DVK Central Library


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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

Book Library: 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.

Rules and Regulations

Membership: All students of DVK are provisionally the members of DVK Central Library. After getting the DVK Identity Card, they can confirm their library membership. In the normal case the membership will expire with the completion of the respective course.
Admission: Without identity card, users are not allowed in the Research Area. The users are not supposed to transfer their ID Cards.
Lending: A student may borrow 4 books at a time. A book is issued for a period of two weeks, which can be re-issued once, if no one else demands it. Subsequent renewals will be allowed only after an interval of three days. A fine of 50 paise per book, per day will be collected from students who fail to return the books on due dates. Reference Books, Thesis, Reserved Books, Books in the Professors’ Library, New Arrivals and Periodicals should not be taken out of the Library. Library books are not to be taken out of Bangalore. All books should be returned before the commencement of vacation. The special permission of the Librarian is required to retain a book during vacation.
Silence: In general, moderate silence is to be maintained in all areas of the Central Library. The users have to keep absolute silence in the Research Area. After entering to the Access Control Door nobody is supposed to use mobile phone or any sound making gadgets/equipments.

Library Timings
Monday-Saturday: 08.00 am - 08.00 pm;
Sunday: Holiday
Except reading, all other functions and services are available only from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Access to Library Stacks, Issue, Renewal and Return TimingsExtra Timings for Renewal and Return
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday1.30-03.00 pm08.45 am-09.15 am and 10.50 am-11.00 am
Tuesday & Saturday01.30-04.30 pm08.45 am-09.15 am and 10.50 am-11.00 am
Books will be re-shelved everyday at 4.30 pm. Those who would like to keep the books on the table for more than one day have to get permission from the Librarian. All books will be re-shelved on Saturday. Personal notes should not be left in the library after 6.00 pm.
Detailed Rules and Regulations are available in the particular manual of DVK Central Library.

Library Training cum Apprenticeship Programme
DVK Central Library has been organizing “Training cum Apprenticeship Programme” for Graduates and Post Graduates in “Library and Information Science” since 2005 with the objective “to shape a citizen to build a Knowledgeable India.” It is a residential programme. Along with regular classes, trainees participate in various extension programmes like library automation, personality development, and communication skills. They are also sent to the outdoor programmes like national and international seminars, workshops and scholarly lectures conducted by various reputed Institutions/Organizations.