The Campus Library is a sprawling building with different asymmetric sections on two floors. We have much more space than the books and other titles we could collect in a decade,
and the Campus community has already recognized the importance of this serene peaceful cool space surrounded by beautiful greenery. So it is mainly used as a reading space and an online search and collaboration hub.
We do have a substantial collection of more than 30,000 good reference books, 85% of the total collection, mainly useful for research and encyclopaedic reference, apart from the bread and butter textbooks.
We subscribe to a carefully selected collection of journals and periodicals, both print and online, and online libraries that also include conference proceedings and ebooks. We -- the Library staff and all the departments through the Library Committee -- take serious organized efforts on the selecting and curating of these
resources, in an annual cycle, to maximize provisioning as well as uptake.
All the reading spaces provided have very good wireless connectivity for sharing and collaboration, and some tethered connectivity for speed.
The Library digital resources and the Library staff also facilitate access to books and other academic resources such as journals that we do not have subscription to.
There is university-wide collaborative effort for this purpose.
As a part of an effort to make library a happening place on campus, a new lounge area has been designed in the library.
Created with the purpose of encouraging reading, it brings a welcome splash of color to the library. A plush room boasts of comfortable couches and carpet flooring meant to dampen sound and allow discussion
between students without disturbing those outside the room. These spaces play host to book discussions; in future we want to organize author talks and more. We have earmarked exhibition spaces on the walls for displaying artwork, encouraging our Campus community's creativity.
Some new installation for this purpose, including a glass-board for brainstorming and collaboration, is happening now. Reading area that welcomes younger children is also developed with couches. Our Library is an alcove of reading, collaborating and thinking.