Library is a storehouse of Knowledge. The central Library of CEC is located in the heart of the institution and it is easily accessible to its clientele. The library has got independent building with carpet area of 1305.68.mtrs spread in 2 Floors it can accommodated 300 users at a time. The collection of library is more than 45000 including general Book bank books and SC/ST Book Bank which includes Text and Reference books, Competitive Examination books and general knowledge books are available for all round development of personality. The Library subscribes 50 Indian Journals, 19 technical magazines and 03 International Journals in print version for various departments of UG and PG students and Faculty and Staff. We have access more than 16000 Plus online journals, 16000+ E books, Articles from various publishers IEEE/IEL, Springer, Taylor & Francis, ASME, ASCE, ProQuest Engineering+ Architecture, ProQuest Management, Kopykitab E-Books/Test preparation Platform(GATE & etc.), Sententia Netanalytiks and Knimbus Digital Library & Knimbus Remote Access Solution through VTU Consortium. Library has separate Reading Room and Reference section reading hall. Library has separate stack hall for books, Reference section and Book Bank. The in-house activities of the Library have been computerized and all books are bar coded.
To make world class centre for quality resources in print and digital form to facilitate learning and research.
To enable our readers to make use of Library resource and services most effectively with help from modern technological tools and applications.
Electronic resources (e-resources) are materials in digital format accessible electronically. E-resources are electronic journals (e-journal), electronic books (e-book), Conference proceeding , Articles, e-learning materials ,Videos etc., online databases in varied digital formats, Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf), WebPages (.htm, .html, .asp etc) and more. The CEC Central Library has subscribed online e journals and e-books on various publishers through a member of VTU Consortium.
It covers 273+ e-journals & Transactions, 6514 Conference proceedings and 3043 standards.
It covers 680 e-journals and 13004 e-books under following subjects electrical &electronics, Mechanical Civil, Computer Science, Chemistry and material science and Physics.
It covers 781 e-books
The ASME Digital collections provide online access publications including Journals, E books and Conference proceedings .
Various collections on Civil Engineering subjects
It provides Engineering, Architecture e Journals and ProQuest Management (e-Journals):
VTU Cloud Library (Kopykitab E-Books/Test preparation platform (GATE &etc.,)
Grammar writing tool
e-Journals+ e-Books+ e-Theses+ Educational Videos
|Library Working Hours|
|Reference Section/Digital Library||Working Days||Monday - Friday||9.00 AM – 8.00 PM|
|Saturday||9.00 AM – 4.00 PM|
|Sessional/ Examination||Monday - Saturday||9.00 AM – 8.00 PM|
|Sunday PH||9.00 AM – 1.00 PM|
|Circular Section||Monday - Saturday||9.00 AM – 8.00 PM|
|Sunday PH||9.00 AM – 1.00 PM|
Admission to the Library
CEC Central Library primarily intended to support the educational and research needs of the Faculty, researcher, staff and students.CEC ID qualify for admittance to the Central Library borrowing facilities. All members are required to deposit their belongings at the cub board .The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage to the same. Taking a bag inside the Library is strictly prohibited.
Borrowing facilities and Renewal
|Category of users||No. of Borrower cards||Duration|
|Teaching Faculty||12 books||Full semester|
|UG students||3 books||15 days|
|PG Students||4 books||15 Days|
|Supporting Staff||4 books||Full semester|
Rules on Overdue Materials
Books will be issued for 15 days duration. Students have to return the books on or before the due date. A fine of Rs.10 per book per day will be levied, if the books are not returned within the due date.
Loss/Damage of Library Materials
Library resources are costly and are often rare. Handle Library books and other materials with care and respect. If the books are lost, then the borrower shall replace the books of same edition or latest edition or pay double cost of the book after getting permission from the Librarian
|Mon - Fri||8.30 am to 8.00pm|
|Saturday||8.30 am to 4.00pm|
|Sunday & PH||9.00 AM-12.00 noon|
|Mon-Fri||8.30 AM-5.00 PM|
|Saturday||8.30 AM-4.00 PM|