VISTAS Library building spans over an area of 20,000 sq.ft. has a seating capacity of 500 persons. It is fully air-conditioned and automated with latest technology and follows Open Access Library System. Library offering a wide range of integrated and IT support services. The media center houses a collection of audio-visuals and other  e-resources.  

STACK AREA

 

 It has a specialized collections of 1,06,560 books in Science & Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Social Sciences, Literature, Law, Education, Management, etc.,

PERIODICAL SECTION

It holds 369 Periodicals in which are 99 International, 243 National Journals, 27 Magazines & 14 Dailies which accomplish the needs of the Research Scholars, Students & Faculties in their research works. In addition to that Library is having separate Back Volume Section for those Periodicals which holds 11680 volumes. 

 

REFERENCE SECTION

A collection of 14594 Books comprising Pharmacopoeias, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Manuals, Year Books, Hand Books, Gazetteers, and Subject Books in International Standards by Foreign authors. 

RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS & SPECIAL REPORTS SECTION

The Library holds about 1502 rare books (Print and Online) from the year 1762.  It includes the documents on Classics, Demography, Religions, Literary Criticism, Biographies, Philosophies, Ancient Indian Culture, and other subjects like Pharmaceutical Sciences, Basic Sciences, Life Sciences, Astronomy, Economics, Literature, Engineering and Technology, etc., and also it has 113 manuscripts and 134 special reports published by World Health Organization, Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, British Herbal Medicine Association, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, All India Reporter, MHRD and Government of India publications.

RESEARCH SCHOLAR CARRELS

The VISTAS Library provides a research scholar carrels to doctoral candidates for their comprehensive examinations and are actively engaged in writing their dissertations. Research carrels are also available to faculty with research projects requiring privacy and immediate access to library materials.

VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTRE (VLC)

 VLC is a set of teaching & learning tools designed to enhance students learning experience by including computer and internet in learning process. SWAYAM Prabha 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of high-quality educational  programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 Satellite, MHRD Digital Initiatives, etc.,

E-KNOWLEDGE  RESOURCE CENTRE (E-KRC)

The purpose of e-Knowledge Resource Centre is to advanced the e-learning experience which allows easy access to a variety of both online and offline learning materials in a productive manner.

THESES & DISSERTATIONS

 

This section accommodates 4448 Dissertations and  Theses works of students & Research Scholars.

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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

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