University Library

Mangalore University Library Building

Mangalore University Library Building

The Mangalore University Library was established in 1980. It moved to an independent building in 1993 which is planned for 9000 sq. meters area. Presently, around 6250 sq. meters area is being used to accommodate the Browsing, Circulation, Periodicals, Reference, Stack, Textbooks and Literature Sections. The building also houses an Office, Acquisition Section, Technical Section, Orientation Hall, Librarian's room and Cyber lab  .

At present the library has in its Stock 2,24,085 books, 23,085 back volumes apart from Reports, Theses etc., covering a wide variety of subjects. It has a rich collection of about   247 research and general interest journals on a wide range of subjects. It has access to over 7042+ Journals in Full text in e-form, from14 databases of UGC-INFONET  (SHODHSINDHU)  , and 58000+ Journals full text information from J-Gate database.

A separate collection of NBHM, USIS , Pavanje Chair photo gallery and   Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute’s Publications are displayed in separate corners of  Stack and Periodical Sections. These publications have been useful to Faculty Members, Research Scholars, PG Students and other users   . A collection of reprints and preprints on popular subjects is also being built up. Display panels in both the gangways furnish information on various current information services  like Admissions, Appointments, Book Reviews, Do You Know, Faculty Publications, Fellowships, Orientation and Refresher Course details and Today's News 


Working Hours




Library Hours

Working Days

9.00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sundays, Second Saturdays, Fourth Saturdays and Vacations 

10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Circulation Hours

Working Days

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

During Vacations

10:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Membership Details and Borrowing Privileges

Faculty Members, Research Scholars, Students of Post-Graduate Departments and Administrative Staff of the university are eligible to become members of the library. Membership is also available to the outside members and organizations like Universities, Colleges, Research Institutes and individuals. 
Each member is issued with a membership card and borrowers tickets as per their eligibility given below



Associate Professor


Assistant Professor


Research Scholar (Regular)


Research Scholar (External)


Post Graduate Student


Post Graduate Student (SC & ST)

03 + 03

Guest Faculty


Office Staff



Outside Members

(A) Individual

On payment of Rs 1,000/-p.a., any individual can become a library member of the Library and he/she will be provided with the library membership card and such members will be permitted to use the library during working hours except borrowing facilities.

(B) Institutional

The Institutional membership is Rs 20,000/-p.a. This institutional membership permits any five members of the organization to the use the library during working hours at a time and except borrowing facilities.


 Application Form- Download


Mode of payment for outside members

DD should be drawn in favour of University Librarian Mangalore University Library, Payable at Mangalagangothri.

Rs.1000/- for individual membership and RS.20,000/- for institutional  membership  .


Facilities and Infrastructure

·         Audio-visual facility

·         Computer Aided Retrieval

·         Reprographic Service (Xerox)

·         Web OPAC

·         UGC-INFONET Digital Library consortium

·         Remote Access



·         Lending

·         Book Reservation

·         Book Renewal

·         Inter Library Loan

·         Paper Clippings

·         Reader's Guidance

·         Reference

·         Referral

·         Reprints

·         E-resources

·         Plagiarism  check

Uploading theses to shodhganga

IRINS (Indian research Information Net work system)


E-mail services :

Scanned copy of content pages of Journals

Scanned copy of the newly arrived books with bibliographic details


Overdue Charges

Overdue charges will be collected from the defaulters who is returning the book after the due date.

Over Due Charges

Rates of Overdue charges

After Due Date

1 Rupee per day



The library is now computerized with an integrated system connected to the campus network, providing internet services to the university community. The reference collection of the library is continuously updated. Library database has been created using  Koha and it works on web OPAC. It can be accessed through internet


Rules and Regulations

·         Borrower's tickets are not transferable.

·         Duplicate borrower's ticket / membership ticket / No Due Certificate will be issued on the payment of Rs.10/-.

Duplicate smart card will be issued on the payment of Rs.100/-

·         Readers are required to deposit their bags / belongings at the property counter before entering the library.

·         Using mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited.

·         Necessary action will be taken by the librarian against the users who are found to be misusing the service facilities, book collection etc.

·         Personal books are allowed inside the library.

·         The Librarian may recall any book at any time if required.

·         Silence should be maintained in the library.

·         If a book is lost, the librarian has the power to decide whether the book has to be replaced or a fine is to be paid by the borrower. The fine will be charged up to   two times the cost of the book's current value, plus 10% to the face value of book as additional handling charges. 


Professionals Working in the Library






Dr. Purushotham Gowda

University Librarian

Mrs. K. S Sumangala

Assistant Librarian

Mrs. Nagaveni K.

Assistant Librarian

Mrs. Shilpa Kumari Jain

Assistant Librarian

Ms. Preethi

Library Assistant

Ms. Savitha Kumari

Library Assistant

Ms. Usha

Library Assistant

Ms. Sumana S. Jogi

Library Assistant