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
Transformation of our library into a platform for the creation, discovery, use, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge that is fully open and equitably accessible.


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


  1. Conservation and preservation of Knowledge.
  2. Access to knowledge, promote scholarly communication and provide information to the academic community in support to programs.
  3. To provide students with a wide range of educational materials with varying levels of difficulty, in a variety of formats, with diversity of appeal, and allowing for the presentation of different points of view.
  4. To support all-new programs and enhancement of existing programs for accreditation the library collection development (Print and Digital) with input from appropriate faculty members recommended and select new titles and services for purchase as well as selecting materials for weeding.
  5. Work as an independent agency and encourage life-long learning beyond the prescribed syllabus so that the students can be more enlightened.
  6. Developing library services that incorporate both physical and virtual collections.
  7. Encourage students in team building and learning.

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, Reprographics and Digital library, audio-visual & central computing Centre.
  • The Library maintains a separate reference collection consisting of each one book from the library collection, encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, atlases, etc. Reference books are marked “R”.
  • The Library has a unique scheme of Book Bank, in which the 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.
  • The library supports the teaching-learning process by providing good books and online resources. Teaching staff members are provided with a maximum of 10 Books.
  • The library is fully automated with easily 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.
  • The 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 books or removing 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 the 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; a 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 a valid college ID card.
  • The students who are under Book Bank Scheme will get the prescribed textbooks as per the VTU syllabus from the First semester onwards.
  • Multiple copies of the same books will not be issued.
  • The students should ask for their requirements 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 the Book Bank scheme have to be renewed on or before the due date printed on the book due to date slip.
  • Book Bank Books should be returned after the Next day of concerning 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 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 with 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 the book will only be acceptable in replacement of a lost/damaged book along with a fine of Rs.50/- as a processing fee. Otherwise double the cost of the book shall be charged.
  • After the due date, the books in circulation will attract an overdue fine of 5/- per book per day.

Subscribed For The Calendar Year 2020

Sl.No. Dept Title Publishers FRQ
1 CIVIL Indian Concrete Journal (Scopus) Associated Cement Companies) 12
2 CIVIL Himalayan Geology (Scopus) (WIHG, Dehradun) 2
3 CIVIL Indian Highway Indian Roads Congress 12
4 CIVIL Journal of Indian Roads Congress  Indian Roads Congress 4
5 CIVIL TAI Journal (Tunneling Association of India) ( 2
6 CIVIL Civil Engineering & Construction Review Trend-Set Engineers Pvt Ltd 12
7 CIVIL International Journal of Concrete Technology Consortium of e-Learning Network Pvt Ltd 2
8 CIVIL International Journal of Town Planning and Management Consortium of e-Learning Network Pvt Ltd 2
9 CSE International Journal of Algorithms Design and Analysis Consortium of e-Learning Network Pvt Ltd 2
10 CSE Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Mathematics (Scopus) Indian National Science Academy 4
11 CSE Inventi Impact: Artificial Intelligence Inventi journals Private Limited 4
12 CSE Inventi Impact: Cloud Computing Inventi journals Private Limited 4
13 CSE Inventi Impact: Soft computing Inventi journals Private Limited 4
14 CSE International Journal of Data Mining and Emerging Technologies 2
15 CSE Recent Trends in Programming Language STM journals 3
16 CSE International Journal of Web Application Digital Information Research Foundation 4
17 CSE IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering International organization of scientific research 6
18 ECE i-Manager's Journal on Embedded System i-manager Publications 2
19 ECE i-manager's Journal on Mobile Applications and Technologies i-manager Publications 2
20 ECE ICTACT Journal of Image and Video Processing (ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu) 2
21 ECE Current Science  (Scopus & web of science) (Indian Academy of Sciences) 24
22 ECE Indian Journal of Cryogenics (Indian Cryogenics Council) 1
23 ECE CSIR News (Nat'l Institute of Sci.Commu.& Info. Resources) 24
24 ECE Electronics For You EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd. 12
25 ECE Inventi Impact: VLSI Inventi journals private limited 4
26 EEE Electrical India (Chary Publications Pvt.Ltd.) 12
27 EEE Power Line (India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt.Ltd.) 12
28 EEE Power Engineer Journal 2
29 EEE Inventi impact Energy & Power Inventi journals Private Limited 4
30 EEE Indian Journal of Physics (Scopus) Springer Nature India Pvt Ltd 12
31 EEE Energy Future The Energy and Resources Institute 4
32 EEE Journal of Power Electronics & Power Systems STM journals 3
33 ME International Journal of Production Engineering Consortium of e-Learning Network Pvt Ltd 2
34 ME Defense Science Journal Scopus (Defence Scientific Info.& Documentation Centre) 4
35 ME Inventi Impact: Mechanical Engineering Inventi journals Private Limited 4
36 ME Patent Journal: Autombile engineering Inventi journals Private Limited 4
37 ME Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics Scopus (Nat'l Institute of Sci.Commu.& Info. Resources) 12
38 ME Journal of Institution of Engineers(India) Series C (Mechanical Engg, Production Engg, Aerospace Engg, Marine Engg.) Structural Engineering Research Centre 6
39 ME Journal of Surface Science and Technology (9701893) Informatics 2
40 ME Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Science National Institute of science communication & Information resources 6
41 MBA Economic and Political Weekly (Scopus) (Economic and Political Weekly) 52
42 MBA Forbes India  Forbes India 28
43 MBA Finance India: The Quarterly Journal (Scopus) Indian Institute of Finance 4
44 MBA Indian Journal of Finance (Scopus) Indian Journal of Finance 12
45 MBA Indian Journal of Marketing (Indian Journal of Marketing) 12
46 MBA Harvard Business Review (Harvard Business Review) 6
47 MBA Prabandhan: Indian Journal of Management Indian Journal of Management 12
48 MBA Journal of Human Values sage publications 3

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 a copy of the subscription of e- journals with login details.
  1. E-resource orientation programs: The 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: (preferred to browse in Mozilla Firefox).Log in 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
Sno. Name of the Staff Designation Dept.
1 Mr. Jaffer Basha S Librarain LIB
2 Mr. Naveen Kumar N Office Asst LIB
3 Mrs. Vaibhavi S Puranik Instructor LIB
4 Mr. Pratap Singh Attender LIB
5 Mr. Lachamappa Attender LIB
6 Mr. Ramesh Naik B Attender LIB
7 Durgamma B * Helper LIB

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 2020-21


E-Journals 1661

1 Elsevier
Engineering + CS + EE
+ ME + EC and CV
  • Artificial Intelligence-22
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design-19
  • Computer Networks and Communications-29
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition-10
  • Hardware and Architecture-20
  • Information Systems-28
  • Signal Processing-13
  • Aerospace Engineering-5
  • Biomedical Engineering-16
  • Civil and Structural Engineering-35
  • Computational Mechanics-11
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering-33
  • Mechanical Engineering-36
  • Ocean Engineering-6
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality-13
    (Back Issues from 2010)
296 Elsevier 2020- Subject Collection for VTU Engg
2 Springer Nature
Electrical & Electronics,
Computer Science,
Engineering (Allied Subject),
Chemistry and Material Science,
  • Electrical & Electronics - 58
  • Mechanical - 44
  • Civil - 13
  • Computer Science - 93
  • Engineering (Allied Subject) - 39
  • Chemistry and Material Science - 162
  • Mathematics - 167
  • Physics - 104
    (Back Issues from 1997)
690 VTU list of journals 2020 subscription Springer
3 Taylor & Francis

Architecture and Allied Science
  • Allied Science-324
  • Mechanical-35
  • Textile -8
  • Engineering & Technology-76
  • Electrical-17
  • Computer Science-27
  • Civil & Structural-31
  • BioTechnology-17
  • Architecture-19
    (Back Issues from 2010)
555 Taylor & Francis Accessible journals title list 2019 (14.12.2020) - VTU
4 Emerald
  • Accounting, Finance & Economics-9
  • Business, Management & Strategy-18
  • Education-10
  • Health & Social Care-5
  • HR, Learning & Organization Studies-17
  • Information & Knowledge Management-10
  • Library Studies-17
  • Marketing-12
  • Operations, Logistics & Quality-10
  • Property Management & Built Environment-5
  • Public Policy & Environmental Management-6
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management-1
120 EM 120 Emerald list of Journals 2020-21

Technological Platform

1 Knimbus
  1. Digital Library Platform
  2. Remote Access Solution
  3. Mobile App
All subjects 12 K + Resources and following features

  1. OA resources: Journals + e-Books +
    e-Theses + Educational videos
  2. 24 X 7 seamless access
  3. Admin control for librarians
  4. Usage report for individual college can take
  5. Secured remote access full text content
  6. Mobile compatibility
E-Books:1000+ E-Journals: 5700+ Knimbus Title List 2020-21
2 Turnitin

Plagiarism Originality Online Check End user Licenses:

  • Instructor profile
  • Student’s profile
3 NetAnalytiks
Sententia (Writing Grammar Tool)
  1. Admin control for librarians
  2. 24 X 7 seamless access
  3. Usage report for individual college can take

E-Books 11,111

1 Elsevier:SD
Engineering and Allied
Branches of Engineering
-- 436 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
Elsevier eBooks Title List 2020
2 Taylor and Francis
Engineering -- 4950 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
Taylor & Francis eBooks accessible to VTU Consortium 2019 (14.12.2020)
3 McGraw Hill Education
Engineering Express -- 505 E-Books(end on 31.3.2022) MHE EL 505 Mcgraw Hill 2020-21
4 New Age International
(Reference + Text) -- 220 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
LIST OF 220 NEW AGE e-books
5 Packt
Engineering and Professional Computers -- 5002 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
Packt VTU List 5002 Book Titles List
S.NO Programs Titles Volumes
1 Computer Science Engineering 2197 20849
2 Electronics and Communication Engineering 1895 20491
3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1533 9965
4 Mechanical Engineering 2746 15755
5 Civil Engineering 763 6923
6 Engineering Physics 57 875
7 Engineering Chemistry 73 947
8 Engineering Maths 116 8616
9 Constitution of India and Engineering Ethics 9 967
10 Environmental Studies 8 526
11 General 1032 4829
12 M.B.A 1325 9050
Grand Total 11754 99793



1 Elsevier:SD
Engineering and Allied
Branches of Engineering
-- 436 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
Elsevier eBooks Title List 2020
2 Taylor and Francis
Engineering -- 4950 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
Taylor & Francis eBooks accessible to VTU Consortium 2019 (14.12.2020)
3 McGraw Hill Education
Engineering Express -- 505 E-Books(end on 31.3.2022) MHE EL 505 Mcgraw Hill 2020-21
4 New Age International
(Reference + Text) -- 220 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
LIST OF 220 NEW AGE e-books
5 Packt
Engineering and Professional Computers -- 5002 E-Books
(Perpetual Access)
Packt VTU List 5002 Book Titles List

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