Developing Library Network (DELNET)

College is the institutional member of Developing Library Network (DELNET).

DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries

DELNET also contribute towards professional development and  arranges Tutorials, Workshops, Lectures Training Programmes, Annual National Convention from time to time.

          Provide access to DELNET Union Catalogues and other Database to Member-Libraries. The following online databases are accessible. 

Union Catalogue of Books                              Union List of Periodicals

Union Catalogue of Periodicals                      Article's Database                                           

Union List of CDROM's                                 DEVINSA Database 

Indian Specialists' : A Who's Who                  Union List of Videorecordings

Theses & Dissertations Database                    Union List of Soundrecordings

Urdu Manuscripts                                            National Bibliographic Database                 

Engg. & Technology E-Journals: Table of Contents

Besides above databases DELNET also provide links to various other important databases.

DELNET Loan And Document Delivery Services:

DELNET offers inter-Library loan & Document Delivery Services to its Member Libraries. ILL requests can be registered online for the books available in the Union Catalogue of member libraries. For the resources not available in the union catalogues and journal articles, requests can be sent to DELNET through E-mail. The services are quite popular among the member-libraries. Users can make a request for the book on interlibrary loan if the book is not available in the library. 


As you know our college is the members of DELNET, one of the the largest network of Libraries in South Asia. DELNET at present has 4936 libraries as its members, of which 245 libraries are in Delhi, 4667 outside Delhi in 32 States and Union Territories and 24 in overseas countries

Make best use of DELNET online resources and other services. In order to facilitate efficient and effective searching of information through the various online databases and union catalogues of DELNET, here are stepwise instructions and the necessary procedures to follow for using online services of the DELNET.

I hope this will help in making the search pinpointed and specific so that relevant and desired information is retrieved fast.

DELNET information resources are bibliographic in nature but DELNET provides the delivery of individual books as and when required by the Member-Libraries and photocopies of journal articles that are published in Indian and foreign journals through its Inter Library Loan / Document Delivery Services.

How to Search?

Step 1

Go to DELNET Website at through Internet Explorer or Netscape.

Step 2

Click onto DELNET ONLINE option.

Step 3

A new web page appears which prompts you to provide the USER NAME and the PASSWORD. You can obtain them from the Library (IRC) . The User Name and the Password are not case sensitive. You can either write them in lower or upper case letters. Please be extra cautious while mentioning these details, as extra spaces or incorrect spellings can stop your access further.

Step 4

Click onto START button which appears on the same page. Just wait for a few seconds to get the authentication done.

Step 5

A new web page appears showing linkages to DELNET Databases. On the left hand frame, you get the abbreviations of the Participating Libraries who have contributed the records to various databases. This is a pointer for giving the full name of the Institutions wherein the material (Books, Journals, etc.) are physically available. These abbreviations are being represented in the Location Code / Library Holding of the various databases.

Step 6

For Searching Books Catalogue, Journals, etc.

If you want to search for any specific book, kindly double click the very first database, i.e. Union Catalogue of Books: CCF. This database currently has bibliographic information of more than 25 lakh books. These books are available in different Member-Libraries all across the country. The database size of these Union Catalogues grows with each passing day since more and more records of the Member-Libraries are getting merged into the system on a daily basis.

Step 7

As you click the Union Catalogue of Books: CCF, a window appears displaying: "You are Accessing – Union Catalogue of Books: CCF" with the searching options such as Title, Author, Subject, Series, Date of  Publication, Place and Publisher, Corporate Body, Locations, etc. Searching can be done through any of the fields available in a database. The Boolean operators can also be used between the various fields for narrowing down the search hits.

Example: Let us assume that you want to search for books on "Electrical Engineering". You are requested to type "Electrical Engineering" in the space provided against Title Box. In order to ensure that both the words "Electrical" and "Engineering" appear in the title of each searched record, you have to ensure that you have selected "contains all" from the following five options in the title search: "contains all", "contains in order", contains the phrase", "contains any", "includes". In the search results you will find that the words: "Electrical" and "Engineering" will be present in any order. But if you want "Electrical engineering" to be present in the search results in the same order, i.e. "Electrical Engineering", then select the option "contains in order". If you choose the EXACT PHRASE option then the system will look out for the exact appearance of Electrical Engineering, i.e. both words to appear as exactly in the title. You can also choose the wildcard searching (right truncations) by choosing the INCLUDE option. However, please see to it that only a single word can be given in this case since it is going to perform a right truncation searching. For Example, Elect* will display the result set with the titles wherein words like Electrical, Electricity, Electronic will all appear.

The searching strategies for all the databases are the same.

The following is the list of major Union Catalogues, Union Lists, etc. of DELNET–


Union Catalogue of Books: CCF Union Catalogue of Books: MARC

Union List of Periodicals

Union Catalogue of Periodicals

Articles' Database

Union List of CD-ROMs

Indian Specialists: A Who's Who

Union List of Video Recordings

Thesis and Dissertations Database

Union List of Sound Recordings

DEVINSA Database

Urdu Manuscripts

National Bibliographic Database

Engineering and Technology E-Journals: Table of Contents

Links to Other Databases

Cambridge Online Dictionaries

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation

GISTNIC Databases

MEDLINE and Other Databases of NLM


SARAI: South Asian Resources Access on the INTERNET

U.S. Patents: Full Text

Library of Congress Catalogues


Step 8

Inter Library Loan (ILL) Online Registration for Books/Articles

Once the results of the query are displayed, you can place an Inter Library Loan (ILL) request for books or a request for photocopies of articles by sending an e-mail.

Please feel free to send us ILL requests for Books or requests for photocopies of Journal Articles of your choice through E-Mail to:

DELNET will process the request and send us the books(s) or journal articles through courier/post as desired by you.

DELNET in general is very prompt to our request and queries.