DVK Central Library
DVK Central Library, providing unique services in ecclesiastical learning, is a key academic centre on the campus. The newly constructed central library is fully automated and has modern infrastructure. Functions of this library are spread over a multi-story building with forty five thousand square feet space. The concept of the Central Library is a collective form of different libraries and subsidiary facilities. This library, with its functions, features and structure, is unique among the Indian Ecclesiastical Libraries.
Important Functions and Features
There are around 1,00,000 volumes of books in this library. The important components of the book library are: Reference Library, Lending Book Library, Thesis Library, Text Book Library, Reserved Books, Professors’ Library, and Rare Books Library.
Periodicals Library: At present we have around 23,000 bound volumes and around 500 current titles. The important sections of the Periodical Library are: Current Periodicals Section, Back Issue Section, and Bound Volume Section.
Digital Library: It is a modern concept. Here students explore information from the digital world. In this regard library prepares the new students with a course “Equip Yourself with the Digital World.” The important components are CDRom, Data Bank, Internet Facility, Web Portal, EJournals, EBooks, and Electronic Work Stations.
Search Centre: This is a spacious counter meant for electronic search. The users can enjoy different types of search facilities like OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), and Bibliographic Search.
Multi-media Centre, Programme Corner and Conference cum Video Room: These areas are well-equipped for short-duration programmes like Classes with multimedia presentations, Seminars, Thesis Defence, “Meet the Author” Programme, special training programmes, workshops, conference, videoconference, video watching and different types of academic discussions and other academic events.
News House: This is a new attempt by the library to sensitize library users on current affairs. The important components are: Newspapers, News Boards, News Channels and News Discussions.
Wisdom Vibrating Scheme: This is a new attempt to vibrate wisdom in the entire campus. During main courses in the Athenaeum the Library will facilitate various exhibitions, demonstrations, quiz programmes, etc., with the help of the concerned faculties.
Map and Photo Gallery: It is a visual aid to stamp important figures and maps in the mind of scholars.
Garden Library: With the objective of promoting a contemplative approach to knowledge, we extend our reading environment to the garden/eco-friendly open-air area.
Utility Service Centre: This section of the Library provides various utility services and other helps to the users. It includes Reprography (Xerox), Binding, Web-browsing, Books, and Refreshments’ Centre.
Research Cubicles: The Library facilitates a special compact research environment, namely, “Research Cubicles.” These cubicles are available to professors, lecturers, research scholars, etc, with advance booking and other formalities.
Property Counter: The Library will not allow any baggage, books, files and other personal things, except a limited number of blank papers, into the restricted area (through the Access Control Door). At the same time, the library facilitates a well-arranged property counter for keeping personal property.
New Arrivals Display: The newly accessed books, CDs, stamps, coins will be displayed in the beautifully arranged new shelves in the entrance area.