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    VISTAS Library building spans over an area of 20000 sq.ft. it has a seating capacity of 500 persons and follows Open Access System blended with State -of-the art facilities. The Library houses a collection of 121154 Books, 141717 e-Books, 11680 Back Volumes, 4448 Dissertations and 5067 Audio Visual Resources. The Library subscribes to more than 369 Periodicals (National & International) and 12487 e-Journals. To facilitate quality teaching & research, Digital Library access to electronic information services to ensure the information needs of our Students and faculty are met. Staff  and Students can access e-Journals and e-Books from EBSCO, ProQuest, J-GateIEEE/IEL, ASME, ASCE, NPTEL, Micromedex's Drugdex Systems, Bentham Science Pharmacy, Inventi Online, Nature, Law Finder Live, AIR Comprehensive, SCC Online, Manupatra, Digimat Digital Library, Vels Library Subject Gateway Digital Portal and eBooks from eBrary ProQuest Academic Complete.

     

    Our vision is to provide world class knowledge resources that not only cater to the curricular requirements but also inspire intellectual enquiry and research. There are separate stack areas for Books, Reference Materials, Magazines and periodicals. The library is attached with E-Knowledge Resource Centre, Virtual Learning Centre and Reprographic Section. There is a fully Automated Library Information System with bar coding of Books, Non-Book Materials and ID cards that enables laser scanning of issues and returns. Using Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), the users can search the library online catalogue by Author, Title and Keywords, also, the users get to know the latest addition of Periodicals, Books and the status of a document. Library is an active member of E-ShodhSindhu Consortium (to access online full text journals) and also member of NDL (National Digital Library) in order to avail the benefits of various services. In addition, library enrolled as Institutional Member of British Council Library (BCL), Madras Library Network (MALIBNET) and Developing Library Network (DELNET) to avail the service of ILL. 

                                                                   

 Library working hours - 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.

       Library Services  

  • Circulation Service

  • Information Alert Service

  • Current Awareness Services

  • Selective Dissemination of Information

  • Article Alert Service

  • Content Alert Services

  • Online Access to database Services
  • Inter – Library Loan
  • Reference Service
  • Referral Service
  • User Orientation/ Information Literacy
  • Document Delivery Service

  • Literature Search

  • CD ROM Search

  • Photocopying/Scanning/Printing/CD Burning

  • News Clipping Service

  • Question Bank

  • Research Guidance

  • OPAC (Online Access Catalogue)

  • Reprographic Services

  • Internet Based Services

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Contact Us:

The Librarian,

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS),

Velan Nagar, P.V. Vaithiyalingam Road,

Pallavaram,  Chennai - 600 117

Phone: + 91 - 44 - 2266 2500 / 2501 / 2502 / 2503

librarian@velsuniv.ac.in