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National Library in Dairying
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The Institute has a National Library on Dairying, which possesses an impressive collection of literature on dairying and related subjects. The foreign and national periodicals are subscribed to keep track of the current scientific/ technical developments. Besides, there are books and volumes of bound journals, bulletins, theses, CD-ROMs, microfilms and reprints. The Library also provides Internet browsing, old documents, reference literature, photocopying services, printing and scanning facility to the students, scientists and research workers of NDRI and other sister Institutes, SAUs and research organizations. The plan and policies for the major procurements and management issues of library are monitored by LAC (Library Advisory Committee) comprising of Chairman (a Senior Principal Scientist) and one representative (Principal / Senior / Scientist) from each Division of the Institute. Head Library Services looks after day to day work and management and besides routine purchases.
Services Provided
Library is providing CD-ROM Literature scanning services by a large storage capacity CD NAS hybrid server which can store enormous quantity of information. Several abstracting and full text databases are available on CD-ROM in addition to their print version. Library subscribes in all 4 different CD-ROM databases including frequently used CABCD 1972-2006,FSTA 1990-2006,Indian Standards on CDROM and ISO Standards on milk and milk roducts. CD-ROM services are available from 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM on working days to the users. This service is free to the scientists and staff of NDRI. It is also available to the outsider on payment @ Rs. 2.00 per record in print and @ Rs. 1.00 per record for downloading onfloppy/CD (floppy/CD is to be provided by the indenter) subject to the minimum charges of Rs. 50.00 per user.

Library is providing Internet/Email Services to the Faculty, students and staff of the institute, for this purpose there are 42 workstations available in the library, so that they may got current information in the area of their interest and communicate with the researchers of their interest immediately. These services are free of cost to the staff and students of NDRI.

ONLINE JOURNALS (e-journals)
Library is providing online full text download facility of research article from over ~1200 journals of different publication houses viz. Springer, Science Direct, Annual Reviews, CSIRO (Australia), Taylor & Francis etc. All these are through Consortium for e-resources in Agriculture (CeRA) (url: Beside these journals, Institute Library is also providing online access of various other full text articles (free with print copy of journals being subscribed) to the Faculty, students and staff of the institute.

Library is providing round-the-clock WebOPAC/OPAC facility to the faculty, Student of the institute through LIBSYS library software.

The library has a fully equipped reprographic/photographic section. There is a microfilm reader. Photocopying services are provided through efficient photocopying machines on payment at the rate of Rs.1.00 per page is charge from the students and staff of NDRI and Rs.1.50 per page is charged from outsiders. Library also provided printing services to through Laser Printer on payment at the rate of Rs.1.50 per page is charge from the students and staff of NDRI and Rs.3.00 per page is charged from outsiders.

All the periodicals received in the library are regularly scanned for literature on Dairy Science.

Relevant information is transferred to card, classified and filed for retrospective search.

Information is also made available in the form of classified list known as Documentation on Dairy Science. On the occasions of seminars and symposiums organized by the Institute and also otherwise, library issues bibliographies relevant to the topic of discussion or current demand. List of New Additions is being brought out monthly from the computerized library database and is being circulated in the Institute.

As and when issues of periodicals dealing in Dairying are received, their contents are to Xeroxed and circulated to all the Divisions at the Institute, for bringing contents to the notice of researchers.

Cuttings of News items pertinent to Dairying and related subjects appearing in India dailies are maintained in an album form and can be had from the In charge Reading-cum-Stack room.

The library remains open from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM on regular working days and 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM on Sundays, Second Saturdays and other Gazetted holidays. However, it remains closed on three National Holidays, i.e. 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October.

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Access to Library
  1. All bonafide staff members and students enrolled in this Institute are eligible to use the library. Books are loaned to the students after they become user members of the library.
  2. Bonafide research workers belonging to other Institutes / SAUs are permitted to use the library on their applying through the Head of the respective Institutes. However, books are not to be issued to them. They are entitled to get xerox copies of the literature at par to NDRI user members.
  3. Every person who enters the library is to sign in the register kept at gate as token of his / her acceptance to adhere to the library rules.
  4. The users are issued books as per their entitlement through Smartcard as under:

(A) Scientific Category


(B) Technical Category:-

(i) Chief Technical Officer, Assistant Chief Technical Officer


(ii) Senior Technical Officer, Technical Officer, Senior Tech. Assistant


(iii) Technical Assitant


(iv) Senior Technician and Technician


(C) Administrative Staff

(i)  Group A - 04


(ii) Assistant Administrative Officer 3
(iii) Assistants 2
(iv) UDC and LDC 1
(D) Skilled Supoorting Staff 1

(E) Student

(i) Ph.D. and Post Graduates


(ii) B.Tech




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  • Smartcards are to be produced to get issued book/s as per number specified for 14 days but these are liable to be recalled at any time..
  • The Smartcard is not transferable and the borrower has to be responsible for the loss of books issued on his/her card. In case of loss of library Smartcard, the borrower must report immediately to the Librarian to get blocked issuing of books. If Smartcard is lost, user can be re-issued new Smartcard on payment of Rs. 500/- for old and Rs. 100/- for newly got made smartcard.
  • The Smartcard carries information in electronic format and can get damaged with a little unusual handling or bending and replacement will cost Rs. 500 or 100/- to the user (as per point -6). The Smartcard must be in usable condition at the time of its return to get ‘No Dues’ from the library.
  • Library Books should not be taken out of station. The readers are, therefore, cautioned to return all the borrowed items to the library before leaving Karnal.
  • The borrowers are not allowed to sub-lend the books borrowed from the library.
  • Persons un-related with scientific programmes and research are not allowed.
  • The books can be renewed for a further period of 14 days provided there is no demand from other readers.
  • If the books recalled by the Librarian, and are not returned within 24 hours from the receipt of notice, a fine of Rs. 1/- per day per volume will be charged.
  • For all the Scientific Staff, books can be retained for either one semester as maximum period or get reissued for three times (within semester), however, book must be left for at least one month in the library after the above limit. A reminder is issued after the expiry of due date giving 3 day’s time. After the expiry of reminder a fine of one rupee per day per volume is charged..
  • If the books are not returned / renewed on the due dates, an overdue charge of Rs. 1/- (one) per day per volume will be charged from the borrowers.
  • Director / Joint Directors / Head Library Services shall have the power to exempt such overdue charges on genuine reasonable ground.
  • For Reference Book, overdue charges are Rs. 2/- per day.
  • Back volumes of periodicals preserved in the library can be issued for overnight at 4.30 PM to all the Scientific, Teaching staff and Students, and must be returned the following day before 10.00 AM. Failure to return the Journals taken on overnight loan on the following day, the borrower has to pay a fine of Rs. 2/- per day. Back volumes of periodicals / reference books can also be issued to the above said teaching staff as a teaching aid for one hour only during the working hours.
  • All bags, umbrellas, caps, hats, sticks and personal / borrowed books etc. are to be left at a place provided for this purpose. Only notebooks are allowed to be brought inside library.
  • Cell phones should not be used in the library; while in the library users can keep these in vibrating mode.
  • Readers shall maintain complete silence within the library premises. Sleeping in library is strictly forbidden.
  • Lab coats/ overcoats are to be kept in the boxes provided at the entrance gate.
  • The students are to sit in proper manner and are to leave chairs and monitor screens in  proper manner/condition.
  • Users / students are not to change desktop wallpaper of library PCs.
  • The library internet services are for browsing literature and for scientific activities only.
  • Smoking and spitting are strictly prohibited in the library.
  • RRemoval of any publication belonging to the library is an offence, except in accordance with the rules regulating the issue of publications on loan. The defaulter is liable to punishment in terms of replacement of the book or its cost.
  • The readers are not to do any marking for the purpose of correcting an error or otherwise, mark whatsoever in the publications either by pencil or in ink, underline words and sentences therein tear pages or otherwise damage them. The defaulter will be liable to punishment in terms of replacement of the book or its cost.
  • If any publication borrowed is lost or disfigured or the reader removes any page and picture, he / she is required to replace it by a new copy. If he/she fails to do so, he / she is required to pay the cost plus handling charges of Rs. 300/- and any fine that may be imposed on him / her.
  • Xeroxing and printing facility are available; however, charges are one rupee per page.
  • In the library CCTV Security System is being laid down, hence the users are to follow proper etiquettes; defaulters will be liable for disciplinary action as per university rules.
Book Issuing / Returning
  • The books are issued and returned with use of Smart Cards through Computer on Counter. All the records are maintained in the Computer.
  • The user is to ensure while returning a book.
  • Book has been deleted from the user’s name.
  • It is the responsibility of the borrower to keep track of book/s on his/her name.
  • Fine will be charged after the “Due date” up to the “Date Returned”.
  • Delayed information regarding “Non-deletion” of book from borrower’s account/name will not be entertained.
  • ‘Defaulters’ will not be issued book until settlement of dispute (if any).
  • ‘Smart Card’ is non-transferable and any exchange is solely the responsibility of the cardholder.
  • ‘The borrowers are required to examine the books and periodicals at the time of receiving them. The last borrower will be held responsible for any damage.
  • Issue-counter for loan and return of books will remain opened only from 8-30 AM to 5-00 PM on full working days and 8-30 A.M. to 1.30 PM on holidays.
Inter Library Loan
Books and journals are also issued to other Institute and University Libraries on loan for period of 14 days and rule 11 and 12 shall not apply to them.

For seeking further information

Email Address : &

Head, Library Services

Dr. S.M.Deb

Information Section

Dr. S.M.Deb/ Mr. B.P.Singh

Technical Processing & Computerisation Membership Enrolment for Smartcards Circulation (Issue/Return) Section

Mr. B. P. Singh Email :
Mr. Lakshman

Mr. Rajender Bajaj
Mr. Shalinder Singh

Serial Processing & Computerization Section Section

Mr. Narendra Singh Rohila

Email :
Mr. Ashok Kumar

Acquisition Section Reprographic & Xeroxing Section

Mrs. Veenu
Mr. Raj Pal
Mr. Naresh Chauhan

Library Office

Mr. Raghubir Singh
Mr. Jagmendra

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