The Central Library of the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM), consecrated in the name of Maulana Azad Central Library came into being in the year 2011. The Library sets the goal of a world-class library by integrating information sources and services across disciplines in one umbrella by building a sound and comprehensive collection of both print and electronic resources on all branches of knowledge with a robust hi-tech infrastructural facilities and to redesign and revamping the systems and services in efficient, effective, and dynamic ways tailoring to meet the myriad information needs of students, research scholars, and faculty members of the university pin-pointedly, exhaustively and expeditiously anytime during library hours for promoting academic excellence.
The Library is named Maulana Azad Central Library after the name of Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, the man who introduced the national education system with free primary education and modern institutions of higher education. Maulana Azad is also credited with the establishment of the Institute for national importance like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the foundation of the University Grant Commission (UGC), an important institution to supervise the Universities.
Maulana Azad Central Library supports the teaching, research and extension programs of the university. All students, faculty members and research scholars and employees of the university are entitled to make use of the library facilities on taking library membership.
The Library has a collection of more than eighty thousand volumes of books on Applied Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business Sciences, Education, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, offers library services through its various sections. The Library has now been catering to the needs of more than 5000 students, research scholars, faculty members, and administrative and non-teaching staff of the university. With the developments in Information and Communication Technologies, the behavioral characteristics of the library users have been changing rapidly and the library is trying its best to adapt to the technological advancement by the digitization of library. The identity of all books and the library users are fully bar-coded and all Library house-keeping operations like acquisition, cataloging, circulation and periodicals services have been automated with the help of Koha.
Sets the goal of establishing a world-class library and to empowering academic community of University of Science & Technology Meghalaya and network institutions of ERD Foundation with specialized collections & information
ØTo provide 24X7 world class library & information services to the user.
ØTo support university expansion, in terms of new programmers / research areas in a single umbrella of ERDF group of institutions.
ØTo procure, organize and disseminate information in different format.
ØManage and focus resources to deliver priorities and develop library staff within a culture of innovation and service improvement
ØTo support the educational and research programs of the university by providing physical and online access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the university.
The Maulana Azad Central Library, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya has initiated to establish departmental libraries in each department. All the departmental libraries are well maintained and merged the online library catalogue with Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM and user of each of the department library can access or issue & return the books through Koha LMS. The collection of documents mainly consists of textbooks, reference books and research journal.
|Sl No||Department Library||Code||Vol.|
|1||NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre||NGIEDC||272|
If you are a first-time visitor, please try to visit the Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM between 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The researchers from outside the university should ensure that they have a recommendation letter and an identity card before they can avail the library facilities and services. The visitor or guest user can access online resources in the E-Library Section or Computer Section located on the ground floor of the library.
All the books procured in the Maulana Azad Central Library are being classified in DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) 23rd edition; a scheme for classification of subjects used the LIS professional to arrange the books in proper order on the bookshelf for easy access or retrieval. Besides classification books are also cataloged according to MARC- 21 & ISBD format using Koha Library Management Software. The catalogue is available online across the globe for browsing and searching and also for renewing of issued books by the patron.
Registered members like Ph. D students, Masters / Undergraduate Students, Part-time students, Faculty members / Officers, Staff members and special member of ERD Foundation
|Category||No. of Books||Loan Period||Renew Period|
|Faculty||4||30 Days||Up to Semester Examination|
|Staff / Project Fellow||3||30 Days||2 Times|
|Research Scholar||3||15 Days||2 Times|
|Students||3||07 Days||2 Times|
Yes, Maulana Azad Central Library provides special library membership opportunities to the students if someone is interested to take additional library facilities he or she must have pay additional library membership fees to the library authority.
|Type||Membership Fees||Issuing Books||Loan Period|
Yes, fine charges as per the following
|Category of Member||Fine Amount in (Rs.) per day|
|Staff / Project Fellow||5|
Library dues can be paid in cash in the circulation section directly and Library professionals will generate a fine receipt.
Issue and return can be done on working days only
|Monday – Saturday||8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
Yes, the Library is open on Sunday for reading purposes only, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and no Issue & Return is done on Sunday.
Yes, all members of the library can reserve issued books.
No, we never issue Journals & Magazines outside the library.
Yes, a registered library member can directly recommend a book for purchase by filling “Book recommendation form” that can be obtained from the library website or in the library.
Yes, all the members of library can refer to dissertations & Ph.D. Theses. Outsiders are not allowed to refer to dissertations and theses.
No, we can never issue grey literature.
You are required to report immediately in the library by writing application to librarian and after that you have to submit the new copy of the same book to the library within stipulated time.
You can bring your personal copy or photocopies study material in to the reading hall after verifying at the entry gate to our staff at the time of entry and exit.
Yes, but check with the library circulation counter whether the book is reserved by anyone else.
To function smoothly and safeguard the interest of all sections of the library users, formation of policies, rules & regulations and implementing the library policies in a judicious manners, the Maulana Azad Central Library is advised by a Library Advisory Committee formed by Honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. PG Rao in 2015 with the following representatives:
|Dr. Papiya Dutta||Chairman||Department of Rural Development|
|Vice Chairman||Department of Applied Biology|
|Mrs. Nandita Barman||Convener||Department of Library & Information Science|
|Mr. Nurujjaman Laskar||Member||Controller of Examination & Admissions|
|Member||Department of Botany|
|Member||Department of Social Work|
|Mr. Harimall Thakuri||Member||Department of Commerce|
|Mr. Lalit Saikia||Member||Department of Earth Sciences|
|Dr. K. C. Bora||Member||Department of Computer Application & Electronics|
|Ms. Angjom Anu Devi||Member||PQH School of Education|
|Member||University School of Law & Research|
|Dr Md Mukutor Rahman||Member||Librarian|
|Year||Month||MILESTONE & RECOGNITION|
|2018||June||Implemented & established departmental library through Koha Networked Library System|
|2018||May||Weekly Library Report|
|2018||April||New Library Timings (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)|
|2017||April||NDL registration started|
|2017||January||Implementation URKUND with Anti Plagiarism License|
|2016||December||Signed MoU with INFLIBNET Centre for Shodhganga.|
|2016||August||IP based Webcam installed in the library for surveillance|
|2016||August||Daily E- News Clippings started|
|2016||July||Library started Institutional Repository|
|2016||July||Library computerization with Koha LMS|
|2016||May||DELNET – Institutional membership|
|2016||April||NCTE Inspection committee visited|
|2015||July||National Seminar On Convergence of Technologies in LIS (NSCTLIS -2015)|
|2015||March||BCI Inspection committee visited|
|2014||February||UGC / AICTE inspection committee visited|
|2014||February||Library computerization started with LMS software (Local made)|
|2013||October||NCTE Inspection committee visited|
|2012||March||AICTE Inspection committee visited|
|2011||Library established along with the University|
The library remains open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the year, except national holidays.
|Days||Library Hours||Circulation Hours|
|Monday – Saturday||8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Reading Only|
B. General Rules
C. Overdue charges
D. Use of computers / laptops etc.
E. General Reading Hall
NB: These rules are subject to revision / updating from time to time. For latest Library rules and regulations, please visit university website regularly.
Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM is located in ground floor of the academic block – ‘C’ and the library has been arranged according to Section Wise from Section 01 to 25 including Journals, Magazines, News Paper, Thesis & Dissertations.
Flow Chart of the Maualana Azad Central Library, USTM
Maulana Azad Central Library has a collection of over 80000+ books in the area of Science & Technology, Management, Humanities & Social Sciences and related subjects based on selection by Faculty and Students of USTM. Above text book, Maulana Azad Central Library has also reference books according to departmental needs.
Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM is subscribing 150 (National 120 + 30 International) Print Journals for the academic needs of user.
Maulana Azad Central The central library has approximately 16 magazines, 7 daily news papers and 1 weekly employment news paper.
|Sl. No||Name of Magazine||Frequency|
|3||Competition Success Review||Monthly|
|5||Banking Services Chronicle||Monthly|
|7||Mahendras Master in Current Affairs||Monthly|
|11||North East Today||Monthly|
|13||Banking Services Chronicle||Monthly|
|14||Spinco Biotech Cutting Edge||Monthly|
|15||BIC : Business and Industray Connection||Monthly|
|16||Aaina Jibonor (আইনা জীৱনৰ)||Monthly|
|Sl. No.||Name of News Paper||Frequency|
|2||The Times of India||Daily|
|4||The Meghalaya Guardian||Daily|
|5||Amar Asom (Assamese)||Daily|
|7||The Economic Times||Daily|
Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM has 45 Ph.D. thesis and 1305 dissertations.
Maulana Azad Central Library, USTM has also arranged separate donated section for the donated collection. At present 305+ donated books are available.