The Lending service of University Library enables members to borrow books from Library for using for the privileged loan period at their own convenience. The issue/ return of books and other operations of circulation service are performed via LSEase Library Management Software.
Online access to journals and databases
The University Library is member of Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) which provides access to nearly 3400 journals in the broad spectrum of Agricultural Science and other areas including about 200 journals in the subjects of Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Science & Technology and Biotechnology.
Online access to databases: The library has free access to two databases.
Veterinary Science Database which covers various aspects of Veterinary and Animal Sciences including commercially important wild fish, zoo and pet animals. The database is available from standalone PCs within the library.
Indiastat.com which provides statistical information on and about different sectors in India. This online database can be accessed from any computer in Library using required username and password.
Online public access catalogue
The OPAC enables users to explore the document collection of University Library. The search form in OPAC allows searching by any combination of author, title, subject/ keyword, date or format. The system has a word-based search facility using Boolean operators that can narrow down a search to meet very specific needs. Members can find the materials checked out to them as well as reserve materials that are currently in circulation.
A subsidy scheme is operative to facilitate teachers to avail 50% subsidy on purchase of books, journals and membership of professional societies.
Reservation of books
Reservation service to allow the members to reserve the books already issued to other members. Members may get the required books reserved by filling up the reservation form available at the circulation counter. The member will be informed by e-mail when the book is returned by other member. The reserving member must collect the book with in four days of the issue of intimation, failing which the same shall go back to normal circulation. The member shall not be allowed to have more than two books reserved at one time.
The photocopying services are available to the readers under the terms of ‘Fair Use’ on payment of Rs 0.50 per page.