Tribhuvan University Central Library is now open for NCTTM faculty and students.
Tribhuvan University Central Library
Tribhuvan University Central Library (TUCL), now considered as the biggest library in Nepal, was established in 1959 A.D. along with the university with the sole purpose of helping the university in attaining her objectives.
Special features of Tribhuvan University Central Library
ISBN National Agency: Considering the TUCL’s collection, manpower and the variety of services being rendered to its clienteles, in January 2000, the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) Headquarters designated TUCL as the only National agency for Nepal for distributing ISBNs. For more information about this please go to (Give link).
UN Depository Library: Since 1964, TUCL has been entrusted to serve as the only depository library in Nepal for the publications of United Nations and her agencies, viz. ILO, IMF, UNESCO, UNICEF etc. For more information about this, please go to UN Depository Collection (Give link).
NeLIC databases : TUCL has also been subscribing some prominent databases such as JSTOR and Project MUSE from the organization NeLIC (Nepal Library and Information Consortium). JSTOR provides thousands of peer-reviewed full text articles of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Similarly, Project MUSE provides access to online database of peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books on humanities and social science contents.
NepJOL database:Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) is a database of peer reviewed scholarly journals of Nepalese origin being hosted by TUCL itself. For more information please visit the site: http://www.nepjol.info/.
Nepal Theses database : TUCL has been maintaining Nepal Theses Database where all the Ph.D. theses and dissertations submitted to TUCL by Nepalese scholars at home and abroad are uploaded and are given access to use.
TUCL Publications : TUCL does also publish some useful documents from time to time. In addition to regular publications such as annual reports, brochures and yearly compilation of periodicals’ lists, it has also published more than 3 dozen documents. For more information please go to Publications. (Give link).
CIP distribution : Like the Library of Congress and British library, TUCL does also prepare CIP (Cataloguing -In-Publications) and are distributed to the books that are going to be published. Its usually done if only the authors or publishers approach TUCL’s technical section at the time of obtaining ISBNs for their books. (CIP is bibliographic information of the book in card catalogue format printed on the back side of the title page).
TU Archive and rare books collection: TUCL has maintained a section exclusively dedicated to preserving Tribhuvan University’s publications. In addition, TUCL has also been preserving the books that are deemed significant from the historical point of view. The library is planning to digitize all these documents in the future and give easy access to them online.
Manuscripts collection: T.U.Central library has a collection of 731 old manuscripts. All these manuscripts have been digitized and the manuscripts have been preserved separately.
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