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FLAME Vivekananda Library

FLAME Vivekananda Library

The FLAME Vivekananda Library with its state-of-the-art building, hardware, software and other allied resources is fast developing into one of the finest institutional libraries in the country. Its inviting architecture provides an ambience that is relaxed but modern; and space that is large yet intimate. The resources available include books on an impressive array of subjects, course specific reading material, academic journals and various digital resources. It houses sufficient reference and reading material for students and faculty from multiple disciplines. Books from humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, management, media, journalism, literature, environment, religion, languages, amongst various others adorn its shelves.

The FLAME Vivekananda library is a 2,555 square metre ground plus two storey structure. The Library offers facilities for learning and research with study spaces for more than 420 readers of which over 64 are equipped with computers. There are also three study/discussion rooms which can be booked for group work sessions. The library houses a computer lab in its premises where students and faculty members can browse varied databases such as THOMSON REUTERS, EBSCO, PROQUEST, JSTOR and other online resources. All students, faculty and staff are automatically made members of the Library and are able to borrow library material and resources. The Reprographics section is also housed in the Library where students can order copies of material solely for the purpose of private study. Readers can make no further use of copied material without first seeking the permission of the copyright holder. It has a media section comprising CDs, VCDs and DVDs of films of Foreign and Indian origin.

The Library is fully automated using KOHA software. KOHA is a true enterprise-class Integrated Library System with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. It supports full text searching with enhanced catalogue display which can use content from Amazon, Google and Open Library, among others.

A fair degree of automation has been brought in various library functions in order to make library transactions seamlessly integrated, faster and convenient. Accordingly, it has been made RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled. RFID is an innovative technology for automatic identification and tracking of library material. The library is equipped with a “Self Check System” which enhances member privacy and saves time. The member identification and access rights are also controlled by the RFID system.

In addition, the Library also provides suitable storage space and environment for preservation and upkeep of crucial documents pertaining to institutional record, history and heritage. The Library Café and the Lounge at the ground floor provide ample avenues and options for refreshment, breaks and relaxation.