LIBRARY

Justice K S Hegde


The NMAMIT Central Library is housed in a main wing of the college academic building and is kept open from 8.00 A.M to 11 P.M for the benefit of the students, staff and research scholars. The library is fully automated. By the help of ‘KOHA’ a open source library automation software, all the functions of the library are being controlled without any problem. Barcode system is followed to issue and return of books and other documents. The library has a collection of 82317 volumes of text (31 March, 2018) and reference books, 1300+ e-journals and 242 Technical Journals (in print) both national and international. The total area of the library is 31000sft and accommodates 750 students at a time. A well furnished Audio/Visual centre provides all sorts of self study digital sources. The digital library subscribes to numerous E-resources and provides access to VTU Consortia online journals. The e-resources can be accessed across the Wi-Fi campus. The digital library subscribes to scholar online journals from ASME, ASCE, IEEE, Elsevier Science Direct, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Proquest, and Knimbus organizations. There are 25 computer systems provided to the users on LAN. The institute library is an active member of DELNET, which is the largest network library in the Asian region. As on today, more than 6000 technical libraries share their resources to help each other. In this platform hard copies of books and other documents are exchanged among member libraries on inter-library-loan service. There is an archive of NPTEL sponsored video lectures. The library spends more than Rs.35.00 lacks only for learning resources in digital form. NMAMIT Library has conducted 8 national level workshop/ Seminar/conferences and one international conference. For the best utilization of its available resources the library has introduced some best practices like Library Awareness Quiz, ‘Library Week’ celebrations, New year celebration, initiation of an annual award namely, ‘best out going library user’, organizing periodical Book exhibitions, a student front ‘library and literary club’, which organizes various activities and competitions to inculcate regular reading and writing practice among the student community. The library has user- friendly book bank facility both for SC/ST and general category students. Reprographic facility, Audio/Visual section, Literature books library, Video lectures of institute faculties, and Government book bank, access to National Digital Library are the special attraction of NMAMIT Central library .