The service desk is located in the scholar's zone in the Library. Queries related to availability of books, Fine collection and issue of Photocopy coupons & Bar-coded Library cards are handled by the person incharge.
Photocopying -Three photocopying machines, one in the ground floor and the others on first floor cater to the photocopying needs of the Institute.
Bibliography compilation - Select bibliography i.e. availability of Information sources on any topic can be obtained on demand.
News Clips of the Week (Newspaper clippings from daily Newspapers) - Daily Newspapers including The Times of India, The Hindu, Indian Express, The Tribune, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala and Ajit are scanned for articles of interest and are filed under Broad Subject categories. These are displayed and are available at service desk Scholar's zone.
Newscaster Compilation - The quarterly newsletter reporting the happenings in Thapar Technology campus is being compiled and edited by Central Library. It is also available online
Inter Library Loan (ILL) - Books not available in the Library can be procured on Loan from other Libraries.
Reservation of books - Books available in the Library but issued to other members can be reserved by using this service.
Document supply - Photocopy of research papers not available in the Library can be procured using the DDS (Document Delivery Service). Central Library has tie up with major Libraries like J.R.D. Tata Memorial Libarary at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Literature search from Engineering Index Compendex, BIOSIS Abstracts- Library subscribes to Engineering Index Compendex - a CD-ROM based database produced by (Ei) Engineering Information Inc., providing coverage of the world's significant engineering and technical literature. Users can access the database using the link given above or can forward their queries to the Librarian or Information Scientist.
Services from INFLIBNET - Central Library is a member of INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network), a UGC Inter-University Centre. The Centre is involved in Library Automation, Database development, Resource sharing and Networking of Libraries. It subscribes to several Bibliographic databases which can be made use of members Libraries free of charge. Some of the important databases relevant to TU are
UGC-Infonet Programme :
The University Grants Commission (UGC) in its Golden Jubilee year 2003 has initiated this programme to provide Online access to scholarly e-journals by forming a consortium of Universities and taking group subscription to e-journals. All Universities under the purview of UGC will be covered under this programme.
INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad will look after the overall execution of the programme
Details can be had from UGC-Infonet Resources page