Sections of Library
1. Acquisition Section:
Acquisition section is responsible for the
selection and purchase of materials or resources. it is the section
which manages the budget utilization for purchase of resources.
Recommended book list are submitted by each departments which undergo
duplicate checking against Library holdings; which are then placed in
the meeting of Standing Committee for book Selection . Supply order is
placed for procurement of the approved books. Books once received are
accessioned and entered into the system by this section which is then
transferred to Technical Section for technical processing.
2. Technical Section:
Technical section maintains all the technical
works inside the library. This section is entrusted with the activities
such as classification, cataloguing and assignment of subject headings
where they are processed for transcribing and barcode and then are
released for circulation.
3. Circulation Section:
Circulation section is one of the most
important sections in the library as it is the gateway between users and
documents. This section handles maximum services apart from the
provision of lending and renewal of books, services such as registration
of library member, issuing of clearance / no dues certificate and
maintain statistical information pertaining to the library use. The
circulation also provides self-check machine where users can issue books
themselves and also OPAC system where users can search the holdings of
the library materials. The library also have SMS alert system where the
books issued to the user are sent an SMS alert giving information about
the due date of the book issued to him/her. This SMS alert is also used
for reminder to the users who have overdue loans.
4. Reference Section:
This section maintains the reference
information for the users in the library. They consist of materials that
are meant to aid research by providing quick and accessible
information. The reference sources comprises of dictionaries,
bibliographies, directories, atlases etc. This section also maintain
government publication, reports, statistical information etc. The
central library also have a collection of the research output of the
university i.e., PhD theses and dissertations in this section for
consultation. However, photocopy and Xerox of these theses are strictly
prohibited whereas the other references sources can be made photocopy
with the prior permission of the staff.
5. Periodical Section:
Periodical section provides the current
information in the library. The major works involves placing of
subscriptions order for the print journals and receipt and records the
issues of journals/newspapers and renewal of subscription and the
maintenance of current journals. The library subscribes journals for
different academic departments comprising of 219 including National and
International journals with 4 national newspapers and 16 local
newspapers. These periodicals are displayed in the racks and can be
consulted but they are not for issue. However, users can take a
photocopy with the prior permission of the concern staff.
6. Bound Volume Section:
Bound Volume Section is the section which
maintains the bound volume of back issues from the periodical section.
Once a volume is no longer current, the library gathers up the issue in
that volume and binds them together. These are bound periodicals and are
given a separate accession and also classification numbers. This
section can be consulted and Xerox can be made with the permission of
7. Reprographic section:
This section provides the facilities of Photo-copying, Printing, Lamination, Spiral binding & Passport size photograph.
8. Computer Section:
This section is the most vital section in the
library as it provides the main support to the library automation
programme and maintains support services for the maintenance of library
software. They are responsible for creation and updating of database and
the overall LAN troubleshooting and internet services in the library.
9. Establishment Section:
This section is responsible for the handling of
the routine administrative works such as correspondence of receipts and
dispatch works, bill processing, keeping records of various
administrative activities etc. They also deal with the requisition of
stationery and other infrastructure and other miscellaneous items
required by the library.