The CUTN Library
The University Library was established
in the year 2009 and it serves mainly the students, faculty members and
non-teaching staff of the university.
The library has a collection of about 11,800
books. Of these, more than 1,500 books are catalogued as reference books and
the rest are Textbooks, Handbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and coloured
atlases. Besides the printed books, the
library also has 104 CDs/DVDs and subscribes to 13 print journals. In addition
to these, the library has access to UGC Infonet Consortium for e-Resources, an
online journal consortium funded by the UGC. The library is in constant touch
with consortium agencies like UGC Infonet for inclusion and addition of new journals
and databases to support the new academic programmes.
Automation of Library
The Library uses KOHA open source
software package which is an integrated library management system that supports
all in-house operations of the Library. The KOHA consists of modules on
acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials and OPAC. The database of books
available in the Library is being updated on day-to-day basis with details of
recently acquired books. Records of all the Library patrons have also been
created in the KOHA package. The editing and updating activities are in
KOHA package has been successfully implemented for the circulation activities,
initially for faculty and the administrative staff. All faculty and administrative
staff members are being migrated to the new computerized circulation system.
The package has also been implemented for Acquisition and Cataloguing
Facilities and Services
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Free Internet Access to all
e-Resources through UGC INFONET
to the Library is restricted to members, but others who are desirous of
consulting the resources of the Library may do so with the permission of the
Librarian or in his absence, of the senior most member of the staff of the
library present. Granting permission is entirely a matter of discretion on the
part of the librarian or the person in-charge of the library.
membership of the Library is open to the following categories:
following overdue charges are applicable for the Faculty, Officers, Research
Scholars, Integrated M. Sc. and PG Students:
Books on loan can be recalled at
any time irrespective of the period of loan at the discretion of the Librarian.
Bound volumes and unbound issues
of periodicals, reference books, damaged books, CD-ROMs and Text Books from the
Text Book Collections are not issued on loan.
Before leaving the counter, the
members must make sure that the books lent to them are in good condition and if
not, they must immediately bring the matter to the notice of the staff on duty
at the circulation counter. Otherwise they shall be held responsible for any
damage discovered afterwards.
Loss of books on loan should be immediately
reported to the Librarian. Members are liable to replace such books or pay an
amount equivalent to five times the cost of the book. If one volume of a set is
lost, the whole set will have to be replaced. The members are liable to pay the
overdue charges as admissible, in addition to the cost of the book upto the
date on which the loss was reported. If the book reported as lost is later
found out and returned, then overdue charges will be collected from the due
The users should enter their
membership number, name and the entry time in the gate register kept at the
security counter while they enter the library. Similarly, when they leave the
library, the leaving time should be entered in the gate register.
Silence must be observed inside
the library and loud talking is prohibited in all parts of the library. As the
library is the place of individual study and research, members should conduct
themselves in such a way as to maintain an atmosphere conducive to this. Use of
mobile phone inside the library is not permitted. Photography/videography
inside the library is prohibited normally, but special permission can be
obtained under extraordinary circumstances.
Books should be handled with
care. Marking on books is most objectionable and may lead to cancellation of
membership privileges. Our University Library is following Open Access System
and hence the members have the privilege of direct access to book shelves in
the Stack and Reference. It is important that each book remains in its proper
place in the shelf in the interest of all the users of the library. A book
could be freely taken out of the shelves, but on no account should it be
reshelved by the members as it leads to
misplacement of books. After use, the book may be left on the nearest table and
the same will be shelved by the Library Staff.
Members utilising the Internet
Browsing facilities only for academic purpose, should enter the member number,
name, login time and logout time in the register kept for this purpose in the
For better use of the Library,
members can seek the help of the Library staff.Any infringement of the above will render the privilege
of admission to the library and borrowing of books from the library liable to
1. Sign the register kept at the check point, while entering the library.
2. Show the documents which are being taken out of the library to the staff
at the check point.
3. Contact the staff on duty/section staff for any queries.
4. Keep the Library premises tidy.
1. Waste more than half an hour to locate the documents. If you experience
any difficulty in locating the required material, please contact the Library
2. Move books/journals from proper place.
3. Replace the material. The library staff will do it for you. Please
remember the document misplaced is document lost.
4. Write in a book/journal and not on the library document.
5. Give borrowers cards to others.