Library automation refers to the use of the computer to robotize the typical procedures of libraries such as cataloging and circulation. Automation is a process of utilizing the machinery for easily working and preserving the human power and time. The main objectiveof library automation is to exempt the librarians and library staff and to allow them to contribute more meaningfully to the spread of knowledge and information.
The main purpose of any library is to provide access to proper information, to the right users in the minimum time duration. In an era of information explosion, demand of users is rapidly increasing and financial resources are subsidizing. Libraries are becoming incompetent to obtain all the reading materials on demand. The sole solution to these problems is resources sharing through networking. Library Automation reduces the grind of repeated manual efforts in library routine. Library automation works on a process flow of collection, cataloguing, Storage, Administration, Processing, Preservation and communication etc.