Library services

Facilities and features

Library services are witnessing radical changes world over and accessibility and instant retrieval of information is the main focus. The University has two libraries i) the Central Library, at the main campus Chatha came and ii) Faculty Library, to cater the need of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry at R. S. Pura campus. Both the libraries have open access and are housed in their respective modern and spacious buildings. The Central Library is a modern three storey glazed building having 6222 sq. meter area and has come up at the construction cost is Rs. 945 lakhs. It was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister, of J&K, Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad, on 12th November, 2007. Library functions and requirements have been kept in view while planning and equipping it. For the benefit of handicapped persons and for a speedy carriage of books from one floor to another, provision of lift has been provided. The office staff working area has been separated from the reading area so that library staff could work during odd hours or holidays without disturbing the routine working of the readers services. In addition, separate "Leisure Reading Hall" has been provided for the readers to enable them to take inside their own reading material for preparing their personal notes and seminars etc., where they can sit separately from the other reading areas of the library. To increase calmness and to provide natural light sky windows have been provided with appropriate cut-out through all floors. The reading area has been provided with wooden flooring to reduce noise and to keep the temperature normal. The entry to the library has been planned through the first floor as it reduces noise and dust problem and readers can approach the other reading sections comfortable avoiding fatigue. The main reading area has been proposed to be centrally air conditioned. The floor wise arrangement is as follows:

  1. Ground Floor
  • Leisure Reading Area
  • Text Book& Reference Reading Hall
  • E-Studio
  • Technical, Acquisition & Binding Section
  • News-papers Reading Lounge
  • Information Technology Cell
  1. First Floor
  • Librarian’s Office
  • Conference Room
  • Circulation Section
  • Self Check in/Check out section
  • Buffer Lobby, Waiting Lounge & Display Area, OPAC Terminals
  • General Reading Hall & Stack Area for books, OPAC Terminals
  • IT Division & Computer Services for controlling session of conferences, seminars at national land International level.
  • Property Room
  • Visitors’ Room
  1. Second Floor
  • Reference Reading Hall
  • Current Periodicals Section
  • Bound Periodicals Section
  • Theses & Reports Section

Online Library/Computer Lab.

E-resources consists of Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) providing access to 4000 plus e-journals, besides complete J-gate providing metadata platform indexing 44000 plus journals including 25000 plus full text journals. EBSCO host-e Books having 45000 plus accessions have been subscribed. Earlier Business Source elite plus e-journals, which has over 9 million bibliographic and full text articles, and 625 e-books related to agriculture and allied subjects were made available through CABI platforms. On line access to e-recourses has been made available to all the scientists and students through NKN. Remote access is also being provided to students, scholars and faculty members for making full utilization of the facilities created in our Library.

Library is guided by Library Advisory Committee. Teaching and learning process is adopting e-learning systems and internet has emerged as a powerful, widely acceptable and affordable medium of information communication. In order to serve the readers effectively, specialized functional sections such as Acquisition Section, Periodical Section and Reference and Computer Services Section, Technical Processing Section, Circulation Section, Reader Services Section, Rental and Documentation Section are being initiated. Technology Cell for screening education films has been established in the Central library. The library remains open from 9.30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

Library holdings

Library Number of Books
Central Library, Chatha 25193
Faculty Library, R.S. Pura 7041
Total 32234












Online Databases / e-Journals/ e-Books, New Additions
Campus Books Journals Theses Reports News Letter Gratis Books
Central Library, Chatha 468 09 119 60 116 79
Faculty Library, R.S. Pura 77 02 38
Total 545 11 157 60 116 79












  • E-resources consists of Consortium of e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) providing access to 4000 plus e-journals, besides complete J-gate providing metadata platform indexing 44000 plus journals including 25000 plus full text journals is being provided.
  • EBSCO host-e Books having 45000 plus accessions have been subscribed.
  • Business Source elite plus e-journals, which has over 9 million bibliographic and full text articles was subscribed during the year 2015-16.
  • 44000+ e-books related to agriculture and allied subjects from CABI and EBSCO
  • On line access to e-recourses has been made available to all the scientists and students through NKN. Remote access is also being provided to students, scholars and faculty members for making full utilization of the facilities created in our Library.
Other services provided
Campus News Clippings Internet Online Journal e-Books CD ROM Services Miscellaneous (Documentation Service)
Central Library, Chatha Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faculty Library, R.S. Pura -- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Training provided to Library Users:

S.No.

Title

Participants

Venue

1

Orientation programme pertaining to the use of CeRA for the post graduate students

117

Central Library, Chatha

2

User education programme regarding how to use Library resources

138

Central Library, Chatha

Library Membership

Type of Members Central Library, Chatha Faculty Library, R.S. Pura
Faculty & Staff 206 64
Ph.D. students 119 32

M.Sc. students

118 150
UG students 234 319
Total 677 565
 

Subscription to Newspapers & Magazines

Campus Newspapers Magazines
Central Library, Chatha 12 11
Faculty Library, R.S. Pura 5 11
Total 17 22
Stack Maintenance

Open shelves arrangement according to DDC is being maintained.

Photocopying facilities

Photostat service on concessional rate of Rs. 1.00/page is available in the library. Print out facility is also provided to students and scientists.

Library automation activity

Library database through Koha software is being created. RFID and Koha installation is likely to be completed in 2016.

Library participation in Post-graduate Teaching Programmes

“Library Science & Information Services” (PGS-501) 0+1, credit hour course is being taught to the PG students by the Library staff members.

REFERENCE / HELP DESK

Reference Service is to all the members and extended to visitors for short-term period. Help Desk for assisting the library members for all sorts of help for serving better and right help.

 

READING ROOMS

The common reading facility has been provided on all the floors of Central Library, Chatha and University Library, R.S.Pura with adequate seating capacity.

 

ONLINE LIBRARIES

The Libraries at Chatha and R.S.Pura have well equipped Online Libraries / Computer Labs for accessing e-resources available over the internet etc.

 

CIRCULATION / LENDING / BORROWING SERVICE

This facility is provided to enrolled Library Members’ viz. Faculty, Scientists, Scholars, UG/PG Students and Staff in both the Libraries of SKUAST-J viz. Central Library, Chatha and University Library, R.S.Pura.

 Enrolled members are lent books in his/her name as indicated below:

 

Description

Books

Loan Period

Governance/Officers

5

60 days

Teaching Faculty

2
2

30 days
Semester

UG/PG / Ph.D/RS

3

15 days

Non-Teaching/ Tech Staff

2

15 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPROGRAPHIC SERVICES

The facility of photocopying and computer print-outs of documents in the Library is provided to the scientists, scholars, students and staff at approved rates.

 

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

Regional and National Newspapers and popular magazines and allied publications are provided in the Newspaper section of both the Libraries of SKUAST-Jammu viz. Central Library, Chatha and University Library, R.S.Pura.

 

CONSORTIA MEMBERSHIP (IP AUTHENTICATED) HTTP://jgateplus.com

CeRA Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture

 

 

 List of Indian Journals subscribed for the year 2016

 

S.No.

Title of Journal

1

Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology

2

Indian Journal of Canine Practice

3

Indian Forester

4

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

5

Indian Journal of Forestry

6

Journal of Agrometeorology

7

Indian Farming

8

Indian Horticulture

9

Indian Journal of Agricultural Science

10

Kheti

11

Phal Phool

Consortia Membership (IP Authenticated) http://cera.jccc.in

CeRA Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture

Important Links

www.jgateplus.com (For accessing 3550+ e-journals through CeRA)


www.cabdirect.org (For accessing 11 million CAB Abstracts)


www.cabi.org/cabebooks (For accessing 625 CABI e-books)