Ch. Charan Singh University (Formerly Meerut University) Library was established in 1968 to serve the academic community of the university in particular and this region of the state in general. With the introduction of teaching of M.Phil. And research programmes in 1969, the library was temporarily moved in L.L.R.M Medical College Campus. A few buildings were built in 1970 at the university campus and the library was housed in room No. 106 on the ground floor of the Institute of Advanced Studies. The designing of the library building was planned in consultation with the renowned architect and library experts. Construction of the library was started in 1970 and it was formally declared open by the first Chancellor, Dr Gopal Reddy on 11th January1972. The shoebox type library building is designed on modular pattern. Its countless louvers, gentle ramps and full-length glass panels on all sides add to its beauty. It provides 2655.38 sq. meters of floor area spread over four floors. The Library is now known as Raja Mahendra Pratap Library.
The mission of the library is to support fully the research and educational endeavors of the students, Research Scholars and faculty of this university and its affiliated colleges, by collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating information in any form, by providing effective service and instructional programs, and by utilizing electronic information systems to provide access to new information products and services
University library membership is open to the faculty members, students and research scholars of the university campus as well as to the faculty members of the affiliated colleges of the university. Besides these members, the library also serves to the consultant members coming from the different educational Institution and Industrial establishments.
The following table gives a total number of various types of Library members:
|Library membership during the last two Years||2020-2021||2021-2022|
|Faculty Members including Colleges||18||18|
In the matter of acquisition of books our policy has been to acquire books of immediate relevance and books useful for advance level research in the subject concerned. Our aim has been to build up a rounded collection of books to meet the teaching and research requirements.
Besides acquisition against payment, the library also received great books from Central and State Government International organization and individuals
The following table gives a total number of various types of reading materials available in the library up to 31.03.2015:
|Various types of reading materials||Total Number|
|Number of Volumes||161664|
|Number of Titles||114879|
|Bound Volumes of Journals||31800|
|Number of Ph.D. Theses||14650|
|Current Foreign Journals||82|
|Current Indian Journals||106|
|UGC Infonet Online e-journals||more than 8000|
Periodicals are an important source of research and advance teaching. The library has subscribed to more than 300 periodicals, 30 magazines and 17 Newspapers.
The library has one reprography unit. The library provides this facility to all teaching member and research scholar in the university at nominal cost of 0.40 paisa per copy. This facility has proved a boon to the scholars. The number of document Xeroxed has been as under in the current year.
Total number of pages during the year 2015-2016 : 307837 Readers services in the form of issuing books location of reading material, Inter-library loan, Initiation of freshers, assistance in the use of reference tools and catalogue have been an important part of readers services.
The library remains open throughout the year except all National holidays as prescribed in the Rules. It observes working from 8 A.M. to 12 in the Night on all working days and from 8 A.M to 8 P.M on holidays. The study room of the library remains open from 8 A.M to 4 P.M. on all working days except National holidays. Some of the important services provided by the library are :
- Reference Service
- Circulation Service
- Reprographic Service
- Loan to Departmental Libraries
- Internet Service
- Online access to e-journals
- Central Library is the member of INFLIBNET Programme, so all members of the library are able to access the services offered by INFLIBNET.
- Central library is also the Institutional member of DELNET.
- Greenstone Digital Library
|Number of Computers||100|
|UPS (Single user)||10|
U.G.C development grant and university budget allocation to the Library are the two main sources of library finance. U.G.C development grants are available for purchase of books and back runs of Journals and equipment. These grant vary from year to year and there has always has been a gap period. On the other Hand University budget allocations are assured sources of library finance.
|Mr. Anmol Ratan Mishra
M.A., M.Com., M.Lib.Sc.
Incharge- Acquisition Section
|Mr. Krishna Kumar
M.Sc., M.Lib.Sc., NET
Incharge – E-Resource Centre
|Mr. Babu Ram
B. A., M.Lib.Sc., M.Phil.
Incharge- Periodical Section
|Ms. Suman Lata
Incharge – Circulation Section
|Dr. Subhash Chandra,
M.A., M.Ed., M.Lib.Sc., Ph.D.
Incharge - Research Section
|Mr. Manoj Kumar
M.A., B.Ed., B.Lib.Sc
Incharge - Science Section
|Ms. Vijay Laxmi Bhardwaj
M.A., M.Lib.Sc., M.Phil.
Incharge - Digital Library
|Mr. Prem Nath Shukla
|Mr. Pramod Kumar
|Mr. Ravindra Kumar
The UGC-Infonet E-journal consortium is our pride in the field of education and research which has been formally launched on the concluding day of UGC's Golden Jubilee celebrations by his Excellency the President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at Vigyan Bhawan on 28th December 2003 by dedicating a bouquet of e-journals to the nation.
With globalization of education and competitive research the demand for the journals has increased over the years. Due to scarcity of funds, libraries have been forced to discontinue the scholarly journals, which have great impact to the users. In order to provide the current literature to academia, UGC has initiated the UGC INFONET E-Journal consortium. Timely initiative of UGC is a great boon to academia, in the country, which enables them to access large number of scholarly journals from reputed publishers, aggregators and society publications. Under the consortium, about 5000 full text scholarly electronic journals from 25 publishers across the globe can be accessed. The consortium provides current as well as archival access to core and pee-reviewed journals in different disciplines. The whole programme has been implemented in different phases.
CCS University, which comes under the purview of UGC, has been provided access to these journals and it will gradually be extended to affiliated colleges as well. It covers almost all areas of learning like Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics etc. and other subject areas are to be added in near future. The programme is wholly funded by the UGC and monitored by INFLIBNET ( Information and Library Network ) Centre, Ahmedabad. Very recently the internet lab is converted into E-Resource centre with the additional provision of access to e-books, e-journals and institutional repository. The centre is equipped with 50 latest computers with internet facility.
The project of computerization of Central library has been taken as the priority of the library. SOUL 2.0 Library software developed by UGC INFLIBNET has been installed for the automation of the library. 20 computers have already been installed in the various sections of the library and all are on LAN. Two UPS of 5 KV, Camera, One server and an LCD are some of the other equipments available in library. More than one lac of documents are entered and the OPAC is provided to locate the documents in the library. Soon the library will be totally automated using Bar Code Technology in its lending operations.
PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY LIBRARY
- E-Resources orientation programme for Faculty Members and Research Scholars
- Training to Library Staff members was given by the INFLIBNET Team for the automation of Central Library using SOUL Software
- Three days Book Exhibition was organized during 16-18 December 2009 at the University Community Centre, in which more than 50 publishers from all parts of the country participated.
- Three days Book Exhibition was organized during 21-23 December 2012 at the University Auditorium Lawn, in which more than 40 publishers from all parts of the country participated.
- Three days Book Exhibition was organized during 21-23 December 2011 at the University Auditorium, in which about 55 publishers from all parts of the country participated.
- One Day Workshop on "Use of Information Technology in Library: Challenges and Opportunities" in the Department of Computer Science, Ginni Devi Girls (PG) College, Modinagar, Ghaziabad on 09.01.2015.
- One Day Workshop on "User Awareness Programme for Information Searching" in the Department of Botany, R.G. (PG) College, Meerut on 11.03.2015.
- Digitization of Documents
- Online access to Databases
- Microfilming of Newspapers
- Development of Library Website
- Access to National and International Library Networks
- RFID Technology application for document security