(Two kiosks are installed at circulation area for searching library catalog. Central Library gives students on spot facility to search for books, check availability, membership account status, etc)
Users are provided with air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled reading cum reference section with 100 seating. Readers can approach the Reference Librarian for information or for any assistance regarding how to use the library collections and services. Special information requirements as well as any referral service are also catered through this section. The library maintains a varied reference collection consisting of confined resources.
Users are allowed for on request photocopy of 25 pages of a confined book in a day.
The Central Library offers inter-library loan service to its users for books and periodicals which are not available in the library. Such resources are made available by procuring them from other libraries. Inter-library loan facilities are not extended to the Libraries outside Kolkata and subject to terms and conditions. A document procurement service is also available from British Library Lending Division or American Center Library Lending Division.
Access to E-Resources
Five (5) computer terminals with network, print, scan and audio-video facilities are available for accessing electronic resources at E-Resources section. Reference librarian assists users for their ease of using e-resources. Usually online databases, magazines, lectures, institutional repository, internet surfing, etc are available to access.
Current Awareness Service (CAS), Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), Table of Contents Service (TOC) etc. are provided for delivery of user-needs based on recent additions of book titles, new additions of journals with table of contents and other documents into patrons’ email accounts periodically. Scholars / faculty members / students are made informed about various library affairs when they require.
firstname.lastname@example.org (only for reference service)
email@example.com (for anything regarding library)
firstname.lastname@example.org (for anything regarding library) (alternate mail ID)
NPTEL videos are screened for students with assistance of subject teacher. Apart from this, films / documentaries are also screened.
Central Library also supports and assists the apex decision making body of the institution by providing timely information. Departments are also provided with various administrative academic and policy related information for their ease of decision making.
This is one of the most important services in which users (students and teachers) are made aware of overall library facilities, services and products through an extensive interactive session. Even from time to time teachers are informed about endeavours, developments and intellectual inputs of library.
Book Bank Facility
Book Bank service specially designed for students with an objective to help them in synchronizing their classroom learning with self learning process. Students get minimum three (3) books and maximum seven (6) books for the whole semester to assist their learning process.
One of the important state-of-the-art services which has been started in the year 2014 especially for the aspiring students. Students are catered with various career related information and information resources on request. Collection consists of electronic resources, audio-visual materials, books, magazines, etc which is effectively helping them in preparation for their prospective professional career.
Central Library has subscribed to British Council Library, Kolkata ‘Access 10 Facility’ to use their rich resources. Institutional membership card bearers can able to access resources only by maintaining BCL rules and regulations.
Scanning and Printing Facilities
On demand and free scanning and printing facility is provided to every member. Even on demand scan of maximum 5 pages of confined books and mailing to respective receiver is available at emergency.
This service helped library in reaching out user especially administrative executives and teachers with important news and notices published in various newpapers wherever they are and also save time of them. This service will focus interest of mainly Future Institute of Engineering and Management.