"Everything that you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the Library." The Central Library came into existence as an important component of the institute in 1960. It continues to provide the following categories of services to its users : Students, Teachers, Researchers and other staff members.
The three storied Library premises are situated adjacent to the Administrative Block of the Institute. It spans a total floor space of about 32,184 sq. feet, consisting of a separate Reading Hall, Periodical section, a processing section, stack Room, Book Bank and a Binding Unit, as briefly described below.
There are two Book Banks in the Library.
This is situated on the top floor on the library. New arrivals of Books & Journals are processed. (Accessioning, Cataloguing & Classification) here before they are stocked in the stack room.
Total number of the books in the library including bound volumes of Journals as on 31.03.2006 was as given below.
|Book Bank (Sc/St)||23022|
|TEQIP (Book Bank)||3022|
The library has open access system to its users. It operates in two shifts from Monday through Saturday.
The Library subscribes to a sizeable number of technical, scientific & general periodicals journal & newspapers for the students and faculty members of the Institute. The Library system is ready to shift from manual to automated system, which include circulation, serial & online public access catalogue (OPAC) searching. Tender for Data entry work of the books will be out soon, and thereafter linking of Circulation Deptt is to be done (issue & return of books, books position and up-to-date information regarding any book) in order to make the Library user friendly. A Book Scanner has been employed in the Central Library for the same. To match the pace of the digital world, the Library has purchased the latest version of LIBNET software 7.0.
In addition to this we have online service through INDEST CONSORTIUM on the subjects for the following:
Moreover the Library has subscribed for J-Gate subscription and is going to subscribe IEEE journals very soon. A subscription of ebooks from TMH amounting to Rs 34lacs and purchase of books (in print version) is in line. Thereafter, ten newspapers and magazines will be subscribed by the Library.
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