The main Library of Martin Luther Christian University, the Dr. Homiwell Library, has been named after the late Dr. Homiwell Lyngdoh (1877-1958) who was “a physician, a political and a social thinker as well as a church leader”. “He contributed substantially to the study of Khasi Literature and culture”.
The University has both Central and Departmental libraries. The main library is housed in the main campus and is accessible to all the students and staff of MLCU whilst the departmental libraries with more specified and specialized holdings are located in respective departments and accessible to students and staff of those departments. The Library is equipped with computers and internet facilities for the students to browse for reading materials related to their studies, and also has photocopying and spiral-binding facilities.
The University has a well-equipped library having a good collection of Reference books, Encyclopedias, Subjects Text Books. The library also subscribes to many National, International Journals/Magazines and Newspapers (National, Regional and Local) that are easily accessible by the Faculties, students and the University staff, besides, The library also has a spacious reading room for the users to read.
The library also has also subscribed to JSTOR which is a digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and primary sources, and current issues of journals. It provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals. As of 2013, more than 8,000 institutions in more than 160 countries had access to JSTOR, most access is by subscription, but some older public domain content is freely available to anyone.
JSTOR content is provided by more than 900 publishers. The database contains more than 1,900 journal titles, in more than 50 disciplines. Martin Luther Christian University Library also subscribed JSTOR for the Students, faculty members and PHD scholars of the University and it can be accessed through computers in the Library, Departments and Computer Lab in the main Campus at Nongrah,Shillong.
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