Libraries are the hub of academic life of the campus. Housed in spacious halls, the Libraries are well stacked with text books, technical journals, periodicals, and reference material for advanced research and development work. The schools also subscribe to DELNET and other Internet Libraries. Modern aids to Education, including online digital libraries, Audio/Video records of renowned academicians, and significant published material have been made available in SU College Libraries.
Libraries remain open 15 hours a day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on all days, and up to 19-20 hours a day during examinations.
Library in School of Engineering and Technology
Recognizing the role of library and information services in meeting the requirements of the Institute's academic, research, training and consultancy activities, the Library is one of the key divisions of the School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University. The School of Engineering and Technology Library is one of the best engineering libraries in the State. The collection is mainly strong in engineering and technology; however good information sources on humanities and social sciences are also available.
The Library has a collection of over 1 lac books, 5,000 bound volumes, 100 current subscriptions to journals, magazines and newspapers. A part from this more than 3,000 full text journal titles are available in the databases subscribed to by the Library. The non-book materials collection includes 10,000 CDs, 50 VCDs and 05 Audio Cassettes.
The user-friendly library software called Software for Institutional Management (SIM) has been adopted at the Library Resource Center so as to make it fully automated. This internationally popular software facilitates automated circulation (issue & return) of the resources and speedy access to bibliographies, locations and availability information of the resources stocked in the library. A web-based catalogue is also available on the internet for inquiring about the available resources.
Moreover one unique resource (video lecture series) from NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) has been added to the Collection. There are 134 complete video courses, each of forty hours duration in five engineering branches and core Science Programmes produced by IIT and IISc Professors, These lectures can be accessed from anywhere on the SU campus through the Library home page.