Situated in one of the beautiful hills of Dhulikhel, Kavre,
28 km from Kathmandu surrounded by greenery and magnificent view
of the Himalayas in the north, in a pollution free environment.
Centrally located within the campus and is accessible within a reach
of five minutes from each and every department. It is of three storey
building having 10,000 sq ft area in each storey. It is well planned
and will be sufficient for future development.
Being a research cum teaching university, focus has been
given to enrich the reference collection with less priority for
text books which on the other hand the students themselves would
be able to purchase. With this view, the library spent most of the
budget in purchasing reference materials. Thus the collection has
proved to be a best collection in the respective field and is admired
by faculty members and researchers within the campus, as well as
the outsiders and visitors. The access to online e-resources received
through PERI, WHO & FAO further enriched the resources as well
as the research activities in KU.
Keeping in view the importance of library, the university
has given number one priority among the physical facilities provided
by the university. The library budget for books & journals is
increasing every year. Apart from the recurring budget, the budget
for books & journals was NRs. 5.75 lakhs in 1994/95 for overall
KU library system. This budget increased every year and reached
to NRs. 34 lakhs in 2012/13 for central library only, which is a
substantial amount provided by the university for the development
of the library system in KU.
Periodical section, Technical processing section, Reference
section, Stack-cum-reading room, Circulation section, Offices for
librarian and assistant librarian, Store are all well designed.
They are all equipped with necessary library furniture and equipments
designed by the experts.
It has got 30 computers connected to the internet and are
available to the students from 7 AM to 8 PM in weekdays and on Saturday
12 PM to 6 PM to help them in their study.
Library automation means automating all the housekeeping
operations of the library such as, acquisition, cataloguing, serials
control, circulation, OPAC, etc. KU library previously used CDS/ISIS
for information storage & retrieval. It was just a computerized
catalogue. The technological development and the increasing demand
of the users compelled us to think of the library automation, which
resulted to purchase Software for University Libraries (SOUL) developed
by INFLIBNET Centre, an inter-university centre of UGC of India.
It has been installed and used in three different libraries of KU,
i.e. Central library, KUMS library and Management & Education
library, which made KU library the first academic library to have
library automation in Nepalese context. The web-based Online Public
Access Catalogue (OPAC) is a remarkable feature of the software
by which a user would be able to find out his/her requirements and
his status himself online. The use of Barcode make the circulation
work fast and systematic.
Library provides various services like,
Reference and referral services
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
Current Awareness Services (CAS)
Internet and e-mail services