Online Library at Tribhuvan University

The Central Library of Tribhuvan University has made arrangements for students to read foreign books free of cost at home online. The library has developed a remote access system for reading books, documents and journals at home. The library has made arrangements to read books abroad by connecting in-demand database software with a remote access service.
Online Library at Tribhuvan University

The software library was purchased from the UK for Rs 3.2 million. The library has made arrangements for the students of other campuses under the Tribhuvan University and other universities that have entered into agreements with the library to read books free of cost through the precast database software. 

How to access it?

To read books, journals, essays, etc. published by foreign world-renowned scholars for free, students have to fill the form available on the library's website tucl.org.np.  
The library has made arrangements to read foreign books, documents, journals etc. by providing the email ID of the student on the basis of filling the same form. Email IDs of 30,000 students have been created in the remote access system which was started last December. The students can read the contents of the famous foreign writers at home. According to him, there are more than 450,000 e-books, more than 5 million e-thesis dissertations and thousands of titles of journals, magazines and articles in the request database through remote access. 

Collaboration

For the service, Nepal Open University, Far Western University, Hetauda College of Social Sciences, Sagarmatha Engineering College, Baneshwor Multiple Campus are institutionally connected to the database purchased by the library. The library has recently entered into agreements and collaborations with the Asian Development Bank and the National Digital Library of India on the use of e-resources. 
According to the agreement, 300,000 resource books which are with the Asian Development Bank and 45 million e-libraries, journals, thesis, audio and video with the digital library will be open for the students to read free of cost. At present, the library has four lakh 10 thousand books. 

Separate e-library 

With the age of technology, the library is also planning to create its own e-library database. He has started the construction of an e-library by posting post-graduate, philosophy and doctoral research papers online. So far, 2,000 research papers have been digitized. He said the library would soon create its own digital database of books, theses, dissertations, journals, reports and historical documents.