Chandra Shekhar Azad

Central Library

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Dr. Manoj Katiyaar (Officer Incharge),

This Library is very old by its foundation. It was initially established as the College of Agriculture Library in 1907. It was later renamed as the Institute of Agriculture Library in 1967. Lastly in the year 1975, it was finally established as the University Central Library of Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur.

The library has a good collection of literature, comprising 64300 books, 4481 research periodicals, 474 Ph.D. thesis, 1903 Post Graduate dissertations and other reference materials. Presently we are providing reading facilities to approximately 3,000 readers including students, teachers/scientist, staff, visitors and outsiders etc. It is in the process of modernization, computerization and sophistication. The library has already purchased and installed computers with printers, photocopying machine and air conditioners etc. It is going to start abstracting search services and content page service through the electronic media. AKMU has also provided Internet connectivity to the Library through V-SAT.

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Books & Periodicals Procurement

During 2000-01, 978 books and 21 foreign periodicals, 53 Indian periodicals and during 2001-02, 1000 books and 21 foreign periodicals and 45+5 (Agroforestry) periodicals have been procured by the library.

News Papers and Magazines

This Library procures 12 newspapers – 6 in Hindi and 6 in English. It also subscribes to 23 competitive magazines for the benefit of our students. Many complimentary and free copies of newspapers, magazines, pamphlets etc. regularly come in the library, and are properly displayed for the readers

Reference Section

Being one of the oldest library, it is full of various types of reference sources like encyclopaedias, various types of dictionaries, gazetteers, Agricultural and Statistical records/reports etc. At present we are providing oral reference service to at least 15-20 persons daily.

Working Hours 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
Library Membership Teachers & Scientist 539
Supporting Staff 310
Students 1242
Others 146
Photocopy Facility Available
Acquisition Programme New text books and periodicals are being entered in TLSS software along with manual accessioning
CD ROM work station Free consultancy available on CAB, AGRIS, VET, BIOTECH and current contents on Agriculture Biology & Environmental science etc.
ORPAC creation 45049 documents created and rest documents are in process of creation.
Digitization Process 963 Thesis have digitized and are in use.
E-tools consultancy figure in 2007-08 1. M.Sc./Ph.D.   -2400
2. Staff -84
Search and Retrive facility Internet enabled library with 30 clients Computer
General collection up to 2007-08 Books and Periodicals 75129
Thesis -4931
CD ROM -133
HRD Books-2565
MBA Books -419

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