Library

Library

The University Library is named after a great scholar of Persian, Bhai Nand Lal Ji, who had the privilege of being one of the fifty-two poets of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The University library has been on a rapid and consistent path of expansion and development since its inception, catering to the learning and research requirements of the faculty and the students. The access to library resources is given via barcode membership card generated using SOUL-ILMS (Integrated Library Management System). The library at SGGSWU is automated with digital facilities using an ILMS and has adequate subscriptions to e-resources and journals. An ILMS streamlines various library functions, including cataloguing, circulation, acquisition, and user management. It allows for centralized control and efficient organization of library resources. Furthermore, the users are provided with OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and modern reprographic facilities. The library has perpetual subscriptions of SPSS, along with membership of DELNET. The University has signed an MoU with INFLIBNET too. Numerous books are added to the library every year and presently the collection is above 35,000 books. The reading hall of the library is fully air-conditioned along with provision of a photocopy facility for teachers as well as students. The library has also maintained an e-resource computer room equipped with fifteen desktop computers with internet facility enabling access to open journals. The touch-screen systems enable efficient handling of check-ins, check-outs, and renewals, enhancing the overall circulation process. ILMS allows for the creation and management of user accounts, tracking borrowing history, fines, and preferences. Also, CCTV cameras have been installed to keep vigilance in the library premises. It is worth mentioning that the University library has received a very rare and old book collection relating to Sikh religion and history, from SGPC Head Office, Chandigarh. Within the University library, a dedicated section has been established to cater specifically to the needs of differently-abled students. Soft copies of reading materials and screen reader software such as NVDA are available. A fully equipped computer is available for differently-abled individuals. Additionally, human assistance is available to provide personalized support, ensuring differently-abled students can fully engage with academic resources and confidently pursue their educational goals. Besides the centralized library, the University has various departmental libraries viz. Department of Education, School of Law, etc. for the facilitation of their respective students.