The book collection of the library consists of books, back-volumes of periodicals, theses, conference proceedings, reports, microforms. Most of them are kept on open shelves directly accessible to the users, while some are preserved in closed stacks and made available only on request.
There are three stack areas numbered 1, 2, and 3. Stack I and Stack II hold general books arranged by decimal numbers. Each book is assigned a number from Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, widely followed in many libraries across globe. This number represents the subject of the book. On the shelves, the books are then arranged according to the numbers which are indicated on the spine of the books. Please consult the catalog to find the availability and location of a book.
The library has a back-storage area which houses less used books. On the catalog, those books are marked as “S”. If you want to consult any of those books, please contact Users Assistance Desk, on all working days, between 10 AM to 5 PM. Alternately, you can contact LibraryHelpDesk.
This collection consists of books which are available for a shorter period of time (maximum 13 hours starting from 11 PM each night). You have to give a requisition for a book from this collection in the morning. The requisition forms are available at the Circulation Counter.
Location of Books by subject
Books bearing class number from 001 to 349 are housed at Stack 1. Stack 2 houses books bearing numbers 350 to 999. Bound volumes of journals are housed at Stack 3.
Display of New Books
On every Wednesday, new books that were added to our stock, are displayed in the library foyer. A list of such new additions is displayed on the notice board of the library as well as on this website. The books remain on display for one week after which those can be borrowed.
Reference Books Collection
Reference collection including Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories and Handbooks, etc. and some basic books of general nature are available on open shelves in the first floor Reading Hall. These are meant for consultation within the Reading Room and must not be taken out without permission.
The library has a large collection of government reports. Those reports are available in Stack-1.
We have a large collection of annual reports of various companies, summer project reports done by students of earlier batches, working papers and research reports from various institutes. To know the collection, please consult our catalog.