The library has a valuable collection of reading materials in the areas of linguistics, language teaching and literature. In addition, the library also has a substantial collection of reading materials in the areas such as, Journalism and Mass Communication, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Media Studies, Film Studies, Arts and History.
The Library has in its collection 1,69,940 books and other reading materials as on 31.3.2016. The total number of books in each language is as follows:
|LANGUAGE||TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS|
|Gratis (maintained separately since 2012)||1,220|
|Back Volume of Journals (maintained separately since 2012)||2,686|
The books are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification and subject headings are rendered using Library of Congress subject headings. The bibliographic details of the entire collection of reading materials have been fed into the computer and the same can be accessed through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) computers placed in the main hall of the library. The details of the library collection can also be accessed through EFL University home page under library.
The library has provided access to 78 e-books published by the Cambridge University Press and 10 e-books published by Oxford University Press.
Journals (Print and Online)
The library during the year 2016 has subscribed to 69 online journals, 1 Print + online and 38 print journals. In addition, the library has subscribed to 6 databases. The university has access to 8 databases under the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium.
The library has been binding together loose issues of journals and kept them separately in the back volume section in alphabetical order.
Digitization of Theses
The library has digitized the entire collection of Ph.D and M.Phil/M.Litt. theses and dissertations submitted by research scholars of this university. The full text access to these theses collection is made available within the university campus through intranet.
The reading materials held in the library collection are valuable assets of the University and they have been safeguarded against misuse through 3M Electromagnetic Security System. Two CCTV cameras and robust security at exit point provide additional security to the library reading materials.