The acquisition of all books, monographs, government documents and gifts for the SAP Library.
The Purchased Books are classified by assigning the call number for books, and prepares shelf list card, catalog cards, data entry sheet, due slip, book card and spines.
The Journal Subscription of SAP Library done by Journal Section of University Library. Maintenance of Kardex and follow up of the non receipt of issues of Journal.
Issue and return of books as well as Issuing Library Tickets to new members and new Faculties. Levying a fine for defaulters and fine collections, reservation of books for issue, issue of Inter Library Loan form, etc. are carried out in the SAP Library. The reminders for defaulters to return the books are prepared periodically and sent to the department. The monthly fine collection from users is remitted in the bank. Also, loss of books is dealt with this section.
The book bank facility is provided only for the weaker section Students. Reference and textbooks and also other books relevant to U.G and P.G courses are procured and retained in Book bank Section. The Central Government provides the funds annually for purchase of books based on the strength of SC/ST post-metric Scholarship students. The fund is given through state government. This section takes care of applying for grants from state government, acquisition of books, stock maintenance, catalogue card maintenance, issue, return, etc. A student can borrow a maximum of 2 books with a maximum loan period of one semester.
There are stack areas including Architecture books, the UG, PG and Ph.D thesis reports of Architecture and back volume of Journals are located in ground floor. The planning books and the planning thesis reports are arranged in the Mezzanine floor. The reference books and current periodicals are available in reading hall. Stack area staffs arrange the books in the shelves and identify the books for binding and disposal. The round label, date slip, book pocket, etc are pasted in the stack area whenever they found in loose condition or they found removed. They also provide assistance to the users to locate the books needed by the user in the stack.