Tuesday, February 9, 2016

About the Library

     The library – the treasure house of books and periodicals – is a centre of intellectual activity of any institution. The ASA Library strives to its readers in the interest of creativity and innovation, the predecessors of Research and Development. The library started along with the institution in the year 2012.

     It has a well-equipped library stacking more than 2776 volumes of choice books in various Architectures subjects, basic sciences and general. The library subscribes to more than 17 periodicals in print. Besides,

     The services provided by the library includes Lending service, Reference service,  Internet Browsing, Current Awareness Service(CAS), and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) Service.

     A separate Digital Knowledge Centre has been established in order to enable the users to browse the e-journals, e-learning materials, digital library collections of this campus and other online journals. This facility is available in the intranet of this campus. The library has one file server for digital library and 3 nodes for the purpose of Information Retrieval system.

     The library services have been automated with the software named "KOHA software ". It is a menu driven, interactive, user-friendly package, designed with utmost care to meet the student's information needs, such as the availability of books, status of the books, user details etc. The library has one file server and 5 computers for the automation. One system is placed at circulation counter and another system is kept at the entrance of the library for the purpose of searching Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

     An open reading area of 2000 Sq.ft for the students has been provided in the Library.