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Vision  
     
  AIT Library will be the leading organization in buliding and maintaining information and knowledge resources in the fields of interest to the Asian Institute of Technology with a view to the developing needs of the region and in providing proactive information services with modern information technology applications as well as act as a catalyst in the development of a regional information infrastructure and network.  
     

 

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Mission  
     
  Bringing the right information to the right person at the right time, the required format at the right cost to support and enhance learning, teaching, research, out-reach activities and scholarship in the Asian Institute of Technology community as well as reach out to the academic community in the region  
     

 

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History  
     
  AIT Library was found in 1959 since it was SEATO Graduate School in Chulalongkorn University.  In 1977, the Regional Documentation Center (RDC) was established in the AIT Library.  The purpose of this information center was to coordinate and optimize all information activities at the institute.  After that, the Library was called the Library and Regional Documentation Centers (LRDC) and was changed to Center for Library and Information Resources (CLAIR) in 1997.  
     
  In 1979 the Japanese Government generously funded US$4.6 million for the construction of the new Library Building and was officially opened on 21st August 1981.  In 2001 the name was changed again to AIT Library as the information Centers moved out of the academic office..

 
  In October 2011, AIT Library was badly affected by the flood and lost many library materials, i.e. books, journals which were kept on the ground floor.  Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, the 7th President of AIT would like to rebuild AIT Library to be a modern library since the way faculty, researchers and students access and use information is totally different from that of 40 years ago when AIT Library was designed.  According to him, libraries are no longer just places to check out a book or to do homework. They are meeting places, media centers, digital repositories and wonders of modern architecture and design.  In the renovation plan, all books, print materials, theses and special collections were shelved on the upper floor.  The ground floor of the Library would be  modernized with massive reading space, a large number of group study room, computer & multimedia stations, meeting rooms and video conference room.   The renovation of the damaged Library  was started from 18th August 2014 and completed in ...... 2015  
     
 
Listed below were Directors and Head of the Library  
   
Dr. Wha-Wei Lee Director, from 1968-1975  
Dr. Jacques Valls Director, from 1976-1985  
Mr. H. Arthur Vespry Director, from 1985-1993  
Dr. Robert D. Stueart Director, from 1994-1997  
Dr. Francis J. Devadason Director, from 1st August 1998-2003  
Mrs. Boontharee Poonchai Head, from July 2003 - December 2005  
     
  From July 2008 to present,  Miss Pranee Kiriyanant who holds the position of Library Coordinator is in charge of the management of the Library.  
   
  AIT Library’s holdings cover the subject areas relevant to the academic programs and activities of AIT’s three schools, programs and centers.  Currently (as of December 2014) total books, technical reports, theses, dissertations, proceedings amount to 86,999 titles whereas current e-journals are about 240 titles.  The Library also subscribes to 11 online databases/resources.  
   
  The Library services include lending, reference, online information retrieval, referral, interlibrary loan, bibliography compilation and document delivery service.  
   
  For more details, please visit the Library’s home page at http://www.library.ait.asia  
     
     

 

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Library hours
 
 
Regular: Monday - Sunday 08.00 a.m. - 10.30 p.m.
 
Examination weeks: Monday - Sunday 08.00 a.m. - 01.00 a.m.
   
Close: Public holidays
   
External user: Monday - Sunday 08.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.
   

 

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  Library Rules
   
   Please bring your ID card any time you coming to library.
   
   Not allow anybody to use your ID card to access the library or using library services
   
    No books, periodicals or other materials shall be removed from the library premises without being registered at the circulation counter
   
    Books and bound volumes should be handled with great care. Please avoid keeping the volumes open on the table face down, or inserting note books or pencils in between the pages and closing them. Pages must not be folded to serve as book marks
   
    Defects found in the books and other materials taken out for use or for borrowing should be brought immediately to the notice of the staff on duty. Books loaned should be protected from any damage.
   
    Readers should not interfere with the comfort of other readers, make noise, cause damage to the library property or disfigure or mutilate or mark with ink or pencil a book, periodical, CDROM, or any other library material in any way. There are separate group study rooms for discussion
   
    Users should avoid resting their feet on tables, chairs, shelves, window sills etc
   
    Library furniture or equipment must not be misused or their arrangement altered
   
   A reading place may not be reserved during the reader's absence from the library premises
   
    Smoking in the library premises is not permitted
   
    Readers are requested to switch off electric lights when not required
   
    Big backpack, cases, ink in bottles, food or drink should not be taken into the library
   
    Please show the documents which are being taken out of the library, to the staff at the check point
   
    Persons present in the library at any time must identify themselves to the library staff when requested to do so
   
   No broadsheets, handbills, newspapers, advertisements, or other material (other than approved, official notices of the library or of AIT) be distributed or displayed within the library
   
 
 Mobile telephones and other electronic or automatic alarm devices should be switched off  or changed  to vibration mode  while being taken into the library
   
    Please do not replace the documents on shelves; the library staff will do the replacement
   
    Contact the Reference and or Circulation Section Staff for any emergency
   
    Not to leave valuables things when you will be away from the desk. The library will be declined any responsibility
   
    Children below 10 years are not allowed inside the library.
   
  External User
   
    Please record your visit by signing the register kept at the Check point.
   
    There are restrictions with respect to usage of the Library and Services, especially database access, electronic access to full text etc. Please contact Reference Section for details
   
    External users are not allowed after 5.00 PM.
   
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List of holidays
 
       
1-2 January 2015 New Year (Year-End Break)
4 March 2015 Makha Bucha Day
13-15 April 2015 Songkran Festival
1 May 2015 National Labor Day
1 June 2015 Visakha Bucha Day
30 July 2015 Asalaha Bucha Day
31 July 2015 Buddhist Lent Day
12 August 2015 HM The Queen's Birthday
23 October 2015 Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
7 December 2015 Substitute HM The King's Birthday
10 December 2015 Constitution Day
25-31 December 2015 Year-End Break
       

 

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Staff and Services
 
 
  Ms.Pranee Kiriyanant Director
02-524-5856   Serials Section
  pranek@ait.asia   Serial Service
 
  Ms.Sasawan Klinkaew
02-524-5878   Secretary
  aurawan@ait.asia   ISBN ISSN & Archive Service
 
  Mrs.Trisukhon Ratanaphanlop
02-2524-5859   Cataloguing Section
  trisun@ait.asia   Cataloguing Service
 
  Mrs. Rungtiwa Saranyapipat
02-524-5860   Acquisition Section
  rungtiwa@ait.asia   Book Purchase & Donation
 
  Ms.Kanjana Srimongkol
02-524-5856   Serial Section
  srimongkol@ait.asia   Serial Service
 
  Ms.Vanida Kongdun
02-524-5856   Serial Section
  vanidak@ait.asia   Serial Service
 
  Mr.Prakas Phung-Nguen
02-524-5856   Serial Section
  prakas@ait.asia   Serial Service
 
  Ms.Watcharin Intha
02-524-5853   Circulation Section
  watcharin@ait.asia   Public service
 
  Mr.Nimitr Intaralak
02-524-5851   Circulation Section
  nimitri@ait.asia    Circulation service
 
  Mr.Banyat Wapeeso
02-524-5851   Circulation Section
  banyatw@ait.asia    Circulation service
 
  Mr.Somporn Pakkhethati
02-524-5851   Circulation Section
  sompornp@ait.asia   Circulation service
 
  Mr.Santi Chuenkham
02-524-5851   Circulation Section
  santi@ait.asia   Circulation service
 
 

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Location
 
       
  Address:
    Asian Institute of Technology,
    P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang,
    Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
     
  Tel: + 66 2 524 5851
  Fax: + 66 2 524 5850
  E-mail: library@ait.asia
     
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