The front view of the central library that houses the book bank on the top floor.
Libraries are backbone of any civilized society and heart of any academic institution. Thus the library at Delhi College of Engineering also acquires a prominent place among the students and faculty. Situated in a three storied centrally air-conditioned Building spread over an area of 5000 square meters, it is a central place for academic and research activities. The library has a well equipped conference hall with the seating capacity of 150 for academic discussions and reading rooms for 300 users. The Library has a very rich collection of relevant books and journals. The total collection of the library is more than 107136 in main library, 41054 in General Books bank, 9057 in SCP Book Bank and 2681 received through donation.
The library services at Delhi College of Engineering are provided to students, staff & faculty
members for updating their knowledge and supporting the research and teaching / learning
These services are provided through the central library and departmental libraries. Keeping in view the fast changes in technology, the knowledge base of the library is updated regularly by way of adding new literature in the form of text books, reference books, reports, proceedings, abstracts & indexes, encyclopedias, data books, standards (National & International) Journals & database on CD-ROM. Apart from adding the new literature, the basic literature is also procured for the new programmes along with current one. Some new section and services are also being started to make the library services of ISO 9001 standard.
This section has a rich collection of more than 65 thousand unique Titles,covering almost all areas of Engineering, Science & Technology and is open to all students & faculty members, from where they can borrow the required books as per rules.
The inner view of the library
A large number of Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Standards, Reports, Proceedings, Abstracts & Indexes, Data Books, standards, (National & International) are available in the Library.
Additional Reading Section
The library also has a collection of good books on English and Hindi Literature for leisure reading and on the other important subjects like History, Sociology etc.
Journals being the primary source of information are essential to supplement the research activities and are required regularly, Hence Library has good collections of Indian and foreign journals on various subjects of science & technology.
A number of foreign & Indian journals are being subscribed on-line to facilitate the on going research activities & to expand the areas of future research activities. The online Journals are being subscribed including IEL, ASME, ASCE, Science Direct and Springer Link.
The research cubicles on the ground floor of the central library
The facilities like Photocopy, Printing, Scanning, Spiral binding, Lamination etc. are provided to the students on payment basis within the premises of the library.
CD-Rom Access to Engineering & Scientific Data Base
Various CD-ROM database i.e. BIS, ASTM, EI-index etc. are being subscribed. Apart from these databases, library also has a good collection of books on CD-ROM and video recordings.
Automation of Library & Services
To keep pace with ongoing technological changes the library records have been computerized for making it accessible to the faculty & students at their work places which not only save the time but also make the simultaneous multiple access of information which otherwise is not possible in print formats. Well known Library management software namely Libsys- 4 is being used for the automation of library services. 73 Pentium IV machines are provided to facilitate the retrieval of information through internet and intranet. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of books, Journals CDs and Videos available in the library is accessible to the users on intranet. Several useful resources on engineering and technology available on internet have been identified and links are made available on the library Web page which includes the list of subscribed and free on -line journals / resources / references / databases in Engineering, Science and Technology, list of research papers available through institutional archives.
Electronic Resource Centre
The library being the member of consortia of Indian Digital Library of Engineering and Technology (INDEST) and Developing Library Network (DELNET) offers various facilities of member institutions through resource sharing. To provide the efficient management, the constant vigil is kept on the activities of staff and users through Electronic Surveillance system having a 24 hours recording facility and to keep the library services automated, the following work is regularly carried out:
1. Data update of existing collection / records data entry of new arrivals.
2. Bar Coding of Existing Collection/Records Data Entry of New Arrivals
3.Bar Coding of Membership Cards and Incoming Records/Documents.
4.Procurement/up gradation of Hardware & Software
Continuous Internet search is done for identification of new resources for subsequent development of library home page.