The library is situated in the midst of university and is the hub of all the academic activities. It collectively supports the learning, teaching, research and extension programmes of the University. All students, faculty members and staff of the university are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking its membership. The library has a rich collection of printed as well as electronic resources which include books, journals, databases, fine-print material, e-journals, PhD thesis, project reports, etc. The Library, with its vast collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services, plays an essential role for the academic community in their intellectual pursuits.
Apeejay Stya University (ASU) Library has a collection of over 50,000 books related to different fields like Engineering, Management, Biosciences, Pharmaceuticals, Mass Communication, Design, Education, Legal Studies & allied subjects and more than 100 print journals and magazines are subscribed in the ASU library on a regular-basis.
Library is fully automated and the entire Library collection is made available through the University’s network. Library catalogue has been computerised through Libsys Library Management software. The Library catalogue can also be searched using a common web browser from any location. Users can access the online databases and also find out the real-time availability of Library materials from computer systems/smart phones through Web OPAC.
It is an online library catalogue, accessible which contains records of all the books, periodicals, theses, Project Reports, Databases and other reading materials available in the library. Web OPAC is developed as a library portal, all the subscribed and open access resources (internal and external) are linked with this page and students, faculty and staff can access all the resources from any location.
ASU Library subscribes to the following E-Resources for various departments of the University –
DELNET (Developing Library Network)
DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users. In DELNET Catalogue of Books; E-Books. JOURNALS Union List of Journals; Union Catalogue of Journals (with Holdings); Articles Database E-JOURNALS Dental E-journals; Education E-journals; Engineering and Technology E-journals; Management E-journals; Pharmacy E-journal. Other Online Databases GISTNIC, MEDLINE and other databases of NLM; US Patents: Full Text, Cambridge Dictionary Online, ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Lib & Inf. Science.
National Digital Library
NDL is a Collection of e-resources easily searchable and downloadable. It is a truly multi -disciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of e-books from business and the sciences, technology, engineering to literature and politics. Access of e-resources on one single Platform From different resources having Unlimited and multi-user access – 24/7, Easy searchable and downloadable e-books.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Ebook Central provides full- text e-books in a wide-range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information. Ebook Central brings content from virtually every publisher into one unified experience so students will quickly get and stay comfortable with how they discover and use ebook content. Ebook Central instantly access the widest collection of scholarly ebooks spanning all academic disciplines.
ProQuest ABI/INFORM Complete
ABI/INFORM Complete’s massive content set includes important full‐text journals sought‐after titles from the business press as well as key trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings and market reports—will help today’s researchers resolve tomorrow’s problems. ABI/INFORM Complete includes all content found in ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Dateline, and ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry. It also includes ABI/INFORM Archive, which offers a deep back file of many of the most important business journals of the last century.
MANUPATRA (Law Database)
Manupatra the pioneers in online legal research in India, is a leading provider of Legal, Taxation, Corporate and Business Policy databases. With primary documents and proprietary analytical content covering commentaries, treaties, digests, editorial enhancements, the company has created the largest and most comprehensive online resource.
SciFinder: Chemical Abstracts Service
SciFinder provides direct access to Scientific Literature and patent references published in CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS back to 1907 till date – currently covers more than 10,500 journals and patents from 61 patent issuing authorities (including India). SciFinder covers scientific areas such as – Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Polymer, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Medical Sciences, Nuclear Technology and Analytical Chemistry.
UpToDate : Evidence Based Clinical Decision support
UpToDate® is a physician-authored clinical decision support resource used to make point-of-care decisions. Physician authors, editors and peer reviewers have synthesised the most recent medical information into evidence-based recommendations to improve patient care and quality.
UpToDate offers clinical solutions for medical professionals and trainees, clinics and physician groups, hospitals and health systems, academic institutions, government and military, healthcare businesses and patients.
The ASU Library offers many services in support of academic and research work. Some of the major services offered currently are listed below:
- OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue)
- CAS (Current Awareness Service)
- Reference and Information Service
- Automated Circulation system
- Inter-library Loan service
- Digitised Question papers
- Digitised PhD Thesis
- Faculty Publication (Research Papers and Articles)
- Request an e-book/research article
- Indexing and Abstracting Services
- Plagiarism software- URKUND
Web OPAC (on-line Public Access Catalogue)
It is an online library catalogue, accessible which contains records of all the books, periodicals, theses, project reports, databases and other reading materials available in Library. Web OPAC is developed as Library portal, all the subscribed and open access resources (internal and external) are linked with this page and students, faculty & staff can access all the resources from any location.
Current Awareness Services through E-mail
The purpose of a current-awareness service is to inform the users about new acquisitions in the library. CAS services include: e-mail notices of New Books arrival, Current journal (New Arrival) Latest subscribed Databases, Library Notice etc.
Reference services and information service or SDI Service through E-mail
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) service is a type of “alerting service” for students and research purposes and transfers the information to the user's e-mail or other profile area.
Automated Circulation System
Most of the books in library are bar coded and the library uses Barcode scanner for issue/return of books. Records of all the library patrons have also been created in the Libsys package for circulation of books.
Inter Library Loan Service
Inter-library loan service through DELNET, the largest library networking service in India. As we are the members of DELNET, we can access the online union catalogue of collections of around 6000 libraries in India and abroad and borrow books. Books are borrowed on request by the faculty only.
Digitised Question Paper
Question papers of previous years are digitised and uploaded on the web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), question papers are made available to all the students of university. They can use this facility on web OPAC. The question papers can be downloaded from Web OPAC or on request, question papers sent via E-mail to the users.
Digital Repository on Web OPAC
ASU Library has launched a digital repository of Thesis for quick and easy browsing. All the thesis are uploaded on web OPAC. PhD Thesis repository is the collection of the soft-copy of all the research work carried out by the university students for Doctoral Degrees.
Digital Repository Service@ASU
DRS@ASU captures all the intellectual assets of Apeejay Stya University. This platform enables the ASU community to browse research publications using a web interface, for easy retrieval. It is expected that the repository will evolve as a major source of reference for all Apeejay Stya University publications accessible on the net.
Plagiarism software- URKUND
The Central Library is working as a central hub for plagiarism checking of the new Ph.D. thesis and dissertations through Anti-Plagiarism software Urkund. Through this service, theses and dissertations have been checked during this period and originality certificates have been provided to research scholars and UG. We have anti-plagiarism URKUND software in our University as per the incentive programme of the INFLIBNET (Shodhganga), overall functioning under the ambit of the UGC. Individual accounts for all faculty members and research scholars are created to check the plagiarism of research work.
Facilities available -
- 24x7 Wi-Fi services,
- Video surveillance,
- The air-conditioned reading hall has natural light with comfortable tables and chairs,
- Digital library with desktop,
- Multimedia room for faculty and research scholars,
- Reprographic & Scanning service,
- Seamless access of e-resources,
- Remote access of OPAC helps the user to search for the resources available in the library through any system, desktop, laptop, mobile, from anywhere.
Dr Rajesh Yadav