University Institute of Pharmacy
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:: Central Library -

The library of this university, which is named after Pt. Sundarlal Sharma the legendry freedom fighter and social reformer, is housed in a four storied functional independent building with greenery all around, in a peaceful environment, located at the heart of the campus. This library, which is unmatched, to any other library of this region, so far its services, collection, staff and readers are concerned, was established in 1965.

Apart from providing all conventional services for the satisfaction of readers ranging from under graduate students to eminent scholars, this library is having computer network facility with VSAT connectivity. Seven computers with this facility have been dedicated to readers only for there e-reading. Library has a separate reprographic section equipped with digital photocopiers, scanners and also microfilms reader.

Library remains open from 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM on all days including holidays and Sunday, excluding only three National Holidays and one Holi

The Faculties, Research Scholars and Students can become the members of the library after filling the prescribed form. Reader's tickets are issued to the members to enable them to borrow books from the library. This tickets are strictly non- transferable. The rules governing the functioning of the library are notified from time to time for the benefits of members. Books are issued for 2 weeks. It is advised not to keep the books beyond due date to avoid overdue fines.

A total of 320 seating arrangements are presently available in four floors of library with two independent reading halls for 'textbooks' and ‘research periodicals' respectively.

More than 100 World's most important encyclopedias and about 15 best indexing and abstracting periodicals are available in library. Presently 102122 purchased books, 23768 gift books, 7637 World Bank Publications, 21061 thesis and dissertations are available in the library and currently subscribe 305 journals (236 Indian and 69 foreign research publications). It also subscribes 14 news paper (Regional & National) and 28 popular magazines. Among these, numbers of books and titles for pharmacy students as per AICTE norms.

This library was selected as one among eleven University libraries in India for computerization and automation under INFLIBNET program of UGC. It is now on the verge of computerizing all its activities. Creation of computerized database of all the books available in library has been completed and made available to the readers in the form of Online Public Access Catalogue. Now we are computerizing our circulation system.

Our library has been selected to participate in the first phase of UGC-INFONET. Under this program, our library avails VSAT connectivity, through campus LAN, for utilization of e-resources under UGC-Infonet e-journal consortium, which is providing databases and full text access to more than 4453 e-journals of 25 worlds leading and scholarly publishers.

This library has been receiving the World Bank Publications free of cost directly from Washington under their very few selected ' Depository Library Program '.