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Mission

To keep the people updated at all times with the dynamic and knowledge based globe.

In the present age of information explosion libraries have attained the Central position in all Educational and Research organizations. Central Library of BIT was established in 1986 to supplement classroom teaching and to boost Research. Since then this center of self-learning has been playing an important role in supplementing academic activities and boosting research in the college. The library established from the inception of the institute is a well managed one and provides the following categories of service to its readers:

  • Reference service
  • Reprographic service
  • Reading room service
  • Internet surfing
  • Online accessing of various International journals
  • Adorning of the Departmental libraries
  • SC/ST Book Bank
  • Scholar Book Bank for meritorious students1

Library Timing
  • Monday to Friday: 8.00 am to 9.00 pm
  • Saturday : 8.00 am to 4.15 pm

It is adjacent to the administrative block having a separate reading hall, periodical section, processing section and a small binding unit. The spacious reading room with 250 capacities is stocked with encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and textbooks numbering around 75000 volumes. Newspapers, weeklies and magazines of diverse fields are subscribed.

The stack room is well stocked with over 55,000 volumes of books and an adequate number of journals of repute in various areas of Engineering, Management and Applied Sciences. The topper students can avail the facility of the “Book Bank for Meritorious students” with approximately 5,000 books and 2,500 for the SC/ST students.

In the e-library section, a stock of around 3000 e-books, Downloaded articles of IEEE and World Scientific, CD/DVD Writer, Scanner/OCR are used extensively by its users.

Additional facility of free Internet Surfing Zone with 50 clients through BSNL Broad band Services with 10 MBPS leased port and Railtel with 100 MBPS leased port are available for use. The library has its own LAN system and which is connected to BIT W-LAN. The central library is proud to be a member of DELNET and NDL. For monitoring the activities, CCTV based monitoring system has been installed. The library is open for 13 hrs. (8:00 AM to 9:00 PM) during the working days. Library staff includes Librarian, Assistant librarian, Library Assistant, Book lifter and security personnel. Prof. In-charge, Library looks after the effective mobilization of the resources.

Future proposals for expansion of Central Library includes development of web based Full Library Automation system, E-Library, Separate PG Library, PG Reading Room, RFID system.

CENTRAL LIBRARY BOOKS DATA AS ON MARCH 2017
S.NO. BRANCH TITLE VOLUME DEPT. LIB.
1 CHEMISTRY 287 986 127
2 CIVIL 1136 6027 561
3 COMPUTER Sc./ IT/COMPUTER APPLICATION 2792 11875 1312
4 EE / EEE 770 4798 1343
5 ELECTRONICS 1844 11452 839
6 ENGLISH 180 901 131
7 SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT 296 1075
8 GENERAL 1376 2831
9 MANAGEMENT 2162 9995 1178
10 MATHS 713 3994 209
11 MECHANICAL 1851 10982 1976
12 PHYSICS 326 1498 123
TOTAL 13733 66414 7799

Books at a Glance
Central Library 59046
Book Bank Books 4868
SC / ST Books 2500
Departmental Library 7799
Total 74213
Resources at a Glance
Educational CDs 2250
Educational Floppies 355
Magazine CDs 845
ISI Codes 1228
Journals 120
Magazines 29
Newspapers (H&E) 20
Video Lecture Series, NPTEL 112
International e-Magazine (IEEE) 41
International Journals 18
Reference books at a Glance:
Books Title Volume
Reference Section 6985 9239
Merit Book Bank 618 4868
SC/ST Book Bank 449 2500
E-Books 172 1320
Journals at a Glance
SAGE 12 Indian e-journals = 32 2209
SPRINGER 5
The Institution of Engineers 5
TERI Journals 2
TARU Journals 3
Indian Journals.com 2
Productivity 1
The Indian Concrete Journal 1
Water & Energy International 1
IEEE 169 International e-journals = 2177
ASCE 36
SPRINGER 586
ELSEVIER (Science Direct) 275
ASTM 8
EBSCO 1103
Journals at a Glance
SAGE 12 Indian e-journals = 32 2209
SPRINGER 5
The Institution of Engineers 5
TERI Journals 2
TARU Journals 3
Indian Journals.com 2
Productivity 1
The Indian Concrete Journal 1
Water & Energy International 1
IEEE 169 International e-journals = 2177
ASCE 36
SPRINGER 586
ELSEVIER (Science Direct) 275
ASTM 8
EBSCO 1103

Membership

  • DELNET Developing Library Network, New Delhi
  • NDL National Digital Library, IIT Kharagpur.

Facilities @ Central Library e-Books Details