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Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya
Jabalpur M.P.

Central Library

Central Library

University library was established in the foundation year of Rani Durgavti University. Initially due to lack of independent building library was started in Shahid Ismarak. At that time only 5000 books were available in the library. The construction of the university library building with approximately 969.75 sq.m. area was completed in 1964 in the university campus. In the year 1986-87, library was named after the name of former chief minister of M.P. Pandit Dwarika Prasad Mishra and since then it is known as Pandit Dwarika Prasad Mishra central library. There is huge collection of various types of study material like text books, reference books, PhD thesis dissertation thesis manuscripts etc in the university library.   In library reference department has been established for students and readers. In this department different types of reference books are made available. In the same way, various bound and unbound periodic publication are made available in the magazine department. In the view to provide facility to students unpublished study materials have been arranged in separate rooms and students can use them according to their needs Presently library consist of 1,90,000 study material, which includes the above stated study material. For the management purpose and to provide facilities to the students, study material has been arranged in separate rooms. In the reference and magazine department approximately 100 students can sit together at a time and study and use the study material.
In the year 2013-14, approx. 2000 books have been purchased by library which are about to be send to their respective departments. To provide ready and fast information about the study material library is undergoing advancement through automation process.  To make library facility more reasonable, reprographic facility has been initiated in the library.  Better facilities are provided to the students for exchange of books. In addition to traditional services, technical services are also provided to the students. At present in library apart from internet services 6000 e- journals are available on different subjects to students through inflibinet services. In library, 
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Central Library Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, (M.P.) 603 registered research scholar are being given the membership of the library which give them an opportunities to get the issued books of there interest.  Under 12th five year plan library has received book grant of Rs. 10,00,000 from University grant commission by which library will reach new horizon with the addition of more books and research journals.   The University Central in managed by a Library Advisory Committee with the following composition:
 Vice Chancellor
 Registrar
 Two Deans
 Two Professors
 Two principals of Colleges
 Librarian/ Prof. In charge
 Two students representatives 

On the basis of feedback received from the students Library Advisory Committee do necessary improvement from time to time.
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Central Library Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, (M.P.) 604
 The ICT and other tools deployed to provide maximum access to the library collection includes
∗ OPAC : Yes
∗ Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals: 25000
∗ Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases : Net
∗ Library Website
∗ In-house/remote access to e-publications : Yes
∗ Library automation: The Library automation has been started
∗ Total number of computers for public access: 15
∗ Total numbers of printers for public access: 03
∗ Internet band width/ speed: 10 mbps
∗ Institutional Repository
∗ Contentmanagement system for e-learning
∗ Participation in Resource sharing networks/consortia (like Inflibnet)
 The specialized services provided by the library
∗ Manuscripts : 5000
∗ Reference : 20547
∗ Reprography : 3000
∗ Inter Library Loan Service: Yes
∗ Information deployment and notification (Information Deployment and Notification) : Yes
∗ Reading list/ Bibliography compilation: Yes