IGNOU library is an integral part of the IGNOU university. The headquarters located at New Delhi also has the central library. The central library has a massive collection of the most sought after books and reference papers required for various assignments. Regional centers and study centers do have a library that caters to the needs of the staff of these centers and students. Whenever a specific reference book or research paper or any other material is required, the central library in New Delhi guides the students and academic coordinators accordingly.
IGNOU Library plays a vital role in helping the students throughout the year with their vast collection of books on various topics. Distance learning students find it particularly very helpful as they can refer to other material to complete their assignments and projects. The central library has developed and implemented a software to reach out to various students across India and abroad. The software named LIBSYS is a software developed for library management that includes all the essential modules for library housekeeping operations. Students, academic coordinators, IGNOU staff and counselors can access the LIBSYS through the LIBYS Web OPAC by using their username and password after taking the membership. They can search for any book, research papers or reference articles by searching it in the LIBISYS Web OPAC by entering the author name or subject, keyword or book title.
The main objective of the Library is to cater to all the needs of students and support IGNOU staff. To maintain and update all the material available on the programs offered by IGNOU. As students are spread not only across India but also across the globe, it is the prime duty of the Library to serve and provide relevant information. IGNOU Library has some of the best collection of journals and books at their regional headquarters to support and assist distance learning students. In the absence of any material in the study center library or regional library, the central library extends assistance for students by any material available in their vast collection of their assignments or project work. The popularity of IGNOU library is due to the efforts of the support staff and effective library administration. Their encouragement and willingness to assist distance education students is seldom seen in the current day and age.
Features and Role Played by IGNOU Library