Department of Library and Information Centre


BITM's Library is also known as Knowledge Centre, is an integral part of the Institution and also the lifeline of academic activities. The library stretches over an area of 1100.96 Sqmts with a seating capacity of about 500 members. The library has a collection of 99,793 volumes of Books with 11,754 Titles are on Engineering, Management, and Humanities. Library subscribes to 48 print copies of National & International Journals as per the AICTE requirement. E-resource subscribed through VTU-Consortium with 1681 e-Journals (Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer Nature, Institute of Civil Engineers, UK and Emerald: Management) and 11,111e-Books (Packt, Taylor & Francis, McGraw-Hill Education, Elsevier & New Age International) and also Technology Platforms are Kimbus (Remote Access and Mobile App), Net Analytics Platform (writing Grammar Tool) and Turnitin (Plagiarism Software Online Tool). Digital library upgraded with 6 Terabyte data of VTU - NPTEL Video lectures, and PDF from VTU E-learning, Mysuru. The library is a member of the VTU-Consortium and National Digital Library of India (NDL). The library has Security systems with a Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV).


Central Library is advised by a Library Advisory Committee with the following constitution and representatives from the academic year 2019-20.

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. Javed Kalburgi HOD-MBA Member
11 Mr. Venkateshwara Asso. Prof. CSE Coordinator
12 Mr. Jaffer Basha S Librarian Member


  1. To identify the suppliers.
  2. To consolidate the list of books those need to be purchased and check with the existing stock to avoid surplus purchases.
  3. To get the library indents and requisitions from the respective departments.
  4. To shortlist the suppliers and submitted to the management for the approval.
  5. To shortlist the vendors for the e-journals, technical printed national and international journals, periodicals, etc.
  6. To carry out the stock verification of the books.
  7. To ensure necessary discipline in the library.
  8. To maintain key performer indicators such as library usage statistics.
  9. To prepare budget and submitted to budget committee.
  10. To enable utilization of e-resource centre.


  1. Chairman- to ensure all the necessary text books is made available as per the university syllabus. To approve the indents. To submit the list of books to be purchase to the purchase committee.
  2. Co-ordinator-To collect the indents from the department and consolidate the same, prepare budget, address any indiscipline issues in the library, stock verification and maintain library usage statistics.
  3. Members- To give the indent to the librarian and ensure department staff to cross verify with the availability of the books.
  4. Librarian- To correspond with the supplier's w.r.t. intended books.



Creation of world-class engineering professionals.


Enable and Enrich teaching, learning and research process respectively along with nurturing social awareness, ethics and human values in them to contribute to a healthy society.

Regular days : 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
During Vacation : 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Lunch Break: 02:00 PM to 3:00 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.

Digital Library

ICT Enabled Services

  1. Access to web based Resources: E-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 e- journals with login details.
  1. E-resource orientation programs: Library enlists all the resources on a single page termed as 'E-Resources' with links of subscribed e-Resources'. The participants have explained the databases of their subject and related areas. A presentation on Online Search Techniques is also prepared to explain the various search techniques, limiting or expanding search, common search platforms, etc. Each of the search techniques is supported by the live example on a particular database. Demonstrations are also made regarding how to register with a database, search for various concepts and publications, how to download the full-text article, how different search strategies work, etc.
  1. VTU-NPTEL-NMEICT (A Project under National Mission on Education through Ministry of Human Resource and Development Government of India, New Delhi). Upgraded with 5 Terabyte data of Video lectures, and PDF from VTU E-learning, Mysuru:
  1. Digital library upgraded with 6 Terabyte data of VTU & NPTEL Video lectures, and PDF from VTU E-learning, MysuruCAMPUS LAN : (prefered to browse in mozila firefox).Login to Web:
  1. National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning [NPTEL]: Largest online repository in the world of courses in engineering, basic sciences, and selected humanities and social sciences subjects. It is now possible for anyone outside the IIT system to be able to do an online certification course from NPTEL and get a certificate from IITs. IITs are reaching out and taking education to the home of people through this initiative. The objectives of enabling students to obtain certificates for courses is to make students employable in the industry or pursue a suitable higher education program.Details of NPTEL program and educational contents developed so far under this project are available from the website visit: Point of Contact [SPOC]SPOC Name: Dr. K.M. Sadyojatha.
    Designation: Professor, Dept of E& CE.
    Partnering Since: October 2017
    College ID-1385
  1. National Digital Library of India (NDL)
    Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL). National Digital Library is single-window access with e-learning facility to different groups of users. NDL has index contents from all the Institutional Digital Repositories (IDR) of institutions, universities and all other digital library initiatives so that all the e-contents can be searched and accessed by the users through a single window. NDL is like a ‘customized service’ provided in a 24x7 integrated environment where learners can find out the right resource with the least effort and in minimum time. NDL ensures “uniform high standards” of e-content free of cost on a single platform.
    NDL can be viewed at
  1. Library is completely automated with Easylib library software web version 6.2a
    Web OPAC:
    Andriod app: easylibbitm
Sl Name of the staff Qualification Designation Date of Joining
01 Mr.S.Jaffer Basha B.A. M.L.I.S. M.Phil. Librarian 01-09-2001
02 Mr. GuruSwamy D B.A. M.L.I.S. Librarian 07-11-2019
03 Mr. Naveen Kumar N P.U.C (B.A) JODC, C.L.I.Sc. Office Asst 12-08-2010
04 Mr. Pratap Singh SSLC Attender 06-10-2003
05 Mr. Lachamappa SSLC Attender 21-11-2005
06 Mr. Ramesh Nayak SSLC Attender 01-09-2014

Library Co-ordinator Prof: Venkateshwara, A (Assoc Professor, CSE Department)

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.

KNOWLEDGE CENTRE e-Resources 2019-20

Sl. NO. Publishers Subject Category No. of Resources URL


1 Elsevier


Engineering+CS+EE+ME+EC and CV 304

Elsevier 2019 - Subject Collection for Universities- Engg + Comp Science

2 Springer Nature


EEE+ME+CV+CS+Chemistry +Material Science+ Mathematics Physics 690

Springer Nature journals list

3 Taylor & Francis


Engineering+CSE+ME+CV+Architecture and Allied Science 555

T and F journals title list 2019
T& F Journals - Architecture

4 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE),UK


Civil 31 Journals + Conference Proceedings

ICE Current Engg Collection Title List 2019_VTU

5 Emerald


Management 120

EM120 journals list with details

6 Elsevier


Engineering and Allied Branches of Engineering 436 E-Books

(Perpetual Access)

Elsevier eBooks Title List 436

7 Taylor & Francis


Engineering 4950 E-Books

(Perpetual Access)

Taylor & Francis eBooks - 4950
Taylor & Francis eBooks - Architecture - 1068

8 McGraw Hill Education


Engineering Express 505 E-Books

(Four Year Subscription Model)

MHE EL 505

9 New Age International


(Reference +Text) 220 E-Books

(Perpetual Access)

New Age VTU ebook 202

10 Packt


Engineering and Professional Computers 5002 E-Books

(Perpetual Access)

Packt VTU List 5002

11 Knimbus


1. Digital Library Platform

2. Remote Access Solution

3. Mobile App

E-Books: 10,000 +

12 Turnitin*


Plagiarism Originality online Check ---
13 NetAnalytiks



(writing Grammar Tool)




S.NO Course Titles Volumes
1 Computer Science Engineering 2207 21349
2 Electronics and Communication Engineering 1685 20713
3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1343 9785
4 Mechanical Engineering 1847 13239
5 Civil Engineering 733 5933
6 Engineering Physics 57 855
7 Engineering Chemistry 53 931
8 Engineering Maths 126 8715
9 Constitution of India and Engineering Ethics 9 967
10 Environmental Studies 8 449
11 General 1180 4649
12 M.Tech (Digital Electronics] 97 526
13 M.Tech (SCN) 99 1205
14 M.Tech (VLSI) 95 334
15 M.Tech (MDE) 93 225
16 M.Tech (EPE) 73 287
UG & M.Tech Engineering 9705 90162
17 M.B.A 1325 9050
Grand Total 11030 99212



01 Taylor & Francis Taylor & Francis=1000


Allied Science-259



02 Springer Springer= 12235


Computer Science-775

Total 13235

Online Public Access Catalogues (OPAC) is an online database of materials held by a library through which users search a library catalog principally to locate books and collections available in the library.


Note: Username & Password is the same.

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Newspapers and Magazines URL
Education Times
The Engineer
All India Newspaper
All India Metrological Department
Krishi Jagran
Environment Newspapers
Down to Earth
Indian Express
Deccan Herald
Science News
Space News
Science Daily
Salar Daily
Medical News Today
MCI News
Janes News
Financial Times
Travel Daily
Southern Railway
Indian Railways
Airport Authority of India News
Indian Luxury Trains
Karnika Cruise
Marine News
ACM Magazine
Government Technology
Chip Magazine
The Week
The Property Times
Business Today
Forbes India
Dalal Street
Reserve Bank of India
Readers Digest
Yoga Times
Life Time
Industry Week
The Manufacturer

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