The Cochin University Library was established in 1977 as a central agency for meeting the information requirements of the academic community of the University and for collection, organization and dissemination of information. The University Library
is fully automated and is one of the best scientific and technical libraries in the country. Being the information centre of the Technological University in the state, the library has built up a balanced and rich collection on all branches of sciences and technology. At the same time books of general interest in various subject fields are not neglected either.
CUSAT library has restructured its services to face the threat and boon that result from the rapid proliferation
of electronic information resources. Library LAN has been a part of Campus Wide Network, which has made it possible for the academic community of 30 departments to access information from their location itself. As a part of the free/open source software movement in CUSAT, the University Library is migrated from ADLIB library software into KOHA open source integrated library system. The bibliographic records of books, journals and theses in
the Library can now be accessed globally through WebOPAC (http://opac.cusat.ac.in).
The Library offers Loan service, Inter-Library Loan, Literature Search, Reference Search, Compilation of Bibliographies, Reprographic Service, Reprint Service, Conference Alert Service, New Addition Alert Service, Patent Information and Consultancy Service.
CUSAT Library has campus wide IP enabled access to online journals under the UGC-INFONET DIGITAL Library Consortia and INDEST Consortia. The UGC initiated UGC-INFONET project provides access to electronic journals and database over the internet executed by INFLIBNET. Under this project electronic full text access is provided to scholarly literature of all major areas of learning like Science Direct, ACS, IOP, Taylor & Francis, RSC, Wiley publications, Nature, Project Muse, Project Euclid, Web of Science...etc. Members can avail the service of UGC-INFONET, JCCC portal (an e-journals gateway to Indian Universities & Colleges) which also provides ILL between various Universities in India. Access to
Online journal archives to Science Direct ( 4 subject), RSC, AIP are also included.
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