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ALLAMA IQBAL LIBRARY

A) Brief History:

The history of Kashmir University Library dates back to 1949 with the inception of "University of Jammu and Kashmir". It was established to cater to the academic and research needs of the scholars, students and teachers of Jammu and Kashmir. With the split of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir University in 1969, the collection of the library was shared by the libraries of two Universities Viz., University of Jammu and University of Kashmir. In 1975, the Central Library of the University of Kashmir was shifted to its present multistoried building. In 1984, it was renamed as IQBAL LIBRARY and as ALLAMA IQBAL LIBRARY in July 2002. This library (the largest in the state) is presently the Centre of the University Library System, having forty-three Seminar Libraries attached with different Departments, Centres, and the Institutes of the University. The Allama Iqbal Library along with its network of libraries is the largest library system in the state & caters to the academic needs of the large number of University community consisting of faculty members, research scholars, PG and diploma students in various disciplines. The Allama Iqbal Library has 16 Divisions in well decorated and centrally heated halls managed by well qualified professional staff. The library also provides useful and research oriented services to the reading community in calm, cozy and clean atmosphere. At present, it has a collection of above four lac books. Various local National and International news papers are available to the users on-line for keeping them update. The library is also subscribing one of the leading portal service of India known as J-Gate service where under the contents pages, abstract and full text articles (wherever available), appearing in more than eight thousand five hundred reputed scholarly Journals in sciences and social services are made available to the users on-line. Xeroxing facility is provided to the readers on the table. The V-SAT and Radio link connectivity installed in the Library provides much needed internet facility to the faculty members, research scholars and PG students. The users are availing this facility through 48 computers installed in its newly established Internet Access Centre.

B) SERVICES:

Ø Reference
Ø Automation
Ø Reprographic Services
Ø Data Base Service through INFLIBNET
Ø Bibliographic Service
Ø Internet Service
Ø Inter Library Loan Service/Resource sharing
Ø Selective Dissemination of Information

C) Collection:

BOOKS 6, 15078 +
JOURNALS (BACKVOLUMES) 56,275 (approx)
CURRENT JOURNALS 297 (Print)
MANUSCRIPTS & RARE BOOKS 363
MICROFILMS 22
MICROFICHE 515
CD - ROMS 59
THESES & DISSERTATIONS 605
MD / MS DISSSERTATIONS 800
AUDIO CASSETTES 40
EDUCATIONAL FILM STRIPS 53
D) Special Collection:

Ø Iqbal collection
Ø Usmania collection
Ø Trilok chand Mehrooml Collections (Donated by Prof.Jagan Nath .Azad)
Ø Career Corner

E) Membership

(a) P.G Students  5960
(b) Ph.D/M Phil  398
(c) Teachers   375
(d) Others   751

F) Extension Activities

Besides its routine services mentioned above the library undertakes the following extension activities from time to time :
1. Organizing Exhibitions
2. Conducting computer training programmes for staff and faculty.
3. Organizing Extension Lectures by eminent academicians
4. Publishing indexes and other reading material for guidance of students and promotion of research

G) Library Hours

8:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m on all working days
10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m on all Sundays & Holidays

H) LIBRARY SOFTWARE:

SOUL (Software for University Libraries)
KLIBNET for connecting Libraries of the valley
CDS / ISIS Software

I) INTERNET ACCESS CENTRE

The library has recently started a number of IT based services for the users. With the establishment of campus networking and network based Internet Service ALLAMA IQBAL LIBRARY is becoming part of Virtual Library System. Besides, its own and departmental library collection, it is providing its users online access to various resources available on World Wide Web (WWW). The users can have easy access to catalogues of the collection of other reputed national libraries across the globe.

J) CAREER CORNER:

The career corner has been established for the students who appear in various competitive examinations at International, National, and Regional levels. The corner is rich in collection covering almost all the subjects. There remains great rush of students appearing in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), National Education Test (NET), Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS),University Entrance Test, , General Aptitude Test(GAT), Management Aptitude Test (MAT), Test of English as Foreign Language(TOEFL) etc. Special provisions have been made for the purchase of material for these examinations. Consultation in Career Corner is not restricted to the university students only, the students coming from different institutes of the valley can also consult this collection. Every effort is being made to update the corner in order to encourage the talented students.

K) CONTRIBUTION FROM INFLIBNET CENTRE. AHMEDABAD.


The INFLIBNET centre has extended cooperation to this university from time to time for the automation and networking of the activities carried out in the library. The centre has supported in the following ways:
1. RETRO-CONVERSION
2. DATA BASE SERVICE:
3. SOFTWARES:
4. WEB SERVICS:
5. TRAINING:
6. VSAT FACILITY


L) Collaborations:


The library is collaborating with various national and international organizations connecting with information dissemination

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