding outfits are contracted to perform most of the binding jobs for Library, however, soft binding of journals, not preserved for long, is done in the Library bindery. The Library Bindery also does the lamination work for the Institute.
Ground Floor Layout