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LPU launches high-tech campus library

September 29, 2012

Lovely Professional University (LPU) has added another significant component to their bouquet of student offerings – India’s largest high-tech campus library, according to an official release on September 27. This nine-storey central library, with equidistant approach for all the 25000+ students, has been erected spaciously on 1.5 lakh Sq Ft covered area, housing a rich collection of varied knowledge enhancing material. More than 1,02,846 text books, reference books, journals, magazines, audio/videos, CD-ROMs, research reports, online databases, data analysis software, in different areas and branches of  all study disciplines, have been made readily available for its users. The number and variety of reading material is expected to be doubled next year. High technology adoption in the functioning of the library is another factor for the uniqueness of the library.
In this regard, the library is RFID enabled, where all the books have RFID tags, laced with multiple exits and entries, guarded by RF gates. It also has systems in place for self check-in and check-out, where students can return/checkout the books, without any intervention of the library staff. Another unique feature is the online resource-center with 400 computer terminals, which   facilitates access to solid on–line information and on – line journals.  Also,   the library being  wi-fi enabled, the students can carry lap-tops too.

LPU chancellor, Ashok Mittal comments: “The knowledge center library is connected to the research block which will make it very convenient for the researchers to utilize its resources. There are also separate group discussion rooms for students and staff members, which would provide all users an opportunity to explore the world of knowledge in a congenial environment.” The library is open 24/7 and has all basic facilities like cafeteria, washrooms, cloak room, Xerox facility, wi-fi internet connectivity, reference services etc. Another key feature is the library membership, which is provided to all students and teachers as soon as they join the university. Lovely Professional University is India’s largest university in terms of students on a single campus with more than 25000 students on its campus. It is the culmination of mammoth efforts to bring the Indian education at par with global standards and to shape the future of aspiring students by providing them a world class platform to hone their talents.

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