Overview of Library and information Centre

The Library being the most important part of the education system is the hub of all the activities in the Campus. Much care is taken to provide the best of the best facilities in the library to motivate the students and the faculty members to make use of the facilities. Library consist of central library and departmental libraries which collectively support the educational needs of all the programmes. The Library and information centre of the college has kept pace with emerging challenges, perhaps one of the best technical libraries in the state. The state of the art library stretches over 1050 square meters with the capacity to accommodate 400 students at a time and it is enabled with Wi-Fi technology and security systems with Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV).

Librarians Message

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better."

Sidney Sheldon

Libraries are backbone of any civilized society and heart of any academic institutions. Information is one of the most important ingredients of our academic activities. Information leads to the generation of knowledge. An academic institution always takes necessary steps to gather or procure relevant bits of knowledge from various sources. Needless to say it is the Library and Information Centre of the institution that is entrusted with the task of procuring, organizing and displaying the various sources of knowledge in different media and also disseminating them to the users. Thus the library at Sahyadri College of Engineering and management also acquires a prominent place among the students and faculty. The library provides students, staff and faculty members for updating their knowledge and supporting the research and teaching / learning activities. Keeping in view of the needs of current and upcoming user, we are maintaining Dewy Decimal Classification and AACR II cataloguing system through OPAC/WEBOPAC. Library is considered to be a "Delivery Room for the Birth of Ideas". Without a good library, no education system is complete and perfect. I invite you to visit the library in order to enjoy the wealth of information resources available in the library in various forms.


# Days Timings

Working Days
Regular & During Examination

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 8.00pm


8.00am - 5.00pm

Circulation Section

Monday -Friday

8.15am – 5.30pm


8.15am - 2.00pm


Sundays and college notified holidays

Reference books
(overnight )

Monday –Friday

After 7.00pm


After 4.30pm

Reservation of Books

Apply for Reservation

8.30am - 2.30pm only

Issue of Reserved books

9.30am - 2.30pm only



9.00am - 5.30pm only

Library statistics as on June 2019

1050 with two floors

Library Working Hours
8.00am – 8.00pm

Seating Capacity

# Discipline Volumes Titles Total





Volumes-41,935 Titles-6,256










ST Books






Printed Journals






E-Journals – Under VTU Consortium




Springer link


Elsevier Science Direct




Taylor & Francis


Proquest -Engineering & Technology


Proquest -MBA


Bound Volumes

Printed Journals





Daily News Papers

News Papers


Digital Library

PC Terminals



Type of Internet connection

300mbps leased line and Wi-Fi

Library Automation Software

Libsys 4 (Re.6.0)

Web- OPAC -

Plagiarism Software


Membership for ILL Services

DELNET – Developing Library Network

Classification Scheme

DDC: Dewey Decimal Classification 22nd Ed.



Library provides borrowing service to both the faculty and students. All the books are bar coded and barcode scanners are used for issue, return and renewal of the books. College ID's Bar Coded for the purpose of Library use for all the members of Sahyadri. The student members of the library can borrow 3 books regular basis for a period of 15 days and during external examination extra 2 books will be issued. The faculty can borrow 10 books and return the same at the end of the particular semester. The users are requested to return the borrowed books to the library on or before the due date to avoid the penalty of Over Due Charges. Members are requested to obtain the NO DUE CERTIFICATE from the library at the end of the course or service.


A document issued may be renewed if there is no reservation against it. Renewals shall be made upon presentation of the book borrowed for an additional period of fifteen days only provided there are no other demands for them.

Reservation Facility:

If the desired book is in use and same books needed by another student, he/she should reserve the book in advance - reservation slip kept in the library. The availability of the reserved book will be intimated to the student In the library notice board at 9.30am.Users are requested to check the status of the reserved book daily. Such books should be issued between 9.30am to 2.30pm. If failed to collect the reserved book the reservation will be cancelled after 2.30pm.


Readers may approach the Reference Desk for information or any assistance in the use of the Reference Sources. Types of Reference sources available in the Reference Section of the library are:

  • Dictionaries
  • Reference Text Books
  • Placement Books
  • Competitive Exam Books: GATE/CET/COMED-K/Quantitative Aptitude/UGC-Net/IELTES etc.
  • Encyclopedias/Britannica
  • Handbooks
  • Year books
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Previous year Question Papers
  • Project Reports

Reference books Issued only for overnight reading. Must produce ID card and issuing alternative ID slip along with books. Before 9.00am, it must be returned. If failed to return the document, per hour Rs.10/- to be charged.


The entire Library collection including books, journals, CDs etc. can be searched through the web enabled Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

The following enquiries could be done through Web OPAC Search facility

  • Search for catalogue of books, journals and non book materials by Author, Title, Subject, Keyword, Publisher and Accession No. Call No. wise
  • Availability of books. Search by author/title/subject/keyword
  • Books Issued
  • Return/Renewal
  • Overdue charges if any
  • Due date
  • Transactions updated

Link to WEBOPAC is given in the intranet of the Institute which is accessible throughout the campus.
Interlibrary loan:

The Central Library offers Inter-Library-Loan service to its users for the books and periodicals articles not available in the library by procuring them from DELNET, New Delhi. The Central Library, in turn, also lends its resources to the libraries of other government and academic Institutions on reciprocal basis.

New Arrivals:

New Arrivals provide latest additions to the library. Newly arrived books are displayed in the New Arrival Rack placed at the entrance of the library.

Reprographic/Photocopy Service:
  • Library users can avail Photocopy facility within the library/College.
  • Must produce the ID card in the reference section.
  • They have to collect the ID Card after returning the reference document
  • Duration of issue is only for 30minutes or less.
  • If failed to return the document, per hour Rs.10/- to be charged.


The Library and Information Centre subscribed print Journals on the recommendations received from the Various departments.

List of Journals for the Year 2019

Bound Volumes of the Previous/Back issues of the journals are maintained in the periodical section of the library.

Digital Library

IEEE/IEL online

The IEEE/IEL digital library is a powerful resource for access to technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world's largest technical professional society. It provides unparalleled full-text access to publications from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. It provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications. IEEE E-resources include 273 journals, 6514 conference proceeding, 3043 standards and back titles from 1872 to till date including all original charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs and illustrative material. Subject coverage - Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science engineering, Telecommunication Engineering and related allied Disciplines.

List of E-Journals under IEEE/IEL online

Elsevier Science Direct

Science Direct is Elsevier's leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals. It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently. Science Direct is the web based interface to the full-text database of Elsevier Science journals, one of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. The Science Direct offers a rich electronic environment for research journals, bibliographic databases and reference works. Subject coverage - Engineering, CS, EE, ME, EC, CV and allied branches of engineering. It includes 288 journals and back issues from 2000 to 31st Dec 2015.

List of E-Journals under Elsevier Science Direct


The SpringerLink Online Journal collection includes more than 3,107 peer reviewed journals, comprising of more than 10,00,000 individual documents. Titles include access to complete back issues from 1996 onwards, with digital conversion of all back issues under way, making every title available from Volume I, Issue I onwards. Springer organizes the Online Journals into fully indexed, fully searchable Subject Collections covering 11 subjects: including behavioural science, biomedical and life sciences, business and economics, chemistry and materials science, computer science, earth and environmental science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and law, mathematics, medicine and physics and astronomy.The Consortium subscribes to 1,495 journals for IITs and IISc (Level I), 1,300 journals for NITs and other core Institutions and 1,300 & 520 journals for the self supported category. The subject coverage is EE, Mechanical, Civil, Computer Science, allied subjects, chemistry, physics and mathematics. It includes 680 journals and back titles from 1997 to till date.

List of E-Journals under Springer


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 1,40,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. It publishes 33 journals, periodicals and transactions that cover a comprehensive range of the civil engineering profession. ASCE contains over 1,70,000 bibliographic records of everything ASCE has published since 1970. The Online Research Library is a comprehensive tool for locating online contents across all disciplines of civil engineering. The 6,90,000 page Research Library contains the full text of more than 73,000 journal articles and proceeding papers.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ASCE library provides access to full text journal articles and abstract of conference proceedings, standards and magazines. This e-resources are particularly for civil engineering and it include 35 journals and back file from 1983-till date.

List of E-Journals under ASCE

Taylor and Francis

Taylor & Francis partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, they publish in all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors. They are one of the world's leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. It covers the electronic resources for the engineering, CSE, ME, CV and allied Sciences. It include 535 journals and back issues from 1997-2015.

List of E-Journals under Taylor and Francis


ProQuest databases provides a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, and datasets along with millions of pages of digitized historical primary sources and more than 450,000 e-books. Renowned abstracting and indexing makes this information easily navigable, while content tools, including instant bibliography and citation generators, simplify management and sharing of research. The subject coverage is engineering and technology and Maser of Business Administration.

The Engineering and Technology collections includes 3900 journals,7800 abstract and back issues from 2000.

The Master of Business Administration includes 2900 journals,10300 abstracts and back issues from 2000.

List of E-Journals under Proquest

K-Nimbus: Digital library Platform

Knimbus is a cloud based e-Library that serves knowledge seekers with learning content they need, wherever they are. The platform houses e-Books, e-Journals, multimedia content and other premium learning content sourced by your organization's library; practically all the knowledge you may need. K-Nimbus database provides one-click access to all the subscribed e-resources and selected open access e-resources. Select and search specific sources from below to get results from these 'paid for' resources. This database will provide full text access to those resources subscribed by your library. It includes open access resources like journals, e-books, e-theses and Educational videos.

List of E-Journals under Knimbus


DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially supported by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.


WEBOPAC is a web-enabled search engine that can be accessed on Intranet, as well as on Internet. WEBOPAC can be used to browse/search for an item (book/non-book), along with its details and the availability, in a particular library.

WEBOPAC Provides:

  • Search for catalogue of books, journals and non book materials.
  • Availability of books
  • To check the status of books like Issued/Return/Renewal/Over due charges if any/Due date/Transactions updated.
  • Search by Author, Title, Subject, Keyword, Publisher and for members on a network environment.
  • Provides list of new arrivals in the library
  • Provides information on items borrowed/reserved by the members

Link to WEBOPAC is given in the intranet of the Institute which is accessible throughout the campus.


The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was first conceived in 1999 to pave the way for introducing multimedia and web technology to enhance learning of basic science and engineering concepts. Significant infrastructure has been set up earlier for production of video-based teaching material by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and Technical Teacher Training Institutes (TTTI). In the first phase of the NPTEL project (June 2003-June 2007), seven IITs and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have worked together to develop web and video based material for basic undergraduate science and engineering courses in order to enhance the reach and quality of technical education in the country. Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programme that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering in India were chosen initially. Contents for the above courses were based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India

Open Access Journals (OA)

Open Access (OA) Journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself". They remove price barriers (e.g. subscription, licensing fees, pay-per-view fees) and most permission barriers (e.g. copyright and licensing restrictions). While open access journals are freely available to the reader, there are still costs associated with the publication and production of such journals. Some are subsidized, and some require payment on behalf of the author.

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. They allow users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. The Aim and Scope of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.


Sno Name Designation Qualification Profile
1 Dr. Bharathi K Head Of The Department B. L. I. S, M. L. I. S, Ph. D
2 Dr. Shwetha Kumari Librarian M.Phil, M.Lib.Sc, (PhD)

Non Teaching Staff

# Name Designation Qualification
1 Mrs. Pramila Shetty Asst. Librarian M.L.I.Sc.
2 Mr Kamalaksha P Asst Librarian M.L.I.Sc.
3 Mrs Anitha B Library Asst D.L.I.Sc, B.L.I.Sc
4 Mrs. Malathi Library Asst D.L.I.Sc
5 Ms. Priya Clerk B.Com
6 Ms Ashalatha Attender PUC, PGDCA
7 Mrs Jayanthi Attender SSLC

Rules & Regulations:

  • All the students must sign in the movement register at the entrance of the library.
  • Students/staff must produce their Identity card before borrowing any book/s.
  • The student members of the library can borrow books for a period of 15days.
  • The faulty can borrow ten books and return/renew the same at the end of the particular semester.
  • The users are requested to return the borrowed books to the library on or before the due date to avoid the penalty of Over Due Charges.
  • Personal belongings & printed materials are not allowed to be taken inside the library. Such belongings are to be kept at the property counter. Library does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property left at the counter.
  • A document issued may be renewed if there is no reservation against it. For renewals, books have to be presented physically to the library. If renewed for second time or more discretion of recalling it back is of Librarian in case of need.
  • Certain documents are intended to be used only inside the library premises. These Includes Project Reports, reference books, journals & bound periodicals etc. Previous Years Question Papers, Syllabus, Periodicals, Reference books will be issued for Photostat only for 30 minutes.
  • Loss of books, if any, shall be reported to the librarian immediately and it shall be replaced by another good copy of the latest edition immediately, in addition to overdue charges if any. Incase book being out of print, it is responsibility to replace it (preferred) or pay 10 times the cost of book.
  • The Students are not allowed to borrow books on another student card.
  • A document may be recalled before the due date if required urgently in the Library. Failure to respond promptly may lead to suspension of library privileges.
  • Borrower is requested to check if the documents being borrowed are complete and no pages are missing in it. In case of defect or damage in the book, should be brought to the notice of the library staff before leaving the issue section. If found any damage/pen mark while returning the book, the user should substitute with a new book.
  • Students are required to handle books and reading material very carefully. Marking library books with pencil or ink, tearing the pages or spoiling the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such case, the last reader will be held responsible unless, he/she brings to the notice of the librarian before the issue or use. In the event of damage of any kind, the last reader will be liable to compensate for the damage. Books will have to be replaced.
  • The college Leaving Certificate or Transfer Certificate will be issued to students, only after he/she has returned all the Library books and cleared all library dues.
  • Books for Overnight reading will be issued after 7.00 pm. and same must be returned before 9.00am next day. A fine of Rs 10/hr will be charged for late returns.
  • Users are responsible for complying with copyright act while photocopying library documents.
  • Use of mobile phones are strictly prohibited inside library premises. If found, a fine of Rs. 100/- will be charged.
  • Consuming any eatables, chewing the gum or eating any chocolates are strictly prohibited inside the library.
  • The Users have been provide the computer facility in library only for browsing library materials using LIBSYS (Web Opac Search), E-journals and other digital resources. Any use, other than this, is prohibited.
  • The terminals in the library are to be used only for academic reference and access to online journals and publications. Use of this facility for recreation or entertainment should be avoided. Use of chat engines/messengers is not permitted. Only one user is permitted at a terminal and no bystanders will be allowed.
  • Printing facility is provided in the library for digital resources downloaded in the library with nominal charges.
  • All the users have to check the availability of the books/return or transactions updated of the books through web opac search facility, before reaching the library counter to avoid wasting of time and building queue.
  • No books will be issued during vacation, this is done to undertake library audit during vacation.
  • If a student is found with any overdue books, then no books will be issued without its clearance.
  • Student’s books having same title & author will not be issued to the same person at the same time.
  • Absence from the college will not be an excuse for the delay in the return of the books.
  • Students/members will come to the library personally to take books on loan.
  • Discussion or murmuring strictly prohibited in the library
  • Maintaining discipline and decorum (maintaining silence) is individual responsibility.
  • All cases of misbehavior will be enquired into by the disciplinary committee, Violations of any of the above and the other rules are punishable.
  • The librarian is authorized to withdraw the library facilities, if the rules are not adhere to.
  • The library rules and regulations shall be modified from time to time.
  • Readers shall vacate their seats fifteen minutes before the closure of the library.
  • Notice Board should be followed from time to time.
  • For any further clarification about the library services the librarian may be consulted to
  • The following enquiries could be done through Web Opac Search facility, details of using Web Opac Search facility is annexed in the end:

  • Availability of books. Search by author/title/subject/keyword
  • Issued
  • Return/Renewal
  • Over due charges if any
  • Due date
  • Transactions updated
  • Link to WEBOPAC is given in the intranet of the Institute which is accessible throughout the campus.Renewal/Reservation of the books
  • The document issued may be renewed if there is no demand against it.
  • If the same books needed by another student, he/she should reserve the book in advance – reservation slip kept in the library
  • The availability of the reserved book will be intimated to the student in the library notice board at 9.30am.
  • Users are requested to check the status of the reserved book daily.
  • Such books should be issued between 9.30am to 2.30pm.
  • If failed to collect the reserved book the reservation will be cancelled after 2.30pm.
  • Reference Document for Photocopying

    (Reference books/ Question papers/ magazines/journals/syllabus copy)

  • Must produce ID card and issuing alternative ID slip along with reference document
  • They have to collect the ID Card after returning the document
  • Duration of issue is only for 30minutes or less.
  • If failed to return the document, per hour Rs.10/- to be charged.
  • Overnight Issue - Reference books

  • Issued only for overnight reading
  • Must produce ID card and issuing alternative ID slip along with books
  • Before 9.00am, it must be returned.
  • If failed to return the document, per hour Rs.10/- to be charged.