‘A key resource in our journey of innovation & excellence’
Academic libraries play a pivotal role in higher education arena. Classroom-oriented learning takes a qualitative transformation towards knowledge-oriented learning. Libraries have undergone a paradigm shift in the new century with the use of digital and internet resources to become an information source in contrast to the traditional concept of store-house of books. Libraries act as the main facilitator of learning and source for knowledge dissemination.
The NISH library is progressing as per the plans for development into an information hub. Currently, the library holds a varied collection of books, national and international journals, online journals, standards, electronic media such as CDs and DVDs, newspapers, periodicals, magazines etc. The library holds around 3000 national & international books covering fields of interest relevant to the students and staff. Resources are mainly related to audiology, speech, language, voice, communication disorders, autism, education, psychology, disabilities and rehabilitation, fine-arts, computer science, and commerce.
The library is an institutional member of UGC- INFLIBNET consortium, subscribing to 6000+ e-journals and 97000+ e -books through its NLIST initiative. Besides these, 26 international e-journal packages also subscribed covering relevant topics of academic and research interests.
The library has implemented a cloud based online writing platform called APA StyleCentral for facilitating academic writing needs of students and faculties.
An open source digital repository DSpace comprising of institutional academic outputs like projects, theses, dissertations etc. is made available for easy retrieval of digital reference.
There is also a Childrens' library at NISH which shelves a wide range of magazines, short stories, comics and other informative books. This library has been funded by RRRLF.