The University of Burdwan

सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Learning Leads To Emancipations
The Central Library is housed in a two-storied building in the Golapbag campus. Being in the middle of the campus it is easily accessible from all departments of the university. It has a carpet area of about 12,000 sq ft. The library opens from 8 am to 7 pm except Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturdays, it remains open from 10 am to 5 pm. Library remains closed in Sunday. There are 19 departmental libraries in the Golapbag campus attached to the respective departments. The library provides consultation facilities to out side scholars, teachers of the affiliated colleges and students of other universities as well as ex-students of our university on the basis of the Library Rules.
University LibrarianM.Com.,M.L.I.S.,Ph.D.  
Assistant LibrarianM.L.I.S.  
Senior Information Scientist (Inflibnet Programme)M.C.A.,Ph.D.  
Librarian (In-Charge):
Prof. Sumanta Bhattacharya
Department of Central Library
The University of Burdwan
Golapbag, Bardhaman - 713104
West Bengal, INDIA.

Email   : [email protected]
The University offers membership to the teachers, scholars, students, officers, non-teaching staff and retired persons of our University, academic staff of affiliated colleges, ex-students of ours and other Universities, and other academicians. Individual membership can be obtained by presenting proper identification in case of ex-students of other universities, other academicians and teachers from affiliated colleges on payment (Rs.100=00 for ex-students, Rs.2000=00 for other categories). They will be entitled to get library services according to the Rules of the Library.

Library Collection
Books (Research/Project)8,170
Journal (Bound Vols)24,812
Thesis/M.Phil dissertation2,365
Rare Books (Raj Collections)8,000
Donation of Books (gifted)20,794
CD ROMs1,111
Periodical Section
300 Indian & foreign journals are subscribed by the University.
Online E-Journals & CD ROM Searching
Under the INFLIBNET project of the UGC access to online E-Journals through UGC Infonet Programme as well as offline CD ROM searching of abstract databases are provided to the users. At present E-Journals of the following publishers are available under the UGC-Infonet.
Reference Section
This section has a rich collection of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks, year books, atlases, directories etc. Readers can consult these books to meet their queries. It has also a display board where new arrivals are displayed regularly.
Thesis Collection
In this section the theses of Ph.D/D.Sc/D.Lit. degrees and M,Phil dissertations awarded by the university are kept for reference use by researchers and others.
Report Section
Census reports, World Development Reports, Govt Publications, Reports on Education, Reprints of research papers published by the scholars and teachers of our university, NET, SLET, GATE preparatory documents are available.
Archival Cell
The present acquisitions by the unit are 2500 nos. of very old and valuable Sanskrit Manuscripts and 8000 nos. of old and rare books received from the Burdwan Raj Family Library.

EJournals subscribed by UGC-Infonet
No.Name of the Publisher Journals countWebsite
1.American Chemical Society(1876)29 Journals
2.American Institute of Physics18 Journals
3.American Physical Society10 Journals
4.Annual Reviews33 Journals
5.Blackwell publishing489 Journals
6.Cambridge University Press224 Journals
7.Economic & Political Weekly1 Journals
8.Emerald (LIS Collection)29 Journals
9.Institute of Physics Publishing46 Journals
10.(Institute of Studies in Industrial Development) ISID1 Database
11.JCCC1 Database
12.JSTOR1401 Journals
13.Nature1 Journal
14.Oxford University Press202 Journals
15.Project Muse389 Journals
16.Royal Society of Chemistry26 Journals + 6 database
17.Springer Link1389 Journals
18.Taylor & Francis1365 Journals
19.Web of Science1 Database
20.[email protected]

EJournals subscribed by University
No.Name of the Publisher Journals countWebsite
1.EPWRF India Time Series Database
4.Ecological Economics
5.Aquatic Toxicology
7.IEEE ASPP collection

Free EJournals
No.Name of the Publisher Journals countWebsite
1.Internationally Indexed Open Access
Research Journals
Computerized library activities and networking of the central library has been undertaken under INFLIBNET Programme of the UGC. The Central Library has started automation of the library activities using SOUL Package, a user’s friendly software developed by the INFLIBNET Centre. The library has its own local network connecting different sections of the library to the SOUL server. BUCL has migrated its data from SOUL software to Koha software during further course of innovation. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) service of the library provides databases of books, list of journals, theses. The OPAC service is extended to all the departments in the campus through LAN.
Databases of library books, theses:
  • Book database
  • Theses database
  • List of journals subscribed:
  • Indian journal
  • Foreign journal

  • Library Collection
    Ground FloorFirst Floor
    Librarian's RoomReference Section
    Assistant Librarian's RoomPeriodical Section
    Library OfficeStudy Centre
    Property CounterThesis Section
    Controlling GateAcquisition Section
    Membership Registration CounterProcessing Section
    Old and Rare Book CollectionsUniversity Publications Display
    Main Book Stack AreaBack Volume Journals
    Reading RoomSystem Room
    Manuscripts SectionComputer Section under INFLIBNET Programme
    Circulation Section