Circulation Service

The library provides lending of books and allied reading material to Students, Faculty Members, Staff.

Book Location Service

Book Location Service is provided to help users in locating and getting their desired books and other reading material in the library.

Reference Service

The Reference Section is located in designated areas. There is a special Reserve Section for curriculum-related books. A Reference Desk is located herein for prompt service.

Current Awareness Service

Current Awareness Service is provided as:
New Arrivals Display Board: Newly added books to the library are displayed on the New Arrivals Display Board before they are released for loan. In addition to this, the jackets of some of the selected books are displayed prominently on a bulletin board near the entrance. The purpose is to bring the newly added books to the notice of users. New Arrivals Alert Service: The list of newly added books on each subject are being sent to the concerned department. Journal Content Alert Service: The Journal content pages are scanned and sent to the faculty members.

Digital Resource Centre -1 (DRC-1)

The library has set up a separate and dedicated internet service area for the students. It is located on the First Floor of the Library. 40 PCs have been installed for students to access the internet and online resources. This Center is also used for teleconferencing as and when required.

Amba Dalmia Digital Resource Centre For Visually Challenged Students (ADDRC)

ADDRC is committed to providing an enabling environment and state-of-art assistive technologies to Visually Impaired readers. First, of its kind at DU, ADDRC was established within the library premises on the ground level with an endowment of Rs. 5 lakhs from alumna and then faculty member Dr. Manju Kapur Dalmia in 2005-06.

Services offered to Visually Challenged Students

Amba Dalmia Digital Resource Centre for Visually Challenged Students (ADDRC) provides the facilities of various Software and assistive devices such as JAWS, SAFA, LEKHA, and ALKING Typewriter and Wheelchairs. It also consists of the devices/equipment such as:

S. No Equipment/Devices Available Quantity
1. Computers 10
2. Braille embosser 01
3. HP Laser Jet Printer 01
4. Lex Scanner 01
5. Angel Players 26
6. MP3 Players 21
7. Braille language books 850
8. Braille magazines / periodicals 150

Ask a Librarian

Miranda House Library welcomes and encourages every user to let us know how to improve the library services. Students can send us their Suggestions on the library email ID. Users can send their queries related to Miranda House Library via the library e-mail.

Orientation Program & Information Literacy Programmes

The library regularly conducts user awareness and orientation programs for the users to make them aware of the library and its services.

DULS e-Resources (On Campus access)

The Miranda House Library receives the support of electronic resources from the Delhi University Library System (DULS). DULS is providing electronic resources on the DUCC IP range as well as on remote login for faculty members, research scholars, and post-graduate students for off-campus access.

The resources available are as follows:

  • More than 35,000 e-journals and other academic materials are accessible through online databases.
  • More than 200 databases are subscribed by the DULS or made available through e-ShodhSindhu and open-access e-resources.
  • More than 3500 e-books are recommended in the different course syllabi.
  • 1837 Online Audio Books for visually impaired students and faculty members.
  • 1793 Online E-text for visually impaired students and faculty members.

DU e-library (Remote Access Services)

Delhi University Library System (DULS) also provides remote access services for accessing the e-resources subscribed by DULS through e-library. Presently this service is available to faculty members, research scholars, and post-graduate students only.

The above-mentioned e-resources are available through remote access and off-campus access. Further, the facility of the E-library by DULS can be accessed at: https://duelibrary.in/.

Plagiarism Detection

Miranda House Library also provides the facility of Plagiarism detection through the Plagiarism detection software "OURIGINAL" which is popularly known as URKUND. It is provided through an initiative of INFLIBNET called "Shodh-Shudhi" which facilitates the detection of Similarity/plagiarism of Research Papers, Dissertations, and Thesis. Faculty members can use this facility through Miranda House library or they can have individual account access facility provided by DULS.

Access of WebOPAC through QR Code

The library provides the facility of QR codes for the students to access the library holdings from any corner of the campus. The students can easily scan the QR code available around the campus as well as in the library and easily can access the details of desired books.

Web-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

The library has fully computerized its most actively used collection, which is searchable through Web-OPAC. The OPAC allows search by author, title, subject, call number, keywords, and Boolean search. The Call Number indicates the location of the book on the self. The Web-OPAC is extremely user-friendly and enables searches to be conducted with ease and speed.

Footfall Counter

The Miranda House Library has installed a device for a digital footfall counter. It records the data of the students, and faculties accessing the library regularly.

Loan a Book

Through DU and other DU Colleges on request

Faculty Reading Area

The library has a separate reading area for the teaching staff called the 'Faculty Section' where teachers of the college can sit, study and prepare reading material for the students. The 'Faculty Section' is located on the First floor of the library.

Note: All new additions are accessible through Web-OPAC. Further, the Reading List/ Bibliography compilation is on demand. Library Staff is professional and efficient. User service is their primary duty as they give Assistance in searching Databases to the users. Orientation Programs are being organized for the freshers at the beginning of the academic session.