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The library at Anant National University has been redesigned and renamed Learning Commons. It is intended to be the academic resource center of our university and is invaluable to our objective of enhancing study, research, teaching, and workspace practices at Anant. The Learning Commons aims to provide an ultra-modern environment that encourages both, the creation and the dissemination of knowledge in all of our academic programs.
The Learning Commons have been outfitted with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and are backed by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
The library is spread over an area of 420 square meters and includes an ultra-modern reading space that can seat a total of 100 students, a cyberspace with the best computer technology available, and most importantly, an integrated information desk with the ability to cater to any need of our readers. We also try to engage our students by holding a great variety of events, such as book launches, book discussion sessions, motivational lectures, documentary screenings, seminars, and so on.
We at Anant believe that it is our purpose to provide our students, our faculty, our staff, and researchers with easy access to world-class information. To this end, library staff are always available and more than happy to help our readers find resources, provide tips on searching, advice on references, and more. Additionally, we frequently conduct user education programs for our students and faculty members to spread awareness about online resources and plagiarism check software.
We try to ensure that our library services at the Learning Commons not only meet but exceed quality standards.

Collection (books & Other Resources)

Our Learning Commons features a book section with over 6000 books that is divided into 5 primary sections. These are books on art, design, and architecture, books for general reading, students’ project reports, theses, dissertations, and also reference materials. We have a large collection of books on a wide variety of subjects that reflect our commitment to providing design education from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. Currently, we are subscribed to 50 Indian and international periodicals. We have a special archival collection that consists of research projects and bound volumes of old and rare periodicals.

Collection Volume
Books 6000+
CDs / DVDs 50+
Craft Maps 50+
Archive / Bound Volume 448+
Thesis 600+
Reference / Rare Books 318
Periodicals 50 ( 22 Indian + 28 Foreign )

Print journals / magazine

Learning Commons has subscriptions to scholarly journals and magazines which helps one to connect with new innovations, curriculum, and the world. This collection has deeply embedded in the Learning Commons and we preserve the journals for a longer period of time.

Title Subject
a+u Architecture and Urbanism Magazine Architecture
Architect and Interior India Architecture
Architectural Digest Architecture
Architectural Record Architecture
Architectural Review Architecture
Architecture + Design Architecture
Art in America Architecture
Autocar India Design
Better Photography Design
Brand Magazine Design
Business of Fashion Design
Communication Arts Design
Comprehensive Advanced Specific Summarised Studies (For Architecture Studies)  - CASS Studies Architecture
Domus Italy Architecture
Electronics For You General
Elle Décor Design
EPW - Economic and Political Weekly General
Eye International Design
Frame Architecture
HBR- Harvard Business Review General
Indian Architecture and Builder Architecture
Innovation (IDSA) Design
Institute of Town Planners India Architecture
Interior Design Design
JEI-Series A Architecture
Journal of Cement & Concrete Research General
Journal of Landscape Architecture Architecture
Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects (JIIA) Architecture
Leonardo Design
Manufacturing Today General
Marg Architecture
Modern Green Structures & Architecture Architecture
National geographic General
Neural Design
New Design Design
New Scientist General
Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal Architecture
Pool magazine Design
RIBA Journal Architecture
Seminar General
Stanford Social Innovation Review Design
Surface Design Journal Design
Surface Reporter Architecture
TOPOS Architecture
Urban India (NIUA Journal) Architecture
Visible Language Design
Wallpaper UK Design
Windows and Facades General
WIRED Design
World of Interiors Design


Our online resources & archives include video lectures, photographic records of students’ work with their projects, press clipping, current content, e-newspapers, e-books, e-journals, and subscriptions to the databases such as JSTOR, EBSCO, and K-HUB to ensure that the resources are accessible anytime from anywhere.
(Please contact Library for the User Credential to Access Full Text)

  Subscribed E-Resources


Art & Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines, and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others. 


All journals include the full archival run. This means all issues, from volume 1, issue 1, are provided for every journal up to the moving wall, including all previous and related titles on various subjects such as Art, Area studies, Sustainability, Business & Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Medicine & Allied Health, Science & Mathematics, Social science. 


An extensive compilation of e-resources such as e-Books, Journals, Magazines, Videos, Case reports, Conference proceedings, Newsletters, etc. accessible through a unified platform.


Search over 85,192,053 resources. 

MODERN GREEN STRUCTURES & ARCHITECTURE (Access from Jan. 2008 to Current)

The collection is catering to the requirements of the building and construction industry in India and South Asia.

SEMINAR (Access from Sep. 1999 to Current)

Attempts a departure from the usual journal. Problems, national and international, are posed and discussed. Each issue deals with a single problem. Those who hold different and at times opposing viewpoints express their thoughts. 

RIBA (Access from 2021 to Current)

An architecture magazine and website published by the Royal Institute of British Architects, based in London. It has the largest circulation of any UK-originating architecture magazine. Alongside the monthly publication in print, the online edition is updated daily and has additional content. 

ELECTRONICS FOR YOU (Access from Sep. 2001 to Current)

The electronics fraternity is updated with the latest technical knowledge. It also keeps hobbyists busy with the circuit ideas and construction projects it carries month after month. And it helps end users decide on which electronic product to buy when they enter a shopping mall.

NAUTILUS (Magazine Articles)
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Research Support Tools / Database
Digital Repository  (Campus Access Only) - The Digital Institutional Repository is an official repository that serves as a memory of the Anant National University, recording the origin, history, development, and activities of the Institute's various events, research, academic, administrative, and other units since its inception. It provides a wide opportunity for the researcher to access various resources, such as newspaper clippings, articles, books, chapters, video lectures, case studies, reports, dissertations, and theses.
Turnitin (Plagiarism Detection Tools) - Turnitin is a widely used online service designed to detect and prevent plagiarism in academic writing. Established in 1998, Turnitin serves educational institutions by comparing submitted documents against a vast database of academic content, including student papers, scholarly articles, books, and web pages. The service generates similarity reports, highlighting matched text and providing educators with insights into potential academic integrity issues. Beyond plagiarism detection, Turnitin offers tools for grading and feedback, promoting academic honesty, and improving student writing skills.

QuillBot  - QuillBot's paraphrasing tool helps rewrite and enhance any sentence, paragraph, or article using AI.

library Timing & Circulation Policy

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm


Faculty / Staff Loan Period
6 Books 30 Days
2 Periodicals 14 Days
2 CDs/DVDs 14 Days
2 Other: (Bound Volume / Map) 14 Days
UG/PG Students Loan Period
5 Books 14 Days
2 Periodicals 14 Days
2 CDs/DVDs 14 Days
2 Other: (Bound Volume / Map) 14 Days

> Rs.10/- per day per item for the first 14 days.

> Renew the Borrowed items online before it is due to avoid any late charges.

library services
> Inter-Library Loan Service: Borrow resources from other institutions' libraries that are not in our collection.
To learn more about institutional membership, contact Learning Commons.
We are members of two institutional libraries. Please go here to view their catalogue...
> CEPT University Library
> MICA - KEIC Library
> Reference and Information Service: We provide personal assistance to users who are seeking information catering to our collection, bibliography service, resource download, book search, or any other query through email, telephone, or in person.
> Cyber Space: The library is equipped with 14 computing systems in its Cyber Lab which are connected to the campus network. Users can access these machines for their project work, and assignments or browse e-resources.
> Current Content & Newspaper Clipping Services: Content from the latest issues of periodicals is being provided through Current Content service & and the latest insights from the news on Architecture, Design, and education in General through Newspaper clipping service.
> Plagiarism Check Service: We provide research assistance through the Plagiarism check service. Faculty members and students can share their articles, project reports, assignments, or any other document with us, we run a plagiarism check through DrillBit and share the final report with the requestor.
> Reading Facilities: The General reading area is equipped with a creative seating facility and plug points for laptops. Tables and chairs are arranged near each bookshelf. Light reading space provides attractive and soft couches. Group-friendly seating is equipped with a seating capacity of 25 to 30 people.
> Ask A Librarian: This service allows you to connect directly with the librarian for any queries. To ask queries related to our resources and services or any general questions, email the librarian at headlibrarian@anu.edu.in, call 02717718284, or meet in person at the Learning Commons.

Learning Commons Team
 Division: Online Resources, Database, Information
 Email: headlibrarian@anu.edu.in

 Division: Books, LMS, Institutional Repository, Archives
 Email: bharat.naikele@anu.edu.in

 Division: Periodicals & Circulation Desk
 Email: bhoomi.ruparel@anu.edu.in

 Division: Collection
 Email: piyush.makwana@anu.edu.in