IGNOU Online Library Membership-Address-Courses -Vacancy Details – Here you can access only if you have submit the form of Membership for IGNOU Library see the Procedure below.
Membership for IGNOU Students (Face to Face) : Download Membership Form (in pdf)
Membership Forms: The duly filled in membership form available at the Library or can be downloaded from website is to be forwarded by the Director/ HOD of School/Division concerned.
Security Deposit: Refundable Security of Rs.500/- (Bachelor/Diploma/Certificate levels) & Rs. 1000/- (Master level) are to be paid by demand draft drawn in the favour of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi with University cashier after obtaining the necessary slip from library. The security deposit is refundable on the claim within two years of the date of expiry of membership of the library and beyond this money lapses to the IGNOU University.
IGNOU Library Official Address:
Library & Documentation Division Block – B,
New Academic Block,
Ambedkar Bhawan Indira Gandhi National Open Univer New Delhi – 110068
IGNOU has introduced a suite of e-library services by converting the existing services into e-services and exploring many other ways to support its distance education system such as increasing the scope of e-resources accessed, better methods of seeking information, saving time in the information search and delivery, and significant rise in the use of e-resources and article downloads by students and faculty.
“With the introduction of digital media and virtual information systems on the web, IGNOU Library System has since been able to overcome the challenges of accessibility to library resources, reaching out the unreached to support curriculum needs of faculty and IGNOU Distance Learning Courses through its network of Regional Centres,” said Sudhir K. Arora, University Librarian.
IGNOU Library Membership-Address-Courses -Vacancy Details Mention Below:
Over the past five years, the library’s collection of e-resources has grown to over 22,000 full-text e-journals, databases, and e-books, all from leading publishers worldwide. On Campus IGNOU Courses users are able to access these e-resources from any computer connected to the campus network.Off-campus users can use RATE service (Remote Access to Electronic Resources) for the purpose. This service authenticates authorized users outside of the IGNOU campus IP range to login to e-Library resources.
The IGNOU Library is using various tools like Federated Searches, Discovery Solutions, A to Z Listing of resources, providing remote access to e- resources which will be discussed in detail in the paper. At present the e-collection of IGNOU Central library has been made accessible to all regional centres through out the country and its learners.
The e-resources of library include 60 prominent databases subscribed from the world class publishers with about 75000 e-journals and 1711 e-books in addition to a plethora of open access e-resources listed on IGNOU Library Website. The Library is supporting all innovations by using open access softwares for providing various services like dspace for repositories and koha open software for Library Management System. In addition to it, the paper will also discuss IGNOU Library conventional services like OPAC, User Services, Reference Service, Bibliographic Service, Current Awareness Service, Document Delivery, Inter-library loan and many others provided to its users.
The paper will also discuss various new innovative and technological initiatives taken for reaching its users like web based information literacy tutorials, implementing library 2.0 and interacting through social networking and reaching its clients from mobile smart phones and modern gadgets