About Central Library IIT Kharagpur

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The Central Library is regarded as the heart of our institute to fulfill the informational needs of the users mainly towards the completion of their academic programmes as well as the research activities. At present, the Library is catering to the needs of twelve thousand students of undergraduates, postgraduates, research scholars, six hundred faculty members and more than one thousand staff members of the Institute. The Central Library is having two internally connected buildings (main and annex) with a carpet area of about 8000 sq.m. It is a matter of prestige that the Central Library has been certified with ISO 9001:2008 since 2014.

Central Library houses and maintains nearly 4 lakh of print documents comprising of books and bound volume journals. The Library procured 3727 print books for the academic year 2015-2016. As far as e-resources are concerned, there are huge collection of e-resources comprising of full text e-journals, e-books, online databases etc. As far as facilities are concerned, the Central Library has six air-conditioned reading halls with 1500 seating capacity for the users. The Central Library introduced the facility of 24 x 7 hours reading room facility for 15 days during Semester Examinations of the Undergraduate Students and Post Graduate Students. Library users can make payment for their Library fines, photocopying, printing and scanning through debit and credit card.

Web scale discovery service has been introduced in our library where the users can search and browse the full text subscribed e-resources using open source software VuFind integrated with Summon Solution from ProQuest.Besides, the regular support to the users, Central Library also had taken initiatives to organize several ‘Author workshop’ to motivate researchers to publish research articles in reputed journals. Regular Library orientation programmes as well as three technical workshops have also been organized by the library during the period to increase awareness and optimum utilization of resources.


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