University Library CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur (H.P.)
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The Building

The library has its own building with a seating capacity of 200 readers at a time, besides 26 research cubicles to accommodate senior research staff. It has a carpet area of 4093 sq. mts. and capacity to accommodate around 1.6 lakh publications. The Regional Research Station Library, Dhaula Kuan (Sirmour) and the Regional Research Station Library, Bajaura (Kullu) are accommodated in separate halls at the respective Research Stations. There is sufficient working space at both these stations.

IT based Library Resource and Services

The University Library provides the on-line/ off-line services, i.e. Web based On-Line Public Access Catalogue (WebOPAC), CD-ROM Searching on LAN, Access to Full-Text on-line Journals through CeRA (Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture) and J-gate on-line Journal Portals, LIB-501 course material and other library related information, etc. through the university website at The CSKHPKV Library as one of the member of NARS also provides IP based, campus vide access to the full text of theses of all the SAUs and NARS Libraries under KrishiPrabha- Indian Agricultural Doctoral Dissertation Repository. The following important Data Bases are available in the library:

  • CAB Abstracts (1910- To Date) and CAB Abstracts online from 1990 onwards
  • AGRICOLA (1970-2006)
  • AGRIS (1975-2006)
  • FSTA (1969-2006
  • MEDLINE (1950-2006)
  • J-Gate
  • CeRA (Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture) (On-line Access)
  • KrishiPrabha (Full text to Ph.D. Theses of NARS Libraries) (On-line Access)
  • Indian Science Abstracts
  • Forestry Database in CD-ROM (FRI, Dehradun)
  • FAOSTAT (World-wide statistical information) (1961-2000)
Besides the above, the library has its own Data bases for:
  1. Theses Holdings (Theses)
  2. Back volumes of the journals in the library (Journals)
  3. Books available in the library (Books)
  4. FAO publications (Books)

eGRANTH Project in the Library

The Library has successfully completed a NAIP Project; Strengthening of digital library and information management under NARS (eGRANTH), worth Rs. 8,61,48,100. The broad objective was to digitize the institutional repositories and automation of library resources with integration/collaboration with Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), USA.

Shodh Ganga Project in the Library

The Library is currently running UGC and INFLIBNET project - Shodh Ganga project. TheShodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.