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Since its inception in 2009, the CUK Library System endeavours to cater the information and learned needs of its users. The library is located in all the campuses where it sharing physical space with other departments.

I. Campus Libraries
At present, the CUK Library System offers services to its clientele at three different campus facilities:
a) Nowgam Campus-I,
b) Nowgam Campus-II, and
c) Sonawar, Srinagar.
In addition, reading room facility is also provided at the proposed university site – Ganderbal, J&K.

II. Print Resources Collection
The library collection includes both print and online resources ranging from text book collection in print and online format to the journal collections in online mode. As of March 31, 2017, the library has collection of 33,821 volumes of print books included 949 volumes received as gratis.

III. Online Resources Collection
The library offers access to more than three thousand ebooks of Springer related to the different fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. It offers online access to more than 7000 journals via e-Shodh Sindhu Consortium (UGC). These journals are published by well-renowned international publishers and content providers which include: Annual Reviews; Cambridge University Press; Economic & Political Weekly; JSTOR; Oxford University Press; Elsevier (ScienceDirect); Springer Link; and Wiley Blackwell Publishing.
In addition, the library also offers access to databases, like: World e-book Library, South Asia Archive, and Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID).

IV. Services
(a) Book Loan Service
The Library offers book service to its clientele which include students, research scholars, faculty members, and other administrative staff of the University. Duration and the number of books that users can avail on loan varies amongst different type of users.

b) Interlibrary Loan Services
Library offers two types of interlibrary loan services:
1) Document Delivery Services: For users who are in need of book(s) not available in our collections, the library can request the same from other libraries of India. Central University of Kashmir has an institutional membership of Developing Library Network (DELNET), New Delhi.
2) Article Delivery Service: Despite of offering access to more than 7000 journals, users still need journal articles that are beyond the access entitlement of our journal collection. In order to remain relevant to our users, the library avails the delivery services of eShodh Sindhu consortium – JCCC@eShodh Sindhu

(c) Internet Service
Nowgam Campus-I Library has well-developed Browsing Centre of 60 workstations with high speed Internet connectivity. All the campuses are wifi-enabled and users have unlimited access to web resources with minimal restriction to access any type of resource format, i.e., they can access text, video, podcast or any other available content format.

(d) Members of Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir
Central University of Kashmir has signed MOU with Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir for access and use of information resources and services of Allama Iqbal Library (Central Library), University of Kashmir by the bonafide clientele of Central Library, Central University of Kashmir.

V. Institutional Membership of learned bodies
The library has the institutional membership of three national-level organisations
a) eShodh Sindhu Consortium
The library is part of eShodh Sindhu Consoritum, a national level consortium of higher educational institutions affiliated with University Grants Commissions.
b) DELNET, New Delhi
The library has an institutional membership of Developing Library Network (DELNET). In addition to other services, it facilitates the interlibrary document delivery service amongst its institutional library members.
c) ShodhGanga
ShodhGanga a national level initiative of Information Library Network (INFLIBNET), Ahmedabad offers centralized online theses hosting facility to higher education institutions of India. Education institutions can deposit a copy of PhD/Mphil theses produced in these institutions in ShodhGanga to showcase and enhance the visibility of their respective research activities.
d) Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir
Central University of Kashmir has institutional membership with Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir.

VI. Library Automation
To offer computer-aided operations and services to its clientele, the library makes use of SOUL 2.0 Software suite. The library is near to realize the dream of fully-automated library operations and services. Users will check-in or check-out books with barcode enabled circulation section and will also browse the library collection or their respective library accounts from anywhere and at anytime.

VII. Library Catalogue
Catalogue of Nowgam Campus–I Library holdings is now available online. Anybody having access to the internet can search the catalogue from anywhere and at any time. In addition to know what is available in the Library, registered Library users can check their library account to verify which books are currently on loan to them, their respective due dates, overdue charges, if any, and alike.

VII. Projects in pipeline
a) Off-campus Access facility to online Resources
Library has recently availed the membership of INFED – a noble initiative undertaken by INFLIBNET to enable its member institutions to offer off-campus online access facility to online resource.
b) RFID enabled library facilities and services.
c) To enhance the access base of online journals and books.