MAULANA AZAD CENTRAL LIBRARY

About Us

 Welcome to the Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM



About the Library

The Central Library of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), consecrated in the name of Maulana Azad Central Library came into being in the year 2011. The Library sets the goal of a world class library by integrating information sources and services across disciplines in one umbrella by building a sound and comprehensive collection of both print and electronic resources on all branches of knowledge with a robust hi-tech infrastructural facilities and to redesign and revamp the systems and services in efficient, effective , and dynamic ways tailoring to meet the myriad information needs of students, research scholars, and faculty members of the university pin-pointedly, exhaustively and expeditiously anytime during library hours for promoting academic excellence.

The Library is named as Maulana Azad Cental Library after the name of Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, the man who introduced national education system with free primary education and modern institutions of higher education. Maulana Azad is also credited with the establishment of the Institute for national importance like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the foundation of the University Grant Commission (UGC), an important institution to supervise the Universities. 

Maulana Azad Central Library supports the teaching, research and extension programs of the university. All students, faculty members and research scholars and employees of the university are entitled to make use of the library facilities on taking library membership.

The Library having a collection of more than eighty thousand volume of books on Applied Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business Sciences, Education, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, offers library services through its various sections. The Library has now been catering to needs of more than 5000 students, research scholars, faculty members, administrative and non teaching staff of the university With the developments in Information and Communication Technologies, the behavioral characteristics of the library users have been changing rapidly and the library is trying its best to adapt with the technological advancement by digitization of the library. The identity of all books and the library users are fully bar-coded and all Library house-keeping operations like, acquisition, cataloguing, circulation and periodicals services have been automated with the help of Koha

Vision

Sets the goal of establishing a world class library and to empowering academic community of University of Science & Technology Meghalaya and network institutions of ERD Foundation with specialized collections & information

Objectives

ØTo provide 24X7 world class library & information services to the user.

ØTo support university expansion, in terms of new programmers / research areas in a single umbrella of ERDF group of institutions.

ØTo procure, organize and disseminate information in different format.

ØManage and focus resources to deliver priorities and develop library staff within a culture of innovation and service improvement

ØTo support the educational and research programs of the university by providing physical and online access to information,  consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the university.

Department Library

The Maulana Azad Central Library, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya has initiated to establish departmental libraries in each department. All the departmental libraries are well maintained and merged the online library catalogue with Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM and user of each of the department library can access or issue & return the books through Koha LMS. The collection of documents mainly consists of textbooks, reference books and research journal.

 

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Department Library

Code

Vol.

1

NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre

NGIEDC

272

2

Social Work

DSOW

70

3

Sociology

DSOC

479

4

Chemistry

DCHE

100

5

Earth Science

DEAS

197

6

Zoology

DZOO

287

7

Law

DLAW

479

8

English

DENG

126

9

Rural Development

DRLD

65

Total

9

2075

Access to Visitor

If you are first time visitor, please try to visits the Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM between 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on week days and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The researchers from outside the university should ensure that they have recommendation letter and the identity card before they can avail the library facilities and services. The visitor or guest user can access online resources in the E- Library Section or Computer Section located in the ground floor of the library.

Technical Processing

All the books procured in the Maulana Azad Central Library are being classified in DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) 23rd edition; a scheme for classification of subjects used the LIS professional to arrange the books in proper order on the book shelf for easy access or retrieval. Besides classification books are also catalogued according to MARC- 21 & ISBD format using Koha Library Management Software. The catalogue is available online across the globe for browsing and searching and also for renewing of issued books by the patron.

Frequently Ask Questions?

1.              Who can be a member of the library?

Registered members like Ph. D students, Masters / Undergraduate, Part-time students, Faculty members / Officers, Staff members and special member of ERD Foundation

2.              How many books can be issued by the user?

Category

No. of Books

Loan Period

Renew Period

Faculty

4

30 Days

Up to Semester Examination

Staff / Project Fellow

3

30 Days

2 Times

Research Scholar

3

15 Days

2 Times

Students

3

07 Days

2 Times

 

3.              Is there any special library membership facility for Students?

Yes, Maulana Azad Central Library provides special library membership opportunity to the students if someone is interested to take additional library facility he or she must have pay additional library membership fees to library authority.

Type

Membership Fess

Issuing Books

Loan Period

Gold

3000

5

15 Days

Silver

2000

4

15 Days

Bronze

1000

3

07 Days

 

4.              Is there a fine for late return of books?

Yes, fine charges as per following

Category of Member

Fine Amount in (Rs.) per day

Faculty

20

Staff / Project Fellow

5

Students

5

5.              Where can I pay library dues?

Library dues can be paid in cash in the circulation section directly and Library professional will generate fine receipt.

6.              What are the issue/return timings in the Library?

Issue and return can be done on working days only

Days

Time

Monday – Saturday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

7.              Whether library is open on Sunday?

Yes, Library is open on Sunday for reading purpose only, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and no Issue & Return is done on Sunday.

8.              Can books be reserved if issued?

Yes, all members of the library can reserve issued books online only.

9.              Can I borrow Journals or Magazines for overnight or for short period?

No, we never issue Journals & Magazines outside library.

10.           Can I suggest a purchase of book for Library Collection?

Yes, a registered library member can directly recommend a book for purchase by filling “Book recommendation form” that can be obtained from the library website or in the library.

11.           Can we refer to dissertation & Ph. D. thesis?

Yes, all the members of library can refer to dissertations & Ph.D. Theses. Outsiders are not allowed to refer to dissertations and theses.

12.           Can the dissertation/theses be issued?

No, we can never issue grey literature.

13.           If, I lost an issued book, what I have to do?

You are required to report immediately in the library by writing application to librarian and after that you have to submit the new copy of the same book to the library within stipulated time.

14.           Can I take a photocopy of reading materials or personal book in to the reading hall?

You can bring your personal copy or photocopies study material in to the reading hall after verifying at the entry gate to our staff at the time of entry or exit.

15.           Can I renew the issued book in my name for one more week?

Yes, but check with the library circulation counter whether the book is reserved by anyone else.

Know Your Library Team

LIBRARY TEAM

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Name

Designation

Qualification

Email/Phone

1


Mr. Shyamanta Boro

Librarian

MLISc, PGDCA, UGC-NET

centrallibraryustm2011@gmail.com

or

library@ustm.ac.in

Mobile:- 9508788377

2


Mr. Bikramaditya Barman

Assistant Librarian

MLISc, PGDCA

barmanbikramaditya215@gmail.co

Mobile:- 9957027816

3


Mrs. Banin Mazumder

Professional Assistant

MLISc

princesbanin47@gmil.com

 


Mr. Richborn Kharkongor

 

Professional Assistant

MLISc

randallkharkongor@gmail.com

4


Ms. Sapna Manar

Library Assistant

BA

sapnamanar997@gmail.com

 

5


Mrs. Sandhya Basumatary

 

Library Assistant

BA

 

6


Mr. Oliur Rahman Laskar

Library Attendant

HS

olilaskar@gmail.com

 

7


Mrs. Monija Begum

MTS

 

 

Library Advisory Committee

To function smoothly and safeguard the interest of all sections of the library users, formation of policies, rules & regulations and implementing the library policies in a judicious manners, the Maulana Azad Central Library is advised by a Library Advisory Committee formed by Honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. PG Rao in 2015 with the following representatives:

Members

Designation

Department

Dr. Papiya Dutta

Chairman

Department of Rural Development

 

Vice Chairman

Department of Applied Biology

Mr. Gautam Gogoi

Convener

Department of Library & Information Science

Mr. Nurujjaman Laskar

Member

Dy. Registrar / Dy. Controller Exam. & Admissions

 

Member

Department of Botany

 

Member

Department of Social Work

Mr. Harimall Thakuri

Member

Department of Commerce

Mr. Lalit Saikia

Member

Department of Earth Sciences

Dr. K. C. Bora

Member

Department of Computer Application & Electronics

Ms. Angjom Anu Devi

Member

PQH School of Education

 

Member

University School of Law & Research

Mr. Shyamanta Boro

Member

Librarian

Milestone & Recognition

Year

Month

MILESTONE & RECOGNITION

2018

June

Implemented & established departmental library through Koha Networked Library System

2018

May

Weekly Library Report

2018

April

New Library Timings (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

2107

October

Job Alert

2017

July

USTM Library OPAC Android Apps has been developed

2017

April

NDL registration started

2017

January

Implementation URKUND with Anti Plagiarism License

2016

December

Signed MoU with INFLIBNET Centre for Shodhganga.

2016

August

IP based Webcam installed in the library for surveillance

2016

August

Daily E- News Clippings started

2016

July

Library started Institutional Repository

2016

July

Library computerization with Koha LMS

2016

May

DELNET – Institutional membership

2016

April

NCTE Inspection committee visited

2015

July

National Seminar On Convergence of Technologies in LIS (NSCTLIS -2015)

2015

March

BCI Inspection committee visited

2014

February

UGC / AICTE inspection committee visited

2014

February

Library computerization started with LMS software (Local made)

2013

October

NCTE Inspection committee visited

2012

March

AICTE Inspection committee visited

2011

 

Library established along with the University

 


Library Opening Hours

The library remains open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the year, except national holidays.

Days

Library Hours

Circulation Hours

Monday – Saturday

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Reading Only


Library Policy

ü    Book Acquisition Policy

ü    Weeding out policy of library documents

ü    Write off Policy

ü    Stock verification method

Library Rules & Regulations

A.            Membership:

i.      Only enrolled Students, Researchers, Faculty and Staff as registered members are allowed to use the Library. 

ii.     Members should produce their Library Membership card at the entrance of the Library.

iii.   A duplicate Library Membership card will be issued on payment of Rs.100/-. 

iv.   The ex-faculty/staff members may be enrolled as members against a security deposit of Rs. 5000/- (refundable) and registration fee of Rs. 1000/- (non-refundable).

v.     Some eminent academicians/scholars and other dignitaries may be enrolled as Special members on the recommendations of competent authority only against a security deposit of Rs. 6000/- (refundable) and registration fee of Rs. 1500/- (non-refundable).

B.             General Rules:

i.               Readers should observe strict silence inside the Library.

ii.              Use of Mobile phones is not permitted inside the Library premises.

iii.            Users are not allowed to carry eatables/drinks inside the Library premises.

iv.            Library membership card is non-transferable.

v.              Personal belongings like bags (laptop, shoulder, and sling), umbrellas, etc. should be deposited at the Property Counter against a token. These are not allowed inside the Library.

vi.            Readers are advised not to leave their valuable items like money, passport, credit card etc. at the Property Counter.

vii.           Marking, scratching, damaging, mutilating, stealing, library materials or property will invite disciplinary action against the defaulters.

viii.         Readers should not carry books from one section to another and should leave the books on the reading table after consulting.

ix.            Readers should not talk or discuss as they may disturb other readers. Reading halls are meant for individual study and research only.

x.              Users should not rest or keep their feet on tables, chairs, shelves, etc.

xi.            The library shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of the personal belongings of the users.

xii.           Library staff shall not transmit telephone calls or other personal messages to the readers. 

xiii.         The Librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving with the library staff or with any other member

xiv.         Enter your name and Sign in the register kept at the entrance counter before entering      library

xv.           Show the books and other materials which are being taken out of the library to the staff at          the entrance counter.

xvi.         The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately.

 

C.            Overdue charges

i.               Rs. 5/- for per book per day will be charged to the user if books is not returned after the due date.

ii.              Membership shall be suspended for repeated delay in returning the books.
 

D.            Use of computers / laptops etc.

i.               Computer in the library premises should be used for academic purposes only.

ii.              Online chatting/dating, browsing of social networking sites is strictly prohibited. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters.

iii.            Playing games on computers is strictly prohibited in the entire Library premises.

iv.            Readers must carry their Library Membership card while using the E- Library. They must show their ID card on demand.

v.              Readers should not to share their Internet access ID and Password with other students.

vi.            Changing the settings and display of the computers kept in the Library is not permitted.

vii.           Use of laptops in the cubical systems where computers are already installed is not permitted.

viii.         Readers should not remove/unplug computer cables/connections, network cables and other peripherals/accessories in the library.

ix.            Personal keyboard, mouse, etc are not allowed inside the Library.

x.              Library users must take care of their Pen drives, CD/DVD ROMs, mobiles and wallets etc.

E.             General Reading Hall

i.               The right to use General Reading Hall is exclusively reserved for bonafide members of Library.

ii.              Members should produce their Library Membership card at the entrance.

iii.            The seats are to be used/ occupied on the first come first served basis. 

iv.            Capturing/reserving seats for friends/future use is strictly prohibited.

v.              Readers should not scribble on table tops or damage them.

vi.            Readers should not clutter the table with heaps of books and other reading material. 

F.             Visitors

i.               Consultation facility is available for Research Scholars of other Universities/Institutions for a short period.

ii.              The Research Scholars/students from other organizations should bring recommendation letter from Supervisor/Guide or letter from the concerned Department/Organization.
 

G.            Circulation: 

i.               Maximum of three text or general books can be issued at a time for 7days

ii.              Maximum two times renew can be allowed to the user.

iii.            Students can reserve books at the Circulation Counter in case they are already issued.

iv.            Books in demand may not be renewed.

v.              Readers are responsible for books issued against their names.

vi.            The material such as rare books, thesis, dissertations, loose issues of periodicals etc. marked for consultation shall not be issued.

vii.           Borrowers must satisfy about the physical condition of the books before borrowing otherwise they will be held responsible for any damage later or at the time of return.


NB:
 These rules are subject to revision / updating from time to time. For latest Library rules and regulations, please visit university website regularly.

Annual Report

Floor Plan

Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM is located in ground floor of the academic block – ‘C’ and the library has been arranged according to Section Wise from Section 01 to 25 including Journals, Magazines, News Paper, Thesis & Dissertations.

Flow Chart of the Maualana Azad Central Library, USTM




Services

Membership

Circulation Service

Current Awareness Service

Reference Service

Reprography Service