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  • HoursofService  

    Monday–Friday 9:00am–11:00pmSaturday9:00am–11:00pm

    Sunday 2.00pm–1100pm

    Reference Monday–Friday9:00am–5:30pm

  • Welcome  

    Welcome to the NITTTR Library. The primary goal of the library staff is to

    provide the best possible service to the students and faculty of the institute

    and others using the library. We encourage you to ask for assistance or

    information from any library employee to help us achieve that goal. We also

    ask that you make suggestions that will assist us in improving our services or


    The Library Guide is intended to serve as an introduction to the NITTTR

    Library. It offers brief descriptions of the services, resources, and facilities of

    the library. Finally, the Guide recites some of the rules of library conduct,

    which users are asked to observe to maintain an atmosphere conducive to

    study and research. Additional information about the library can be found at Even in the ever-expanding world of online information, the NITTTR library

    remains the laboratory of the faculty, students and researchers. The Library

    provides the members with an impressive array of resources and in many

    formats to meet their needs. More than 50,000 volumes form the core of

    collection. In addition, the library provides access to a variety of science and

    engineering related online journals to enhance research capabilities. Library

    patrons can use these many resources to pursue their academic goals and

    research. Particular emphasis has been placed on collecting materials that

    support the major programs of NITTTR, Chandigarh.

    We hope that your time spent in the NITTTR Library is productive,

    informative, and rewarding Please let us know if there are ways in which we

    can help you and improve ourselves.

    Manmohan Singh Chief Librarian 2016

    Welcome 1

    Contents 2 Library Contact Information 3 Access Policy 4 Library Rules 5 Circulation 6 Instructional Technology 8 Computing Services 8 Special Collections 8 Photocopier 9 Reference and Research Services9 Interlibrary Loan 10 OPAC, the Online Catalog 10 Library Security 11

    Fire Alarms

    Library News

    Lost and Found


    Recent Acquisitions

    Suggestions and Comments


    Library Arrangement and Contents 12

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  • Library Contact Information General Circulation Desk : 0172-2759587

    Public Services Suman Rana Reference Suman Rana Circulation IT and INTERNET services Manmohan Singh

    Information Services Ravinderpal Kaur Acquisition and periodical Technical Services Manmohan Singh Chief Librarian [email protected] 0172-2759587

    Administration MaheshaNand

    Access Policy Persons Admitted Access to the NITTTRLibrary is exclusively reserved for the following


    • Library patrons, including faculty, students both regular and modular,

    alumni, and staff of the institute and special members.

    • Current students and faculty collaborating institutions.

    During reading and exam periods, access is limited to students, faculty and


    Identification Required The following types of identification are required to access the NITTTR


    • The institute faculty, students, and staff should present a Library

    membership card. The students without membership card must obtain a

    temporary pass from the Circulation Desk to enter the library

    • Thealumni must present a NITTTRAlumni Association card and photo

    identification for admission.Alumni identification cards are non-

    transferable and admit the alumnus only

    • Upon showing a current and valid photo identification card from

    collaboratinginstitution, students and faculty may gain admission to the

    library to conduct research for academic purposes

    Questions regarding access may be directed to the Chief Librarian at

    [email protected] or 0172-2759587

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    mailto:[email protected]

  • NITTTR Library Rules Please help us maintain an atmosphere conducive to study and research by

    complying with the following rules:

    • All library materials must be checked out at the Circulation Desk before

    being removed from the library.

    • Theft of library materials is a crime that will be prosecuted by the institute

    Any mutilation of materials, including marking, tearing, underlining, and

    highlighting are also criminal offenses that will be prosecuted

    • To minimize damage to library collections, furniture, and equipment and to

    maintain a clean environment for study, food is not permitted in the library.

    • Smoking is prohibited in the library

    • A current identification card or Library membership card must be

    presented to the door monitor/attendant upon each entry to the library.

    Non-member patrons must present the appropriate identification as

    requested by the door monitor, who will refer them to the Circulation Desk.

    For security purposes, and for purposes of preserving resources for those

    patrons entitled to use the library, the rules governing access are strictly

    enforced. Noncompliance will result in a denial of access.

    • Library materials left on tables will be re-shelved

    • Notebooks and other portable computers may be used in all areas of the


    • Library staff phones are not available for public use.

    • Talking on cell phones is not permitted in the reading room/areas. Cell

    phones may be used in other areas of the library; in those areas, however,

    patrons are requested to show consideration for others who may be

    studying or conducting research in surrounding areas

    • No entry to the library is permitted when the library is closed

    • Patrons are required to leave the library premises at the close of business,

    during fire alarms and other emergency procedures, or when otherwise

    requested by library staff. The Institute security will be summoned if

    patrons fail to comply

    • Emergency exit may not be used except in the event of an emergency

    Circulation General The NITTTR Library has special collection of engineering and technology,

    sciences, education and management-related materials to be used within the

    library and borrowed. Certain categories materials do not circulate.

    Reference materials that do not circulate include encyclopedias, dictionaries,

    statutes, handbooks, yearbooks. Other materials that do not circulate outside

    the library include periodical volumes, parts of multi-volume treatises.

    Library materials circulate via an online circulation system All library patrons

    must be registered with the NITTTR Library in order to check out items from

    the collection. Registration forms and circulation guidelines are available at

    the Circulation Desk. Students with overdue materials may be blocked from

    registering for the next semester or payment for lost or damaged items. It is

    not advisable for a student to lend a issued item to others since the person to

    whom the item is checked out remains ultimately responsible for the item until

    it is returned. After an item has been checked out for 14 days, it is eligible for

    recall by another patron. Items needed for reserve may be recalled

    immediately. Failure to return recalled items in a timely manner may result in

    suspension of library privileges

    The library’s online catalog, LIBERTY, is available at LIBERTY may be used to search the collection, locate an item, or determine

    the status of an item. If an item is not on the shelf, and LIBERTY does not

    indicate that the item is checked out, please inquire at the Reference Desk

    for assistance. Such items may be out on loan, on reserve, or recorded as

    missing and reordered. Hold requests may be placed on materials out on

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  • loan and searches arranged for missing.Unless a hold has been placed on an

    item or the item is overdue.

    Library Patron Types General Collection Faculty 30 days

    ME Students 14days

    Research Scholars One month

    Special members 14days

    STC Students Duration of the course

    Corporate members 3 months

    Please contact the circulation supervisor at 571 with any questions

    regarding circulation.

    Reserve Materials are placed on Reserve for two reasons: (1) Faculty ask to place

    certain materials on Reserve to assure their availability to all students in a

    given course; (2) Certain heavily used materials are placed on Reserve,

    again, to assure availability. Such materials include current editions of books,

    rare books.

    To borrow materials from reserve, patrons must be registered in the library’s

    circulation system.In general, reserve books may be checked out for two

    hours. They may be renewed for an additional two hours unless there is a

    demand for them.

    Two hours before closing, some reserve items may be checked out for

    overnight use. These items must be returned to the Circulation Desk within

    an hour of the library’s opening the next day. Restrictions on overnight

    checkout may apply to some titles.

    Instructional Technology The Instructional Technology learning materials is located at the Circulation

    desk.The learning materials consist of CD-ROM DVD and other

    instructional technology support services to students, faculty, and staff. For

    in-class presentations, the CD-ROMs and DVDs in the library’s collection

    may be issued at the Circulation Desk. CD-ROM and DVD viewing stations

    are located in the e-library.

    Computing Services The NITTTR Library features computer workstations provided for the use of

    all library patrons. All library patrons may use the public NITTTR OPAC

    terminals located near the catalogue of the library. OPAC can be accessed

    from anywhere over the Internet.

    A limited number of computer workstations dedicated for student use are

    available in thee-library.

    Use of notebooks or other personal computers is permitted in all areas.

    Access to the Internet is available to students via the NITTTR wireless

    network. More information is available from the Computer Science


    For assistance in the use of LIBERTY and terminals in the e-library and

    accessing online e-resources, please contact the Chief Librarian at

    [email protected] 01722759587.

    Special Collection Special Collectionincludes a collectionof dissertations/theses submitted by

    the ME and PhD scholars enrolled in the institute.

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    mailto:[email protected]

  • Photocopier The photocopier is located in the library. Request for the photocopy is to be

    made to the operator.The hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 3:00pm–

    4:00pm. The photocopying section accepts copy requests from students,

    faculty, and staff. Please note that the section is unable to reproduce material

    when doing so violates copyright law. Only limited pages are to be


    Copyright Notice The copyright law of India. The Copyright(Amendment)Act 2012 governs the

    making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The

    person making the request for photocopying is responsible for any


    Reference and Research Services Librarians offer reference assistance and research consultations primarily to

    NITTTR faculty, students, and alumni. Assistance may be requested:

    • by appointment;

    • at the Reference Desk located in the library;

    • by phone at extension number587;

    • by email at [email protected];

    Library staff is available to conduct instructional sessions on technical

    education research for student, faculty, and other groups. Other services

    provided by the reference librarian includes library orientations and

    instruction on the use of LIBERTY, the Internet, and other online resources.

    The library provides access to many online resources through computers

    located in the e-library and through other on-site computers, or remotely

    through the IP connectivity.

    ONLINE e-Resources The library provides online access to the following e-resources and databases through Inflibnet Consortia. WORLDCAT DISCOVERY is an online catalog that can be used to locate books and other materials at more than 60,000 libraries.

    Interlibrary Loan Books and periodicals that the NITTTR Library does not own may be

    borrowed through interlibrary loan (ILL), a service offered to students, faculty,

    and staff. Search in INDCat, an online union catalogue catalog of Inflibnet, to

    locate materials in libraries in India; once the record for the work is located,

    submit a request to the library for procuring the books on IIL.

    OPAC, The Online Catalog WebOPAC, the online catalog of the NITTTR Library, provides bibliographic information about materials found in the Library collection, their locations and


    LIBERTY Web OPAC can be accessed via dedicated terminals located in the

    library near the physical catalogue. It can be accessed from anywhere over

    the Internet.

    WebOPAC utilizes a single search box. Searchers may enter an exact title or

    descriptive keywords Results may be refined by format, collection, location,

    language, topic, or publication.

    It can also be searched by keyword, title, author, subject, or call number, bar

    code, accession number and so on.Onscreen instructions make WebOPAC

    easy to use.

    For assistance in the use of Web OPAC, please visit the Reference Desk or

    contact a reference librarian by phone at extension number 588or you can email at [email protected]

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    At the Reference Desk, librarian is available to guide students in using print

    or electronic resources. Computers in the e-library provide quick access to

    online databases and the Internet Print editions of general reference

    materials, including directories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks etc.,

    are shelved in the Reference section.

    We welcome suggestions, recommendations, and comments about the

    Library Students are also encouraged to recommend books considered to be

    useful additions to the library’s collection Suggestions and recommended

    acquisitions may be submitted to the Chief Librarian or by placing a

    suggestion card in the suggestion box near the entrance.

    The general collection stacks follow the reference collection; theses

    collection and bound periodicals collections. The collections are arranged

    according to DDC.

    The Library occupies is located in the first floor of the JCBOSE building. It

    houses: Circulation area, Reference, Reading Room, stacks areas,

    pamphlets, and current, unbound periodicals; OPAC and physical catalogue

    Library administrative Office, Technical Services staff offices; photocopier; e-

    library with reading room; classroom for short term training programs

    participants in library and information science.

    Stack Level—The treatise collection, call numbers 000-999. These books are arranged according to the classification system of the Dewey Decimal

    Classification (DDC) scheme.


    Library Security There is oneentrance to the NITTTR Library.A door monitor attends the main

    entrance during all times when the building is open Monday–Friday, 9:00am–

    11:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am–11:00pm; & Sunday, 2:00–11:00pm. This

    entrance may be used only by persons with a current Library membership

    card. Door monitors at the entrances may ask to check the identification of all

    persons entering the NITTTR Library. In addition to the security gates, Library

    has installed surveillance cameras at the entrance. Patrons are advised to

    keep their personal belongings with them at all times while in the Library Any

    unusual or suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the

    Circulation Desk.

    Fire Alarms When the fire alarm sounds, Library users must immediately evacuate the

    building through the nearest exit.

    Lost and Found Inquiries about lost possessions may be made at the Circulation Desk at


    Messages The Library can neither accept phone messages for library patrons.

    Recent Acquisitions Lists of new materials acquired by the library are available in the library or at

    library OPAC page.

    Suggestions andComments

    Telephones Library staff phones are not available for public use.

    Library Arrangement and Contents



    Welcome Contents 2Library Contact InformationGeneralPublic ServicesInformation ServicesAdministration

    Access PolicyPersons Admitted

    NITTTR Library RulesCirculationGeneralReserve

    Instructional TechnologyComputing ServicesSpecial CollectionCopyright Notice

    Reference and Research ServicesInterlibrary LoanOPAC, The Online CatalogLibrary SecurityFire AlarmsLost and FoundMessagesRecent AcquisitionsSuggestions andCommentsTelephones

    Library Arrangement and Contents