Fully computerized and centrally air-conditioned library of N.C. College of Engineering Technical Campus is functioning since 1998 with seating capacity of 225 users at a time. The Central library of the college is really a place of individual study and research and also maintains an excellent learning environment. It has a treasure trove of more than 55000 volumes of books beside 3000 CDs. The Library subscribes to 78 national and international print research Journals, magazines, newsletters and 9 dailies. It also provides access to 244 title of current e-journals of Springer, ASME and ASCE as well as their back volumes meeting in totality the guidelines regarding provision of e-journals in the library by AICTE. The subscription of such e-journals costs approx Rs. 10 lac per year. The Central library also stacks 1052 back volumes of periodicals in bound form with 228 title for reference and record. Each department also has its own Departmental Library to caters the needs of both faculty members and students in the department itself.
VIDEO AND WEB LECTURES
The Central Library has the collection of hundreds of Video and Web lectures compiled by the Bodh Bridge Educational Service Private Limited ,IIT Madras under National Programme of Technical Education Enhancement (NPTEL) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
To facilitate efficient and effective searching of information through the various on-line database and union catalog, the Central Library has access to resources of Developing Library Network (DELNET), New Delhi. The Delnet provides the delivery of individual books as and when required by member libraries and photocopies of articles published in India and abroad through the Inter Library Loan/Document Delivery Services. User can access more than 60 lac books and thousand of journals through DELNET.
The library stores 6609 titles of reference and text reference books. The reference books includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals and yearbooks on general topics. The library also has sufficient books and other study aids material helpful to students in preparing for various competitive and entrance examinations.
The Digital Library Section of the Library has 10 -IV computers and 2913 CD-ROM & Floppies of Books and periodicals. The services provided by the Digital section includes:
- Access to Internet
- Access to CD-ROM & Floppies including circulation
- Access to e-Resources of books and e-journals subscribed by the Library including Springer, ASME and ASCE e-Journals and DELNET e-Journals of science, technology and management.
- Printing and scanning facilities for students and faculty members.
- Access to Open Access Journals of DOAJ
- Access to NPTEL Contents ,Video lectures and Web lectures of different IITs.
STUDENTS BENEFIT FUND
There is also a provision of issuing books to the weaker section of society under the Student Benefit Fund scheme. The Library stores 5797 books presently under these schemes.
OPEN ACCESS SYSTEM
To promote reading habits among the students the library is following an Open Access system that enables students to walk amidst books, browse under guidance and handle books freely. The facilities of On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) are also available.
INTER LIBRARY LOAN
The Library also offers the Inter Library Loan facilities. We help the students in getting the reading material not available in our library, from nearby Engineering Colleges libraries and provide them the required books and information.
The Library undertakes reproduction of materials available in its collection for research,study and private “fair use” on nominal charges.