Libraries are backbone of any civilized society and heart of any academic institution. Thus the library at Delhi Technological University also acquires a prominent place among the students and faculty. Situated in a three storied centrally air-conditioned Building spread over an area of 5000 square meters & serving 7762 Members, it is a central place for academic and research activities. The library has a well equipped conference hall with the seating capacity of 150 for academic discussions and reading rooms for 300 users. The Library has a very rich collection of relevant books and journals. The total collection of the library is approx 2, 03,064 consists of 1, 35, 476 main collection, 55, 246 Book Bank, 9,057 SCP Book Bank, and 3,285 donated books. During 2013-2014, 5812 books were added in the library. The library services at Delhi Technological University are provided to students, staff & faculty members for updating their knowledge and supporting the research and teaching / learning activities. These services are provided through the central library and departmental libraries. Keeping in view the fast changes in technology, the knowledge base of the library is updated regularly by way of adding new literature in the form of text books, reference books, reports, proceedings, abstracts & indexes, encyclopedias, data books, standards (National & International), Journals& database on CD-ROM. Apart from adding the new literature, the basic literature is also procured for the new programmes along with current one. Some new sections and services are also being started to make the library services of ISO 9001 standard.
This section has a rich collection of more than 1, 35, 476 books having 75 thousand unique titles, covering almost all areas of Engineering, Science& Technology and is open to all students & faculty members, from where they can borrow the required books as per rules.
The University runs a Book Bank having a collection of 55, 246 books intended to assists students, from the economically weaker sections of society, by giving text books on loan to deserving students for the whole academic semester according to the rules framed for the purpose. The University also runs a Book Bank having a collection of 9057 books specially meant for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students who can borrow books from the Bank for the whole academic semester according to the rules framed for this purpose.
A large number of Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Standards, Reports, Proceedings, Abstracts& Indexes, Data Books, standards (National & International) are available in the Library.
Thesis & Dissertations
A total of 1145 Thesis & Dissertations in both form of hard and soft copy is available in the Library.
Additional Reading Section
The library also has a collection of good books on English and Hindi Literature for leisure reading and on the other important subjects like History, Sociology, and Economics etc. A section of Newspaper and Magazines is there in library with the availability of 20 Daily Newspapers and 63 Magazines based on weekly or monthly basis.
A large collection of 1651 CD Books are also available for student references.
Approximately 4908 foreign and Indian e-journals are being subscribed on-line to facilitate the on going research activities and to expand the areas of future research activities. The online Journals are being subscribed including ACM, American Chemical Society, ASCE, American Institute of Physics, ASME, ASTM, Economic & Political Weekly, Emerald emerging Market Case Studies, Emerald Xtra 150, IEEE/IEL, INDIANJOURNALS, Optical Society of America, Project MUSE, SCIENCEDIRECT, SPRINGERLINK 586, SIAM, Taylor & Francis Journal, Wiley-Blackwell journals and Wiley Inter science (e-Books) on various disciplines are accessible to the students & faculty
The facilities like Photocopy, Printing, Scanning, Spiral binding, Lamination etc. are provided to the students on payment basis within the premises of the library. CD-Rom Access to Engineering & Scientific Data Base Various CD-ROM database i.e. BIS, ASTM, EI-index etc. are being subscribed. Apart from these databases, library also has a good collection of books on CD-ROM and video recordings.
Automation of Library & Services
To keep pace with ongoing technological changes the library records have been computerized for making it accessible to the faculty & students at their work places which not only save the time but also make the simultaneous multiple access of information which otherwise is not possible in print formats. Well known Library management software namely Libsys- 4 is being used for the automation of library services. 73 Pentium IV machines are provided to facilitate the retrieval of information through internet and intranet. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of books, Journals CDs and Videos available in the library is accessible to the users on intranet. Several useful resources on engineering and technology available on internet have been identified and links are made available on the library Web page http:// www.dce.edu/ library/which includes: list of subscribed and free on -line journals/resources/references/ databases in Engineering, Science and Technology, list of research papers available through institutional archives.
Electronic Resource Centre
The library being the member of consortia of Indian Digital Library of Engineering and Technology (INDEST) and Developing Library Network (DELNET) offers various facilities of member institutions through resource sharing. A continuous Internet search is done for identification of new resource which are subsequently made accessible through library home page.
Electronic Surveillance System
To provide the efficient management, the constant vigil is kept on the activities of staff and users through Electronic Surveillance system having a 24 hours recording facility.
The library has developed one institutional repository using open source software. The repository can be accessed on intranet and internet. Following collections are accessible through the repository:
News on the college
Annual Reports etc.
Paper of Examination
Library has prepared a manual for exposing the library activities to the new comers. This manual is provided at the time of enrollment as member of the library. This is also available on the digital library for reference.
Information Literacy Program
Library organises information literacy programmes under the title "explore the library" for users. These programmes consist of hands on knowledge to the participants on searching the engineering the technology literature and the facilities available in the library. With the help of DTU LIBRARY USER GROUP library organizes training programmes for interested users on web designing, network management and server management. After training the users are supposed to help voluntarily in maintenance of library network, webpage and other activities.