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The aim of the Library is to cater to the information needs of our Faculty, Research Scholars, Students, and its other Members. It is the heart of the institution and acts as a center for the collection of literature predominantly related to management, labour relations, and its allied subjects. And, intends to develop a comprehensive collection of information that is useful for teaching, research and learning purpose. To keep pace with the modern developments in the arena of library, the library has been automated with Liberty from Softlink Asia. XLRI’s library is well-equipped with a vast collection of study and reference material.
The library comprises of three floors. The ground floor is for light readings like Newspapers and Magazines, and for Front Desk Operations like Circulation, Reference Service and the Help Desk. And, the First Floor is housed with all the library Books and has a Reading Room. This is also connected with a eResource Centre which has high end computers and high speed internet connectivity to access all the subscribed contents with the Reprographic Facility. Second Floor is for Serious Reading wherein the Print Journals are displayed and dedicated to all Research Collaborations.
XLRI encourages the use of its Library for professional purposes. Visitors / Outsiders who wish to consult the Library are allowed only after obtaining prior permission from the Director/Dean (A&F) and Librarian with an introduction letter from the organization/institution concerned, to which they are attached. This Membership is purely temporary and for a short period only. These members are strictly not allowed to use any of the eResources and Research Tools. Membership will automatically cease in case of any violation of the rules, and the Librarian has the right to terminate any membership without giving any reasons.
Library provides issue and return of books: PG student can borrow 4 books at a time for ten days whereas Fellow students can avail 10 books for 1 month. Full time faculties are entitled for 50 books at a time for 3 months and Part time faculty can have 10 books per course for a period of 1 month, respectively. Non-teaching staff are authorized to take 4 books for one month.
Reprographic Counter of the library is made available to its users, the Photocopies and print of various documents adhering to the copy right laws. The Library has High-Speed Photocopier cum Printing Machine. The charges for XLRI members are Rs.1 per exposure of Photocopy and Rs 2 per page of Print.
The Library circulates Content Pages of journals subscribed by the library amongst the faculty members of the Institute
Harvard and other cases recommended by faculty for a programme/term, are procured and distributed from the library.
The Reference Collection include Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Periodicals, Theses and Dissertations, Government reports, Acts, Maps, Atlases, Rare Books, and Census data for consultation in the Library only.
The Feedback Studio (from Turnitin) is subscribed and users could take the help of the library staff on this.
Textbooks recommended by faculty for a programme/term, are procured and distributed from the library.
The Library is following the Open Access System, which enables the readers to go directly to the bookshelves and select the books and other sources on their own. The books in the Library are arranged in three classes: The General Shelf Collection, Reserved Shelf Collection and Reference Collection.
New books acquired are classified, catalogued, and displayed for 10 days for reference and reservation at the new arrival section, and it will be available for circulation after the stipulated period. Books are arranged on shelves according to Call Numbers [Subject wise].
When a book is required for a user, its Call Number and Accession Number must be correctly ascertained from the ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE (OPAC) available aside the circulation counter and through the Library Knowledge Portal. The user can directly go to the respective shelf where the book is kept according to call number and pick the book. The stack room is provided with guide cards on both sides of the shelves for easy location of the books.