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

Membership

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