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About the Library:

A window to the world of latest information in Science, Engineering, Technology, Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, etc. The library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services provides necessary support for teaching, learning, research activities of the University by creating state-of-the-art facilities for the academic community. The library is sufficiently automated using KOHA ILMS for running its housekeeping operation and providing online access to catalogue and e-resource facility. The entire Library collections are made available through OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue). OPAC can be accessed through in campus and off-campus. Library collections and the e-resources can be searched through Web OPAC. The library offers a range of information services to support the learning process which is set to the highest professional standards. The university is using DSpace software for its institutional repository (Digital Library) which preserves the institute's intellectual output for campus-wide access and digital preservation for the posterity. Our total collection is 30,397 Nos + books, 31 Nos + Printed Journals and 17Nos + Printed Magazine.

The RGU Library boasts an impressive 8,000 square feet of modern, high-tech space. This centrally air-conditioned, well-furnished duplex library serves as an integrated resource center, housing an extensive collection of cutting-edge books across various fields, including management, engineering, architecture, social science, and more.

Our library is not just a place to store books; it's a hub of knowledge. We offer a wide range of services and resources to cater to the diverse needs of our users. These services include regular subscriptions to national and international journals, electronic journals, round-the-clock accessibility, off-campus access to e-resources, internet facilities, photocopying facilities, and CD rewriting services, among others.

At RGU, our library is not limited to our students and faculty; it is a valuable resource for the entire community. Whether you are a student, a research scholar, a faculty member, or simply a knowledge enthusiast, our library is here to empower you in your quest for knowledge. Join us in becoming knowledge seekers, and together, let's embark on a journey of endless learning and discovery.

Overdue charges: Rs. 5/- (Rupees Five Only) per day per volume shall be charged, if:

  • 1. A book borrowed from the Circulation Section is not returned by the due date.
  • 2. The book which is recalled by the library is not returned within the stipulated period; and
  • 3. The maximum number of overdue charges to be charged from a defaulter shall be up to the price of the book/volume.
  • 4. No payment received in library; librarian makes a statement of the fine which is paid to account section.
  • 5. A reminder notice will be issued by the library staff bearing the names of the defaulters before the end semester results are declared. before using a laptop inside the library.

The restricted categories of reading material:

  • 1. The Books marked with capital ‘REF’ and ‘Back Volumes’ of the Journals and Periodicals shall be consulted in the library only.
  • 2. The Books under ‘Reference’ with red spine label shall not be issued.
  • 3. Student’s Dissertation and PhD Thesis are original works of students and scholars and are not meant for circulation
  • 4. All current periodicals shall be treated as ‘Reference’ Materials

Loss of books by the borrowers:

  • 1. If borrowed materials are lost, the borrower will have to replace the exact title and author of the lost items.
  • 2. A fine, as prescribed, will be charged for the loss of reading materials, files and other reading materials.
  • 3. Student’s Dissertation and PhD Thesis are original works of students and scholars and are not meant for circulation
  • 3. The fine will continue to be collected until notified to the librarian by the borrowers about the lost materials.
  • 4. Once reported to the librarian, the late penalties will be put on hold for 2(two) weeks giving the borrowers sufficient time to procure the lost books.
  • 5. The borrower can always get the help of a Librarian to procure the lost books upon the request made by the borrower..
  • 6. If in case of old publication or out-of-print items no longer in circulation in the market. The borrowers will have to pay double the actual cost of the lost reading materials or compensation at par with the current rate of the given title taking into consideration the current inflation rate

Library Defaulters:

A regular notice of the last date to return the borrowed books is given in the 'Library Notice Board,' and an email to all HOD/s. The last date to return the borrowed books is usually set by the librarian, usually on the last date of the 'End-Semester exam,'. The last date is also mentioned in the 'Date Label,' which is located on the last page of books stamped by the circulation section while issuing the books.

  • 1. The borrower who did not return the books even after exceeding the due-date will be considered as a defaulter
  • 2. A Defaulter list is then sent to the examination branch 2(two) weeks before the declaration of results
  • 3. A defaulter 'End-Semester result,' would be withheld if he/she did not return the borrowed books to the library.
  • 4. A defaulter will have to return the book and acquire the 'Library Clearance Certificate', from the Librarian to get his/her results.
  • 5. For defaulters who quit Mid-semester or End-Semester sessions permanently. The librarian will have to generate the due fines from SOUL and forward the same to the concerned HOD/s and the Dean of School/s for necessary actions.

Other rules & regulations:

  • 1. All the students/scholars and outsiders entering the library shall deposit their bags and other belongings at the property counter and sign in the register at the checkpoint. Only notebooks and the library books to be returned will be allowed inside. Do not leave any valuables at the checkpoint. Library shall not be responsible for loss of personal belongings. All files, books and notebooks must be presented to the library staff while leaving the library.
  • 2. An Identity card is compulsory for getting access to the University Library.
  • 3. Books removed from the shelves by the users, if not required for reference, should be kept on the table nearest to them. The users should not try to shelve the books by themselves. It can be considered that a misplaced book is like a lost book.
  • 4. The newspaper should be folded appropriately after reading and kept back in the designated place.
  • 5. Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library resources in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he/she will be brought in before the Librarian and then the Director/s of School.
  • 6. Students are advised not to get books issued to others on their names.
  • 7. Strict discipline should be maintained within the library.
  • 8. No visitor or guest is permitted to use the library without the prior permission of the librarian or the Board of Management.
  • 9. No photograph of the library shall be taken without the prior permission of the Librarian.
  • 10. The Librarian reserves the right to call back any issued book/item at any time.
  • 11. Laptop users will have to acquire the permission of the Library Staff before using a laptop inside the library.

Library Circulation Policy

RGU library offers print resources and e-resources from the world over and makes it easily available to students for ready use. The various services offered by it are as follows:

Loan Privileges:

The number of books that can be borrowed and the period of loan for the various categories of members will be as follows:

Circulation Parameters

Document loan eligibility varies for different categories as given below:

User Category Max. Number of Documents Allowed Period
Teaching Faculty/Teaching Staff 10 Books 45 Days
PhD Scholars 08 Books 45 Days
PG/UG Student 03 Books 30 Days
Staff 03 Books 45 Days

Categories of loan

  • a. The books marked as ‘REF’ with red spine label shall not be issued and may, therefore, be consulted in the library only.
  • b. All other books shall be available on an ordinary loan. The period of the loan shall be as mentioned in Loan Privileges above.
  • c. All current periodicals (Journals & Magazines) and their current volumes shall be treated as ‘Reference’ books and shall not, therefore, be issued.
  • d. The Librarian may regulate the issuance of books in such a manner as she/he may deem fit. In case of great demand, books issued may be recalled at any time by the Librarian.
  • e. All residuary powers regarding the use of reading material, provision of other services and the maintenance of discipline and decorum in the library shall rest with the Librarian.

Library Services:

  • 1. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • 2. Institutional Repository
  • 3. Indian Research Information Network System
  • 4. OPAC via Mobile cum Web-OPAC
  • 5. Internet & E-mail
  • 6. Offline CD-ROM Databases
  • 7. RemoteLog (Romote Access OFF Campus)
  • 8. E-Resources: 40000+ E-journals and 200000+ E-books
  • 9. E-Resource Browsing Centre
  • 10. Inter-Library Loan
  • 11. Reprographic Facilities Computers
  • 12. Monthly Book Display
  • 13. Display of Current Book List
  • 14. Career Literature
  • 15. Suggestion Box
  • 16. User Orientation
  • 17. Library User Guide Book
  • 18. Information Display Notice Board
  • 19. News Board
  • 20. Content List Service
  • 21. Online Purchase Suggestion Form
  • 22. Online Book Renewable Services
  • 23. Online Circulation Fines Checking Services
  • 24. Online Own Account Maintaining Service
  • 25. Online Book Holding Service
  • 26. Patron Circulation Status Service Via E-mail
  • 27. Reading Room Facilities
  • 28. Drinking-Water Facilities
  • 29. Library Online Blogs Page Facilities
  • 30. Online Feedback & Suggestion
  • 31. Ask a Librarian
  • 32. Current Awareness Service

Library Section:

Circulation Section

This section represents the hub of library activities where lending out of books to readers is facilitated. Of all the library activities, the circulation of books for home use is a major public service provided by the library. Nearly all the members of the library visit this section for getting books on loan for home use at one or the other time

Reference Section

The Reference section of the library houses the library’s reference books, which are those materials that are meant to aid research by providing quick and accessible information on any particular topic. These materials are usually used to find facts or provide broad overviews of topics. They should not be used as major sources for papers or other projects. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, and Thesis, Dissertation, and Project reports are some of the most common reference materials found in the Library’s Reference Collection.

Periodical Section

Periodical has contributed a great deal to reference work by furnishing articles that appear more recent than books on a subject, particularly in the ever-changing field of politics, economic, science and technology. They contain articles and papers a subject about which the library may have no books and particularly as to matters of local as temporary interest, a subject and which no books how yet been written. They form primary sources of information. Central Library collects subject periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It handles any current periodicals.

General Book Section

The General Section of the Library those books are available which are related of your departmental textbooks and Paperback of Journal and Magazine, General book.

E-Resource Browsing Section

The computer unit in the Central Library provided support maintenance and consultation for both staff and students within the College. Students can have access to a variety of Package from software and internet browsing facilities such as internet facilities, E-mail as well as free user Printing for course book materials and research.