The Technology Library was established in 1995 with the aim to facilitate learning, teaching, research, training and consultancy activities at the Institute and spread over 724 sqm on ground floor of B Building, Institute of Technology, Nirma University.
The Library act as a key resource and learning center of the University to meet the information needs of its clientele for the growth and overall development of the University. Library caters to the information needs of more than 5,000 users of various engineering branch and also offering membership to alumni and corporate members. The library has adopted an open access system so as to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources.
The Library is highly sophisticated with state-of-art facilities. It provides online resources as well as digital resources. It has adopted Open Source software KOHA for Integrated Library Management and DSpace to build and update Institutional Repository. It is also providing Remote log-in facility to access electronic resources 24 X 7 and ensures high network security.
Library is divided into different sections like Lending Section, Reference Section, Circulation Counter, Check Counter, OPAC – Online Public Access Catalogue Section, Staff Area, Reading Section, Periodical Section, Photocopy Section, Digital Lab etc.
The Library subscribes the online E-Journals databases like IEL (IEEE/IET Electronic Library) Online, ACM Digital Library, ASCE Online Journals, Science Direct (Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering & Energy) Journals, EBSCO eBook Academic Collection.
The Libraries offer basic services like library membership, circulation, reading facility, reference service, referral service, Inter library loan facility, photocopy service, book-bank service and many value-added services like, computerized information search, current awareness services, Selective Dissemination of Information (on demand service), remote log-in facility, and conduct few user education programmes. Access is also enabled for institutes’ newspaper clippings, current content page of print periodicals, and previous years’ examination question papers through GoogleApps.
The Library is an Institution Member of The British Library – Ahmedabad, Institute of Engineers – Kolkata, Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET), Developing Library Network (DELNET), Indian Geo-technical Society, The Computer Society of India (CSI).
The Library is open from 8:45 am to 6:15 pm (Monday – Friday) and 08.45 to 4.45 (1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday)