Department of Library and Information Centre

BITM Library is also known as Knowledge Centre, is an Integral part of the Institution and also the life line of academic activities. The library stretches over an area of 1191.39 Sqmts with a seating capacity of about 500 members. Library has collection of 88,879 volumes of Books with 7627 Titles on Engineering, Management and Humanities. Library subscribes to 91 print copies of Journals, 08 online e-resources and 13235 e-Books (Taylor & Francis and Springer). Digital library consists of 10 Terabyte data of NPTEL Video lectures, and PDF. Library is member of VTU consortium. Library has Security systems with closed Circuit Television System (CCTV).

Sl Course Titles Volumes
01 Computer Science Engineering 2162 22325
02 Electronics and Communication Engineering 1315 14980
03 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 759 8990
04 Mechanical Engineering 1128 15482
05 Civil Engineering 117 2793
06 Humanities & GEN 1387 16053
07 MBA 759 8256
Total 7627 88879

Enable and Enrich teaching, learning and research process respectively along with nurturing social awareness, ethics and human values in them to contribute for a healthy society.
Creation of a world class engineering professionals.

Regular days      : 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
During Exams    : 09: 00 AM to 10:00 PM
During Vacation :  09:00 AM to 5:30 PM

  • Library follows the Open access system.
  • The Central Library encourages every user to use the Library to his/her advantage.
  • There are National Print Journals & online journals Subscribed for the year
  • The Library Comprises of Stack Area, Reference Section, Socially Weaker section, Periodical Section, Reprographic and Digital library, audio-visual & central computing Centre.
  • The Library maintains a separate reference collection consisting each one book from library collection, encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, atlases, etc. Reference books are marked “R”.
  • The Library has a unique scheme of Book Bank, which library provides a set of Books Prescribed by the VTU for the entire course for all students up a maximum of 10 books. Every effort is made to obtain all titles recommended by the faculty.
  • Library supports the teaching learning process by providing good books and online resources. Teaching staff members are provided with maximum of 10 Books.
  • Library is fully automated with easylib library software 4.4.2v, books are bar-coded.
  • Library membership is mandatory for Staff and Students.
  • Issue of Books for Students on Basis of Approved Students list.
  • Library supports the Students who lost eligibility, Books issue as per norms.
  • The students should take care of the library materials issued to him/her.
  • The student should maintain discipline in the library, eatables, discussion in groups & napping is not allowed.
  • The students should cooperate with the staff for the smooth functioning of the library.
  • Stealing of books or removing of pages from the books is an offense.
  • The students are not allowed to take the personal belongings inside the library. They are advised to use the Property counter at security.
  • The Librarian reserves the right to recall the issued books at any time in case of emergency.
  • All the books should be returned immediately after the theory exams.
  • Newspapers and Magazines (General and Technical) are available in Reading Room.
  • The latest journals are available in the Reference section.
  • The students have to carry their own syllabus copy.
  • Any suggestions / complaints make use of the Suggestion Box/Register available with the Library Coordinator/ Librarian.
  • Feel free to contact the Librarian for any clarification and help.
  • Use of mobile is strictly prohibited in the library.


*Students should ask the reference section Librarian for the required Books and enter the same in the register and make it return when leaving the Reference Section.

* Print Journals are only for reference and will not be issued.

* While taking the Books/Journals, the Students should assure about the missing pages /damages, if any.

*Reference Books will issue for overnight with the written Permission of the Librarian.

*Previous Question Papers will not be issued outside; Photocopy of the same can be obtained from the library.

Reading Room

  • Technical / Business Management & General Magazines are available.
  • All the leading national newspapers in English/Kannada/Telugu are available


*Reprographic Services (Photocopy)

*OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

*OPAC by login

*Current Awareness Services (CAS)

* Bibliographic Services

* SC/ST Book Service


  • Books will be issued on producing valid college ID card.
  • The students who are under Book Bank Scheme will get the prescribed text books as per VTU syllabus from First semester onwards.
  • Multiple copies of the same books will not be issued.
  • The students should ask for their requirement at the issue counter only.
  • The students should check the condition of the books at the issue counter while collecting the books.
  • The students are responsible for any damage to the material borrowed by them.
  • Any damage to the books will attract a fine while returning the books to the library.
  • If the books issued are not in good condition, this should be brought to the notice of the Chief Librarian and ask for an exchange.
  • The books issued other than Book Bank scheme has to be renewed on or before the due date printed on the book due date slip.
  • Book Bank Books should be returned after Next day of concerned semester exams.
  • Members should check the due dates before leaving the issue counter.
  • No books will be issued on permission / recommend letters.
  • In case of loss of book, the borrower should replace the same with new book preferably with same edition or latest edition or they have to pay double the cost of the book, including fine (if any)
  • Issue of books is subject to availability.
  • The concerned student should be present for issuing & receiving of the books.

Overdue Fines

  • All the books will attract a fine as per the notices.
  • All the books are classified and labeled with Barcode stickers.
  • Tampering of the Book Labels will attract a fine of 10/- per label.
  • Tampering or loss of pages of the books may attract book binding cost or replacement of the book, as the case may apply.
  • The latest edition of book will only be acceptable in replacement of a lost/damaged book along with a fine of Rs.50/- as processing fee. Otherwise double the cost of the book shall be charged.
  • After the due date, the books in circulation will attract overdue fine of 5/- per book per day.
E-Resources Subject Coverage Resources No. of E-Resources URL
IEEE- IEL Online Electrical and Electronics Engineering + Computer Science + Telecommunications and Computer Science Engineering and Related Allied Disciplines IEEE: Journals, transactions, and magazines, including early access documents – 190 (active & archival) Conference proceedings – 1400 + annual Standards- 3043 (active & archival) IET: Journals - 82 (active & archival) Conference proceedings – 20 + annual VDE Verlag* Conference proceedings – 20 + annual Alcatel –Lucent* Journals – 1 (bell labs tech journal) Back titles from 1872 to till date 273 Journals
6514 Conf. proc
3043 Standards
Science Direct
Engg + CS + EE + ME + EC + CV + Allied branches of Engg. Aerospace- 3 Automotive-1 Biomedical- 10 Chemical-22 Civil-35 Computer Science-83 Electrical and Electronic-38 Engineering (Gen)-25 Mechanical-73 (Back Issues from 2000 to 31st Dec 2015) 288 Journals
(Journals & Books)
Electrical & Electronics Mechanical Civil Computer Science Engineering (Allied Subject) Chemistry and Material Science Mathematics Physics Electrical & Electronics - 58 Mechanical - 44 Civil - 13 Computer Science - 93 Engineering (Allied Subject) - 39 Chemistry and Material Science - 162 Mathematics - 167 Physics - 104 Back titles from 1997 to till date 680 Journals
ASCE Civil Engineering Journals-35 Back file from-1983- till date 35 Journals
Taylor & Francis
(Journals & Books)
Engineering + CSE + ME + CV and Allied Science Allied Science-330 Mechanical-34 Textile -10 Engineering & Technology-69 Electrical-17 Computer Science-27 Civil & Structural-30 BioTechnology-17 (Back Issues from 1997 to 2015) 535 Journals http: //
ProQuest Engineering and Technology Collections-2016 3900 e-Journals (All Engineering and it’s Allied branches it includes Architecture) (PQETC) Fulltext Indexed (Back issues from 2000) 3900 Journals 7800 Abstract
ABI Inform Global-2016 2900 journals (Master of Business Administration) (PQABIG) Fulltext Indexed (Back issues from 2000) 2900 Journals 10300 Abstract
K-Nimbus: Digital Library Platform All subjects 12 K + Resources OA resources: Journals + e-Books + e-Theses + Educational videos 12 K +
K-Nimbus Remote Access Solution Cloud Based 1. 24 X 7 seamless access 2. Admin control for librarians 3. Usage report for individual college can take 4. Secured remote access full text content ------


Note: Access through IP address of the Institute.

  • Online journals, databases, E-Books are subscribed on all the engineering & Management streams. Subscription is based on IP address. Student / Faculty are providing the copy of the subscription of journals with login details.
  • All e-resources, database, e-books resources can be accessed, print, download from the IP address of the Institute.
  • Orientation programme on e-Resources by experts from the publishers are conducted for the benefit of users.
  • NPTEL (National Programme on Teaching and Enhanced Learning) data about 10 terabyte is available and it is connected through LAN in Campus. These are lectures by eminent IIT & IISc Professors available in the form of Video, Audio, Pdf and web.
  • NPTEL Data (LAN)   &   NPTEL Data (WEB)
Sl Name Designation Qualification Date of Joining
01 Mr. Jaffer Basha .S LIBRARIAN B.A.MLIS., M.Phil 01.09.2001
02 Mr. Raghuveer Deshpande Library Asst B A .,CLISC, BLIS 11.04.2009
03 Mr. Kariyappa .K Library Asst B.A 22.07.2007
04 Mr. NaveenK Kumar .N Office Asst P.U.C.,JODC CLISC 12.08.2010
05 Mr. Pratap Singh Attender S.S.L.C 06.10.2003
06 Mr. Lachamappa Attender S.S.L.C 21.11.2005
07 Mr. Shankaraiah .V Office Asst B.Com 01.06.2006

Lib Co-ordinator: Prof. Venkateshwar.A (CSE Dept)

Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi
e-Learning @ VTU
The Institution of Engineers (India)
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar-Rupnagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Indian Institute of Management, Bangaluru
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
International Management Institute, New Delhi
Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Techno Duet


Masachusetts Institute of Technology
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
Harvard University
Lomonosov Moscow State University
California Institute of Technology-Caltech
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
SN Name of the Laboratory Carpet area (Sq.Mt) Lab / Major Equipments
1 Computer Center & Digital Library

(Central Facilities)

147.45 80 Nos. Intel Pentium-IV Systems, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD, Mouse, Key Board, Printers, AMD Athlon , 1 GB RAM with High Speed Internet Connectivity
2 English Language Lab 77.35 30 Nos. Computer Systems, DLP Projector, Printers.

Library Committee


01 Dr. V.C. Patil, Principal Chairman
02 Dr. Yadavalli Basavaraj VP / HOD-ME Member
03 Dr. R.N. Kulkarni HOD-CSE Member
04 Dr. U.Eranna HOD-ECE Member
05 Dr. B.S. Khened HOD-EEE Member
06 Dr. Mahabaleswara H HOD-CIVIL Member
07 Dr. Suresh HOD-CHEMISTRY Member
08 Dr. K.S.R. Sridhar HOD-MATHS Member
09 Dr. T. Machappa HOD- Physics Member
10 Dr. G.P. Dinesh Dean, BITM-DMS Member
11 Mr. A. Venkateshwara Asso. Prof. - CSE Co-ordinator
12 Mr. Jaffer Basha S Librarian Member


  • To identify the suppliers.
  • To consolidate the list of books that need to be purchased and check with the existing stock to avoid any surplus purchases.
  • To get the library indents and requisitions from the respective departments.
  • To shortlist the suppliers and submitted to the management for the approval.
  • To shortlist the vendors for the e-journals, technical printed national and international journals, periodicals, etc.,
  • To carry out the stock verifications of the books.
  • To ensure the necessary discipline in the library.
  • To maintain key performer indicators such as; library usage statistics.
  • To prepare a budget and submitted to the budget committee.



  • Chairman – To ensure all the necessary textbooks are made available as per the university syllabus. To approve the indents. To submit the list of books to be purchased to the purchase committee.
  • Co-ordinator – To collect the indents from the department and consolidate the same, prepare a budget, address any indiscipline issues in the library, stock verification and maintain library usage statistics.
  • Members – To give the indent to the librarian and ensure the department staff to cross verify with the availability of the books.
  • Librarian – To correspond with the suppliers w.r.t. intended books.

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