CENTRAL LIBRARY

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Central Library of Kazi Nazrul University was established in the year 2013. It is located at a convenient place at the ground floor of the Vidya Charcha Bhaban. It is a very well stocked library with the state of the art amenities. The Books are classified according to Dewey decimal classification. All the books are barcoded. The stack areas are well organized and quite spacious. Presently, the library follows closed access system.

The Library is Automated using Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) TCS-ION Digital Campus. This automation offers many opportunities to improve service to library users (staff, students and faculty members). It helps library staff to serve the users better by facilitating a multitude of tasks. KOHA, integrated library automation software has been introduced.

It acts as the learning resource center and occupies a unique place in academic and research activities of the University. It provides current, accurate and authoritative information from print and electronic resources using the state-of- the-art technology.

KNU has signed MOU with Inflibnet and Member of E-Shodh Sindhu, Shodh Ganga and Shodh Gangotri.

Mission

Kazi Nazrul University Central Library provides:

  • Leadership for the selection, organization, access, and preservation of sources of knowledge in all formats
  • Exemplary information services designed to fulfill the needs of a great public research university
  • Inspirational environments for collaborative and individual discovery, study, and learning

Vision

The Library is an essential partner in the creative exploration, intellectual growth, and scholarly pursuits of the University.

To that end, the Library will:

  • Invest in user experiences that inspire the creation, discovery, and sharing of knowledge:
    • Services
    • Physical Spaces
    • Virtual Spaces
  • Provide expertise, services, and tools that prominently position the Library throughout the life cycle of research, teaching, and learning.
  • Integrate innovative approaches to how the Libraries develop, disseminate, and preserve collection and information resources.

The Team

Mr. Biswajit Saha
University Librarian, Member Secretary/ Convenor
Contact: 9231675070(M) ; E-Mail: librarian@knu.ac.in


Library Staff

Name Designation Contact(M) E-mail
Mr. Bibekananda Banerjee Junior Assistant 9614888956 vivekbanerjee.23@gmail.com
Mr. Debasish Bandyapadhyay Data Entry Operator 8967901523 mailtodebasishbanerjee@gmail.com
Mr. Ganesh Ruidas Junior Assistant 7908696966 ganeshruidas29@gmail.com
Mrs.Nitu Ram Library Attendant 8388959947 nituram76@gmail.com
Mrs. Krishna Roy Junior Attendant 6294563105 krishnaroy2018knu@gmail.com

Our Collections

Print resources : Books, Journals, Newspapers, Magazines, Reference books, Theses, etc.

E-Resources : e-Books, e-Journals, Databases, e-Magazines, e-Newspapers, e-Reference books. Books : KNU Library has more than 21000 print books. The Books are classified according to Dewey decimal classification. The collection of books include documents covering a wide range of subjects from English literature, Bengali literature, pure sciences, arts, history and social sciences, languages etc. Apart from the printed books the library is having access to e-Books such as Oxford Scholarship Online.

Journals : The Library has subscription to some print journals and has access to several hundred e-journals including University’s own subscription as well as open sources of renowned publishers such as Sage, Oxford, Springer Nature, Wiley, Elsevier etc. The library subscribes to a large number of magazines and newspapers. The newspapers and magazines are displayed in the Reading Hall in the ground floor.

NEW ARRIVALS:


Title Author Publisher Brief Description
Kazi Nazrul Islam: Kabitar Janmo Pathker Anwesha Susmita Chakraborty Nazrul Centre For Social and Cultural Studies, KNU Selected poems of Kazi Nazrul Islam with annotation.

Title Author Publisher Brief Description
Encyclopaedia of Modern UGC Curriculum 13th Plan (13 Vol. Set). Vinod Dabral Oxford Book Company Encyclopaedia of Modern UGC: Curriculum 13th Plan: Guidelines for Colleges and Universities

Magazines

  • Desh Patrika
  • Frontline
  • India Today
  • Kurukshetra
  • Outlook
  • Science Reporter
  • Sportstar
  • Yojana
  • Civil Services Chronicle
  • Protiyogita Kiran

Newspapers

  • Ananda Bazar Patrika
  • Ei Samay
  • JanSatta
  • Prabhat Khabar
  • The Economic Times
  • The Hindu
  • The Indian Express
  • The Telegraph
  • Karmakshetra
  • Employment News
  • Appointment & Career News

Service / Facilities

OPAC : Through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) the users can search the collection of books by title, author, publisher, subject, keywords etc. QR Code for Library OPAC is available inside and outside of the campus.

LINK: LIBRARY OPAC

LINK: CENTRAL LIBRARY KOHA OPAC

WI-FI : The entire Library is Wi-fi enabled with high speed internet connections which allow the users to access the internet facility. The Library has 15 computers for the users.
Reading Room : The reading room is well furnished to accommodate students at a time and provides favorable environment for study. Faculty and Students' attendance register is maintained to count daily footfall in the library.
NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access) is available for Visually impaired students.
Closed Circuit TV cameras are installed in the library for strict surveillance.
Having Plagiarism Detection Software URKUND being provided by Inflibnet.

Circulation : It is one of the key departments of Central Library. Circulation desk is the main service point of the library. It provides lending services and facilitates for return/renew of loaned items. Issue, return and renewal are being done through TCS-ION LMS.

QR Code based OPAC Access : QR Code for Library OPAC is available inside and outside of the campus. This QR code is also available on the notice board of all departments. Students and Teachers can access Library OPAC with their Cell Phone just scanning the code.

Online Reservation : Users can reserve book online through LMS system.

IRINS : The Library has introduced IRINS in collaboration with the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET). IRINS is web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service provided by INFLIBNET Centre, An Inter-University Centre of University Grants Commission. The portal facilitates the academic, R&D organizations and faculty members, scientists to collect, curate and showcase the scholarly communication activities and provide an opportunity to create the scholarly network. The website of KNU IRINS is:

Timing and Access

Library Rules

1. Rules for issue-return process are as follows:

  • a) Duration of issuing books : 21 days.
  • b) Late Fine after 21 days at a price of Rs. 8 per day for each holding.
    N.B. : Fine to be calculated including Holiday.
  • c) Temporary Blockage : After completion of 30 days.
  • d) In case of loss of Book : Book replacement + Late Fine from the date of issue of books.
    N.B. : In case of loss of book, if the user returns the book within 21 days, only book price and after 21 days, (book price + fine of days beyond 21 days) should be deposited as fine.
  • e) Library facility to be given to all enrolled students on campus.

2. No of Books that can be issued at a time:

  • a) Teachers : 6
  • b) PHD scholar/M.Phil./Diploma/Officer : 4
  • c) U.G/P.G/Non-Teaching staff : 2

3. The SMS alert system:

  • a) First alert on the day of book issuance.
  • b) Second alert would be on the day before expiry.
  • c) Third alert would be the submission report on the day the user returns book. In case of fine it will be mentioned in alert SMS.
  • 8) The final SMS notification would be about user’s temporary blockage of his/her library account (only to those users who did not return the book within 30 days).

Dos:

  • Please request Library staff to bring your book. Don’t go inside the stack to search book.
  • Please return/renew book/s in time to avoid fines.
  • Please stand on a queue to issue, return or renew your book or to collect fine advice slip.
  • Please deposit your bag/s, umbrella etc. on the rack outside the library door.

Don'ts:

  • Do not damage any library materials.
  • Do not talk loudly inside the library.
  • Do not leave plastic cups, bottles in any place of the library.
  • Do not bring any food or drinks (hot/cold) inside the library.

Service Unit

Circulation Section : It is one of the key departments of Central Library. Circulation desk is the main service point of the library. It provides lending services and facilitates for return/renew of loaned items. Issue, return and renewal are being done through TCS-ION LMS.

Reading Room : The reading room is well furnished to accommodate students at a time and provides favorable environment for study. Faculty and Students attendance register is maintained to count daily footfall in the library.

E-Resources

A large collection of databases, e-books and electronic journals make up our collection of electronic resources. Most of these collection is accessible on the Internet, from anywhere within or outside the campus.

CD-DVD

Many books in our collection are accompanied by learning materials in CD/DVD format. Those accompanying materials are kept separately. The book catalog will indicate whether a book has an accompanying material. To borrow those materials, please contact Circulation desk.

Departmental Library

List of the Departments:


  • Animal Science
  • Applied Psychology
  • Bengali
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • School of Mines and Metallurgy
    • Mining Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Urdu

Future Plans

  • Extension of Library Duty hours
  • Switchover from Close access to Open access system
  • Implementation of Remote Login
  • Creation of Digital Repository with DSpace
  • Implementation of Discovery to facilitate single window search facility
  • Implementation of RFID System
  • Development of Departmental Libraries
  • Collaboration with other University and Research Centre Libraries