Library

About Library


The University Library is on a rapid and consistent path of expansion and development since its inception in 2009, catering to the learning and research requirements of teachers and students of the university. Carefully designed with elegant modular furniture, the library presently has over 33,941 titles and subscribes to 40 international and national print journals, the University Library subscribes to a large number of electronic journals through the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium and independently apart from subscribing to 8900 full text online journals through the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium and independently, with access to ACM Digital Library, American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Annual Reviews, Cambridge University Press, Institute of Physics, JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Project Muse, Royal Society of Chemistry, Sage, Science Direct, Science Online, , Springer Link, Taylor & Francis, Wiley-Blackwell etc. The University Library has access to all important full text data base  including CMI, Prowess, States of India, Indiastat.com, DELNET Online, ISID (The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development), JCCC (J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium), Hein Online, Manuparta, SciFinder Evaluation, SCOPUS, Web of Science etc. It is fully air-conditioned and is located at a central place in the Academic Block with state-of-the-art seating facility, apart from a quiet and restoring ambience. The interior of the library is enabled with Wi-Fi connectivity allowing the users to work within the library by accessing both offline and online resources. This University Library is equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Electro Magnetic Security System (EMSS) providing automated self-service facility for the users and high end security. It is also equipped with an advanced Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and modern reprographic facilities.

Library Sections

General Book Section
Text Book Section
Reference Book Section
Regional Language Section
Donated Book Section
Braille Section
Thesis and Dissertations Section
Audio-Video Section
Newspaper Corner
Maps and Atlas Section

Library Collections

The library collection consists of Books, Reference Books, Text Books, Print Journals, Newspapers, M.Phil Dissertations, E-Journals & Databases, CD ROM/DVDs.

Sr. No. Resources Total
01 Books 33,941
02 Journals and Print Format 40
03 E-Journals , 9327
04 Thesis and Dissertation 426
05 News Papers 21
06 CD-ROM/DVD 451

Library Services

Reprographic services: University Library provides reprographic services to the users for photocopying library materials
Reference Service: It provides the users with directional assistance in locating books and resources.
Inter-library Loan (ILL): Assistance to access materials and resources from the networking libraries through DELNET.
Current Awareness Service (CAS): Updating the users with the latest information in the academic front and new arrivals to the library. 
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI): Provides information and updates to the interested users on specific theme/area/topic as required. 
Binding: Provides binding service to the users for official purposes. 

E-Journals

Publisher URL No of Title
ACM Digital Library http://dl.acm.org/ 50
American Chemical Society http://pubs.acs.org/ 37
American Physical Society http://publish.aps.org/browse.html 10
Annual Reviews http://www.annualreviews.org/ 33
Bentham Science      cbc ; cad ; ccand ; aiaamc 04
Cambridge University Press http://journals.cambridge.org/ 224
Economic & Political Weekly http://www.epw.in/ 1
Institute of Physics http://iopscience.iop.org/journals 46
JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/ 2585
Oxford University Press http://www.oxfordjournals.org/ 206
Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html 01
Project Muse http://muse.jhu.edu/browse/ 493
Royal Society of Chemistry http://www.rsc.org/ 29
Science Direct (10 Subject Collection) http://www.sciencedirect.com/ 1389
Springer Link http://link.springer.com/ 1763
Taylor & Francis http://www.tandfonline.com/ 1173
Wiley-Blackwell http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ 908
Sage http://journals.sagepub.com/ 28
Science Online http://www.sciencemag.org/ 01

E-Resources

Publisher Description

EPWRF India Time Series (EPWRFITS) http://www.epwrfits.in/howtouse_new.aspx
User needs only to click on the “LOG-IN” button, no need to type the user name and password.

EPWRF India Time Series is an online database with its comprehensive coverage of Indian economy for a fairly long time period and it comprises over 30,000 variables capsuled in 16 modules. 
Indiastat.com
www.indiastat.com
Provides ready to use data on socio-economic life of India and its states online.
DELNET Online
http://delnet.nic.in/
Promotes resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. Enables accessing data from the libraries in the network.
ISID (The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development) http://isid.org.in/  Access to databases on various aspects of the Indian economy, particularly industry and the corporate sector and On-line Indexes of Indian Social Science Journals (OLI).
JCCC (J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium)
http://jccc-indest.informindia.co.in /
JCCC provides a one point access to journals subscribed under UGC INFONET Digital library consortium as well as university libraries designated as Inter Library Loan (ILL) Centers.
Hein Online
http://home.heinonline.org
Provides access to more than 1,800 law and law-related periodicals.
Grammarly
www.grammarly.com/edu/students 

It is an automated grammar tutor and revision support tool. A web-based solution, Grammarly works one-on-one with a researchers/student to develop essential writing skills, reinforce proper revision habits and prevent plagiarism. For use, you can create your user ID and Passwords:- 
Registration Process

Step 1: go to www.grammarly.com/edu/students  (mandatory to sign up from this URL)

Step 2: Click on create Account button, fill up the self-service form. Ensure that users are registering from their @cup.ac.in domain mail ID.

Manuparta
http://www.manupatra.com
Provides databases on Legal, Taxation, Corporate and Business Policy.
SciFinder Evaluation
New User Registration
https://origin-scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html

Scientific database that focuses on chemistry.
Login
https://scifinder.cas.org/scifinder
Westlaw India
http://www.westlawindia.com
Provide access to a large collection of case laws and legal materials from India, and outside particularly from the UK, EU, United States and other Commonwealth Jurisdictions.
SCOPUS
http://www.scopus.com/
Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
Web of Science
https://webofknowledge.com
Web of Science is an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service maintained by Thomson Reuters that provides a comprehensive citation search.

NDL e-Resources

Publisher Description

World e-Book Library

http://community.worldlibrary.in/?AffiliateKey=NDL-MW1174
The World Library Foundation is the world's largest collection of Books and Articles in electronic format. Founded in 1996, the World Library Foundation is a global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate digital facsimiles of historical books, classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other heritage works in a number of languages and countries around the world.

South Asia Archive (SAA)

http://www.southasiaarchive.com/
The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the South Asian region. It is not merely a repository, but a vehicle for targeted research, and one which has been intelligently structured to ensure efficient content discovery.

Library IT Infrastructure

SI.No. Particulars  Total Numbers
01 Computers 26
02 Servers 01
03 Printer for Library Users 01
04 Photocopier for Library Users 01
05 Book Eye 4 Scanner 01

Library Automation

The University Library is fully automated with Library Management Software SLIM21 which functions from cataloging to security protocols are integrated. The acquisition, cataloging, circulation, serials controlling, catalog access and security protocols come under the purview of automation. 
The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) system in the University Library is enabled with LMS which allows cataloging of diverse resources such as books, journals, articles, slides, maps, audio/video, films, cassettes, texts, drawings, clippings, serial publications, softwares and so on.  OPAC enables searching through clusters like Author, Keyword, Subject, Class, Title, Publisher, Place of publication, Main entry, Material type, Place of conference, Subject name, ISBN / ISSN, Series titles, Serials title and Year of publication. It also supports circulation, acquisition, front desk operations, Serials Control and data entry in vernacular languages.

http://cupserver4/w27/  (Web OPAC)

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

RFID system installed in the University Library is with the latest technology and configuration in this regard. It ensures efficient service delivery and security with minimum human input.  It is defined by the following features:

Durable RFID tags with 1,024-2,048 bits memory to enable cataloging and circulation.
Tattle Tapes security strips providing covert security to the library resources.
Pad Staff Workstation (PSW) which can be operated as a circulation desk or tag programming station.
Digital Library Assistant (DLA) to simplify shelf management tasks and making physical verification of resources easy.
Electromagnetic Detection System (EDS) offering state-of-the art protection to help secure valuable library materials marked with Tattle tapes security strips.
Self-Check system facilitating self-issuing, self-return and self-renewal by the users themselves.

Library Rules

The students, teachers and staff of the university are entitled for membership in the University Library. University library published library manual that deals with the important functions of   University Library and delineates policies about its activities such as collection, development, provision of information services and management of other academic support facilities. It is expected to bring clarity and uniformity in procedures and practices of the library and improve its efficiency, utility and services. The Manual link is given below:-
http://www.cup.ac.in/university_publications.php

Braille Section

The University Library is also in a process of developing a separate Braille section for the visually handicapped users. The acquisition of books in Braille script has already started with quite a few numbers of books from history, literature, religion, etc. making their way into the stacks.  

Library Timings

All working day, Saturdays, Sundays and Gazetted holidays =8.00 am to 2.00 am
(Library will remain closed on 03 national Holidays i.e. Republic Day, Independence Day & Gandhi Jayanti )

Library Staff

Dr. Bhupinder Singh
Information Scientist
Mr. Ravinder Singh
Semi-Professional Assistant
Mrs. Prachi Srivastava
Semi-Professional Assistant
Ms. Babita Yadav
Library Assistant;
Mrs. Veerpal Kaur
Library Assistant
Mr. Kishan Rai
Library Attendant

Library Advisory Committee

Prof. Surinder Kaur Bawa, CoC for Education
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Associate Professor
Dr. Anil Kumar Mantha, Associate Professor
Dr. Felix Bast, Assistant Professor
Dr. Deepak Kumar, Assistant Professor
Dr. Kiran K. Singh, Assistant Professor
Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Information Scientist

Feedback, suggestions and comments are welcome at library.cup@cup.ac.in Ph. +91 164-2864140