Text Book, Book Bank & Theses

Text Book Stacks
PhD Theses
Book Bank Books
Theses & Book Bank Books



The Section containing Text Books, Book Bank and Ph. D. Theses is located at Ground Floor of the Central Library. Book Bank section is the back bone of the Central Library as it caters to the course needs of the B.Tech. 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.

For more info contact:

Ms. Vanita Khanchandani

Assistant Librarian (SG)
Incharge:Text-Book & Book Bank Section (TBB),
Humanities & Social Sciences Section (HSS), Theses Section,
Internship Coordinator
Tel: 26591496, 26596654 (O)
Email: vanita@library.iitd.ac.intbb@library.iitd.ac.in

Important Information for Text Books
General Opening Hours of the Section:
  • 9:00 AM to 8:45 PM for Reading during Monday to Friday
  • 10:00 AM to 6:15 PM for Reading during Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Extended Hours:
  • Round the Clock during Major and Minor Exams
Book Issue & Return Hours:
  • 9 AM to 8:45 PM during Monday to Friday
  • Text Books to be issued for three days only.
  • A maximum of only two books from textbooks can be issued at a time.
  • A book can be renewed twice only.
  • Late fines @ Rs. 6/Day will be charged.
  • In some of the books "Not to be issued" is written those books cannot be issued, it can be used for reading purpose only.
  • Remember-Books from this section may be taken outside of the section area for reading and photocopying purpose only and for that students have to submit their ID cards with the book card available from inside the book.
  • In case of any type of fine, the same is to be deposited online and the receipt is to be produced in the section for settlement.
Remember - Your ID is essentially required for all Checkouts. We cannot make exceptions for Checkouts.

Important Information for Book Bank:
  • The Book Bank is for use by undergraduate students only.
  • Book bank facility has been mainly designed for scheduled Caste /Scheduled Tribe students and also available for OBC, MCM, EWS and General students on First-cum-First Serve basis.
  • Students may apply for books from the Book Bank collection as per the schedule announced by the Library after that no latecomers are allowed to issue the books from the section.
  • Students have to bring their ID cards for Book Bank facility.
  • Up to 6 books can be reserved and issued per semester (six months) by the undergraduate students.
  • Books in Book Bank can be returned on or before the due date but another book cannot be issued in place of that.
  • Late fine at the rate of Rs. 1/- per day.

Things to note...

  • The Section is equipped with the RFID Station and you need bring your Smart Card for Self Issue of the Books from this Section
  • Writing and highlighting in books is not allowed.
  • In case of loss, the cost of the book in foreign currency is to be charged at the current conversion rate of the currency.
  • Lost book should be replaced by a new book of the same title with the latest edition and overdue charges for each book and with the processing charges of Rs. 100/- per book.

Ph.D Theses
Ph.D Theses:

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 the Ph.D. theses awarded at IIT Delhi and they are housed in this section. There are about 7,500 Ph.D. theses currently available in the section. The theses on the stacks have been arranged according to the year of submission and you need to note the details from the WebOPAC for locating the theses. The copies of the Ph.D. theses are also available in the respective departments.

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: ePrints@IITD (Institutional Repository) makes available the abstracts of the theses on-line (title to content pages) from anywhere in the world.

Full-text of the theses are made available at Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre: https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/handle/10603/421373

Additionally, the section is responsible for the Ph.D. thesis submission and approves no dues on the institute's ERP. The prerequisites for submitting a thesis can be found at: Guidelines for Ph.D. Thesis submission and No Dues