Central Library is one of the best engineering college libraries in the state in terms of spacious independent building with an area of 30,000 sq. ft. spread over two floors of infrastructures, resources, and ICT enables services. It has modern infrastructure with a reading capacity of 500 students.
The library plays a very important role in supporting the academic programmes of the institution and always has been striving hard to meet the expectations of its user community. It identifies, evaluates, procures, processes and then makes these learning resources available to the faculty and students for their teaching, learning and research activities. In addition to the central library, each department has its own departmental library to facilitate easy access to the faculty and students.
To be a premier Library and Information Centre in Engineering, Science, Technology and allied areas.
To provide the right information to the right user at the right time in the right format through comprehensive quality information resources and services in support of learning, teaching and research needs of the community.
NGL Counter is used for user statistics instead of the manual gate register, which is mandatory for check in and check out of library users.
It has a collection of 66,870 volumes of books as on 19th February, 2021. It has subscribed to more than 8,588 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 subscribing to more than 156 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 access to National Digital Library of India (NDLI) for collection of e-Learning resources with a single window search facility being developed at IIT Kharagpur.
The Central 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 with 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 offered MOOCs courses through SWAYAM.
The Library subscribed N-LIST programme (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for scholarly content) is the college component of eShodhSindhu. 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 and as well as 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.