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Library Overview


1.1 Library History: The Library of the National Ship Design and Research Organization, Visakhapatnam, was established in 1991 and renamed as Indian Maritime University Library, Visakhapatnam Campus, on 1st April 2009. This is regarded as one of the best Maritime Libraries in India.

1.2 Aim: The Library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents that is useful for the faculty, students, ship designers, research scholars in their education and research activities in the University or even outside. To keep the academic community abreast of the latest developments and to provide them with updated information on all Maritime related topics.To ensure the highest level of user satisfaction.

1.3 Our Team: The Library is managed by one Manager and two Technical Assistants

1.4 Collection Organisation: The library has a total collection of 40,000 documents consisting of Books, Text Books, Manuals, Ship Drawings, Articles, Project Reports, Standards, Reports, National and International Periodicals, Bound volumes, CD Roms, Equipment Catalogues, Video Lectures. The library use an integrated library management software LIBSYS for various library functions and LSDigital for managing digital resources. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) can be accessed through LAN and Internet from university website by the authorized users.

Library also is a repository for all the events of Campus

1.5 Collection in figures
Bound Volumes881
CD-ROMs 651
Engr. Drawings 1100
Periodicals 38
Product Literature3946
Project Report 186
Reports 418
Standards 873
Video Lectures 309

1.6 Library Hours and Holidays:
Mon – Fri 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Sat 9.30 am to 1 pm.
Sun Holiday.
Library is closed on all public holidays


2.1 Library Membership: The Library is a rich source of content for the academic as well as professional community. On joining the campus all students, staff and faculty automatically become members of library and membership is free. Each member is issued with a RFID smart card which should be produced while borrowing books from library.

2.2 Circulation: Library has a well-defined and user-friendly circulation system for Issues and Returns of loanable documents

2.3 Reprography: Xerox facility to students and faculty on a limited basis is provided.

2.3 Question Paper Bank: Students can access the previous year question papers through IMU portal

2.4 Reference Service: Extensive reference service is provided to all users of the library.


3.1 Databases in CDROM: NTIS Click Here

3.2 Online Databases: WSE – World Shipping Encyclopedia Click Here
LocalG – Video Lectures

3.3 Online Journals: J-Gate


4.1 Book Suggestion Form

  Download Form

5. OPAC Search:

Libsys webopac  Click Here


Click Here List of Online Journals Subscribed by IMUV Library

Click Here List of Free Online journals

Click Here Online Magazines Subscribed by IMUV Library

Click Here Shipping Intelligence Network

Click Here World Shipping Encyclopedia


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