University Library

University of North Bengal

Accredited by NAAC

Library Ode

" New eyes each year Find old books here, And new books,too, Old eyes renew; So youth and age Like ink and page In this house join, Minting new coin. "

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About 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. This library is a member of E shodhsindhu for online subscription of journals. Library LAN has become a part of a 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 the 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, the Ex-Officio member.

Library At a Glance

Library Details

Year of Establishment : 1962
Library open : Monday - Sunday (7 days except holidays)
Library Hours : 10.30 a.m - 5.30 p.m.
Library Extended Hours : 5.30 p.m - 7.30 p.m.
Total Collection (as on 31-03-2022) : 3,05,779
Carpet Area (in sq. meters) : 3108.13
Number of  Employees (Existing) : 36
    a)Professional : 16 (Including officers)
    b)Information Scientist : 1
    (c)Non-professional : 19
Library Access : Open Access & Closed Access
Library Security system : Manual Security, CCTV Surveillance, & RFID Enabled Security Gate
Institutional Membership : IASLIC, ILA, BLA, British Council Library, American Library, DELNET, NDL Club
Status of Automation : Fully Automated
Library Software : SOUL 3.0
Membership of Library Network : INFLIBNET, DELNET
Library Consortia : e-ShodhSindhu Consortium for HE E-Resources
NBU Information Repository :
Library Web Portal(local) :
University Website :

Library Statistics during the FY 2021 - 2022:

Total number of student Members

FY: 2021-2022


Total number of other members

FY: 2021-2022


Average issue/return of books (daily)

FY: 2021-2022


Average number of members visited daily in the library

FY: 2021-2022


SN Particulars 2021-2022 (as on 31.03.2022)


Total number of documents accessioned



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Reference Books



Rare Books



Bound Periodicals






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Total number of Journal Purchased


Total number of E-Journals / E-Periodicals available on Online through e-ShodhSindhu Consortium (during the Financial Year 2020-2021):

10,000 (approx.)

Book Issue Details. FY : 2021 - 2022

The total number of books issued permonth.

Book return Details. FY : 2021 - 2022

The total number of books returned per month.

Visitors. FY : 2021 - 2022

The total number of Visitors permonth.


List of services
  • Bibliographic Service
  • Reference Service
  • Information Service
  • Reprographic Facilities
  • Internet Facilities
  • Remote Access Facilities
  • Online Access to Selected Journals through e-ShodhSindhu
  • Database Search through INDCAT-INFLIBNET
  • Study and Research Support Service
  • Information Hub for Students, Teachers & Research Scholars
  • Journals of National and International repute
  • Provision for Accessing the Rare Books
  • Lending facilities for books
  • Display of Information regarding the new arrival of Books and Journals
  • Web OPAC
  • Career Guidance Service
  • Resource Sharing/Inter Library Loan
  • Facilities to Retired Teachers, Officers and Employees
  • User Orientation
  • Daily News Papers
  • Facilities for other colleges &Research  Organizations
  • Services extended to Jalpaiguri Campus
  • Plagiarism Checking up of Theses/Dissertations/Articles
  • Self Check Out/In of Books by the user
  • Institutional Repository has rich variety of collection like Thesis, University Publication, Rare Book Collection, Journal Contents, Administrative Documents etc.
  • Access to Online and Offline Census report
  • e-Books and Online Magazine Service
  • Journal Contents Service
  • Facility for Specially-abled Users
  • Scanning Facility (Free)


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
  • WiFi facility
  • 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 Incorporation

  • E-shodhsindhu Consortium: The members of the library can access a significant number of online publications for free through E-shodhsindhu Consortium and the Library provides a very essential and beneficial service for members by offering low-cost online printing of e-resources. The library has also implemented a printing passbook facility service.
  • Open Access: To give the users an option to look through all their requirements. The library provides open access facility.
  • Index Database for Back Volume Periodicals: An initiative is underway to build an index database of back volume publications in order to enable the convenience of accessing all back volume periodicals at a glance.
  • Thesis Index Database: Library has generated the complete thesis index database to create a common platform for all the scholars to look through the index of their ancestors’ works and has also sent the same to the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad for Union Database.
  • Membership Database: Library has generated the complete computerized membership database of all members by using SOUL 3.0 software.
  • CCTV surveillance: CCTV for electronic surveillance of the library is being implemented.
  • Extended of Information Hub for Students, Teachers & Research Scholars: By establishing an Information Hub with 45 nodes, the library has expanded its services to include checking emails, browsing the internet, and downloading articles for University Students, Teachers, and Research Scholars.
  • RFID tag & Bar Coding: RFID tags & Barcoding of all books has been completed for fast and smooth circulation.
  • Contribution to Union catalogue of INFLIBNET: University library has contributed 1,46,985 data with bibliographical details regarding books, journals, and theses in the union catalogue of INFLIBNET till the date.
  • Institutional Repository (Archive): Using open-source software “DSpace”, the library has launched the University Archive and digital repository to digitise theses, rare books, Departmental publications, and selected University Administrative documents.
  • Digitization of Theses: The ShodhGanga Project of INFLIBNET is helping to establish the library by digitising old theses and submitted same to the portal of ShodhGanga and the Institutional Repository of the Library.
  • Digitization of University Publication: The library has begun digitising all departmental publications and storing them in the institutional repository.
  • RFID (Radio-frequency identification): This service is available in the University of North Bengal Central library for Self-Check In/Out, Book drop, Self-Management, Anti-Theft Detection, and Stock verification.
  • Journal Contents Service


The University Library provides books, journals as well as current information on various topics, computer lab to fulfill the need of our users and their objectives.


Huge Collection

The Library possesses a huge collection of books, thesis papers, printed as well as online journals and many more.

Digital Circulation

We are using SOUL 3.0 for a fully digitized Circulation function for giving better service toward our users and ease of access.

Information Hub

Through our Information Hub, we can provide internet access, printing facility, various training program and workshops, and many other services to our users.

Subscribed journals

we have both printed and online journals in various subject fields from various renowned publishers.

Institutional Repository

Our Institutional Repository has a rich variety of collections like thesis, university publications, rare books, Journal Contents, etc.

plagiarism check

Using Ouriginal (formerly Urkund) anti-plagiarism system we provide a plagiarism checking facility for our users to assist them in the best possible way.



Institutional Repository holds, manages, preserves and provides access of digital material generated through the research, teaching and administrative activities of the University.



Online Journals

Search through our vast number of subscribed journals in various subject fields to find the information you need.



Catalogue Search

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) allows you to search our rich collection of books and other items.



Census Data

Access digital copies of census India data of different states from our collection.