"To emerge as an academic square of the university, to bring people and information together"
"To promote intellectual growth, foster independent inquiry, fuel imagination, stimulate creativity, enhance collaboration, and facilitate lifelong learning by procuring, preserving and propagating the right information, to the right user, at right time, in the right format."
The Central Library, BGSB University works under the supervision of the Library Advisory Committee of which Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman. The library as on date stands divided into twelve sections viz. Circulation, Acquisition, Classification, Cataloguing, Periodical, Internet Lab, Reference and Information Services, Stack Area, Reading Room, Newspapers and Magazines, Digital Documents Section, Dissertations and Thesis Section. The Library remains open from 900 hrs to 2400 hrs during weekdays and 900 hrs to 1700 hrs during weekends and holidays. The library system of the university functions in the decentralized form with the sole aim to extend library facilities to the students, scholars and faculty members in their respective departments. So far the departmental libraries have been established in the School of Engineering and Technology, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Department of Mathematics, College of Nursing, Rajouri, College of Nursing, Jammu and College of Nursing, Kishtwar. On similar lines, departmental libraries will be established in other departments as well in a phased manner, after working out the feasibility. The Central Library along with other departmental libraries as on date maintains a collection of over 45,000 documents, which are classified as per the Dewey Decimal Scheme of Classification (DDC). The brief summary of the resource collection of the Central Library and its other constituent libraries along with some current additions is as under.
A new three-story state of the art Central Library block is under construction within the campus and shall be commenced to service by the end of mid of 2019. The new edifice is spacious enough and shall be equipped with all modern facilities to create an ambiance for reading. The new library block will be laced with all modern amenities so as to make the seating of the library users comfortable. Every care will be taken to maintain the aesthetics of the library building.
It is being contemplated to establish a separate book-bank in the new library block, which shall exclusively cater to the information needs of the downtrodden students and those belonging to the socially disadvantaged sections of the society. Under this facility, the students coming from the poor, underprivileged and humble family backgrounds will be issued books for a full semester.
The Central Library as on date stands registered as an institutional member of the DELNET-a network of 6244 member libraries all across the globe. DELNET provides access to readers of member libraries to nearly 30 million documents available in these member libraries in Common Communication Format (CCF). Member libraries can acquire these documents any time, within a fortnight on the interlibrary loan basis under the agreement signed. On the similar lines, a database of Library documents stands available on IndiaCat (A union bibliographic database of more than 175 universities with more than 84.16 lakh unique records, compiled and maintained by INFLIBNET). The Central Library, BGSB University is an institutional member of the INFLIBNET, whereby, the university has been granted access to 6 databases under e-Shodhsindhu, where under users can access research articles from more than 6000 journals on a variety of subject areas. The Central Library BGSB University has entered into MoU with the INFLIBNET, whereby, the Central Library has to upload the soft copy of the doctoral thesis on the Shodhganga portal within the thirty days of the award of the degree. Till date, 25 doctoral theses stand uploaded to the Shodhganga portal by the University.
The Central Library BGSB University has become the institutional member of the National Digital Library of India, whereby, our students, scholars, faculty and other staff members can access over 17 million documents ranging from primary to post-graduate level in more than 70 languages. The NDL is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Govt., of India under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), executed in coordination with IIT, Kharagpur
The routine library service offered to the library clientele includes circulation service, reference & information service, reprographic facility, periodical service, CD-ROM browsing, online access and internet facility to members. In order to keep library members acquainted with current affairs and the latest developments in their area of interest, the library subscribes to more than 20 daily newspapers and almost equal no of magazines in English, Hindi and Urdu languages. The Library maintains a complete database of library collection on SOUL (Software for University Libraries) and KOHA software installed for automating library services and activities. Data entry of documents is up to date, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) service is being provided to members on an intranet. With the view to facilitate more federated search among students and faculty members about the usefulness of open-access documents, the library has designed/created an independent library website with URL: https://sites.google.com/site/clbgsbu1/. To provide a federated glimpse of the research output or the research prowess of the University, BGSB University google scholar account has been created, which can be accessed at https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=sKVorqUAAAAJ&hl=en. The researchers of the university can ask for adding their newly published research results and can also view their citations.
Organizing book exhibitions on the campus is a regular activity of the Central Library. Of late, the 7th Book Exhibition was organized from December 14-16, 2016. The main purpose of organizing book exhibitions on the campus is to extend ample opportunity to the faculty members to choose books after browsing the content and to consult the fellow colleagues, from a wide array of titles by different authors on any given subject.