Bina Chowdhury Central Library was formed by merging GIMT Library & GIPS Library in the year 2018 with the loving memory of late Bina Choudhury, founder president of Shrimanta Shankar Academy Society (SSAS). It is located on the ground floor of the newly constructed boys’ hostel of its campus, and it occupies a total carpet area of = 6481.76 sq. ft. in where the main Library occupies the 3021.92 sq. ft. carpet area and Reading Room (120 seating capacity) has 3459.84 sq. ft. carpet area. The Central Library is full of different textbooks, reference books and other reference sources like encyclopaedia, dictionaries, novels, biographies etc. The library is divided into different sections that house the Reading Room Corner, Textbook Corner, Periodical Corner, Reference Corner, Internet Section, Dissertation Corner, Circulation Corner, Technical Processing Section, and the Competitive Examination Corner – a section set aside for students who are preparing for GPAT & GATE. The library is playing a major role in providing quality Engineering, Management, Pharmaceutical education to students, currently boasts over 45000 volumes of books serving about 2500 students and 180 faculty & staff. These include textbooks, reference books, journals, and other study materials such as dissertations, CD-ROMs, and several electronic resources like E-Journals subscribed through J-Gate and DELNET Consortium. Apart from providing strong and vital support to the fraternity, plans are in place to provide innovative solutions like Digital Reference Services, Electronic Document Delivery Services beyond the four walls of the library.
The library follows DDC 22nd Edition and AACR-II for the classification and cataloguing of the documents respectively. The library is partially automated with the Library Management Software SOUL 2.0.
Vision & Mission:
Mission – The main mission of the central library is to support the teaching, learning and research programs of the faculty members, students & research scholars. The library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of print and electronic resources useful for the faculty and the students at the institute.
Protocol & Composition:
Rules for Lending Books:
|CATEGORY||NO. OF BOOKS||ISSUE PERIOD||1ST TIME RENEWAL||2ND TIME RENEWAL|
|Student||03||14 days||7 days||5 days|
|Research Scholar||04||14 days||7 days||5 days|
|Teaching Staff||10||180 days||–||–|
|Other Staff||02||14 days||7 days||5 days|
The central library has members of two categories i.e., permanent member and temporary member. All permanent Teaching, Non-Teaching staff of the institute belong to the permanent category and all temporary teaching, non-teaching staff, research scholar and students at the institute belong to a temporary category.