SGU Central Library provides a safe, comfortable and friendly environment enabling learning and advancement of knowledge. The mission of the Central Library is to be leader and partner in providing world wide information in creating and implementing ideas, services that advance research, teaching and learning. The library has 32,600+ Books, 100+ Journals and magazines, 2 e-Journal packages which contain 4000 e-journals, approx 890 CD ROM, 12,000+ IIT Video lectures, 13 News papers and 50,000+ IIT Web Courses.
The Library uses SLIM 21 software package which is an integrated multi-user Library management system that supports all in-house operations of the Library. The SLIM 21 consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serial control, utilities and OPAC. Retrospective conversion of bibliographic records has been completed and more than 32,600 bibliographic records of books available in the library can now be accessed through the SLIM 21 OPAC. The database of books available in the Library is being updated on day to day basis with details of recently acquired books. Records of all the Library patrons have also been created in the SLIM 21 software.
Central Library is a part of the University-wide network built around a fiber optic Ethernet backbone comprising of five routing switches. The library is connected to the backbone through one of the routing switches. University backbone in turn is connected to 100 mbps of Internet band width on leased links from BSNL. The Digital Library has 2 servers, 20 PCs and other accessories adequate to cater to the needs of users. PCs are meant for users to access OPAC, databases, e-books, e-journals and other e-resources. Currently the reading areas in the Library have Wi-Fi enabled to provide wireless access to the Internet. Users are welcome to use their laptops in the Library. Also all 20 PCs are connected to links of NPTEL video lectures, which includes approximate 12,000+ video lectures for students and faculty members