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The Library is one of the most important centres of the University, which facilitates the teaching, research and extension programme. Both students and faculty extensively use the facility. The Junagadh Agricultural University has given key prominence to the development of the library facilities at the headquarters as well as the constituent colleges and research stations. Books, periodicals, theses, reports, maps and encyclopedia relevant to the mandate areas of the university have been stocked in the University Library and its constituent centre.
Our library provides services to five constituent colleges, which come under Junagadh Agricultural University, viz., College of Agriculture, Junagadh, College of Agriculture Engineering & Technology, Junagadh, College of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Junagadh, Post Graduate Institute of Agri. Business Management, Junagadh, College of Fisheries, Veraval. Polytechnic in Agro- Processing, Junagadh, Polytechnic in Horticulture, Junagadh.

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Collection:
We have a rich library with double storeyed stack room with capacity of 1.5-lakh books. Our library possesses around 42,000 books. These books are very valuable and are helpful in their studies, research and for preparation of different competitive exams. Our library provides 150 Indian & around 42 Foreign journals and 14,000 back volumes. Library has valuable books, which are helpful to students in different competitive exams. Details of which are furnished in tables below.

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Collection of books, bound volumes and theses :
 

Year

Books Purchased

Bound Volumes

Theses

Total collection per year

2004-2005

1166

14,000

36

15202

2005-2006

778

14,000

66

14844

2006-2007

542

14,000

114

14656

2007-2008

767

14,000

80

14847

2008-2009

478

14,000

62

14540

2009-2010

465

14,000

150

14615

2010-2011

575

14,000

69

14644

2011-2012

1852

14,000

132

15984

Collection of Periodicals :

Year

Subscription

 Total

Indian

Foreign

2004 - 2005

100

30

130

2005 - 2006

90

40

130

2006 – 2007

100

40

140

2007 - 2008

150

40

190

2008 - 2009

150

42

192

2009 - 2010

52

NIL

52

2010 - 2011

52

11

63

2011 - 2012

52

11

63

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Online Access of Journals :

University library is privileged with the Online access of Journals through Consortiu for e-Resources in Agriculture (Cera), a Project by ICAR, New Delhi. JAU users can access the website mentioned below for the references of Journals

cera

http://cera.jccc.in

This website contains :

  1. Journals of Elsevier Sciences (421)

  2. Jounrnals of Annua Reviews (23)

  3. Journals by Taylor & Francis Ltd. (1253)

  4. Journals by indianjournal.com (87)

  5. Journals by Springer link (127)

Cyberary:

Since last two years, efforts have been made to keep abreast of information technology and introduce modern systems of library management and service. Cyberary in two different well furnished cells with 40 workstations. Cyberary with 100 mbps LAN connectivity facilitates students with databases like CAB, AGRIS, AGRICOLA, are obtained as CD-ROM version. This has facilitated a tremendous improvement in the usage of library for referencing purposes es Full time internet facility for students, scanning and CD writing facility is also available for the students in the Cyberary. Krishibha online agricultural doctoral theses database and J-Gate is also available online. 

The internet access through BSNL with 100 mbps connectivity and existing Database facilities and other IT enabled students to update their General Knowledge along with latest information in their respective disciplines. This facility is being extensively utilized by both faculty and students on a average of daily 80 to 100 users for about 12 hours per day. This has facilitated a tremendous improvement in the usage of library for referencing purposes especially by the research students and staff.

CD-ROMS of Databases, Theses :

CAB Abstracts : 1972 till date

Agricola : 1972 till date

Agris     : 1972 till date

Theses : 750 

Mechanism to Access books, Journals, Theses, etc. :

University Library has adopted open access system with card catalogues (Author, subject and Title) and Dewey decimal classification scheme. Theses are also available in soft copies for the access of the users.

University Library is kept open from 8.00 a.m. to 6.10 p.m. on all working days while the Cyberary section of the library remains open from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on all working days. Outsiders are permitted to consult the Library. 

Book Bank: 

There is a Book Bank from which students who are the members of the library can borrow books on rental as deposit per semester, in addition to borrowing facilities from the general collections.
Reading materials which are useful for competitive examinations are maintained separately in the Library and the students appearing for competitive examinations can refer them in the Library.

Apart from the routine services like lending, reference, book bank, the University Library provides computer and photocopier services to its clientele. In addition, the Library also compiles bibliographies and reading lists on demand and project oriented documentation services.

 
 

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