Central Library
Central Library, BGSBU works under the supervision of Library Advisory Committee of which Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman. The library as on date stands divided into twelve sections viz. Circulation, Acquisition, Classification, Cataloguing, Periodical, Internet Lab, Reference and Information Services, Stack Area, Reading Room, Newspapers and Magazines, Digital Documents Section, Dissertations and Thesis Section. The Library remains open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm throughout the year and observe holiday on four national holidays and second and fourth Sunday of every month. With the view to provide library services to students and faculty in their respective departments, departmental Libraries have been created in the College of Engineering and Technology and Centre for Biodiversity Studies. On the similar lines some more departmental libraries will be created in the near future.

The Central Library maintains a collection of over 19,000 documents, including more than 1000 Digital Documents fully classified as per Dewey Decimal Scheme of Classification (DDC). Library maintains a separate book bank meant for students of socially disadvantaged categories. The library stands registered as an institutional member of DELNET-a network of 2196 member libraries all across the globe. DELNET provides access to readers of member libraries to more than 12 million documents available in these member libraries in Common Communication Format (CCF). Members can acquire these documents any time, except those pertaining to grey literature, within a fortnight on inter library loan basis under the agreement signed. On the similar lines database of Library documents stands available on IndiaCat (A union bibliographic database of more than 135 universities with more than 70 lakh unique records maintained by INFLIBNET)

The Central Library subscribes to 25 open access online databases, a few electronic Journals and Print Version of more than 76 National and Foreign journals. The routine library service offered includes circulation service, reference & information service, reprographic facility, Periodical service, CD-ROM browsing, online access and internet facility to members. Library subscribes to more than 20 daily newspapers and almost equal no of magazines in English, Hindi and Urdu languages, just to keep library members acquainted with current affairs and the latest developments in their area of interest. Library maintains a complete database of library collection on SOUL software (Software for University Libraries) installed for automating library services and activities. Data entry of documents is up to date, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) service is being provided to members on intranet in entire campus. To facilitate more federated search among students and faculty members about the usefulness of open access documents, we at library have designed/created a independent library website with URL: https://sites.google.com/site/clbgsbu/

With the view to facilitate faculty to select and procure latest and relevant books in library, the library successfully organized book exhibition on campus during the year 2009-10 and 2011-12. Apart from this the faculty members were also deputed for selecting on spot books from the world book fair during the year 2008-09, New Delhi. Total no of documents added during the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 is 4474, this includes the books, purchased, received as gratis, CD documents, Dissertations and thesis.

The Library so far has received grants from the agencies like, Department of Social welfare Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, Central Wakf Council, National Board of Higher Mathematics, Department of Biotechnology, GOI etc from time to time. Apart from this library also receives a good number of books in the form of gratis items. Library grant from NBHM has been received so far on regular basis.

Efforts are afoot to make the university library a house of wisdom where knowledge will rest and be exploited to its optimum through quality library service.



Periodicals Subscribed in Central Library

S.No Title
1 Journal of Bank Management
2 Journal of Brand Management
3 Journal of Supply Chain Management
4 Indiana Times
5 Advanced Bio-Tech
6 Banking Statistics Quarterly
7 Report on trends & Progress of Banking
8 ICFAI Journal of Information Tech
9 International Journal of Computational Intelligence Theory & Practice
10 International Journal of Computing and application
11 Journal of Computer Society of India
12 Journal of Analysis & Computation
13 Finance India
14 Foreign Trade Review
15 Vikalpa
16 The Indian Journal of industrial Relations
17 Global Business Review
18 Indian Economic Review
19 Indian Journal of Labour Economics
20 Tamseel Nau
21 Mohadis
22 Ajwan-e-Urdu
23 Thaqafat-ul-Hind
24 Kitab Numa
25 University News
26 Down To Earth
27 The Milli Gazette
28 Indian Journal of Industrial and applied Mathematics
29 Green File (India)
30 Green File (South Asia)
31 Pranjana
32 Civil Engineers
33 Computer Engineers
34 Electrical Engineers
35 Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
36 Environmental Engineering
37 The Economist
38 Pramana; Journal of Physics
39 Proceedings (Mathematical Science)
40 Journal of Earth System Science
41 Journal of Chemical Science
42 Bulletin of Material Science
43 Sadhana (Engineering Science)
44 Journal of Bio-Sciences
45 Journal of Genetics
46 Resonance - Journal of Science
47 Current Science
48 India today
49 Business Today
50 Sports Star
51 Frontline
52 Competition Success Review
53 Civil Services Chronicle
54 Employment News
55 Science Reporter
56 Harvard Business Review
57 Tehelka
58 Digit
59 Forbes India
60 Outlook
61 Reader's Digest
62 The Week
63 PC Quest
64 Business World
65 Dataquest India
66 Money Today
67 Entrepreneur
68 Biospectrum
69 Electronics for You
70 Urdu Duniya
71 Fikr-o-Tehqeeq
72 Energy Manager
73 ISST Journal of Mathematics & Computing
74 ISST Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
75 Journal of Public Financial Management
76 Indian Journal of Human Development
77 International Journal of Applied Mathematical Analysis and Applications
78 International Journal of Mathematics and Applied Statistics
79 International Journal of fundamental and Numerical Mathematical Sciences
80 Journal of Applied Mathematical Analysis and Applications
81 Journal of Non-Linear Functional Analysis and Differential Equations
82 International Review of Fuzzy Mathematics
83 International Journal of Computer Sciences and Maths
84 Journal of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis

Newspapers subscribed in Central Library

S. No Title of the Newspaper Language Periodicity
01 Daily Excelsior English Daily
02 Times of India English Daily
03 Economic Times English Daily
04 Business Lines English Daily
05 Kashmir Times English Daily
06 The Hindu English Daily
07 Amar Ujala Hindi Daily
08 The Tribune English Daily
09 The Asian Age English Daily
10 Hind Samachar (Urdu) Urdu Daily
11 Hindustan Times English Daily
12 Indian Express English Daily
13 Pioneer English Daily
14 Danik Bhaskar Hindi Daily
15 The Telegraph English Daily
16 The Statesman English Daily
17 Greater Kashmir English Daily
18 Kashmir Uzma Urdu Daily
19 State Times English Daily

Library Collection as on March 31, 2012

I Books Purchased 16050
II Purchased CD Documents 07
III Gratis Items 1382
IV Book Bank  163
V Dissertations 575
VI Digital Documents 1207
VII Audio Cassettes 13
VIII Periodicals 76
IX Newspapers 20
  Total 19493
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