Library Overview

The Central library has been built to International Standards, Spreads over to Ground plus Six Floors with an area of 8273 sq.m. It is centrally air-conditioned, well-protected with fire alarm, CCTV and 3M-book security system. Specialized collections of Books, Journals & Non-book materials are available in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Biotechnology, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Collection replete with 2,67,935 Documents, 2,11,175 Volumes of Books 27,764 Back Volumes 14469 CDs\ DVDs. 561 video cassettes and 315 Audio Cassettes. The Central Library subscribes 401 National and International Print Journals and 13250+ e-Journals.

The subscribed e-resources are ASCE Journals, ASME Journals, ASTM Journals and Standards, IEL online (IEEE & IET), Science Direct, EBSCO Business Source Complete, EMERALD Management 200 Journals, SCIFINDER Scholar, SAE Technical Papers, Indian Standards Codes, British Standards Euro Codes, ACM, ProQuest ABI/Inform Complete, ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis (ETD), Springerlink 1600+ Journals, MathScinet, Nature Publishing Group Journals, Scopus (e-bibliographic database with 15,100+ peer reviewed journals indexing and abstracts).

Also we have Engineering Village - Referex subject collections e-books and ebrary e-book collections. The Library has a Video Conferencing facility and NPTEL video courses. Apart from central library each school having a separate library with good collection.

Functions of Central Library
  • Selecting, acquiring, organising, maintaining and making accessible a collection of printed and non-printed, primary and secondary materials that will support the educational, research and public service programmes of both students and the faculty
  • Responding to the varying needs of the academic community by involving the faculty, the students and the administration in the development and periodic assessment of the library services and resources
  • Providing library users with point-of-use instruction, personal assistance in conducting literature research and other reference services
  • Providing an environment conducive to the optimum use of library materials and an appropriate schedule of hours of service and professional assistance
  • Participating in overall computing resources plan and providing for full library utilization of automation technology, physical facilities and equipment adequate to process, catalogue and store the materials.
  • Enhancing the library's resources and services through cooperative relationship with other libraries and agencies.

Working Hours

The Central Library is open all 365 Days.

Monday to Friday

Working Hours - - 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 am
Transactions - 8.00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Digital Library - 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & University Holidays

Working Hours - - 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 pm.
Transactions - 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Digital Library - 9.00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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