Library Services

The Library offers a range of services including reference and consultation, membership and circulation, photocopying, resource-sharing, information-alert service, user-awareness programmes and access to UGC –INFONET digital library consortium monitored by INFLIBNET- eshodhsindhu, the world’s online library of books i.e. Questia, Delnet and electronic databases of JSTOR, Proquest, EBSCO-BSE, etc. There is a book bank service for the students.

Reference Section

The Library has a separate reference section, which provides some rare and expensive books. These books are meant only for reference in the library itself.

User -Awareness Program

The Library takes an active part in the orientation programme for the benefit of new students in the beginning of each academic year. They are taken around the library to familiarize them with various sections of the library to create awareness about the services so as to make optimum use of the library.

Orientation to freshers on use of facilities and resources is given as part of user education. Through regular displays of new additions users are kept up-to-date on the additions made to the library. Instructions on use of the internet and web resources are also provided

Training in locating documents using OPAC and searching online is also provided. Users are made to familiarize with other processes of selecting, downloading and printing records from the internet and make effective use of online resources available free on the web or subscribed by the library.

Reference and Consultation

The library is open to all members. It follows an open access system that allows users a direct access to the library stock. The users may approach the reference desk for information or any assistance in using the library.


The library provides photocopying service to the faculty-members and students at nominal charges.

Book-Bank Facility

The students can avail of the Book-Bank facility provided by the Library. There are multiple copies of textbooks, which can be borrowed by students for the full academic year.


Healthy Practices

Library Best User Award

To promote maximum and proper utilization of library facilities and services, the Central Library gives away “Best Library User” award to the students every year who make maximum use of the library resources and facilities.

Three students (one from each faculty of Commerce, Arts and Science) are selected for the award based on certain evaluative criteria.

The award in the form of a book and a certificate of appreciation is given to the best user.

Earn While you Learn Scheme

“Earn While You Learn” (EWYL) scheme is a unique feature aimed at promoting the immense potential of the students as valuable human resource and involving them in management and development of the institution. It gives the students hands on experience, encourages them to learn about the dignity of labour and prepares them better to take up jobs in future.

Under this scheme the students could help in the smooth functioning of the library by providing their services on payment basis.

One Extra Book

One Extra Book Issued to Meritorious Students

Best answer copies

Best answer copies of Semester End Examinations {5 best copies per paper} which the students can use for reference

User Feedback

To collect user inputs at regular intervals in different formats to identify and address gaps in facilities and services, user feedback is collected on all aspects of library services formally through suggestion box and feedback forms to streamline or modify them to suit to the requirements of the users

Appropriate actions are initiated regularly on the suggestion received from the users

Suggest A Book” register

Suggest A Book” register is also kept in the main hall where users are encouraged to recommend books for additions to the library. Necessary action is then initiated and users are kept informed.

Current Awareness Service

A compendium of the list of the contents of latest journals and magazines is compiled and shared with the students and the faculty-members on a weekly basis.

The library also provides latest information to its users through newspaper-clippings.The compendium entitled “Our World-Every Week” which is the compilation of the articles and editorials published in various newspapers on topics of general interest,  is regularly shared with all staff and students on a weekly basis for their knowledge-enhancement.


Information about new books and new arrivals is displayed on the notice board every month and the list is mailed to the faculty members.

Newspaper-clippings related to the institute and other developments too are collected and displayed in the library and shared shared with all staff and students

Library Book –Exhibition

A set of reputed publishers and distributors such as Pearson, Tata McGraw Hill, Sage, Viva and Oxford, PHI are invited to display their recently published books.

The library also holds exhibition of books on special days like Population Day, Hindi Divas, Independence Day, U.N. Day, Human Rights Day, etc.

IISU National Digital Library of India Club

IISU NDLI Club is formed

  • To promote the culture of reading among students
  • To increase the user awareness towards the  e-resources available in NDL
  • To provide a single window access to e-resources
  • Dissemination of knowledge

Interested staff and students can apply for NDLI Club membership by signing up at and using the IISUNDLI Passkey     4535808e-27d5-4c76-b66e-108f4d666d48