PDU Central Library

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Central Library is our users’ preferred location for community connection and learning. The Library collection comprises of a broad spectrum of academic and popular literature in print as well as in digital formats. The Library regularly adds new collection in response to the demand received from the users and make them accessible as soon as possible.

With the trained and qualified staff, the Library executes many user-centric innovative services, provides the best possible facilities and organize meaningful academic and research events supporting the teaching, learning, research and publication activities.

Facilitates

  • 24×7 WebOPAC (online catalogue) and remote access e-resources;
  • Wi-Fi and CCTV cameras
  • Well-stocked books and periodical section
  • Air-condition enabled reading halls
  • Well-furnished reading room for research scholars
  • Faculty reading room
  • Training rooms with projectors, mikes, speakers, live programme recorder
  • A television set to watch 32 SWAYAM PRABHA DTH educational channels, etc.

Services

  • Training rooms with projectors, mikes, speakers, live programme recorder
  • Reference service;
  • Subject guides and user manuals to access e-resources/ databases;
  • On-demand bibliographies and webliographies
  • Updates open access e-resources on the University website
  • Provides inter-library loan service through DELNET;
  • Provides career guidance;
  • Orientation Programmes on e-resources, plagiarism, information sources, latest learning technology/tools, etc. and also Library Tours;
  • Lecture series;
  • Uploads University’s theses on ShodhGanga and so far uploaded 67 theses;
  • Creates user accounts on National Digital Library;
  • Creates publication profiles of faculty on Indian Research Information Network System (IRINS);
  • Assists in creating author identification numbers on ORCID, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Academia, etc..

Courses

The Library is actively involved in teaching and training activities. Apart from organizing periodic academic/research events for students and faculty members, it also conducts the following two formal Courses:

  1. “Research and Publication Ethics”, a two-credit Course mandated by UGC for research scholars. The first batch of the Course was successfully conducted in 2020-21.
  2. “Online Book Publishing Course”, a non-credit Course in association with National Book Trust.
  3. “Communication Skills and Personality Development” Course for UG, PG and research scholars. From 2018-19, the Library has successfully conducted four batches.