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Hi-tech libraries at DU

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The libraries in Delhi University colleges are getting bigger and better with many set to be renovated and upgraded. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) is ready to make its library completely automated. From next session, the SRCC library will be fully air-conditioned and the college will install a radio frequency identification system (RFID) to keep a track on the books. The library at SRCC is a favourite refuge for hostellers. They often sit there till late in the night during the exams to study in peace.

SGTB Khalsa College is going high on technology too. After constructing a new swanky reading room for the students last year, the college now plans to make the library completely web-based. With 1,33,000 books in the library some even dating back to 1919 the library at SGTB Khalsa College is well stocked. The reading room has reference books and 20 computers with internet facility. The library at Kirori Mal College is a safe haven for students, who love books, and for those who are desperate to pass the exams at the eleventh hour. The library, housed in a separate block, has around 1.2lakh books. It has CCTV cameras installed at strategic locations above the book shelves. Use of technology can be seen in off-campus colleges like Dyal Singh College also. In fact, the web-based system at Dyal Singh library is already in place and the college is planning to have an exclusive library for science books in the next two years.

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