ENLIGHTENMENT TO ERFECTION
University Library
 

 

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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 Teachers, Research scholars and the students.
The University Library provides books, journals as well as current information on various topics to fulfill the need of the University communities. Since inception of the University, the library has been serving 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 28660.37 sq feet 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.
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Library at a glance

 
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 (31.03.2016) : 2,78,503
Carpet Area (with Annex): 2662.61 sq. mtr. + 445.52 sq. mtr.=3108.13 sq. mtr.
Number of  Staff (Existing): 27
    a)Professional: 8 (Including officer)
    (b)Non-professional: 19
Library Access: Open Access & Closed Access
Library Security system: Manual Security & CCTV systems
Institutional Membership: IASLIC, ILA, BLA , American Library  (Partial)  BCL & DELNET
Status of Automation: Automated Database(partial)
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/

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Library Statistics during 2015-16:  
  1. Records

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    Particulars

    2015-16 (as on 31.03.2016)

    Total number of documents accessioned

    2,78,503

    I

    Text Books

    2,25,208

    II

    Reference Books

    8,550

    III

    Rare Books

    648

    IV

    Bound Periodicals

    37,145

    V

    Theses

    1,423

    VI

    Non—Print Materials

    1,049

    VII

    Census

    2,350

    VIII

    Reports

    1,769

    IX

    Gazetters

    180

    X

    Debates

    201

  2. Total number of current journals/periodicals subscribed  (Financial Year 2015-2016):
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    Journals

    2015-16 (as on 31.03.2016)

    I

    Indian

    539

    II

    Foreign

    135

    Total number of Journal Purchased

    674


  4. Total number of E-Journals / E-Periodicals available on On-line through UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium (during the Financial Year 2015-2016): More than 8,500 Nos.

  5. Total number of students’ members (as on 24thMay, 2016) : 2457

  6. Total number of other members (as on 24thMay, 2016) : 679

  7. Average issue/return of books (daily) (as on 24thMay, 2016): 257 (approx.)

  8. Average number of members visited daily in the library (2015-16) : 150 (approx.)
  9. Seating capacity the library (as on 24thMay, 2016) : 150



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Library Services:  
  1. Bibliographic Service
  2. Reference Service
  3. Information Service
  4. Reprographic Facilities
  5. Internet Facilities
  6. Online Access to Selected Journals through UGC-INFONET
  7. Database Search through INFLIBNET
  8. Study and Research Support Service
  9. Information Hub for Students, Teachers & Research Scholars
  10. Journals of National and International repute
  11. Provision for Accessing the Rare Books
  12. Lending facilities for books
  13. After processing the documents are being sent regularly to Seminar Libraries as required
  14. Display of Information regarding arrival of Books and Journals
  15. OPAC and Web OPAC
  16. Career Guidance Service
  17. Resource Sharing/Inter Library Loan
  18. Reading facilities to Retired Teachers
  19. User Orientation
  20. Facilities for other colleges &Research  Organizations
  21. Services extended to Jalpaiguri Campus


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  Activities:

  1. A Workshop on ‘User Awareness Programme on access to E-resources under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium’ in collaboration with the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad, held on 25th March, 2009 at Rabindra Bhanu Manch, University of North Bengal.
  2. An Awareness Programme on University Archive on 22nd September, 2009. More than 200 users were participated in the awareness programme. Prof. Subimal Sen, Chairman, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education inaugurated the programme.
  3. A 5 days Regional Training Programme for Library Automation during 14 to 18 December, 2009 in Collaboration with INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad in the University Library. 36 library professionals, who were came from different universities and college, participated. Prof. Alok Kumar Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kalyani inaugurated the programme and Prof. S. Datta Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University was the Chief Guest.
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Contact Us:

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Name Designation e-Mail Phone No.
1
Sri BrindabanKarmakar

Joint Librarian & Librarian (In-Charge)

b_karmakar@hotmail.com 0353-2776371
2
Sri Shubhrangshu Kumar Mistri Assistant Librarian s_angsu@yahoo.co.in 0353-2776371
3
Sri Santanu Chanda

Assistant Librarian (for Law Library)

santanuchanda3@rediffmail.com 0353-2005765
4
Manash Esh Information Scientist esh.manansh@gmail.com 0353-2776371
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