Library and other learning resources

Library space with list of holdings

The library & Information Centre of KCAET (KCAETLIC) act as the central point of information needs of the academic as well as the research community in the field of Agricultural Engineering. The library building is located centrally and can be easily accessed from classrooms, laboratories, hostels etc. It has an area of 620 square meters with the following sections.

1
General Stack
2
Reference Section
3
Circulation Section
4
Internet & e-resources section
5
Periodicals/Theses/Project reports section

Presently the library possesses the following resources.

Table 7.1 Particulars of holdings in KCAETLIC
Sl.No.
ITEMS
Nos.
1
Books
23617

2

e-journals
Around 3000 (accessible through Cera, CAB abstracts)
3
Indian Journals
12
4
Bound Volume of Journals
445
5
Theses/project reports
246

6

e-books
Around 700 (accessible through cabiebooks)

Availability of computers and access to internet

Presentlylibrary possesses 10 computers and one IBM server machine for its in-house operations and Internet use. The library subscribes two Internet connections, one with static IP address and one connection provided in NME scheme. The Library developed and maintained a library portal through which the resources of the library are made available to its members. The e-resources like CAB abstracts, e-journals received through CERA consortium and Science direct, KrishiPrabha, etc are provided through the Internet connection with static IP. The Wi-Fi connection provided by the library enables the users to access our resources and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) in their own wireless devices within the library and library premises.

Library timings and usage

The library is kept open from 10.00 A.M. to 5 P.M. on all working days without break. At present two professionally qualified library staff and one supporting staff are working in the library. The members especially the students and teachers are using the library very well. A student member entitled to borrow five books at a time with loan period of one month. The teachers are allowed to take eight text books at a time and can keep with them for a semester. All other members are entitled to borrow two books for a loan period of one month.

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