The University of Burdwan

सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Learning Leads To Emancipations
 
The Central Library is housed in a two-storied building in the Golapbag campus. Being in the middle of the campus it is easily accessible from all departments of the university. It has a carpet area of about 12,000 sq ft. The library opens from 7-30 am to 6 pm except Saturdays and Sundays when it remains open from 10 am to 5 pm. There are 19 departmental libraries in the Golapbag campus attached to the respective departments. The library provides consultation facilities to out side scholars, teachers of the affiliated colleges and students of other universities as well as ex-students of our university on the basis of the Library Rules.
Librarian:
Prof. Sumanta Bhattacharya
Address:
Department of Central Library
The University of Burdwan
Golapbag, Bardhaman - 713104
West Bengal, INDIA.
Phone : 0342-2657104
+091-342-2656566, 2656549, 2558554    Extn.444
Email   : librarian@buruniv.ac.in
The University offers membership to the teachers, scholars, students, officers, non-teaching staff and retired persons of our University, academic staff of affiliated colleges, ex-students of ours and other Universities, and other academicians. Individual membership can be obtained by presenting proper identification in case of ex-students of other universities, other academicians and teachers from affiliated colleges on payment (Rs.100=00 for ex-students, Rs.2000=00 for other categories). They will be entitled to get library services according to the Rules of the Library.

Library Collection
CategoryCount
Books1,58,962
Books (Research/Project)8,170
Journal (Bound Vols)24,812
Reprints918
Thesis/M.Phil dissertation2,365
Reports1,983
Microfilms500
Rare Books (Raj Collections)8,000
Donation of Books (gifted)20,794
CD ROMs1,111
Periodical Section
300 Indian & foreign journals are subscribed by the University.
Online E-Journals & CD ROM Searching
Under the INFLIBNET project of the UGC access to online E-Journals through UGC Infonet Programme as well as offline CD ROM searching of abstract databases are provided to the users. At present E-Journals of the following publishers are available under the UGC-Infonet.
Reference Section
This section has a rich collection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks, year books, atlases, directories etc. Readers can consult these books to meet their queries. It has also a display board where new arrivals are displayed regularly.
Thesis Collection
In this section the theses of Ph.D/D.Sc/D.Lit. degrees and M,Phil dissertations awarded by the university are kept for reference use by researchers and others.
Report Section
Census reports, World Development Reports, Govt Publications, Reports on Education, Reprints of research papers published by the scholars and teachers of our university, NET, SLET, GATE preparatory documents are available.
Archival Cell
The present acquisitions by the unit are 2500 nos. of very old and valuable Sanskrit Manuscripts and 8000 nos. of old and rare books received from the Burdwan Raj Family Library.

EJournals subscribed by UGC-Infonet
No.Name of the Publisher Journals countWebsite
1.American Chemical Society(1876)29 Journals www.pubs.acs.org
2.American Institute of Physics18 Journals www.aip.org
3.American Physical Society10 Journals www.aps.org
4.Annual Reviews33 Journals ajournals.annualreviews.org
5.Blackwell publishing489 Journals www.interscience.wiley.com
6.Cambridge University Press224 Journals journals.cambridge.org
7.Economic & Political Weekly1 Journals www.epw.in
8.Emerald (LIS Collection)29 Journals www.emeraldinsight.com
9.Institute of Physics Publishing46 Journals www.iop.org/EJ/
10.(Institute of Studies in Industrial Development) ISID1 Database www.Isid.org.in
11.JCCC1 Database https://jgateplus.com/home
12.JSTOR1401 Journals www.jstor.org
13.Nature1 Journal www.nature.com
14.Oxford University Press202 Journals www.oxfordjournals.org
15.Project Muse389 Journals muse.jhu.edu/journals/
16.Royal Society of Chemistry26 Journals + 6 database www.rsc.org
17.Springer Link1389 Journals www.springerlink.com
18.Taylor & Francis1365 Journals www.informaworld.com
19.Web of Science1 Database www.wokinfo.com
20.Knimbous Journals knimbus.com/knimbus/

EJournals subscribed by University
No.Name of the Publisher Journals countWebsite
1.EBSCO's premium database  search.ebscohost.com
2.ASTM Standards Engineering Digital Library enterprise.astm.org
3.IEEE Xplore Digital Library ieeexplore.ieee.org
4.J-Gate@UGC-INFONET www.jgateplus.com

Free EJournals
No.Name of the Publisher Journals countWebsite
1.BARNOLIPI (ISSN 2249-2666) www.reflectionedu.com/barnolipi.php
2.Indian Journals www.indianjournals.com
3.Internationally Indexed Open Access
Research Journals
 www.ijrcm.org.in
Computerized library activities and networking of the central library has been undertaken under INFLIBNET Programme of the UGC. The Central Library has started automation of the library activities using SOUL Package, a user’s friendly software developed by the INFLIBNET Centre. The library has its own local network connecting different sections of the library to the SOUL server. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) service of the library provides databases of books, list of journals, theses. The OPAC service is extended to all the departments in the campus through LAN.
Databases of library books, theses:
  • Book database
  • Theses database
  • List of journals subscribed:
  • Indian journal
  • Foreign journal



  • Library Collection
    Ground FloorFirst Floor
    Librarian's RoomReference Section
    Assistant Librarian's RoomPeriodical Section
    Library OfficeStudy Centre
    Property CounterThesis Section
    Controlling GateAcquisition Section
    Membership Registration CounterProcessing Section
    Old and Rare Book CollectionsReading Room
    Main Book Stack AreaBack Volume Journals
    University Publications DisplaySystem Room
    Manuscripts Section 
    Computer Section under INFLIBNET Programme 
    Circulation Section 

    NameDesignationQualifications
    University Librarian (Additional Charge)M.Sc.,Ph.D. 
    Senior Information Scientist (Inflibnet Programme)M.C.A.,Ph.D.  
    Deputy LibrarianM.Com.,M.L.I.S.,Ph.D.  
    Deputy Librarian  
    Assistant LibrarianM.L.I.S.