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Central Library, IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Phone: +91 11 26591451
The Central Library is organized into following six functional units:
Acquisition and Processing: 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.
Computer Applications: The Computer Applications Section coordinates with all Sections of 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 Institute's Website.
Computer Laboratory in the Central Library (Top Floor)
Reader Services: The Reader Services is concerned with issue, return and renewal of documents to the members of the Library. Besides faculty, students, research scholars and supporting staff of Institute, the Library also offers memberships to corporate bodies, alumni, retired faculty and local libraries. It provides assistance to the readers in locating library material. The section is also responsible for providing orientation to new entrants (UG, PG & Research Scholars), casual and special visitors. It attends to inter-library loan requests and helps students to visit other libraries. The section answers queries of readers about circulation in specific and about the Central Library in general. Readers may approach the Reference and Membership Counter for information or any assistance in the use of the library collections and services.
Circulation Counter in the Central Library (First Floor)
Journals Section: The Journals Section deals with all activities related to subscription of print and electronic journals, their receipt, display, follow-up and enabling access to e-journals on Campus LAN. The Library subscribes to The Library subscribes to 714 current journals (print with online) and has access to more than 10,000 e-journals as a member of the INDEST-AICTE Consortium.
Reading Area in the Central Library (Top Floor)
Text Book and Book Bank Section: The text book collection in the Library consists of books prescribed in the courses of study or those recommended by the Institute faculty. The text books are either issued for overnight or are available only for reference. Students can borrow two books at a time from Text Book section between 2 to 6.30 P.M. The text books can also be reserved seven days in advance. The Central Library has purchased 38 E- Text books for Under graduate students. The Book Bank holds multiple copies of selected text books for making them available to the students for the entire period of a semester against payment of 10% of total cost of a book as rental charges or Rs.20 per book, whichever is less. However, students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are exempted from the payment of rental charges.
Bindery: The Bindery looks after the maintenance of library documents. Binding outfits are contracted to perform most of the binding jobs for the 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.