The library’s mission is to provide access
to rich, relevant and high quality resources in all available formats to the IISER
community. In doing so, the library aligns itself to teaching, learning, and
research missions of the institute which is committed to excellence and
Catalogue ( OPAC)
All housekeeping activities of the library,
viz., cataloguing, circulation, acquisition etc. have been computerized and
bar-coded using the library management software “Koha.” The users can browse,
retrieve, and cart the received information regarding books housed in the
library. Information regarding the number of copies available, the shelf
location of a book, virtual shelving with the image of the book, and link to
the full text of books etc. are also available on the online catalogue.
Borrowing of Library Documents
Library provides general access to collection and a
full range of loan services. These services includes issue of documents from
the circulating collections (Reference Books are not allowed), checking in
returned materials, and shelving of reading materials and help you in locating
items in the stack area and deal with related matters. At least one copy of
the text book will be reserved as “Reference Copy” will be used only in
Newly added books will be displayed on the “New
Arrivals” rack. A fortnightly list of these books along with images will also
be displayed on the library website and list will be retrieved by clicking on
Members can reserve only those materials, which are already
issued. One Can reserve the book through Log-In
with borrower online account. The user will be intimated through email once
the book is checked-in. One reader can reserve only one book at a time. Reserved books will be put on hold at the Circulation
Desk for maximum of two working days (inclusive of the day on which it is
received/returned) from the date of return by previous borrower. If a member
who has reserved the book fails to pick up the same within this period, the
reservation stands cancelled.
The borrower gets automatic email reminders
in “advance” (Faculty before 3 days, students before 2days and Staff
before 2 days) and also on the day the book falling due. Later “Overdue” emails
will be sent at 4.00 am regularly till it returns / reissue indicating the
amount of overdue to be paid.
Photocopying Facility: Photocopying
facility is available to members at Rs. 1.00 per page. However this service
is limited to reading materials available in the library like books, research papers published in journals,
conference proceedings for academic and research work without violating the
Copy Right Act.
Ask Librarian : Library user from inside or outside campus can
have a chat with Librarian regarding library services / resources/ facilities
Library arranges to
borrow documents that are not available in its collection, on Inter Library
Loan from other academic and research institutions/members
of DELNET as well as Tricity libraries.
This is done on an Institution-to-Institution basis. Such materials will have
to be handled with utmost care and returned to the library well on time. This
service is provided for academic and research purpose to the faculty,
research scholars, students and staff who are members of the
library. Members are requested to send a formal request to the library with
complete bibliographic details of documents required.
Library arranges to get photocopies of
Scientific articles from journals, conference proceedings and books etc that
are not held in its collection from different sources like DELNET,IITs, NITs,
IISERs ,INFLIBNET etc., There is no separate charge for providing the service
to the library members. This service is provided for academic and
research purpose to the faculty, research scholars, students and
staff, who are members of the library. Members are requested to send a
formal request to the librarian with complete bibliographic details of
documents required essentially with Pdf link.
Kindly note that the required document(s) is/are being sent
to the member are meant to be used for
academic and research
Purpose only. Under no circumstances, this/these paper(s)
is/are circulated electronically or hosted on a public system. All these
documents are copyrighted, hence requested for the compliance.
In the “Science News Corner,” the library
displays newspaper clippings on science and technology at 10.00 am every day.
This News corner is located at left side of library entry. It updates the
readers about the current research carried out in the area of science and
For accessing the electronic resources
subscribed by library, open access resources as well as Institute
publications, every floor of library is enabled with computing facility with
wired network as well as Wifi.
Library has set up an Institutional
Repository by using open source software, "DSpace." The software
helps to preserve and provide access to digital content generated by IISER
Mohali Community. It is accessible within the institute campus through the
library website. The full text of research articles published by IISER Mohali
community, MS and PhD theses of students and various reports generated by the
institute, news clippings on IISER Mohali, audio/ photographs / videos of
institute events etc. are available and accessible within campus. Pl click here to have access.
Membership/ Resources Sharing
IISER Mohali is a core member of
e-Shodsindhu, IISER Library Consortium and an associate member of INFLIBNET
and a member of DELNET. The membership helps in mutual sharing of scholarly
resources to help library members for academic and Research purpose..
Library offers an orientation program to the
students and others at the beginning of every academic year. Through this
program, efforts are made to familiarize every new member with the resources,
services, and facilities offered by the library. The program also sensitizes
the users about the policies, rules & regulations of the library.
to Readers :
To familiarize the database / e-resources
being subscribed by library, regular workshops will be conducted to the
faculty, students and staff. However if it is essential, the library also
gives individual training to its members on case to case basis.
Programmes to Readers :
In order to sensitize the readers, the
library Conducts Seminar / Workshops / 'Hands-on“ Training programmes on various
Themes like Technical Writing / Writing Skills/Copy Rights /Plagiarism
To bring awareness among user Community on
recent books published in their subject areas, the library organizes Book
Exhibition twice in a year. Empanelled Book vendors will be invited to
display latest books published in Institute subject areas which covers
curriculum, Research, Projects handling etc in the Institute.