Established in 1969,
The Library is located at the heart of
Academic complex. It has a carpet area of
about one lack sq. ft. Library with fully air-
condition Reading Hall is housed in a nine-
story building. Being in the middle of the
academic complex, it is easily accessible
from all the School/Centres in the academic
Library Hours Time : the library opens from
8 A.M. to Midnight on all days of the week
throughout the year. The library observes
only 4 holidays (3 National holidays and
Holi) during the year.
JNU CENTRAL LIBRARY
Collection and Resources
six lakh printed books and one lakh e-books available for circulation.
subscribe to 800 print journals annually from all major international
and some Indian publications. offering online access to more than
they also have access to around 2,300 newspapers from 97 countries
in 52 languages,
they also have 8 lakh digital newspaper clippings which are relevant
to 72 subjects, and possess a rare collection of Urdu, Persian and Art
The most recent activity they carried out was to digitise around
20,000 thesis and dissertations
• Mezzanine Floor: Automation Unit; Library Administration Unit; Social Science
Processing Unit; Book Acquisition Unit; Documentation Unit. Comity room,
• 1st 2nd Floor: Social Science Books Collection (including reference books).
• 3rd Floor: science collection is housed in these floors.
• 4th & 5th Floor: Humanities collection is housed in these floors. Books and
journals on European languages and literature are kept in 4th floor and books
on Afro-Asian language and literature and art books are kept in 5th floor.
• 6th Floor: Text books and Book Bank Collection, Archives on Contemporary
• 7th Floor: Press clopping and bound volumes of Newspapers; Dissertation and
Thesis; Rare books.
• 8th Floor: Russian language collection.
• 9th Floor: Govt. Documents, Census, UN Documents, Documents of other
International Agencies, etc.
Only registered members are allowed to use the Library.
Student membership of the Library is renewed at the beginning of each semester.
Readers are not allowed to bring personal books or any printed material and other personal
belongings like bags, umbrellas, etc. inside the library. These materials are to be kept at the
Property Counter at their own risk.
Textbooks less than three copies are not issued.
Students can reserve books if already issued.
Dissertation/Theses are to be consulted within the library premises only.
Dissertations submitted within last five years are given for consultation
For general books, the overdue charges range from 50 paisa per day to
the cost of the book and for textbooks Rs.5/- per day to the cost of the book.
For loss of library bar-coded library membership ID card they have to deposit Rs.50/- to the
CYBER LIBRARY RULES
Always carry your Library ID card in the Cyber Library which must be shown on demand.
Reservations of seats are not allowed.
Users are not allowed to connect Cell phones, I-pods, Digital Camera’s with the Computers
available in the Cyber Library.
If above Cyber Library rules are violated, students will be debarred from entering Cyber Library
minimum for two weeks.
Library services and facilities
OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
Recent Additions to the Book Collection in the Library
Inter Library Loan (ILL) and Resource Sharing Facility
Video Collection and Video Viewing Facility
Online Journals and Databases
Dissertation & Theses
General Reading Hall
Periodical & journal section:
First I was assigned to work in periodical and journal section where I spent two
week arranging the bound volumes of journals and periodicals in first two days.
And in rest of the days, I gained experience catalyzing old bills of journals and
periodicals according to their vender’s name and invoice number and date
along with file reference and amount details.
Circulation Section (Check in & Check out :
I spent one week in Circulation Section and membership section where I
learnt issuing and retuning text book (check in & check out) and
membership related works . I worked on various books as an experimental
check in and check- out which was quite interesting and helped me a lot in
understanding the circulation of books.
I spent one week on this floor. I shelved the Government
Document and UN documents and arranged them according
to their call number and cutler number and correction in
9th floor: Govt. Document :
7th floor: Press clipping and bound volume Newspapers
dissertation and thesis books.
I spent one week on this floor clipping papers especially political
articles, During these five days I also spent some time accessioning
shifted to Acquisition Section where I spent one week. The bulk of my
work in this section was based on accessioning new acquired books
in accession register in addition with stamping them and checked the
duplication of books gifted by any organization or person.
In this section I came to know about how I could online
catalogues and classification.
The Internship Programme has proved very beneficial to me. It not only
gave me the experience but also exposure to the various professionals and
typical works. However, the duration of the Training Programme wasn’t
enough to work properly in each and every section of a library, particularly
in a university library. It is my experience that university or institute library is
more suitable for training because it provides more services.