The library provides a plesant study environment, allowing people to work either individually or in groups. Members of the library staff will help and provide complete information on the best possible use of a range of resources available. Whatever be the course or specialization, the library will play a crucial role in equipping the stduents/scholars with the information required from time to time.
University Central Library
The Osmania University Main Library, known as University Central Library, was started in the academic year 1918. It has sections like text book, periodical, reference, news papers etc. This library is kept open throughout the year except on national holidays. Total collection of University Library including Science seminar books is around 6 lakhs. A competitive Examinations / Reference Section is also added to the library for candidates appearing for various competitive examinations. The 'Vision of Osmania" is housed with rare photographs of former Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and other historical documents.
University College of Science Library
The library is located in the ground floor and is part of the principal office building, UCS. All the current journals, bound volumes of journals and theses pertaining to the faculty of science have been placed in the library as central facility. The library has now become as sought after place for research work in science, catering not only for all the departments of science in the main campus, but also for many others.
At present, the library is subscribing to 62 current journals, both Indian and foreign, and has over 20,000 bound volumes of journals. This is exclusively a reference library catering to the needs of students / research scholars / faculty. To be in tune with the latest technology the library has acquired “New Gen Lib” software. With the help of this software the data of theses and bound volumes of journals along with the books purchased for the Departmental Seminar Libraries have been entered in the computer, thus facilitating online access of the documents in Database through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).
Internet facility is available in the library. The UGC under the UGC-infonet program is giving free access to e-journals. UGC-infonet is a National Consortium of University Libraries which provides current as well as archival access to many journals. Hence the faculty and research scholars can browse the journals articles on internet in their respective subjects free of cost.