‘Library and Information Center’, is one of the best engineering college libraries in the state. The institute has a spacious CENTRAL LIBRARY in an independent building with an area of 30,000 sft. spread over two floors. First Floor accommodates Circulation Books, SC/ST Book Bank Books, Newspapers and Back Volumes of the Periodicals. Second Floor accommodates Reference Books, Current Periodicals, and so on. It has modern infrastructure with a reading capacity of 500 students. Every faculty/student entering into the library has to put thumb impression through biometric machine instead of the manual gate register, which is mandatory for check in and check out of library users.
It has a collection of 66,819 volumes of books as on 18th January, 2021. It has subscribed to more than 8,626 Online Journals of IEEE ASPP & POP Online, ASME, ASCE, J-Gate (Social Science & Humanities), Elsevier’s Scopus (Bibliographic/Citation Database) and 41 Lac e-books of World eBook Library and it is subscribing to more than 174 Indian and International Journals & Magazines in Print.
Digital library is equipped with 30 systems to access E-journals & E-books. In addition Multimedia E-Learning Center and photocopying are made available for the convenience of the users. NPTEL Facility (National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning) to access web & video lectures and Institutional Membership of DELNET (Inter- library loan) for resource sharing are available in the library. It also provides National Digital Library of India facility for huge collection of e-Learning resources with a single window search facility which is being developed at IIT Kharagpur.
The Center Library is equipped with NewGenLib Software Package which is an Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) with Barcode Scanner that supports all in-house operations of the library. The Central Library can be accessed through the On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) within the campus premises.
Library and Information Centre provides uncompromising information and caters to the intellectual requirements of its students and faculty members with user-friendly approach. It offers a fully integrated and dynamic environment for conducting academic and research activities. Multiple copies ensure that resources are easily available in Reference Section and Stack Area as well. Central Library is Wi-Fi enabled and under CCTV surveillance. For circulation of library books ‘Automated Self Service Kiosk’ is installed in the Central Library which enables users to issue (check-out), return (check-in) and renew books on their own. For each transaction, Kiosk generates a receipt with details of library documents transacted and due dates.
The Central Library has a DTH antenna to receive the SWAYAM PRABHA group of 34 channels devoted to telecasting of high-quality educational programmes on 24×7 basis practicing the GSAT-15 satellite. The channels are uplinked from BISAG, Gandhinagar. The contents are provided by NPTEL, IITs, UGC, CEC, IGNOU, NCERT and NIOS. The INFLIBNET Centre maintains the web portal. Students and staff members can watch the offering MOOCs courses through SWAYAM.
The Library subscribed N-LIST programme (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for scholarly content) is the college component of eShodh Sindhu. It provides access to e-resources for library users from colleges and other beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the INFLIBNET Centre.
It has become the institutional member (10 Library Identity Cards for 30 documents) of British Council Library, Hyderabad. We can access as well borrow the entitlements like books, magazines DVDs/CDs and get access to world class resources from this library for the benefit of students and faculty members.