Mahatma Gandhi Central Library
Mahatma Gandhi Central Library is specially crafted to inspire an introspective learning experience. With large, open spaces, niches for collaborative work, creatively designed work platforms and an infusion of natural and architectural aesthetics, the centre will unfold new learning paths for everyone—student, scholar, researcher, teacher, visitor or just a curious mind. It is housed in the first floor of Dr. Mahalingam Vigyan Bhavan and covers an area of 16945 square feet. The compilation in the library is extensive owning 67598 titles and 107534 volumes and has a subscription to 186 print journals, 8829 online international journals and 59 magazines for scholarly communication. Central library also provides access to printing and e-resources. Open access system is being followed to access the books and journals.
Books can inspire us to change the status quo. The entire book section at MGCL gives you infinite knowledge. A solution to a simple idea can create life-long impact. Your work will be the knowledge to the ones who will come and study after you. And with this the loop gets completed.
A.MUSE Thought Lab
Get engrossed in deep work and thought. Collaborating with your friends for studies and projects is fun. So why not a lab for thought?
MESH is a place for networking. Just like how you create MESHes to analyse, use the MESH at MGCL to network with friends and colleagues and to update your general knowledge.
This Node is the converging point of the quest of knowledge, networking and knowledge.
Nucleus is the central element of every cell. The Nucleus here is designed for creating focused learning. Centrality of deep and greater learning are the focus.
Services provided by the central library
1.Fully computerized bar-coded circular on service
2.Web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and M-OPAC (Mobile OPAC) for search of books and other academic materials of the library.
3.On-site use of Text books, Reference books,
4.Back volumes and print journals inside the library
6.Digital library with 10 computers with Internet access
7.Online access to International Publications through IEEE, Springer, ASCE, ASME, McGraw Hill, J-Gate, Elsevier, ASTM Digital Library (Online Version), EBSCO, and DELNET service
8.Reprographic (Xerox) service
Rules and Regulations
1.ID card is mandatory to enter the library.
2.Leave your bags only in MESH or Nucleus or in Thought lab.
3.For focused and silent learning use Nucleus.
4.Use the OPAC to locate books in the Infinity Loop and also take the help library staff to locate the books.
5.Discussions to be done only in A.MUSE Thought Lab.
6.Replace the newspapers and magazines in their places after reading.
7.In case of violating the rules the library staff are authorized to refrain you from using the library.
Duration of the loan:
Books are issued for a period of 14 days for students and one semester for teaching staff and one month for non¬teaching staff. A borrowed book may be renewed for one more period, if no other user has reserved the same. On special request, Reference Books, Current Periodicals and Back Volumes are issued on overnight basis.
If a borrowed book is not returned / renewed within the due date of return, an overdue charge of Rs.2 per day will be levied.
Loss of books:
If a borrowed book is lost or damaged, the borrower is required to replace the same edition or latest edition of the same book. If it is not done, an amount equivalent to double the cost of the book for those purchased within 8 years or triple the cost of the book if it is purchased beyond 8 years has to be paid.
Online Public Access Catalogue facility is available at the library entrance as well as from departmental libraries to facilitate online search of books available in the library with Title, Author, Keyword and Subject search options.
Web OPAC (www.library.kct.ac.in)
1.Individual Remote login (User name & Password)
2.Dashboard – Easy and quick access of transaction, ne and other important links 3. Simple, Advanced, Quick & Query search provision
3.Quick link for online subscribed journal package access
4.Ques on Bank – Previous year Ques on papers download
5.Transaction history – List export facility
6.Overdue details, New Arrivals list & Table of content view
7.Book review add & view facility
8.Librarian Message to all users
Monday to Saturday
Working Hours: 8.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.
Transaction Timings: 9.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
On Second Saturday, Sunday, Vacation
Working Hours: 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Transaction Timings: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Central Library will remain closed during Government and Institutional holidays.
Ms. P. PAVITHRA, HEAD i/c LIBRARY
Dr. KRISHNAMURTHY V, B.Sc, M.L.I.S, M.Phil, PGDCA, Ph.D ASST LIBRARIAN
Mr. RAVICHANDRAN D, M.A, B.L.I.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Mr. VELUSWAMY R, M.A, B.Ed, M.L.I.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Mr. NANDHAKUMAR S, M.A, M.L.I.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Mr. KANAGARAJ M, M.A, M.L.I.S, M.Phil, D.C.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Mr. KRISHNAMOORTHY P, B.Com, M.L.I.S, M.Phil LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Mr. MANIMARAN P, B.A, M.L.I.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Ms. SHANTHI N, B.A, M.L.I.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Ms. DHANALAKSHMI, B.B.A., C.L.I.S LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Mr. PALANISWAMY K LIBRARY ATTENDER