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

Regular working days

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 6.30pm


8.00am - 5.00pm

During Examination Days

Monday - Friday

8.00am - 8.00pm


8.00am - 5.30pm

Circulation Section

Monday -Friday

8.15am – 5.30pm


8.15am - 2.00pm


Sundays and college notified holidays

Reference books
(overnight )

Monday –Friday




Monday –Friday
(During Examination Period)


Reservation of Books

Apply for Reservation

8.30am - 2.00pm

Issue of Reserved books

9.30am - 2.00pm



9.00am - 6.30pm

Turnitin(Plagiarism Check)


9.00am - 5.00pm

Note: The above mentioned timings of the library is subject to change from time to time which will be notified through Circulars as well as on the Notice Board.

Library statistics as on Jan 2020

Print Resources

Library Book Details
SI. No Branch Titles Volumes
Engineering Book Details

Computer Science and Information Science Engineering




Electronics and Communication Engineering




Mechanical Engineering




Civil Engineering
















General Books






MBA Book Details




M.Tech Book Details




SC/ST Book Details




Grand Total



Periodical Details
Particulars Discipline Titles Total

Printed Journals






Bound Volumes

Printed Journals





Daily News Papers

News Papers


Other Details

Digital Library

PC Terminals


Institutional Repository

Software used - DSPACE –

Type of Internet connection

450mbps 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


NDL – National Digital Library

Classification Scheme

DDC: Dewey Decimal Classification 22nd Ed.

E-Journals and E-Books – Under VTU Consortium

A campus wide access to various E-Resources through institute IP address has been facilitated in accordance with the VTU Consortium.

Digital Information Resources Total
Elsevier – Science Direct 304
Taylor a& Francis 536
Springer Nature 690
Institute of Civil Engineers 31
Emerald- Management 120
Packt (Professional) 5000
Taylor & Francis ( Engineering and Allied Branches) 4950
McGraw Hill Express 505
Elsevier SD (Engineering) 436
New Age International (Reference +Text) 220



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 7 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 2.00pm. If failed to collect the reserved book the reservation will be cancelled after 2.00pm.


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).

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

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
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. New Arrivals list will be sent through e-mail to all users.

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.

Special Services/Facilities Offered

  • Online Public Access Catalogue (Web OPAC).
  • Reservation Facility .
  • Book Bank facility for Students of SC/ST community.
  • Access to E-Journals and E-Books.
  • Institutional Repository collections using Dspace Digital library Software– which is accessible through intranet within the campus
  • Membership with DELNET.
  • Membership with NDL.
  • Audio facility to access e-learning resources.
  • Plagiarism checking service – Turnitin reality check software.
  • Newspaper clippings sent to management administrative and concern.


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.


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 and CV. It includes 304 journals and back issues from 2010.

List of E-Journals under Elsevier Science Direct

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, Behavioral 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, Architecture and allied Science. It includes 555 journals and back issues from 2010.

List of E-Journals under Taylor and Francis

Springer Nature is a leading academic and educational publisher serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers and professionals around the world. Its mission to help the community to discover, learn and achieve more. Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, responding to the needs of the research community and making ideas and information accessible around the world. The subject coverage is EE, Mechanical, Civil, Computer Science, allied subjects, chemistry, physics and mathematics. It includes 690 journals and back titles from 1997.

List of E-Journals under Springer

Civil engineering profession, although is the oldest profession did not have a Society of its own in India unlike other engineering disciplines. To fill this vacuum and to improve and establish the standards of Civil Engineering & Architectural Engineering profession the ICE (I) was formed. The ICE (I) is registered under Societies Registration Act 1860.The ICE (I) is committed to support and promote professional learning (both for students and for existing practitioners), managing professional ethics and safeguarding the status of Engineers, Architects and representing the interest of the respective profession in dealing with the Government and various other sectors of the Society. It includes 31 journals and conference proceedings.

For access Journals Page https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com
Video Tutorials (Refer bottom of the page) https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/page/librarians/toolkit
List of E-Journals under Institute of Civil Engineers
Emerald (Management)

Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Emerald is a member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), and actively supports research and education worldwide with a number of awards and research grants. Emerald includes health and social care, education and engineering. Emerald manages a portfolio of over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books, 436 e-books and over 1,500 teaching cases.

List of E-Journals under Emerald

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, published over 6,500 books and videos, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools. As part of mission, awarded over $1,000,000 through Pact Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way it include engineering and professional computers 5002 e-books.

https://new.knimbus.com/ - Login to Knimbus > Source >Videeya
List of E-books under Packt
Taylor and Francis

Taylor & Francis eBooks is the new single destination platform containing over 90,000 authoritative eBooks. This platform offers a streamlined experience for our library customers, a single point of discovery for our eBook content, improved search and discovery of content at the book and chapter level, a dashboard with data visualization of usage, denials, and most popular books, and much more. It Includes Engineering subject 4950 e books.

List of E-books under Taylor & Francis
McGraw Hill Express

McGraw Hill Education India is your lifelong learning partner. McGraw Hill addresses virtually every aspect of the education market from pre-K through professional learning. Using traditional materials, online learning and multimedia tools, it empowers the growth of students, teachers and professionals. Technical innovations are changing the way people learn - with Mobile devices, Online Testing, Online tutoring, Customized Course Web sites, e-Books, and Subscription Services. It includes 505 e-books for free access.

List of E-books under McGraw Hill Express
Elsevier SD

Elsevier SD e-books help support breakthrough research and moments of discovery, keeping researchers and institutions one step ahead. It monitor and analyze the world’s research to publish content with pressing needs, and eBooks move research forward by inspiring new ideas for investigation. Elsevier eBooks help researchers explore unfamiliar subject matter, branch into related disciplines and test novel theories – giving rise to serendipitous moments of discovery that are often key turning points in research.

List of E-books under Elsevier SD
New Age International

Established in 1966, New Age International Publishers is the market leader in educational books and is now ranked among leading publishing houses bringing out professional and college level textbooks in Commerce & Management, Science & Technology and Medical Sciences. New Age International Publishers has become a trendsetter as one of the first leading publishers to offer e-books through different aggregators around the world. Current list includes 220 e-books.

List of E-books under New Age International


Knimbus's vision is aligned with the government's Digital India reform that is gearing up private and public libraries in the country for the digital age. It aims to empower libraries with affordable, cutting-edge digital technology that makes access to e-resources on any device a personalized and convenient experience for library users. Knimbus eLibrary platform is available both online and on mobile devices. It provides access to library subscriptions as well as to open access and web content through a single interface. The interface comes with a customized Mobile App that ensures that library patrons are always connected from anywhere and anytime with easy access to information on their smart phones. Knimbus curates learning content from over a 500 top national and international publishers, with more than over 70,000+ journals (full text + abstracts), 5,00,000+ eBooks, 1,50,000+ online courses and learning videos covering all subject areas ranging from Arts to Science to Engineering.


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.




The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. The objective is to collect and collate metadata and provide full text index from several national and international digital libraries, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media. The NDLI provides free of cost access to many books in English and the Indian languages.



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.


Internet Details

SI. No Particulars Description

Name of the Internet Provider

Leased line from BSNL


Available Band width

450mbps leased line from BSNL at 1:1 contention Ratio.10MBPS backup internet available


Wi-Fi Availability

Yes. Entire campus is Wifi enabled including hostels


Internet access in labs, classrooms, library and office of all departments

Yes. Internet is accessible in all computer labs, classrooms, Library and department office


Security Arrangements

Fire Wall

SOPHOS XG330 FIREWALL.Wi-Fi access controlled by secured User Authentication process through Captive portal.

Staff Members

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 Asst. Librarian M.Phil, M.Lib.Sc, PhD
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 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 faculty 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 & print resources 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 Book 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 resources 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 books 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 already borrowed any book with the same title and author will not be issued to the same person.
  • 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.
  • For the passed out students books will be issued with the deposit of Rs.500/- per book.
  • 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 [email protected]

  • procedures for availing following services

    Web OPAC (web enabled online public access catalog)

    The following enquiries could be done through Web Opac Search facility.

  • 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 Books
  • The Book 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 print resource 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 book, per hour Rs.10/- to be charged.

VTU syllabus