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Books & Periodicals

  • Institute of Architecture & Planning has a fully air-conditioned Library with various subject related books. It has a collection of over 2622 and 220 E-Books book volumes, 25+370 Periodicals covering a wide range of general and special subjects consisting of text books, reference books, back volumes of journals and reports etc., apart from periodicals. Library is subscribing 25 journals of which 9 International and 16 National journals.
  • There are 139 electronic media available in the library. The library houses books, selectively chosen for reading and reference. Collection not only equips students with textbooks but also books which stimulate young minds to develop critical thinking. It includes Architecture & planning books on Sociology, Building Construction, Architectural graphics, History of Architecture, History of Town & City planning, Economics, Urban, Regional & Transportation planning, English literature, Building Services etc.
  • The collection includes resources relevant to teaching, learning, training, research, and practical needs of the Institute. A number of architectural periodicals and general magazines are subscribed, so that the students and faculty keep themselves updated with the latest developments in the field. It has subscribed the online database like EBSCO.
  • User-friendly library management software called KOHA Open source Integrated Library Management software has been adopted at the Library Resource Centre so as to make it fully automated. This is globally accepted web-based open source Software which facilitates automated house-keeping functions of the Library and Information Centre. In library there are three computer terminals for users kept especially for WebOPAC (web-based online public access catalogue) – to access library resources and for database access. Library users can access web-based catalogue through for 24X7 from any time anywhere.

Online Database
EBSCO Art & Architecture

CD-ROM based database
There are 139 CD-ROM based data for architecture and planning related subjects.


Library Services

The Library Resource Centre offers the following services:

  • Reading & Reference Facilities Circulation‚Ä®Computerized Information Search Research Assistance
  • Remote Access
  • Inter Library Loan
  • Library Orientation Programme
  • Current Awareness Services
  • SDI services
  • Reprographic Services