The Library has a total collection over one lakh printed volumes including general books, textbooks, standards and theses & dissertations. Books are organized on open access shelves in various collections.
This is the largest collection of books in the library. Books for professional reading, research and supplementary texts are kept in this collection.
While most books are available for loan books in Reference Section, Theses & Dissertations, Periodicals and Standards can be consulted within the library. subject to copyright regulations reference material can be photocopied. Photocopy Service is available in the library.
Textbooks for undergraduate courses are kept in a separate collection. Since only a limited number of copies of each title are available, students are encouraged to buy their own textbooks. attractive discounts have been arranged from some book dealers to Institute Students.
Students can also avail of Book Bank facility which is maintained with the grant from the Central and State Government. The facility is meant primarily for students of weaker sections allows lending of textbooks for the whole semester.
While the strength of collection lies in technical subjects, an impressive light reading (leisure, sports, fiction, self-development) collection is available for loan.
Course material in a large number of subjects, prepared by experts under the sponsorships of agencies such as All India Technical Education are very good help for studies. You may find these course materials in the General Books section. In due course, web based course ware will be made available online.
Central Library has stron collection of books for competetive examinations such as Civil Services, State Service Commission, GATE, GMAT, CAT.
Only journals with professional and research orientation are subscribed by the Central library. General magazines etc are mostly subscribed by hostel libraries. Library subscribes to several daily newspapers including on each in Hindi and Punjabi are subscribed by the regularly.
Question papers of past years are available at the Help Desk for reference. You can make photocopies of relevant papers on charge basis. We are making efforts to make the papers available in electronic form.
The library has established access to a large number of online and CD-ROM based electronic information resources, such as bibliographic databases and electronic journals. Theses and dissertations submitted to the Institute in electronic format since 2003 are also now available online on DSpace server.