A well-equipped library is an essential and integral component of any education system, especially of higher education. Without a proper information and knowledge infrastructure, no education system can sustain and achieve its stated goals and objectives. Library is a hub of all activities of general as well as technical education.
The Central Library at SMVITM is housed in a spacious three-storey state of the art independent block. Two floors of the block are occupied exclusively by the Central Library. It has about 1300 square meters of built-up area. The Central Library has a collection of 28,000 volumes of reference/text books, e-books and general category books with over 3,500 titles. In addition to these, there are periodicals and CDs on science, engineering and technology.
The collection includes reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and standards. The library offers a book bank scheme for the students, a special book bank scheme exclusively for SC/ST students, reprography and printing facilities. The library subscribes to e-journals and print journals. An e-learning center providing live transmission of VTU EDUSAT programme is a special feature of the Central Library. In addition to the central library, each department has a separate departmental library for ready reference for its faculty and staff.
SMVITM libraries serve as information resource centers. They adopt an open access system and aim to develop a comprehensive collection of documents useful for library users of the institute and facilitate efficient dissemination of knowledge.
To promote the use of library resources, it also subscribe to the e-resources mandated by AICTE and VTU like IEEE Online, ELSEVIER, ASCE, Springer, Proquest, Taylor & Francis and K-Nimbus. These e-resources can be accessed across the campus.
The Library uses Easylib Software package, which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports all in- house operations of the library. The software consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials and Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). The books/journals can be accessed through OPAC, which facilitates the search for books by the author, title, and edition. The Easylib package has been made more efficient by bar-coding the entire library collection.
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