About Library


The School maintains two libraries in both Planning and Architecture campuses. The Library of the School continue to play an important role in the documentation and dissemination of knowledge and information in the areas of planning and architecture allied fields. The Library of the School has been acting as a crucial resource centre to meet the information needs of its clientele, including students, teaching faculty, staff members of the School, research scholars, students from India and abroad and other visiting faculty and users. The library is equipped with computer facilities and electronic facilities such as online resources to support the teaching, learning and research activities of the School.


Library Services

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) :Computerized bibliographical information of books, theses and dissertations reports are available in the library through the OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue) service and users can search by various ways viz author, title, subject, classification, words within title. Users can avail the OPAC facility on intranet through the browser based Web-OPAC.

    The following databases are available on OPAC :
  • Books Database
  • Theses Database

Resources Automation : The library resource materials has been barcoded and the various in-house activities and services are computerized using LibSys software package.

Barcoding of Library Membership Cards : For the convenience of the Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Research Scholars and Students of the School a single barcoded Membership card is issued for borrowing books.

Current Awareness Service (CAS) : Email alerts are available for many of the electronic resources and bibliographic databases.

New Arrivals List : The service is provided through the display of books/periodicals on new arrivals rack and a monthly list of new arrivals also made available to the library members on e-mail.

Bibliographic Service

Inter-library Loan (ILL) Services :
The School Library is member of the Developing Library Network (DELNET) and Inter-library Loan service is available to the faculty, non-teaching staff, students and research scholars through the Developing Library Network (DELNET).

Photocopying Service : Facility for photocopying of books/documents is available in both the libraries as per the copyright laws and at nominal charges.