Library



Dr. K. N. Modi University

Central library
India is one of the acclaimed choices for education, conferring quality academics to students from all around the world. Dr. K N Modi University, a States Government ordained, UGC approved Private University, situated on a sprawling 45 acres campus with sylvan surroundings is situated at Newai in the Tonk district of Rajasthan. University generally offer all varieties of degree 55 courses such as , B.Tech., Diploma, LAW, B.Ed, BCA, MCA, BBA, MBA, Pharmacy, BA, B.Sc , B.Com, MA, M.Sc, M.Com, M.Tech and Ph.D., etc.
''The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries''


History
Dr. K. N. Modi University Library was started along with the establishment of the University in 2010 in order to cater the academic and research needs of the faculty, research scholars, students, officers and non-teaching staff. Since then, the University Library has gone from strength to strength to live up to the expectations of its immediate clientele. The University is proud of its library system, which comprises the Central Library. It is one of the best-equipped libraries in the country. Under the potential for excellence programme of UGC, Centre for Digital Library and Documentation with Learning Resource Centre has been established in the year 2010 which is being largely used by the different categories of users. Central Library is the heart/soul of the academics at Dr. K. N. Modi University. Its carpet area is 5435 Sqm. It is designed to meet the information needs of the users with an aim of providing “Anytime, Anywhere Access” to information through remote access facility. The Central Library supports university in building an excellence in academics and research by establishing a knowledge portal.


General Library Access Rules:
  •  Entry by Identity Card only.
  • In absence of Identity Card, a letter of introduction from the Head of Department is required, which will be valid for a day only.
  • Personal printed reading materials (including Xerox Copy) are not allowed inside the Library.
  • Personal belongings (except note books) are to be kept at property counter against token.
  • Photography is strictly prohibited.
  • All categories of members are to pay over-due charges for late return of the books.
  • Assembling in front of the Central Library as well as other libraries of the University, loudly speaking and gossiping etc. is strictly prohibited. Smoking inside the Library premises is also not allowed.
  • Readers are advised not to leave their valuable items like money, passport, credit card etc. at the Check Counter.
  • Marking, scratching, damaging, mutilating, stealing, library materials or property will invite disciplinary action against the defaulters.
  • Readers should observe strict silence inside the Library.
  • Use of Mobile phones is not permitted inside the Library premises.
  • Outsider can consult the library for Research purpose by paying Rs. 50/- per day as consultation charge (after producing letter of introduction from Supervisor/Head of Deptt. to the University Librarian). 
These rules are subject to amendment/updating from time to time without assigning any reason.


Library Hours:
Weekdays: 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Library Profile 
The library holds a hybrid specialized collections of printed as well electronic resources which include books, journals, theses dissertations databases, audio-visuals, CDs/DVDs, e-books, e-journals, reports, case studies, conference proceedings, training manuals pertaining to all subjects Mathematics & Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management ranging under various courses. The Central Library 95 subscribes to national and international journals in print.
The Central Library is well automated with integrated software ERP. Library provides user friendly services such as Library Catalogue./Web OPAC for searching books online in library database. Subscription of E-books, E-journals and databases of DELNET etc. are accessible to the users on and off campus.
Central Library is in proper coordination with the effective library services to the Faculty members, Research scholars and students etc.

Library Learning Resources 
Sr.No.
Learning Resources 
Description
1
Books
Library is ever growing section along with development of academics. Print Resources still continue to be primary learning resources. Library holds more than 68253 books.
2
Electronic books/ – Journals/database
Following Online databases are accessible to the users on and off campus through remote access.
DELNET
3
Print Periodicals Collection
A journal or periodical or serial is a publication which is produced on a continuing basis. For instance weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually. The Library currently holds and subscribes:
95 current periodicals (scholarly journals)
18 Magazines
300 Back Volumes
3 National Newspapers
4
Theses and Dissertations
Library currently holds
20 Theses (softcopy uploaded on Sodhganga http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in)
100 Plus Dissertations of UG/PG programmes (Currently Available in  the Central library for reference purpose)
5
Book Bank
The text books included in the Book Bank, exclusively meet the subject information needs of U.G. and P.G. students
6
Media Resources
Over 900 CDs/DVDs
7
Web OPAC
It is an online facility of Library for the users to search and retrieve the reading document from library without any assistance of library staff. User can browse the database of library and could also get reserved the book online. It is advised to the library users to check their library transaction of circulation and other issues related to library. The library system is completely transparent. It is also advised to the students to keep an eye on their library account and if they found any discrepancy, report to the Librarian on the same day on http://www.dknmu.org       
8
DELNET
Library is a member of Developing Library Network (DELNET). It’s a nodal organization of 4000 plus libraries network across the country and abroad. DELNET works as mediator for Inter Library Loan Services (ILL). It has developed a mechanism and facility to make a request for requisite books and documents from the networked libraries. Read more.. http://www.delnet.in   
9
Remote Access
Library has a facility to access the subscribed e-resources from off the campus. Registered members can access the resources from home through log on and password. A Management Information System, often simply referred to as MIS. MIS Reports are reports required by the management to assess the performance of the organization and allow for faster decision-making. MIS report of this utility serves the various purposes of library.
10
MOOCs through SWAYAM
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is An initiative under National Mission on Education through Information Communication Technology (NME-ICT) Programme. For the said purpose Min. of HRD started ‘Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds’ (SWAYAM).
SWAYAM provides an integrated platform and portal for online courses, using information and communication technology (ICT) and covering High School till all higher education subjects and skill sector courses to ensure that every student benefits from learning material through ICT. https://swayam.gov.in

Library Services
  • Circulation Service
  • Reference Service
  • Web OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue)
  • Study Book Service
  • Book Bank
  • Multimedia Resource Service
  • On-line Databases
  • Internet facility
  • Current Awareness Service
  • SDI
  • Display of new arrivals.
  • Access to current issues and back volumes of journals.
  • Reference and Information Services.
Outstanding resources and Services
 Central Library has open access collections for its users. You can benefit from immediate access and unparalleled opportunities for browsing. Browse our Library Catalogue/OPAC.
Our digital library is available 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world with your INTRANET USER ID and password. Visit Remote access to discover research sources ranging from online reference works to specialist citation databases in your field.
Objectives
To procure, organize and disseminate information in different formats.
To support and promote the use of rich and diverse collection among the users.
To preserve and house the collection for future generations.
To enhance and support the academic environment by providing seamless access to information resources.
Our Motto
User Satisfaction in terms of Information need.
Service with a Smile.
Library Resources
Collection: (as on 28.10.2020) 
Resources 
No. 
Square feet of covered space
5435
Total No. of Books
68253
Total No. of Books Volume
7757
National Journals
82
International Journals
13
DELNET Online databases/E-Journals :
DELNET- 2400 Approx.
(On and Off Campus access facility)
Theses (ETD)
101
DELNET (E-Book - On and Off Campus access facility)
DENET-10849  title-709
Media Resources CD / DVD
900

About Librarian 
Dr. Awadhesh Singh Gautam did Graduation (Economics, Political Science & Library and Information Science), Post–Graduation (Philosophy, History& Library and Information Science), Post-Graduation specialization (M.Phil.Lib.&I.Sc.) and Ph.D. Degree in Library and Information Science from Assam University, Silchar. The title of his Ph. D research work is “Management and Usage of Electronic Resources in Central University Libraries of Uttar Pradesh: A Study” under the supervision of Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha ( Professor, Head & Dean) Swami Vivekananda School of Library Science, Department of Library and Information Science Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India. Besides this, he has acquired B. Ed. Degree from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra and also did Post -Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamil Nadu in 2010. At present he has been working as University Librarian Dr. K. N. Modi University, Newai Tonk Rajasthan (India) in Department of Library and he has been joined of the Department of Library w. e. f. 12 October 2020. He served as Lecturer in Department of Library and Information Science, Gandhi Faiz-Aam Post-Graduate College Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh (under the Self-Finance Scheme) from July 25, 2011 to June 07, 2012. Further serve as a Librarian Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Changlang Arunachal Pradesh from 11/07/2018 to 30/04/2019 and remaining part of Axis Institute of Engineering Technology, Rooma, Kanpur since 01/07/2019 to 10/10/2020. He has extreme interest in learning new skills in Library Information Science & Technology. His areas of interest are Modern Librarianship, 21st Century Academic Library System, Public Library System, Users Study and Users Education, User Empowerment through ICT, Knowledge Management, Electronic Resources Management, Usage Pattern of Electronic Resources, Library Automation and Networking, Digital Library, e-learning, etc. He is life member of Indian Library Association actively associated with research and academic work. He has published about 16 research papers and articles in the areas of Library & Information Sciences. He has been actively 30 participating 16 contributing and presenting Research Papers in National and International Seminar/ Conferences/Journals, attended 25 Training Programmes and Workshops in Library and Information Science. He may be contacted on: library@dknmu.org


For any information regarding Library facilities of Dr. K N Modi University, Central Library, please contact.
Dr. Awadhesh Singh Gautam
Librarian & Head,
Central Library,
Dr. K N Modi University, Newai Rajasthan (India)
Mob-08875010043