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The BIHER library was first established in the year 1984. Initially, the library offered books and materials to significant branches of engineering, such as Civil, Mechanical, and Computer Science. Over the years the library has grown tremendously in various sects and domains and can seat up to 600 students. The current Library benefits Students, Faculty, and Research Scholars and is accessible at their convenience.

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Divisions

The library offers diverse collections and also has both traditional and IT-based services for the user community. The students can access the section of their preference for various purposes.

Stack Area

The library is open/ accessible to all the students. The students can borrow books of their preferences at their convenience. It houses a large collection of 1,81,936 books, journals, back volumes, and other reference materials, offering knowledge to several branches of Engineering, Science, and Technology.

AutoLib

EBSCOhost

ASME

ASCE

E-Library

NPTEL

ERP Solutions

Student Corner

Reference Division

A chamber to acquire knowledge through traditional learning methods

Reference Division

The Reference section incorporates some of the rare and interesting books in the form of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks, data books, and many more. It holds some 2500 such documents and other exceptional books and documents.

Text Book Reference Section

The library is renowned for holding more than 58000 prescribed reference books on Engineering and Technology in this section.

Circulation Division

The circulation division is the prime section in the library responsible for the enrolment of students, staff, and non-staff members for the library. This section is also responsible for issuing and return of the books and no-due certificates to the students. The Bharath University library is automated with the Autolib library management system. The library uses a conventional method of barcodes for scanning and registering the books.

Journal Division

The journal division is known for its national and international subscriptions of journals. The journal articles are archived and catalogued based on various categories from the year 1984. Apart from the regular peer journals, the library also entitles prominent magazines, career-oriented journals along popular newspapers. Back papers dating as old as 1983 are also documented in this section.

Proficiency

This cell is having a collection of books on objective type for all engineering disciplines like GRE, TOFEL, GMAT, TNPSC, GATE , IELTS, CAT, Civil Service Examinations, UPSC, Technical Communication and carrier oriented books. In addition to this, the cell also stacks books on question banks and general knowledge.

Bookbank

About 3610 books related to different disciplines of engineering and technology are available subject wise for the use of the SC/ST students funded by the SC/ST welfare department (Central Government). The books are issued only to the SC/ST Students and they are permitted to keep be books till the end of the semester.

Digital Library

A separate division is functioning with 50 computer systems for students and faculty members for the purpose of harnessing e – resources like e – journals and e – books. The average no of such users per month is 960. The Wi – Fi connectivity and intranet facility are provided to the users.

Institutional Repositories

Total no of books

168273

e – books

25000

Printed Journals

196

Online Journals (IEEE, ASME, ASCE, DELNET &Springer)

2433

CD – Rom

3691

Thesis and project Reports

7479

Library Automation

The library is automated with a library software known as “AUTOLIB”, which functions with a server and 4 nodes. The databases of books and journals contain around 1,79,336 records.

Institutional Membership

The Bharath University Library has Institutional Membership to MALIBNET, DELNET and BCL

Audio Visual Room

The audio visual room caters to 50 users with educational CD’s, Audio Cassettes and NPTEL Videos. The students are encouraged to make use of this facility whenever they are free.

Facilities

The library provides open access system

  • The document delivery service (prints of Journals) and the inter-library loan (ILL) service are provided through the DELNET facility
  • The OPAC facility for the library users.
  • Photo Copy
  • Power backup

P.G. & Architecture Library

We have a separate department libraries ear marked for books on Architecture, MBA and MCA P.G. Library (MBA and MCA) - 55224 Volumes Architecture Library – 3019 Volumes

Future Plan

  • Creation of Cloud Computing and Fog Computing.
  • Implementation of RFID