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NISCAIR serves as a single window in the country for providing all kinds of S & T information. Its role as the national information resource is fulfilled through the National Science Library (NSL) that has a comprehensive collection of S&T publications in the country and is offering services on a national scale. NSL also acts as a referral centre and clearing house for the best utilisation of the existing collection in the country. Thus, it extends its base of operation to the national scale.
Set up in 1964, NSL aims at acquiring all important S&T publications published in the country and strengthening its resource base for foreign periodicals by acquiring the journals on CD-ROM or other electronic form as far as possible. NSL has a rich collection of over 2,00,000 volumess including monographs and bound volumes of journals in the following fields:
I. Print Resources
Reference material/secondary sources in most of the fields of science and technology
Computer science, specially the software aspects
Proceedings of conference/seminar/symposia held in the field of science and technology in and outside the country
Foreign language dictionaries
Indian scientific and technical periodicals
Important foreign serials in the field of science and technology
Specialized collection in the field of information science and library studies
PCT (Patent Co-operation Treaty) minimum journals
Reports of R&D organizations
CD-ROM databases of primary and secondary sources
The library is open to public and all are welcome to explore and utilize the collection in library premises.
NSL welcomes individuals / institutions for becoming members to utilize its huge and valuable collection. Retired CSIR staff are also eligible to become member.
Individual : Rs. 150/- per annum against a security deposit of Rs. 1500/-
Institution/Corporate member : Rs. 1000/- per annum against a security deposit of Rs. 9000/-
Retired CSIR staff : Security deposit of Rs. 1500/-
Number of publications to be issued
Individual : One book
Institution : Six books
Retired CSIR staff : One book
Duration of loan : 30 days for all members
Renewals : Once only for 30 days
Overdue charges : Rs. 5/- per day for the first five days and subsequently Rs. 10/- per day
Lending time (Monday to Friday) : 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
3.00 PM to 4.00 PM
Loss or Damage of publication
The borrower is obliged to compensate lost or damaged publications either by replacing the publication or by paying for it as per the rules. In case, the amount of the lost publication is not paid, it will be recovered from the security deposit of the user.
The library is open to public for reading and consultation during working hours from 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM (Monday to Friday) and from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM (on Saturdays).
|Technical Query Service||
NSL responds to any query related to journals and books.
The library provides on the spot Xerox copies of articles from its own collection, at a nominal rate of Rs. 1.00 per page. The first 30 pages of Xerox copies are provided free to students/research scholars. It also provides printout from journals on CDs available in-house. The charges for this service are Rs. 5.00 per page (25% discount for students).
|Inter Library Loan Service||
The library issues out its publications to the users of other libraries in Delhi through inter library loan service. Similarly, NSL gets the publications on inter library loan from other libraries in Delhi for its members.
|e - Journals Access||The library has started providing free access to electronic journals from 13 leading international publishers viz. Elsevier, Springer, American Institute of Physics, Blackwell, John Wiley, Cambridge University Press, American Society for Mechanical Engineers,American Society for Civil Engineers, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor and Francis, Emerald, Oxford University press|
Sh. Prakash Chand and Mrs Naima Ilyas