NU Library

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Nirma University students, faculty, staff, alumni of NU, professional/corporate bodies are welcome to use NU Library Resource Centres (NULRCs). NU students, faculty and staff become Member of NULRCs automatically. For Alumni Membership and Corporate Membership follow the registration process mentioned elsewhere on this website (Home Page Top Bar). Please contact the Library Staff for more information.
Students can use the NU’s Identity Card as a Library Membership Card while others need to fill up a Form available from the Library to obtain a Library Membership Card of NULRCs.
There are six libraries on the NU Campus. 
  • Institute of Technology & Institute of Diploma Studies (B Block - Ground Floor)
  • Institute of Management (IM Block - Ground Floor)
  • Institute of Pharmacy (IP Block - First Floor)
  • Institute of Science (IS Block - Second Floor)
  • Institute of Law (IL Block - Ground Floor)
  • Institute of Architecture (C Block - Ground Floor)
Use the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) terminals (Click to activate OPAC Link). The OPAC is a key to all the Library Resources. You can search the titles of books, journals, online resources, dissertations, theses, faculty publications etc through key words, author, subject terms, year of publication etc. OPAC also gives information of its Shelf-location, Availability Status, Reservation Status, Subject Class No. and Collection-Code etc. To know the Shelf-Location of a specific resource use the Library Layout Map. Click here to see the presentation on ‘How to Use OPAC?’. Should you require any Help, please do contact Library Enquiry Desk Staff.

You may find the Titles on the Library’s OPAC for which the Status is “Future”.  It means the book is ‘Under Technical Processing’.  Such titles can be consulted on the Library premises for a short period.  Please contact Library Staff to get such titles for consultation/photocopying of its portion.
If the resource is not on the stock of the NULRCs it can be borrowed from other Institutional Libraries (limited to some Libraries). On ascertaining the non-availability of the item in the NU Libraries, you are advised to fill-up DELNET ILL Request Form the details of the needed item and forward it to the Librarian after getting a signature from the respective HOD. Generally we get the material within a week. The cost of photocopying and courier charges will have to be borne by the user. Alternatively if the book/resource is useful to many other users of NU it can be added to the NULRCs Stock through the Department Head’s Recommendation. Please use Book Recommendation Form to suggest a Title for addition. Contact Library Staff at Circulation Desk for further Help.
An authorized user can send the request for subscription to a new journal through the Head of the Department/Centre (subject to availability of budget).
No – You cannot use someone else’s Library Card at NULRCs.
If any student has misplaced/lost their Identity card they have to report the same, in writing, to the Head of the Student section with a copy to the Librarian. Student will not be able to borrow library material until new Identity Card is issued.
You must immediately report the details of the lost item to the Library Staff (Assistant Librarian - Lending Section). You will be required to replace the lost book with a new copy within a week. For any reason if the book is not available in the market then you will have to pay three times the cost of the book.
The Library Resource Centres Home Page contains detailed information about Library services and the Resources. However, if you need additional information or would like to talk to someone in person, please contact Library Staff of a specific Resource Centre.