The Gandhi Smriti Library

LibraryThe Library caters to the reading, research and reference needs of the Officer Trainees, Faculty Members, Staff, Research Associates and Participants of the various courses, workshops, seminars run/ organized at the main campus as well as Indira Bhawan and NIAR Campus. Trained and friendly staff are always available to answer the queries to assist the readers. The library is fully RFID enabled and issue & return is automated.

Internet Searching: To search other reference resources on internet.

  1. Gandhi Smiriti Library Catalogue Online
  2. Library Rules and Regulations
  3. EBSCO Research Databases
  4. JSTOR online
  5. Manupatra -> Click on IP Users click Here on next Page
  6. Online Statistical Data
  7. On-Line Database on India Economy
  8. Requisition for new books
  9. Digital Library Server
  10. List of English Movies
  11. List of Hindi Movies
  12. List of Regional Movies
  13. List of Documentary Films
    1. Lok Sabha TV
    2. Rajya Sabha TV
    3. Ministry of External Affairs
    4. Ministry of Human Resource Development
    5. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances
    6. PM Yojana
    7. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
    8. Millennium Development Goals
    9. Films on Best Practices

The Library provides the following services:-

  1. Lending services
  2. Reference services
  3. Documentation services
  4. Newspaper clipping services
  5. Current awareness services
  6. Reprography services
  7. Literature search
  8. Inter Library Loan services
  9. Indexing & Abstracting services
  10. Audio Visual facilities

Lending Services

Library Self Book CounterThis service is mainly available to the registered members of the Library and the guest faculty. Library members are entitled to borrow/ renew/reserve the books, Audio-cassettes/CDs and Video DVDs/CDs for a specific period of time. The List of movies (English, Hindi and Regional) available in GSL Library.

Reference Services

Trained information professionals are always available to answer queries and to help the readers in locating the requisite information.   The reader may also contact on telephone, email, and fax for getting information.

Documentation Services

Keeping in view the wide range of interests of users, the Library has maintained a large number of databases e.g. database for books, journals, articles, newspaper articles, audio & Video DVDs/CDs etc.  Bibliography is provided to the readers on demand. The databases are also available on our website.

Newspaper Clipping Services

Library Reading RoomIn addition to the indexing of newspaper articles, the library also maintains clippings of newspaper articles.  Nine (9) National Newspapers are scanned daily and the useful articles are indexed by giving appropriate keywords.

Current Awareness Services

To enable the readers to update their information the Library brings out the following services:

  1. Current contents service: a fortnightly bulletin
  2. List of New Additions
  3. Indexing Services
  4. Abstracting Services

Reprography Services

The services for photocopying the documents are provided to the readers on payment basis.

Literature Search & Inter Library Loan

Library Book RackLibrary & information professionals assist the readers in finding out the references and publications of their interest. Comprehensive literature search is done and the references/documents are made available to the readers.  Efforts are also made to procure the material from other Libraries in the country, if not available in Gandhi Smriti Library.

Indexing & Abstracting Services

The main objective is to disseminate precise information about scientific articles published in various journals/magazines subscribing  in the Library regularly. The purpose of abstracts is to create awareness and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of faculties, research scholars, teachers, students, instructors and trainees through the identification of best papers and desired outcomes on the subject. It is designed to meet mainly needs that with the help of abstracts one is able to get some idea of the information content of each of the items included.

Audio Visual Facilities

Library also possesses a good audio and video collection. A digital server for the purpose of accessing audio and video stock is available in local area network (LAN).

Other Services Provided

  1. Display of Important Information/News on Notice Boards
  2. Display of the Theme of the Week of ongoing courses
  3. Display of new arrivals
  4. Display of reading materials for seminars, workshops etc.

From Your Desktop

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) To find out the books/CDs/Cassettes etc.

Article Database:  To find out the articles from indexed journals/newspapers available in the library.

Electronic Journals: To access the full text articles from online journals being subscribed in  the library.

The timings of the library are:

Working Days (During Courses)          - 9.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M 
                          (Without Courses)  - 9.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. 
       Saturdays, Sundays                   - 9.30 A.M. to 8.00 P.M.

       Holidays                                  - 9.30 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

Photocopying facility is available to the readers on cost basis.

Contact Information:

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