Central Library, Mizoram University is housed in an area of 4,496.62 sq.m and has a collection of 1,01,726 books, besides other reading materials; these are supplemented by e-resources received from INFLIBNET. Library building surrounded by trees is disabled-friendly, barrier free with ramps. It has a power back-up of 100 KW stand alone Solar PV Power Plant to ensure uninterrupted power supply. The Central Library earned the appreciation of NAAC Peer Team as ‘having good facilities, good maintenance and a beautiful library’ as well as ‘one of the best libraries not only in North-East India, but Eastern India’.
The entire library holdings have been made available in machine readable catalogue since 2008; and the computerized bibliographic information of the library holdings have also been available for users’ searching throughout the campus through Local Area Network (intranet) using WebOPAC. Automated circulation system using barcode technology has been used since 1st December, 2008 which provides easy and prompt service to the users. Library has been providing lending and reprographic services, Orientation Progammes for newly admitted students of all the Academic Departments used to be conducted every academic session.
Library upgraded its existing Library Management Software by integrating with an SMS & E-mail Alert System. The new system will send SMS & Email alert for every transaction to the users i.e. issue, return, renewal, etc of books with necessary information. For overdue books, reminder will be send to the user along with the fine amount. The system has been operating since 14th January, 2016.
Library introduced Best Library User Award (Student & Teacher Categories) from the academic session 2014-2015.
Library membership: The total Library membership is 3,945 i.e. UG-634; PG Students-1,951; M.Phil-158; Ph.D scholars-645; Teachers-236; Guest Lecturers-116; Departmental Libraries-3; and Non-teaching staff-202.
Books Issued and Visitors: During this year, 47,281 books were borrowed by the users and had 24,783 visitors.