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Library Automation

Features and Facility (e-Granthalaya Library automation software)

e-Granthalaya is a Digital Platform developed by National InformaticsCentre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Governmentof India for Government Libraries for automation of In-houseactivities as well as member services and Networking for resource
sharing. e-Granthalaya is useful to transform traditional libraries intoe-Libraries with Digital Library Services and to provide various onlinemember services using Single Window Access System. Uttarakhand Open University’s library is using e-Granthalaya since 2013 for automation. Entry of booksis being made in the software with proper cataloguing and classification. University Library partially use this software for issue/returnservices. WebOPAC service is also available through the given link on the university’s website. Through this facility a user can find the details ofbooks available in our university library at any time.
Following are the main features of the University’s library system;
A. Domain Specific Features

  • Provides Web-based Data Entry Solution.
  • UNICODE Compliant, supports data entry in local language.
  • Retro-Conversion for direct Data Entry of Books in a single form.
  • Download Catalog Records from Internet.
  • Exhaustive Reports for Print.
  • Export Records in CSV/Text File/MARC 21/MARC XML/ISO:2709/MS ACCESS/EXCEL formats.
  • Import Records from EXCEL/MARC/MARCXML File.
  • Import Memberships Records from EXCEL File.
  • Main/Branch Libraries Acquisition/Cataloging.
  • Print Accession Register in various Formats.
  • Search Module built-in with basic/advance/Boolean parameters.
  • Library Statistics Reports.
  • CAS/SDI Services and Documentation Bulletin / Library Newsletter.
  • Compact/Summary/Detailed Reports Option.
  • Full Text News Built-inClipping Services.
  • Digital Library integration with uploading / downloading of pdf/html/Tiff documents, accessible through the Login.
  • Micro-Documents Manger (Articles/Chapter Indexing) with uploading of full-text articles in pdf/html format.
  • Multi-copies of Accession. The number can be accessioned in bulk with single click with Auto-Accession Number.
  • Manages e-Books with digital files in pdf or other formats, provides facilities of e-Book Viewer.
  • Photo Gallery available for uploading photos and pictures of the organizations - published on the Library Web site.
  • Well Integrated with Barcode / SMS / E-Mail / Smart Card / RFID Technology.

B. Product Oriented Features

  • Cloud Ready Application with Mass Deployment Architecture.
  • Can connect any kind of DBMS, however, hosted in NIC Cloud with PostgreSQL - An Open Source DBMS.
  • Multi-Tenant Application - connect multiple databases with Single-Signup across the libraries.
  • Well Scalable with more VMs and other Cloud Resources.
  • User Configurable components.
  • Well Secured Application with Audit.

Books Acquisition

  • Authors Directory
  •  Check Duplicate Titles
  • Add New Title
  • Add Acquisition Record
  • Generate Approval
  • Place Orders
  • Receive Books
  • Accessioning
  • Billing/ Payment


  • Update full catalog information
  • Update Title Details
  • Update Copy/Holding Details
  • Change Status of the Copy
  • Retro-Conversion Utility
  • Status-Wise List of Books
  • Generate Bar Code labels for Books/ Loose Issues.


  • Add Member Categories
  • Add Entitlement, Due Days and Fine Charges
  • Member Information
  • Issue/ Return
  • Return/ Reserve
  • Circulation Transactions
  • Overdue Reminder


  • Add Budget Details
  • Add Bills Details
  • Generate Payment Request Form
  • Check Details

Web OPAC Search Interface

  • Internet/Intranet Based Interface
  • Search Library Catalog
  • Basic/ Advance Search
  • Use Boolean Operators
  • Search Member Dues

Total No. Of Book.  -  26616
Books entered in Software- 11133

Web Link of e-granthalaya (OPAC)-



For Administrative enquiries:

Uttarakhand Open University

Behind Transport Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya Marg,
Haldwani (Nainital) 263139 Uttarakhand

Toll Free : 1800 180 4025
Operator : 05946-286000

Admissions : 05946286002

Book Distribution Unit : 05946-286001

Exam Section : 05946-286022

Fax : 05946-264232