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The VISTAS Library building spans over an area of 20,000 sq. ft. It has a seating capacity of 500 persons and follows Open Access System blended with State-of-the-art facilities. The library houses a collection of 134693Books and 13055 Back Volumes. It subscribes to more than 300 Periodicals (National & International), 12535 E-journals, 205025 E-Books,  4961 Dissertations,  5317 Audio-Visual resources. Our Vision is to provide world-class knowledge resources that not only cater to the curricular requirements but also provide intellectual enquiry and research. Touch Screen User Interface Design established for an interactive library.

The VISTAS Library is automated with, an Integrated Library Management Software Package, with all modules. A traditional library has been transformed into an automated library which includes an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Bar-coding system for Books, Non-Book Materials and ID cards to enable Laser Scanning of Issues and Returns. The automation covers the entire gamut of Library activities such as Acquisition, Circulation with provision for renewal, reservation, serial control and generating various types of reports and statistics.

Access to e-journals, databases, e-books, etc., is provided with the VISTAS Library portal. The library website also provides information about resources, services, rules & regulations. All resources are accessible locally within the campus as well as remotely.

VISTAS Library has a well-equipped digital facility consisting of 50 systems. Facilities for scanning, storage & printing including high-speed LaserJet Network printers are available in the Library. The library is completely connected to an excellent Wi-Fi network. It has advanced IT facilities with adequate systems loaded with licensed operating systems and software packages. The power infrastructure is supported with a heavy-duty uninterrupted power supply for all systems and servers to avoid data loss.

VISTAS Library provides and promotes access to SWAYAM PRABHA 32 DTH Channels. The SWAYAM PRABHA is a group of 32 DTH Channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes on a 24×7 basis using GSAT-15 satellite.

– The Central Library built a subject gateway to strengthen the digital platform and teaching process. It is an online service that provides searchable and browsable catalogues of Internet-based resources. This digital portal removes the fence for higher knowledge learning outside the campus by unlocking the door of freedom to learn anywhere at any time. The portal links to various open-source resources such as open access e-journals and e-books which are linked according to each school in the university.

– VISTAS is maintaining the Institutional Digital Repository – that serves as a showcase of the output of academic pursuits of its faculty members, research scholars and students. It  manages and disseminates digital material created by VISTAS Library and its community members. It also includes digital assets like faculty publications, e-books, a question bank, newspaper clippings, conference proceedings, etc.,

– Vels Knowledge Resource Centre has been established for enabling the students to acquire additional knowledge through online courses offered by various agencies.

LEARNING RESOURCES IN THE LIBRARY

Books  – 1,34,693

Journals   – 374 (National & International)

e-Journals   – 12,535

e-Books   – 2,05,025

AV Resources   –  5,317

Back Volumes   – 13,055

Thesis / Dissertations – 4,961

E-Knowledge Resource Centre

Research Scholar Carrels

Virtual Learning Centre

 

 

ON-LINE LEARNING RESOURCES

  • EDU SAT
  • IEEE/IEL Online
  • ASME Digital Collection
  • J-Gate
  • EBSCO-Academic Search Complete
  • EBCSO – Business Source Elite
  • ProQuest ABI / Inform Global
  • Bentham Science Pharmacy
  • Micromedex’s Drugdex System
  • Open access e-journals and e-books
  • Nature Online
  • Inventi Online
  • Law finder
  • SCC Online
  • All India Reporter
  • EBRARY – Academic Complete
  • DIGIMAT – Digital Library
  • NPTEL Course materials
  • Swayam Prabha

SERVICES PROVIDED

Lending Service

Reference Services

Current Awareness Services

Reprographic Services

OPAC & Online services

Indexing and abstracting Service

SDI Service

Library Intranet Service

E. Book Access

E. Journal Access

Referral Service

Inter Library Loan Service

Upcoming Conference Alert Service

Service for Teaching and Research Aids

Article Alert Service

Newspaper Clipping Service

Touch Screen facility

Information Retrieval

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