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Digital Library
Desh Bhagat University has established an excellent library for benefit of students, faculties and research scholars. Library has a large collection of books covering various branches of Engineering & Technology, Management, Commerce, Medical and Health & Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and other related fields. The fully Air Conditioned and automated Library is highly sophisticated with state-of-art facilities. It provides online resources as well as digital resources. It is also providing Remote log-in facility to access electronic resources 24 X 7 and ensures high network security. Regular newspapers both regional and national are specifically subscribed to cater the need of all the readers various facilities like e-library, e-journals and subscription with various international agencies like EBSCO, DELNT, DVL Dentistry & Oral Science and AIR INFOTRACK (LAW). Apart from Central Library, DBU has six Council Libraries in respective schools to provide better environment and services to course specific students. Each library has adequate number of work stations to facilitate searching/accessing OPAC, e-resources, web browsing and for other academic works.

Highlights

  • Spread over 25000 sq.ft carpet area.

  • Facilitated with State of Art Infrastructure.

  • Fully Air-conditioned.

  • Digital Access - WEB OPAC (Link: http://112.196.74.172/opacdbu/#/search/basic)

  • Well protected with fire alarms and CCTV security systems.

  • Equipped with reading halls with reference collection.

  • Internet Lounge

  • Reprographic Facilities

  • RFID – Radio Frequency Identification

  • More than 93,000 books

  • 8 Lakh plus e-books

  • Membership of DELNET, EBSCO, DVL Dentistry & Oral Science, AIR INFOTRACK, NDL, Shodhganga/Sodh Gangotri, URKUND.

Working Hours

Library opens on all the days 8am to 8pm.

Resources & Facilities

University library has large print and online resources to provide effective access to learning resources of all formats to keep the academic community abreast of the latest developments and to provide them with updated information on Engineering & Technology, Management, Commerce, Medical and Health & Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and other related fields.

Collections

PRINT RESOURCES

Print Resources Number
Books93000+
Bounded Volumes1255
Print Thesis/Dissertation603
Project Reports2281
Print Journals/Magazines185
Non-Print Resources (CDs & DVDs)2500

E RESOURCES

E- Resources & Services
EBSCO Business Source Elitehttps://search.ebscohost.com
DELNET www.delnet.in
DVL Dentistry & Oral Science https://www.dvirtuallibrary.org
AIR INFOTRACK https://www.aironline.in
NDLhttps://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in
NPTLhttps://swayam.gov.in
Shodhganga/Sodh Gangotrihttps://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in
SWAYAM https://swayam.gov.in
EdX https://www.edx.org
Doajhttps://doaj.org
NISCAIR https://www.niscair.res.in
Indian Academy of Sc https://www.ias.ac.in
Springer Naturehttps://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/journals-books/journals
Open accesshttps://www.openaccessjournals.com
Wiley https://authorservices.wiley.com/open-research/open-access/browse-journals.html
Oxfordhttps://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_access
Springer https://www.springeropen.com/journals
MDPI https://www.mdpi.com/
Sage https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
Science direct https://www.sciencedirect.com/
Scientific Research https://www.scirp.org/journal/OpenAccess.aspx
Doabookshttps://www.doabooks.org
Pdf drivehttps://www.pdfdrive.com
Free ebooks https://www.free-ebooks.net/
Open culture http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks
e-books directoryhttp://www.e-booksdirectory.com
Digital Librarieshttp://digilibraries.com/category/antiques-and-collectibles
Science bookshttp://www.sciencebooksonline.info
Dissertation and Thesis Database
Open Access and Dissertationshttp://etd.lib.fsu.edu/ETD-db/ETD-search/search_by_keyword
DART-Europe E-Theses Portalhttp://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php
British Library, ETHOShttp://ethos.bl.uk:8080/SearchResults.do
Australian Digital Theses Programhttps://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/3/simple-search?scope=thesis.anu.edu.au&collection=anu_search&query=law
Sodh Gangahttps://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/
Vidyanidhi Digital Libraryhttp://dspace.vidyanidhi.org.in:8080/dspace
Worldwide Electronic Theses and Dissertations Indexhttps://etd.ohiolink.edu/world.cgi?q=law&field=&pagesize=30
E-Reference Resources
Open Access and Dissertationshttp://etd.lib.fsu.edu/ETD-db/ETD-search/search_by_keyword
DART-Europe E-Theses Portalhttp://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php
British Library, ETHOShttp://ethos.bl.uk:8080/SearchResults.do
Australian Digital Theses Programhttps://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/3/simple-search?scope=thesis.anu.edu.au&collection=anu_search&query=law
Sodh Gangahttps://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/
Vidyanidhi Digital Libraryhttp://dspace.vidyanidhi.org.in:8080/dspace
Worldwide Electronic Theses and Dissertations Indexhttps://etd.ohiolink.edu/world.cgi?q=law&field=&pagesize=30
Subject Encyclopedias
Art Cyclopediahttp://www.artcyclopedia.com/
Encyclopedia of British History, 1500-1950http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Britain.html
Encyclopedia of Psychologyhttps://www.psychology.org/
Encyclopedia of the Orienthttp://www.i-cias.com/e.o/
Encyclopedia Mythicahttps://pantheon.org/
Encyclopedia Smithsonianhttp://encyclopedia.langenberg.com/
Guide to Philosophy on the Internethttp://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/philinks.htm
Internet Encyclopedia of philosophyhttps://www.iep.utm.edu/
Medical Encyclopediahttps://medlineplus.gov/encyclopedia.html
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyhttps://plato.stanford.edu/
WebMDhttps://www.webmd.com/
Webopediahttps://www.webopedia.com/
Whatis?comhttps://whatis.techtarget.com/
Dictionaries
Howjsay.comhttps://howjsay.com/
AskOxfordhttps://languages.oup.com/
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionaryhttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/
Cambridge Dictionary of American Englishhttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/default.asp?dict=A
Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbshttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/default.asp?dict=I
Dictionary.comhttps://www.dictionary.com/
Dictionary of Acronymhttps://www.acronymfinder.com/
English to Punjabi Dictionaryhttp://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=Dictionary
Longman Dictionarieshttp://www.longman.com/dictionaries/
Virtual Library: general reference dictionarieshttp://home.istar.ca/~obyrne/dict.html
Yours Dictionary of English Languagehttp://www.yoursdictionary.com/
Subject Dictionaries
CABI Thesaurushttps://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1988
Dictionary of cell & Molecular Biologyhttp://www.cellbio.com/dictionaries.html
Dictionary of the social scienceshttp://socialsciencedictionary.nelson.com/
Library Automation/Technology Glossaryhttps://suitehotelnewyork.com/libraryhq/
M-W Thesaurushttps://www.merriam-webster.com/mw/thesaurus.htm
Medical dictionaryhttps://medlineplus.gov/mplusdictionary.html
Online Dictionary of Library & Information Sciencehttps://www.wcsu.edu/library/odlis.html
Online Dictionary of the Social Scienceshttp://bitbucket.icaap.org/
Virtual Librarian: Glossary & Indexhttp://www.lib.monash.edu.au/vl/glossind.htm#v1
Yearbooks, Almanac, Handbook
Computer Almanachttp://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/bam/www/numbers/index.html
Global Corruption Report 2005http://www.globalcorruptionreport.org/
Guinness Book of World Recordshttps://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
Human Development Reportshttp://hdr.undp.org/en/reports
Information Please Almanachttps://www.infoplease.com/
Political Reference Almanachttp://www.polisci.com/almanac/almanac.htm
Sources of Bibliographical Information
Biographical Dictionaryhttps://www.s9.com/browse/
Biographies: Famous People, Biographical Informationhttp://www.libraryspot.com/biographies/
Biographies of Great Indianshttp://www.freeindia.org/biographies/
Biographies of Great Indianshttp://www.freeindia.org/biographies/
Biographies of Women Mathematicianshttps://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm
Indian Biographieshttp://www.indianchild.com/biographies.htm
Sources of Geographical Information
AGI GIS Dictionaryhttp://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/agidict/welcome.html
Census of Indiahttp://www.censusindia.net/
City Populationhttp://www.citypopulation.de/
Geographyhttp://library.um.ac.ir/Geography.asp
Imperial Gazetteer of Indiahttp://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/
Indian Historical Mapshttp://www.geocities.com/narenp/history/maps.htm
Internet Resources: Geographical Datahttp://bubl.ac.uk/link/g/geographicaldata.htm
Maps of Indiahttp://www.mapsofindia.com/
Sources of Statistical Information
Asian Development Bankhttps://www.adb.org/
Demographic and Health Surveyshttps://dhsprogram.com/
Human Development Resource Centrehttp://hdrc.undp.org.in/
Indian Health Statistical Databasehttp://www.indiahealthstat.com/
Reserve Bank of Indiahttps://www.rbi.org.in/
UNESCO Institute for Statisticshttp://portal.unesco.org/
World Bank Data & Statisticshttp://www.worldbank.org/data/
Sources of Current Information
Doordarshan Indiahttp://www.ddindia.com/
Gateway to Sources of Global Informationhttp://ecoethics.net/news/
Indian Newpapershttps://www.newsnetindia.org/new_paper.htm
Online Indian Magazineshttp://www.thokalath.com/news/magazines.php
Online Newspapers of the Worldhttp://www.onlinenewspapers.com/
World Newspapershttp://www.world-newspapers.com/
Resource Sharing

University Central Library is member of DELNET (Developing Library Networks) to facilitate sharing of resources.

Library Internet Lounge

Library Internet Lounge is developed with an objective to provide learners a conducive environment where students can explore a wide variety of study and research materials required for their academic and professional growth. The Library Lounge is the internet service hub having 50 computer systems with internet connectivity.

Facilities

Photocopier facility is available for members to copy the required materials, at a nominal cost.

Membership

Membership is open to all the staff and the students of Desh Bhagat University.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

Category No. of Books Issued Duration
Academicians
Teaching Staff6Full semester
Supporting Staff
Programmers430 days
Lab Assistants230 days
Student Members
Under Graduate314 days
Post Graduate414 days
Research Scholars430 days
Members are responsible for the books borrowed on their identity cards. "No Dues Certificate" (NOC) from the University Library for student members is mandatory. Academic certificate including Mark Sheet, Degree Course Completion Certificate will be given only after issuance of the NOC by University Library.

Issue And Return of Books

  • Items loaned are for personal use of member and remain the responsibility of the user until book is returned to the Library.

  • All items on loan shall be returned by their due date and time.

  • Library members are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/document at the time of its lending. They will be held responsible for any damage caused thereafter.

  • All items on loan may be subject to recall before their due dates if requested by another user, by the Librarian. Recalled items shall be returned without delay.

  • All items on loan shall be returned on expiry of membership of the Library. University staff and student membership expires when employment or attendance at University ceases.

  • Library members shall abide by conditions & rules imposed on the use of the obtained through the inter library Loans service of Desh Bhagat University Libraries

  • The Library staff cannot be held responsible for non-delivery of Library notices about overdue or recalled books or other matters.

  • The Librarian may lend, refuse to lend, or restrict the circulation of any item, or recall any item from loan at any time.

  • Borrowers are to produce their Library membership/Identity cards when borrowing Library materials.

  • The normal loan period for books is two weeks. The Library however, may fix varying loan periods for different types of materials or users as it deems fit.

  • All borrowers must settle overdue loans before the end of each semester

Book Bank

University library has a book bank facility and student may get extra books issued apart from their regular book issuance limit of Library

MEMBERSHIP
  • Membership of the Book Bank is optional.

  • Membership is open to all SC/ST and economically poor students of Desh Bhagat University.

  • Students desirous to become the member of the Book Bank will be required to pay the requisite fees.

  • Members will be required to renew their membership at the commencement of each year.

  • Membership will be treated cancelled as and when students leave the University.

  • Security money of Rs. 1000/- will be required to be deposited separately, which will be refundable on the withdrawal of membership.

BOOK CIRCULATION
  • A student may get a maximum of three books from the Book Bank at a time.

  • Books will be issued at beginning of each semester as per the schedule notified for the purpose.

  • Books will be issued for whole semester. Members will be required to deposit the books after the completion of the exam as per the schedule notified.

  • A fine will be levied if book will not be returned as per the schedule.

  • Members will be responsible for any damage caused for the books. Members are advised to verify the physical condition of the books at time of its lending.

  • In case of lost book, member is required to replace it with new book and pay the overdue fine if any.

  • Books will be issued on first come first served basis.

Overdue Charges

  • Members are advised to return/renew the books on or before due date marked on the book

  • A borrowed book should be returned on the due date, failing which student will be levied fine of:

    • Rs.2/ per day per book and bound volumes of serials.
    • Rs. 5/- per day per reference book.

Loss & Damage

Borrowers will be held responsible for materials out on loan. If the material is lost, an immediate report should be made to the Librarian to enable appropriate action to be taken. The borrower will have to replace the book and pay the overdue fine if any. If the book is one of a set or series they may be asked to pay/replace for whole set or series.

Renewals

Books may be renewed if the book has not been reserved by other reader. Members need to bring the book to the Library at the time of re-issuance.

General Rules

  • Members are not allowed to bring Personal belonging except books or inside the library premises. (Personal belongings may be kept at the property counter at the owner’s risk.)

  • Users are not permitted to bring and consume food or drink item to the library.

  • Use of mobile phone is strictly prohibited inside the Library.

  • Silence must be maintained in the DBU Central Library Reading Room Area. Conversation and noise must be kept to a minimum elsewhere.

  • The Library staff on duty has the right to request member to leave the premises if he/she is found to be violating any of the Library rules.

  • Members shall not damage or misuse Library services, materials, property, equipment or premises in any way.

  • Members found damaging or stealing Library property will be referred to University Disciplinary Committee.

  • Members must ensure that books or any other material in their possession has been duly recorded and authorized.

  • The Librarian is empowered to withhold Library facilities for any infringement of these rules.

Library Staff

S.No.NameDesignationQualification
1Dr. Payare LalLibrarianPh. D, M. Phil Lib. & Inf. Sci.,
2Dr. Parminder SinghDeputy Librarian Ph. D, M. Phil Lib. & Inf. Sci.,
3Ms. Pardip KaurAssistant LibrarianM. Phil, M. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
4Ms. Sunita MittalAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci., UGC NET
5Mr. Jarnail SinghAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
6Ms. Pritpal KaurAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
7Ms. Yogita SharmaAssistant LibrarianM. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
8Ms. Harpreet KaurLibrary AssistantB. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
9Ms. Manjeet KaurLibrary RestorerB. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
10Mr. Varinder SinghLibrary RestorerB. Lib. & Inf. Sci.
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