The Azim Premji University Library came into existence as a constituent of the Azim Premji University, Bangalore. The Library plays a vital role in supporting of teaching and learning activities, and provides access to the students, faculty and Azim Premji Foundation members to a rich and diverse collection and it is the main source for individual research.
The Library is located on the third floor of the main block and functions Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During university working days, with the help of the student assistants the Library is kept open till 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Library has a collection of over 33,000 books and subscribes to over 150 print and online journals. The Library has approximately 8000 sqft space with ambience reading hall and wall mounted stacking facility. The modern IT infrastructure provides the right ambience for reading and research in the Library. It provides access to its catalog and e-resources through Wi-Fi technology.
The library is developing a comprehensive collection of print, digital and media resources on education, philosophy, psychology, sociology, development studies, law, political science, health and public policy to fulfill the teaching and research needs of the university and foundation members. The teaching and research work of the University, however, is also supported by online resources such as Ebsco, JSTOR, LexisNexis India, Westlaw, Manupatra, Questia, Sage and World Bank eLibrary and many more to fulfill the research and teaching need of academic community.
The housekeeping operations and catalogue is automated using Koha integrated library management software. Web based Online Public Access Catalogue search is provided to readers. Searches can be made by author, title, subject, publisher, class number or by words in title and Boolean search. Library provides various kinds of services to the users such as Online Public Access Catalogue, Circulation Services, Reference Services, New Arrivals Display List, Photocopy/Scanning services, Document Delivery Service, Inter Library Loan Service and News Clipping services. The Library is operating in a fully automated environment and also equipped with RFID Security System which provides excellent protection against loss of books and other reading documents. Library has institutional membership of Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) and Developing Libraries Network (DELNET) to fulfill information needs of faculty, students and researchers scholars. Every student will be issued a maximum of four books for a maximum period of 15 days. Additional details about the library are available in the library section of the University website. Please contact the Librarian for any clarifications.
Azim Premji University Library
III Floor, Main Block
PES Institute of Technology Campus
1KM Before Electronic City, Hosur Road
Bangalore - 560100