Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

      OPAC is a systematic record of the holding of the library. Its purpose is to enable a user of the collection to find out the physical location of a document in the collection. It is an access tool and resource guide to the collection of the library. The OPAC can be searched interactively from any terminal located in the main library or in the department libraries. All users can search in OPAC; there is no member log-in procedure for searching the documents.

How to Search in OPAC

      The GRDCS library OPAC has a database in the categories: Books, Journal/Magazines, Non-Book Materials (CDs), University Question Banks, Project Reports, Back Volumes, Reference Books and Borrower’s Status. The OPAC provides pull down menu for searching. The different fields can be individually and globally searched. The user can select the search criteria to narrow the search results and select search schema to widen the search results. Users can also use items like ‘Library name’ and ‘Book status’ as search criteria.

      After filling the required details in the OPAC window, the user will click on the button Rearch to start the searching process. The search result will be displayed in the same window.

Location of the Document

      The user can see the status of the item, if it is available, he/she can see its specific location in which library and the Rack Number and Shelf Number and can directly go and find the searched item. The user can check his / her borrowing status, by using his / her roll number after selecting the Borrower’s status in the pull down menu.