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📚 BMU Library

About
Vision and Mission
Working Hours
Team
E-Resources
OPAC & IRINS
Collections

At the BMU library, there are more resources than just books.; it is the lifeline of the academic community. It serves as a haven for knowledge, a center for intellectual inquiry, and an incubator for novel ideas. The entire university community congregates in its revered halls to engage with the huge repository of knowledge that fills its shelves, while students go out on discovery excursions, professors and faculty members find the resources to support their research, The Vision and the Mission of the BMU Library ensure the fulfillment of the objectives of the University. The vision and Mission Statement focus on the lifelong learning of the students and faculty members BMU library evolved into a dynamic environment that effortlessly combines the traditional and digital spheres of education in this era of digital transformation. The library is located in an air-conditioned building with well-furnished, spacious reading spaces that foster a tranquil environment and, as a result, encourage intellectual stimulation and study.

VISION

To become a Centre for fostering Inquiry, accelerating Innovation, and disseminating Impact

MISSION

Through its network of resources and services, the BMU library aims to:

Provide a dynamic and collaborative learning space

Empower individuals in pursuance of their academic and personal interests.

Engage professionals with the world of ideas and transform them into lifelong learners.

Library Timings

🕒 Monday-Friday 8:00am – 1:30am

🕒 Saturday-Sunday 9:00am – 1:30am

Circulation Timings

🕒 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Library Holidays

The library will remain closed on the following days:

  1. Republic Day.
  2. Independence Day.
  3. Gandhi Jayanti.

Library Team Members

Name Designation E-mail
Dr. Jayadev B. Kumbar Deputy Librarian jayadev.kumbar@bmu.edu.in
Dr. Deepa Sharma Assistant Librarian deepa.Sharma@bmu.edu.in
Mr. Vipin Vishwakarma Assistant Librarian vipin.kumar@bmu.edu.in
Ms. Kavita Library Assistant kavita@bmu.edu.in
Kartikey Library Assistant kartikey@bmu.edu.in
Jins John Library Assistant jins.john@bmu.edu.in
Shyam Singh Library Assistant shyam.singh@bmu.edu.in

ONLINE RESOURCES

Database/E-Resources URL/Links
IEEE (ASPP) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp
EBSCO https://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp
Sage Online http://journals.sagepub.com
Manupatra https://www.manupatrafast.com/
Lexis Nexis India Online https://advance.lexis.com/in?identityprofileid=5TTDF359373
AIR Online Institutional (4 connections) http://www.airwebworld.com
Turnitin (Plagiarism checker software) https://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp?lang=en_us
DELNET (Developing Library Network) http://www.delnet.in
Computer Society of India http://csi-india.org/root.aspx
IUCEE Consortium http://iucee.org/iucee/iucee-consortium/
National Digital Library of India https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/
World eBook Library (WEL) http://community.worldlibrary.in/?AffiliateKey=NDL-YF1761
South Asia Archive http://www.southasiaarchive.com/
E-PATHSHALA http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/
SWAYAM PRABHA https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/
DIGITAL RESOURCE CENTER http://drc.bml.edu.in:8080/jspui

An OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is an online bibliography of a library collection that is available to the BMU Library Members. To access the service, BMU members can click in the link here: http://library.bmu.edu.in/

 

IRINSis web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service available at the BMU Library at the following link.

https://bmu.irins.org

S. No

Items

Numbers

1

Total Books

24301

2

Number of Titles

8106

3

Thesis

10

4

Project Reports

474

5

CD/DVDs

881

6

Newspaper

8

8

Print Journals

55

9

E-Resources

15

10

E-Journals

12

BMU Library Collections

 


S. No Items Numbers
1 Total Books 24301
2 Number of Titles 8106
3 Thesis 10
4 Project Reports 474
5 CD/DVDs 881
6 Newspaper 8
8 Print Journals 55
9 E-Resources 15
10 E-Journals 12

Library Services

Book Lending services

BMU library follows an Open Access Policy, users are allowed to pick a book of their choice and get issued* at the circulation section against the borrower’s cards issued to the library users. (*reference books are not issued)

 

S.No.

Users

No of Books

Period (Days)

Renewals

1

Students

4

7

2

2

Faculty

7

180

2

3

Research Scholars

4

30

2

4

Staff

4

30

2

User Awareness

Information Alert Service

New books added to the library will be displayed every day on ‘New Arrivals shelves’ to make the users aware about new additions to the library. Further, the list of books added to the library every month will be emailed to all teaching faculty.

Bibliographic Service

Reference Service

Facilities

Research Support

https://www.turnitin.com

Resources

Various resources can be provided on request in Print or Electronic Version based on availability

IRINS

https://bmu.irins.org

Remote Access

BMU Library members can access the library resources remotely vis following link: https://bmu.knimbus.com

Library Rules

 


BML Munjal University Students, Faculty and Staff members are bonafide members of the library. All members of the library can access the library portal to Search the Books and other resources. With the help of login credentials, they can also check their library account for 

  • Suggesting any title for procurement. 
  • Reserve the Title that they want to read
  • Number of books they have issued.
  • Due Date of the books which are issued.
  • Fine amount to be paid.

The Circulation rules of the library are as follows:

  1. Resources will be issued within the issue limits of the member as defined in the below table.
  2. The member should get the resources issued at the Circulation Counter by producing the Identity Card.
  3. Resources, at the time of return, may be reissued to the same member only once for 7 days provided, there is no reservation against that resource. However, Magazines/Journals, AV Resources (CDs, VCDs, Floppies & Video Cassettes), Course Materials, Annual Reports, Reports, and papers will not issued.
  4. On Display issues of the magazines, journals, and newspapers will not be issued, however, back issues of a few journals and magazines may be issued.
  5. The library also subscribes to eminent journals and databases both for reference and research. During working hours, students may refer to reference books and project reports in the reading hall.

The rules for the reservation of resources in the library are as follows:

  1. Members can reserve both the available and unavailable resources by logging into the portal.
  2. The availability of the reserved resource if returned by another member would be informed through an e-mail.
  3. On availability, the reserved resource should be collected from the library within 24 Hrs of intimation, failing which the reservation will stand cancelled.

The return rules of the library are as follows:

  1. Resources should be returned on or before the due date mentioned in the due date slip.
  2. Late fee would be charged from all borrowers who retain the book(s) beyond the due date as mentioned in Library Fine Section.
  3. The Librarian may recall any book(s), issued to any member, at any time to meet urgent demand. If the book is not returned to meet the urgent demand the member’s ID will be blocked on the third day.

The table below gives a summary of the lending rules for different resources that exist in the library.

Resources

Students
(UG & PG)

Executive MBA

Staff/ Research scholar

Faculty

Reservation

Renewal

Qty.

Duration
(Days)

Qty.

Duration
(Days)

Qty.

Duration
(Days)

Qty.

Duration
(Days)

Books

4

7

4

15

4

30

7

180

Applicable

Applicable

Audio-Video Resources

2

3

2

3

2

3

2

3

Applicable

NA

Course Material

1

7

1

7

1

7

1

7

Applicable

NA

Project Reports

1

7

1

7

1

7

1

7

Applicable

NA

News Papers (Monthly Issues)

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

NA

NA

Library Fines

The members will have to pay the late fee and other fines imposed on them as per the following rules:

  1. Late fee @ Rs10/day would be charged for each overdue resource,
  2. Late Fee @ Rs20/day would be charged if the overdue resource is found reserved by another member.
  3. In case of any damage/lost resource(s), the member should inform the damage/loss immediately to the library and replace the same resource(s) at his/her own cost within ten days.
  4. If the members fail to replace the resource(s) within the stipulated time, their ID will be blocked, and Library will initiate the purchase and the member will be charged the actual cost of the resource(s) plus a 30% service charge and the amount will be collected with applicable late fine.

The general rules pertaining to the library are as follows:

  1. Every student must possess his/her ID card while availing themselves of the library facilities.
  2. Members/students shall leave their personal belongings such as bags, personal books, magazines, umbrellas, water bottles, etc. at the counter reserved for this purpose. Only laptops and notebooks are allowed in the Reading area of the library.
  3. Eating, listening to music, loudly speaking, talking on mobile phones, etc. is strictly prohibited on the library premises. Members shall maintain silence in the library and should not disturb other readers.
  4. The library follows an open-access book system. Books should not be shelved by the readers and should either be handed over to the library staff on duty or placed on the reading tables.
  5. Member must assure, before leaving the circulation counter, that the books issued to him/her are in good condition or not, otherwise he/she will be held responsible for any damage if the book is found damaged in any manner at the time of return.
  6. Members should not deface, mark, cut pages, mutilate, or damage the reading materials in any way. In case a member is found doing so, their Membership will be terminated.
  7. While leaving the library, the members should ensure that they carry only those books that are duly issued in their names, otherwise disciplinary action will be taken against them.
  8. Members are expected to wear formal dress while visiting the library.

Library Committee

S.No.

Name

Designation

Membership

1

Prof Shyam Menon

Vice Chancellor, BML Munjal University (BMU)

Chairperson

2

Prof Jaskiran Arora

Professor & Dean -Education Quality

Member

3

Prof Pritam Baruah

Professor & Dean – School of Law

Member

4

Prof Maneek Kumar

Professor & Dean – School of Engineering & Technology 

Member

5

Prof Pratik Modi

Professor & Dean – School of Management

Member

6

Prof Arindam Banerjee

Professor & Dean – School of Liberal Studies

Member

7

Dr Anubhav Agrawal

Assistant Professor – School of Engineering & Technology

Member

8

Dr Suneet Soni

Registrar

Member

9

Col Mohit Bawa

Director Administration 

Member

10

Dr. Sangeeta Dutta Gupta

Associate Professor, School of Management

Member

11

Dr Ruchi Garg

Associate Professor, School of Management

Member

12

Prof Ziya Uddin

Professor – School of Engineering & Technology &Dean Student Welfare 

Member

13

Dr Soharab Hossain

Associate Professor, School of Engineering &Technology

Member

14

Prof. Nandita Choudhury

Professor Of Practice, School of Engineering &Technology

Member

15

Dr Akhilendra Pratap Singh

Assistant Professor, School of Law

Member

16

Dr Atul Mishra

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering &Technology

Member

17

Mr Abhirup Saha

Student MBA Registration No: 220A30 10004

Member

18

Ms Sieya Bhatia

Student, BA LLB (Hons.) Registration No: 210D4010002

Member

19

Ms Mishthi

Student, B. Tech Registration No: 220C2030254

Member

20

Dr Deepa Sharma

Assistant Librarian

Member

21

Mr Vipin Kumar

Assistant Librarian

Member

22

Dr Jayadev B Kumbar

Deputy Librarian 

Member Secretary 

 

FAQs

Who can be the member of the BML library?

All the students faculty members and staff are the member of the BMU library.

How can I get borrower’s cards?

Your ID Card is your borrower’s card

How many books can I Issue?

One book will be issued against one borrowers’ card; the maximum numbers of books issued to different users are as given below. (*reference books are not issued)

 

S.No.

Users

No of Books

Period (Days)

Renewals

1

Students

4

7

2

2

Faculty

7

180

2

3

Research Scholars

4

30

2

4

Staff

4

30

2

 

How do I Issue books?

Go to the book stacks, pick up the books you like to borrow, carry these books to the Circulation Counter. Present your BMU ID card at the counter, the library staff will issue them to you.

What to do if I lose the Identity card?

Get in touch with IT department, they will issue duplicate card against Payment

Can an outsider use the BMU Library?

Outsider cannot use the BMU library. However, with the prior approval the librarian can permit

What are the issue/return (of books) timings of the BMU Library?

The Circulation time for the books is as below

09:00 AM –to- 08:00 PM

What is “OPAC”?

OPAC stands for ‘Online Public Access Catalogue’. This is a database of all books, and reference books available in the library. It enables speedy search by author, title, subject, keyword, etc.

How do I know what e-books are available / accessible to BMU library users?

Go to library web page, Click on Resources then select E-Books document from the sub-menu. The document will list all the e-books available.

Can I bring my own books in the Library?

Yes you can bring your personal books for study inside the library

What shall I do if I do not get the book on the shelves?

First contact the library staff responsible for shelving of books in that area. If not satisfied, please contact Staff at Circulation Counter.

What is the maximum lending period for an issued book?

The maximum lending period for different users is as given below

  •  PG Students – 7 days
  •  Ph.D. and Staff member – 01 Month
  •  Faculty Members – The due date is always stamped on the due date slip at the back pages of the book during issuance.

How do I renew books I have already issued?

Bring the books intended to renew back to the library and get them renewed at the Circulation Counter.

How many times a book can be renewed?

A book can be renewed 2 times.

Is there a fine for late return (Overdue) of books?

Yes, if the user fails to return the books within the prescribed period of time the user has to pay a penalty of Re.10/day per book.

How / where do I pay Library dues?

All the library dues (fine) can be paid to finance with your Maitri Account.

Can I Issue Journals overnight or for a short period?

No, Journals cannot be issued.

What types of documents are kept in the Reference Collection?

References collection mainly contains encyclopaedias, handbooks, dictionaries, directories, CD and some rare collection books.

Can I borrow the reference books?

Reference books are not issued for home issues, they are meant for referring and reading purposes within the reading room of the library.

How do I refer Dissertations/ theses?

All the theses are available online in full text through the “Shodhganga” repository of INFLIBNET.

Can I borrow a dissertation/thesis?

No. Theses and dissertations are not issued.

What am I required to do for the loss of book?

 As far as possible, replace the same copy of lost book or its latest edition (where the earlier edition is not a rare book). If the book is not available for sale in the market 2 times of the cost of the book must be paid.

Can regular users recommend a book for purchase in the BMU library?

We always encourage your participation in our collection building. Yes, you can suggest for purchase of books for the BMU library by visiting the link.