The Manipur University Library is located at the
centre of the University Campus. It has a four storey building with a floor area of
3200 sq.m. It is the heart of self education for the students, teachers and
staff of the University. It is also a Referral Library of the state. It is
used as information centre by more than 3000 registered members consisting
of 2170 P.G. Students, 702 Research Scholars, 191 Teachers and 483 Non-Teaching
staff. Many outsiders also come to the library in search of information. Since
the inception of the library in 1972, it has been playing a vital role in
preservation and conservation of the documents pertinent with the university
The library has a collection of more
than 1,61,000 books and subscribes to more than 200 printed journals.
The library provides almost all the
services which are commonly given by a university library.
Some additional services/facilities
given by the library are:
- To enable the readers to select their desired
books direct from shelf the library follows open access system.
- There is a well-furnished reading room
- Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available
for checking books available in the library
- Photo copy facilities are available in the library at nominal charge
- The library has more than 50 computers with internet facilities
- The library has sufficient number of UPS and Generator
to supplement the power shortage.
Manipur University Library is in
the forefront of library automation and networking in the North
East India. The library became a node of INFLIBNET since 1993.
It has three databases viz: i) Books ii) Serials and iii) Thesis
are incorporated in the union databases of INFLIBNET, Ahamedabad.
The library is also a member of UGC-Infonet e-journal consortium.
The consortium provides current as well as archival access to more
than 8600 core and peer-reviewed journals and nine bibliographic
databases from 23 publishers and aggregators in different
disciplines. The library remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on all working days and from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays.
In an average 300 visitors come daily in the library.