UMT Campus

Distinctive Features

Modern Learning Center

  • Individual work - with and without computers
  • Learning areas for group work
  • Collaborative learning – projects, etc.
  • Places for tutoring, instructing, resource teaching
  • Video conferencing and recording studio to support e-learning
  • Multi-media facilities – individual and group watching
  • Coffee shop, copying (print and digital) facility
  • Laptop friendly environment – Wi-Fi enabled

Modern Research Library

  • Quite study places
  • Space for visiting/PhD scholars
  • Research support data center
  • E-Research nook
  • Flexible work areas for library staff
  • Visible and combined counter and desk for all kinds of learner support services
  • Collection housing facility in various formats

Once functional, the new facility will be one of its kind in the country and will host different learning activities with varying learning preferences. These include:

  • Varying learning styles
  • Working in silence with books, papers and computers
  • Working alone on a PC or laptop
  • Working together on a PC
  • Group work without a PC
  • E-learning

Key Facts about the Library Building

  • Collection housing capacity around 1,50, 000 (various formats) – separate section for personal collections
  • Collaborative learning spaces with flat-screen display panels – 2 (with the capacity of 8 each).
  • Collaborative learning space for sharing knowledge and conducting presentations in small groups – 18 participants
  • Video conference/recording studio – 35 participants
  • Seating capacity 400 – carrels, groups, lounge
  • Research support data center – 12 PCs
  • Learning commons (collaborative) – 20 PCs
  • E-research zone (individual PC/laptop friendly) – 20 seats
  • Computing facilities on the go (catalog search) – 12 PCs/terminals
  • Leisure place (collaboration/network) – coffee shop, copying (print and digital), bookshop
  • Flexible workstations for 25 staff members
  • Learner support/research support services desk – convenient and functional
  • Exhibit and display areas

Services

  • Central information/circulation/reference assistance desk in the middle of Level 1
  • Information handling and research skills workshops
  • Group/individual training on the use of library resources
  • Personal research assistance/consultation
  • Research support micro data sets – through data curation center equipped necessary research tools
  • Literature searching and document delivery services
  • Technological infrastructure
  • Cutting edge library automation system with facility of remote access and combined interface for all library materials regardless of format
  • Wi-Fi and laptop friendly environment
  • Video conferencing facility/recording studio
  • Learning commons to foster collaborative learning
  • EM based library security system to provide secure access to the library materials with the freedom of carrying in personal belongings.
  • Access to both floors/services/facilities for the physically handicapped
  • Small capsule lift to integrate both library floors
  • Various computing facilities (group, individual, on-the-go)
  • Flat-screen display panels
  • Enhanced and increased access to electronic resources

Over-All Infrastructure

  •     Heavy-duty elevator
  •     Adequate toilet facilities
  •     Surveillance system CCTVs
  •     Air-conditioning
  •     Separate Genset for building
  •     Wi-Fi
  •     Optical-fiber based networking facilities compliant to international standards
  •     Sound proofing
  •     Termite proofing
  •     Fire-fighting
  •     Emergency exits at every level
  •     Anti-seismic protection
  •     Environment friendly furnishing and fixtures

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