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Text Book , Book Bank & Theses Section
The Section containing Text Books, Book Bank and Ph. D. Theses is located at Ground Floor of the Central Library. Apart printed versions of the documents, this section also makes available e-text books which are unique in their nature and widely used with perpetual access. The e-text books are accessible to the campus users round the clock. The Text Book & Book Bank section is the back bone of the Central Library as it caters to the course needs of the students and therefore the documents from this section are in high demand throughout the year. A portion inside the section is available for serious reading which is perhaps the most comfortable reading area in the whole library.
Text books are most reliable source of information to the Faculty and the Students of IIT Delhi especially for course/syllabus related reading.The section has approximately 8,500 syllabus related text books. The books for this section are purchased generally on the recommendation from different faculty members through the concerned Head of the Department. The timings for issuing the books from the Text Book Section are from 2 PM to 5 PM during Monday to Friday and the same are issued for overnight only (for one day). The books of this section may be returned back during 9 AM to 1 PM only. A total no. 2 of books are issued from the section at a time. The e-text books are round the clock available to the campus users on LAN from http://library.iitd.ac.in/e-textbook.php
All the documents/books/theses, etc. of the library are searchable through the Library's On-line Public Access Catalog. If you want to locate any book from the section through Author, Title, Subject, Keyword, etc, just visit the OPAC of the library from the Central Library website (http://library.iitd.ac.in) or from the following Links and note down the Call No. of the Book/Document. Show the Call No. to any of the Library staff member if you are not able to locate the document on your own. All the documents of the section have been arranged subject-wise (on the basis of Call No.)
Book Bank is housed in the Text Book section of the Central Library at the Ground Floor. Book Bank is a very good service which offers upto 6 books issued to every student for the whole semester on a very nominal rental amount and on first-cum-first serve basis on notified dates only. It has a syllabus related dedicated collection of about 6,000 books which is regularly updated. The service is available for undergraduate students only. The books from the section are in high demand as they cover the syllabus of the students.
The Theses Section is housed in the same area in which the Text Book & Book Section is located at the Ground Floor. Central Library receives copies of all thePh.D. theses awarded at IIT Delhi and they are housed in thissection. There are about 4,300 Ph.D. Theses currently available in the section.The Database of the Ph.D. theses is accessible through the WebOPAC by Title, Author, Supervisor, Department, Year, etc. and also through another interface specially prepared for searching the theses at: http://library.iitd.ac.in/thesis/ The WebOPAC based interface of the theses database also makes available the abstracts of the theses on-line (title to content pages) from anywhere in the world. The theses in the stacks have been arranged according to the Call Numbers and you need to note the Call Number from the WebOPAC for locating the theses.The copies of the Ph.D. these are also available in the respective departments.
Remember - You have to submit your ID Card for taking out the theses for reading outside the section.
( You may like to contact for any assistance from the section at - 2659-6654 or 2659-1452 or firstname.lastname@example.org)