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Central Library Resources and Services
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research
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The BIHER Library was established in the year 1984 with three main branches of Engineering such as Civil, Mechanical and Computer Science Engineering. Gradually it has grown up in all dimensions in terms of collections and services. The library caters to the needs of the faculty, Students and Research Scholars. Books related to these disciplines were added to this library initially. Bharath University Library has a seating capacity of Six Hundred.

Divisions

The library caters to both traditional and IT based services to the user community in hybrid method. The library has different divisions carrying out various library professional activities.

Stack Area

The major collection of the library is housed in various racks according to the subjects. The stack area consists of books on all branches of engineering and technology. In this section books are permitted to users for borrowing purpose. The total no of documents includes books, journals, back volumes comprise a total of 1,81,936 documents. We follow open access to users.

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Reference Division

It includes Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, data books, tables and some rare books are kept in this section for reference. More than 2500 such documents are available in this division.

Text Book Reference Section

Prescribed text books on all disciplines of engineering and technology, numbering about 58224 have been purchased and kept only for reference

Circulation Division

This division deals with enrolment of the students , teaching faculty, and non – teaching staff, research scholars, etc., as members of the library. The section performs the responsibility of book issue, return , and issuing of no due certificate to its members. The books are issued using the barcode scanner. The Bharath University library has automated with the Autolib library management software for the value keeping functions of the library. Every document in the library bears a bar code tag which is used for issue and return purpose of the documents.

Journal Division

National and international journals are subscribed to the library. The journal articles are indexed and catalogued in subject wise from the year 1984 onwards. Apart from the peer reviewed journals we subscribe magazines, carrier oriented journals, along with popular newspapers for our users. Back volumes numbering around 1938 are kept for reference in this division

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.

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 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
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
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