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(As on 31 March 2017)

Books & Bound Vols Journals

        739344

Ph.D. Theses

       16924

E-books                                                  

        2285

Current Journals

           287

On-Line Journals

         24375+

Online Databases

            18     

Current Popular Magazines

            32

Newspapers

            16

 

Apart from its significant holdings of books, journals and other documentary materials, the library has collections of rare objects of historical value and considerable research/archival importance, such as: A good collection of Coins of the Medieval and early Modern periods of Indian History, and antique Manuscripts (presently stored in three large almirahs) as well as Documents, which are proposed to be photographed and catalogued for ready availability to researchers. The Manuscripts/ Documents include the valuable items i. e. some original Farmans of Mughal Rules; a copy of the Tripitaka written in the Burmese script on gold-plated metal strips; considerable collection of First Editions of books of great antiquarian value.

Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDC) and Anglo American Cataloguing Rules-2nd edition (AACR-2) are followed for the purpose of classifying and cataloguing the documents. Creation of database of documents is in progress using LIBSYS software. Creation of database of Ph.D. thesis is completed. Record of about 2,00,000 books has also been created. Digitalization of old documents is in progress. We have already digitalized approximate 30,000 (thirty thousand) books under Government of India UDL project being carried out at IIIT, Allahabad.