In todays' world "Knowledge" is power. The library is the warehouse of Knowledge, is an indispensable organization to nourish the academicians, specialists, scientists, research scholars, students, and the society. Keeping records of knowledge in various forms is not new to human civilization. So every library calls for users’ satisfaction by providing the best possible service. Silicon Library started functioning from September 2009, since the inception of the institute. Silicon west Library is housed in a large hall of 4000 sqft. It is the repository and access point of books, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, CDs/DVDs, and other resources for the users. The Library houses more than 12,000 volumes of books. Library books are classified and arranged branch wise according to DDC in various book shelves. Library also facilitates its clientele to know about the new arrivals of books, Journals, and Magazines.
Facilities @ Silicon West Library
A library is incomplete without a good and comfortable reading zone. 1500 sqft. of the main library hall constitute the reading zone, which has a sitting capacity of 60 students at a time. The reading area is specifically designed to ensure privacy of serious readers.
More than 2,000 titles are available in the library for fortnightly issue. A student can issue maximum 3 nos. of books at a time from the library. Apart from technical titles the library also houses non technical books like Novels, Puzzles, Personality development, and Research Methodology books. This section also extends overnight issue facility for the students.
Book Bank plays a vital role in Silicon West library as it is rich with prescribed textbooks as per the BPUT syllabus. Students can get these books issued for the whole semester at nominal rental fee.
The library maintains more than 2,000 reference collections consisting of Dictionaries, Manuals, Yearbooks, Question Banks, Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers in reference section. These can only be accessed within the premises of the library. A few copies of text-books are also set aside in the reference section.
Silicon West library subscribes 40 National and International Journals, covering areas like Science & Technology, Basic Science & Humanities, Health, and Social Science. There are about 10 general, 12 Technical magazines, and 8 popular multilingual News dailies available in the library.
Silicon West library is enriched with CD-ROMs, DVDs of various text and reference books, magazines (both general & technical), and other institutional information. Internet facility is also being provided to the patrons of the library as and when required.
Reprography facility is also extended by the library to cater to photocopy, printing and scanning requirements of all the students, faculties, and staffs.