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People have different views about the word library. The era of Librarianship in the 21st century has gone far beyond the era of housing books alone, as it has been diversified into physical and electronic library. 

A Library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. I would define Library as a building where information materials are organized, processed, preserved, and disseminated to users.
An electronic library (also referred to as digital library or digital repository) is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material etc, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, micro form, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection.

ICCON Library is subdivided into the Physical and Electronic Library.
ICCON Library is a special research library which specializes in Chemistry and other Chemistry related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Agricultural science, Science Laboratory Technology etc.
Books and CD Roms are available in the library for users. Other facilities such as access to Chemistry and chemistry-related data bases are also available which are in turn given to the information centre users who are involved in research and other related endeavours.
ICCON E-library facility houses a database called “EBSCO” , and has other sub-databases embedded in it such as Green File, Environment Complete, LISTA, Green File, Science and Technology, which help in research work.
The advantages of e-library are as follows:
•    Online materials can be used by many users at the same time
•    Materials will never be on loan
•    There is access wherever you are, in any part of the globe
•    Reduces duplication of effort
•    Innovative and concise
Members are enjoined to make use of this invaluable asset for research and general information purposes.


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