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« About Us »

The Punjab Technical University Library
The library of Punjab Technical University is in-housed in its rear building. The three floored library is inter connected, centrally air conditioned, with a seating capacity of more than 500 readers at a time and is well connected and easily approachable from all the departments of the university. At present the library caters to the need of the university staff only. The library has a good collection of more than 2000 books including govt publications, statistical reports, conference proceedings, reference books, scriptures, distance education study materials and fiction and non fiction books. The PTU library has more than 1000  Ph.d  and M Tech research  thesis which provide a vital source of information to the research community .In its digital collection the library has nearly one hundred digital resources including research thesis , utility softwares , study materials, reference works, e books, images, infotainment materials etc. The library also subscribes a number of national and inter national periodicals and magazines. The library has also stored back volumes of important periodicals. The library provides news clipping service to all the departments of the university.   The library has also maintained a good and vast record of all the news clippings and advertisements  published in regard to PTU from the 2001 to till date.  The library is equipped with the modern electronics amenities also. The library has electronic database of all its collection. For the convenience of its researchers the library has maintained an electronic  database of  its thesis collection which saves a lot of time of the  researchers.  The library also provides on demand  document delivery service. The library  provides internet access facility to its users. It also provides reprographic facility to the users. The library is also a member of DELNET which provides free access to a no. of e journals, e books, electronic databases and research publications. 

 « Future Plans »

Initially, due to the shortage of space the library had to restricted itself to cater the demands of the staff only. Now, the university library is ready to meet the informational needs of its users. The library has following targets to achieve in future

• Automation of all the library operations
• To become a  central resource centre
• To classify its users into four different groups as: PTU staff, PTU Research Community, PTU regular students and PTU distance education students.
•  to establish a network of PTU affiliated college libraries and PTU library to act as a central library.
• To subscribe National and International research journals   
• To join the UGC Infonet  and  INDEST e journal consortium
• To enhance its digital and reference collection.
• To establish Internet lab for researchers
• To create library’s own website
• To provide Inter library loan and resource sharing facility among affiliated college libraries
• To be a central place for distance education students for informational needs
• To procure at least one  copy of  the books recommended by board of studies
• To organize conferences , workshops and seminars for the affiliated college librarians
• To organize motivational talks/ lectures for the PTU staff

« E-Journal » E-Journal List of Available Journal's
1 ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library  
2 Science Direct  
  e Jouranls
  e Books
  Remote Access  
4 Infotrac Engineering Collection  
5 Infotrac Management Collection  
6 Infotrac Pharmacy Collection  
7 Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection + Culinary Arts Collection  
8 GREENR Collection  
9 Infotrac Social Collection  
10 Delnet  
11 Emerald Management 200


« E-Books Section » 

        >>   Arts & Photography 

1)          Architecture            

1.  A History Of Architecture

 2. Rural Architecture

 3. Castles of England

 4. The Seven Periods of English Architecture

 5. Castles of England and Wales

 6. A History Of Architecture on the Comparative Method

 7. Second Home for Leisure Living

 8. The Seven Lamps of Architecture

 9. Architecture

10. Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering

11. The Picturesque Antiquities of Spain

12. The Practical Book of Architecture

13. Acoustics And Architecture

14. Cathedral Cities of Spain : 60 reproductions from  original water colours

15. CADD Primer

16. The Poetry of Architecture

17. American Urban Architecture : Catalysts in the Design Cities

18. Romantic Castle and Palaces : As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

19. A Text –book of the History of Architecture

20. Vitruvius : The Ten Books on Architecture

21. Vanishing England            

2)      Design & Decorative Arts

1. Interior Decoration : Its Principles and Practice

2. Engraving : Its Origin, Processes, and History

3. Industrial Arts Design

4. Exploring Folk Art

5. Monograms and Ciphers

6. Principles of Decorative Design

7. Furniture for The  Craftsman

8. First Principles of Symmetrical Beauty

9. Art, Design and Visual Thinking

10. Woman as Decoration

11. Hand Book of Wood Engraving

12. Illustred History of Furniture

13. Best of Farshchian 

3)          Drawing

1. Twentieth-Century American Drawing: Three Avant-Garde Generations

2. Drawing The Head and Hands

3. Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

4. Learn To Draw Portraits

5. Caricature and Other Comic Art

6. American Drawings

7. Blackboard Sketchings

8. The History of The Nineteenth Century in Caricature

9. Drawing for Beginners

10. The Art of Illustration

11. Constructive Anatomy

12. English Caricaturists

13. The Human Machine

14. Line and Form

15. Pen Drawing: an Illustrated Treatise

16. The Elements of Drawing

17. The Dore Gallery of Bible Illustrations

18. Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings

19. The Practice and Science of Drawing

20. The Art of Caricaturing

21. Men Without Guns: The Abbott Collection of Paintings of Army Medicine     

4)          History & Criticism 

                                                 1. Art of The Islamic World : A Resource for Educators

                                                2. The Art of Chivalry

                                                3. Ancient Chinese Art

                                                4. The Principles of Aesthetics

                                                5. History of Ancient Art

                                                6. A History of Art in Ancient Egypt

                                                7. Elements of Modern Painting

                                                8. Famous European Artists

                                                9. China, 5000 Years : Innovation and Transformation in The Art

                                                10. American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists

                                                11. Art of The Avant –Grade in Russia

                                                12. Six Centuries of Painting 1300-1900

                                                13. Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning

                                                14. A History of Art for Beginners and Students

                                                15. Michelangelo

                                                16. A History of Sculpture

                                                17. House of Eternity : The Tomb of Nefertari

                                                18. A Fable of Modern Art

                                                19. The Art of Africa : A Resource for Educators

                                                20. Knights of Art : Stories of The Italian Painters

                                                21. The Art of South and Southeast Asia

                                                22. Greek Art from Prehistoric to Classical

                                                23. Islamic Art and Geometric Design : Activities for Learning

                                                24. Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators

                                                25. Roman Art : A Resource for Educators

                                                26. The Art of Ancient Egypt

                                                27. The Loves of Krishna In Indian Painting and Poetry

                                                28. Pagan and Christian Rome

                                                29. A Text-Book of The History of Painting