Welcome to Alliance University Central Library

Alliance University Central Library commenced operations in 2008. It is housed in an independent, dome shaped building with four floors and a total carpet area of 55,000 Sq. Ft. This area is divided into the following sections: Circulation; Reference; Periodical; Audiovisual; Book Bank; and the Kannada language section. The Central Library has ample seating capacity on all floors and can accommodate 1000 users.

Alliance Libraries are fully computerized with Bar-Code technology and the libraries are using KOHA integrated library management software for automating all library operations. Koha is a Full catalogue module which enables library staff to capture details of all library items, it is MARC compliant, and z39.50 compliant, meaning data entry and exchange will be greatly simplified. The circulation module fully automates borrowing and item management. Library Catalogue is hosted on Cloud with Web OPAC.

Library has a collection of Books, Periodicals, Journal Bound Volumes, Case Studies, Articles, CD/DVD/VCD’s, Dissertations and Theses, Audio Books, E-Books, E-Journals, Student’s Projects Reports and e-resources.

Library has adopted Open Access System; this enables readers to go to the stacks, browse, select books and other sources freely. The printed material in the library is classified as per Dewey decimal classification. Bay guides and Shelf-lists are provided at the storage locations and on storage racks, to easy find the information material that reader need.

Library Mission

Access to high quality services, collections in a variety of formats and information resources designed to meet the curriculum, research, professional, intellectual, creative and personal needs of Alliance community.

Alliance Library Objectives

  • To develop Departmental Libraries
  • To sustain the Digital Information Center at the library with latest technology
  • To support and facilitate learning, teaching and research activities at the University
  • To provide the right information at the right time
  • To create a congenial environment to promote  professional knowledge par excellence

Alliance Constituent Libraries

  • Central Library
  • Alliance School of Law Library
  • Alliance College of Engineering & Design Library
  • Alliance School of Liberal Arts Library
  • Alliance Ascent College Library (City Campus 1)


Library Layout

Ground Floor

 Books' stock (Alliance School of Business Library)  

 Book Bank Books 

 Project Reports                                                             

 Bound Volumes

First Floor

 Property Counter

 Information Desk

 OPAC Service

 Reprographic Service

 New Arrivals Display 

 Current Periodicals & Newspapers       

 Book Stacks -Circulation Books & Reference Books

 Kannada Books Section

 Digital Library


Mezzanine Floor

 Librarian's Office                                     

 Alliance School of Law Library

 Research Scholar's Reading Cubicles

 Book Acquisition Section & Technical Processing   Section

Second Floor

 Reading Hall  

 Audio-visual Room


Salient Features
  • Total area: 55,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Automated Library
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Digital Library
  • Seating Capacity: 1000+
  • Audiovisual Section
  • Library Website
  • Disabled friendly building with Lift facility
Library Services
  • Books lending service
  • Books reservation
  • Open Access Facility
  • New arrivals
  • Reference Service
  • Digital library
  • Inter library loan
  • Reprography
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Current awareness service
  • Audiovisual facility