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U.T. library gets Oxford University Press honour

It has been chosen as ‘Library of the Week’ in India and South East Asia

The Ananda Rangapillai Library of the Pondicherry University has been chosen as “Library of the Week” by Oxford University Press (OUP).

According to a university press note, the OUP has extensively researched on the libraries of India and South East Asia and selected few libraries and the choice of the Ananda Ranga Pillai library is a rare honour. A plaque was awarded to R. Samyuktha, university librarian, at a function.

According to the university, the OUP shares a special article about libraries with a rich collection and reputation in the field of education through @OUPLibraries twitter feed.

They feature a library as “Library of the Week” by highlighting the special features of that library along with the type of collection and the history it has.

The University Library is named after Ananda Rangapillai, the Dubash of Lord Dupleix, the then Governor of erstwhile Pondicherry. Established in 1986, a year after the university came into being, it has transformed into a knowledge resource centre catering especially to the information needs of the academia. The library serves students, research scholars, faculty and non-teaching staff of the university.

The library’s features include round-the-clock remote access to a collection of 4.86 lakh titles, including 2.21 lakh print and 2.65 lakh e-resources (e-books, e-journals, e-databases, e-theses, academic online videos and video lectures).

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