ENLIGHTENMENT TO PERFECTION

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH BENGAL

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
The University Library was established along-with the establishment of the University in 1962 in order to meet the academic and research needs of the Students, Research Scholars and the Teachers. The University Library provides books, journals as well as current information on various topics to fulfill the need of the various components of the university community viz. teachers, research scholars, students, officers and staff towards the fulfillment of their objectives. The University Library is the only library in North Bengal region, which facilitates research and higher learning by providing books, journals and other documents to the teachers, research scholars and students. The Library is a three storied building with 2662.61 sq. mtr. carpet area and its Annexe is a two storied building with 445.52 sq. mtr. carpet area. The location of the University Library is at the Western side of the University Administrative Building and North of Padmaja Park. University Library has built up a rich collection on all branches of Science, Arts, Commerce, and Management. It is a member of UGC INFONET Consortium for on line subscription of journals. Library LAN has become a part of campus wide Network, which has made it possible for the academic community of various departments to access information from their adobe. There is a Library Committee to regulate Policy, Planning, Process and all the developmental activities of the library. It renders instructions regarding management of funds set apart for the functioning of the University Library system. The Chairman of the Library Committee is the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and the Librarian of the University is Secretary, Ex-Officio member.
  • Year of Establishment : 1962
  • Library Hours : 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
  • Library open : Monday - Sunday (7 days except holidays)
  • Total Collection as on (31.03.2019) : 3,01,244
  • Carpet Area (including Annex) : 3108.13 sq. mtr.
  • Number of Staff (Existing) : 37
    • (a) Professional : 15 (Including officer)
    • (b) Non-professional : 22
  • Library Access : Open Access & Closed Access
  • Library Security system : Manual Security & CCTV systems
  • Institutional Membership : IASLIC, ILA, BLA , American Library, British Council Library & DELNET
  • Status of Automation : Fully Automated
  • Library Software : SOUL 2.0
  • Membership of Library Network : INFLIBNET
  • Library Consortia : UGC INFONET CONSORTIUM
  • Library Web Portal(local) : http://10.10.2.100/opac/opac.asp http://10.10.2.1/webopac/main.aspx Website : http://www.nbu.ac.in/
  • a. Records: Sl. No. Particulars 2018-19 (as on 31.03.2019) Total number of documents accessioned 3,01,244
    • I Text Books 2,46,534
    • II Reference Books 9,014
    • III Rare Books 648
    • IV Bound Periodicals 38,745
    • V Theses 1,778
    • VI Non—Print Materials 1,049
    • VII Census 2,350
    • VIII Reports 1,794
    • IX Gazetters 180
    • X Debates 201
  • b. Total number of current journals/periodicals subscribed:
    • Sl. No. Journals 2018-19
      • I Indian 471
      • II Foreign 139
      • III Online 20
      • IV Total number of Journals 630
  • c. Total number of E-Journals / E-Periodicals available on On-line through UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium (during the Financial Year 2018-2019): 9,000 (approx.)
  • d. Total number of students’ members: 2479
  • e. Total number of other members : 794
  • f. Average issue/return of books (daily) during 2018-19: 250
  • g. Average number of members visited daily in the library (2018-19) : 147
  • h. Seating capacity the library : 150
  • The library provides following services to its users:
    • Reference Service
    • Document Delivery Service
    • Current Awareness Service
    • Inter Library Loan Service
    • Electronic Information Service
    • Photocopy Service
    • Bibliographic Service
    • Reference Service
    • Information Service
    • Reprographic Facilities
    • Internet Facilities
    • Online access to selected journal through SHODHSINDHU
    • Database search through INFLIBNET
    • Study and Research Support Service
    • Information Hub for students, Teachers & Research Scholars with AC Facilities
    • Journals of National and International repute
    • Provision for accessing the Rare Books
    • Lending facilities for books
    • After processing the documents are being sent regularly to seminar Libraries as required
    • Display of information regarding arrival of books and journals
    • OPAC and Web OPAC
    • Career Guidance Service
    • Resource Sharing/Inter Library Loan
    • Reading facilities to Retired Teachers
    • User Orientation
    • Facilities for other colleges & Research Organizations
    • Service extended to Jalpaiguri Campus
    • Plagiarism checking of Theses/ Dissertations /Articles
  • The Central Library, the apex body of all the seminar libraries and one departmental library, is very much efficient to provide quality service.
    • Single faced and double faced stack
    • Magazine display rack
    • Display racks for new arrivals and documents for competitive examinations
    • Notice, guidelines and instructions to users
    • Classification Schemes (DDC & Bangla-Grantha Bargikaran ), Catalogue Code
    • (AACR-II) and Book Mark Tables (C A Cutter’s alphabetic-order table)
    • Semi-automatic cutting machine
    • Classified and Dictionary Catalogue Cabinets
    • Photocopiers
    • Centrally connected generator
    • Facility for spraying insecticides
    • Sufficient number of fire extinguisher
    • Facility for proper ventilation and lights
    • Iron net covered windows
    • Lift for documents transportation
    • Requisite number of reading tables, chairs to facilitate users
    • Suggestions & Complaint Box
    • Shaded Cycle Stand
  • LIBRARY ACTIVITIE
    • National Seminar on ‘Interlinking Academic Libraries with the National Library: Author’s and Librarians’ Meet’ in collaboration with the National Library, Kolkata, on 10th August 2007.
    • Three days Book Exhibition from 9th August to 11th August 2007 at KHELAGHAR (SPORTS BOARD)
    • Six days Book Exhibition on 150 years of "Sepoy Mutiny" from 27th December2007 to 1st January 2008 at the University Library.
    • One Day user awareness Programme on Access to E-resources under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium on 25th March-2009.
    • INFLIBNET Regional Training Programme on Library Automation.(IRTPLA) on 14th -18th December-2009.
    • User awareness programme on access to e-resource under N-List programme 10th February-2010.
    • Two days " Book Exhibition-cum Sale" from 20th May, 2013 to 21st May, 2013 at the KHELAGHAR (SPORTS BOARD)