Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library
The Library of XLRI came into existence in 1949 when the Institute was established in the Steel City of Jamshedpur, Bihar. It was named after late Sir Jehangir Ghandy in February 1972. The aim of the Library is to cater to the information needs of our faculty, Research Scholars, Students and itsother Members . It is the heart of the institution and acts as a center for the collection of literature predominantly related to labour relations, management and its allied subjects and intends todevelops a comprehensive collection of information that is useful for teaching, research and learning purpose. User satisfaction is the current day approach to library service. To keep pace with the modern developments in the arena of library, Library has been automated and RFID system has been implemented.
Considering the huge resources and the expected fast services, Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library is
fully automated with the required Hardware and Software systems. All the in-house library activities
like acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, periodicals, online public access catalogue etc, have been
automated by using the library automation software system ‘Liberty’ of SoftLink Asia. And, a hybrid hardware system integrating the benefits of RFID and EM technologies is implemented to ensure the Self-Check Out/In of the library books 24X7.
The Library is following the Open Access System, which enables the readers to go directly to the bookshelves and select the books and other sources freely. This is one of the greatest advantages that the Library offers to its users. The books in the Library are arranged in three classes:viz The General Shelf Collection, Reserved Shelf Collection and Reference Collection. New books acquired are classified, cataloguedand displayed for 10 days for reference and reservation at the new arrival section just opposite to the circulation counter, and it will be available for circulation after the stipulated period. Books are arranged on shelves according to Call Numbers. When a particular book is required for a user, its Call Number and Accession Number must be correctly ascertained from the database ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE (OPAC)available aside the circulation counter. The user can directly go to the respective shelf where the book is kept according to call number and pick the book. The stack room is provided with guide cards on both sides of the shelves for easy location of the books.