Library acts as the spine of any educational institution. Well stocked library with adequate reading material defines the academic qualities and level of learning in an institution. More the reading material available better will be the academic results of students. Availability of multiple text and reference books on any subject opens the doors of opportunities for students to explore more reading material and attain better understanding of concepts described by various subject experts. Being the Best Institute of Engineering in Bhubaneswar and the Best Management College Bhubaneswar, KIST has set up one of the biggest libraries among the Top Engineering Colleges in Bhubaneswar. The library of KIST has a wide range of reading materials which include magazines, books, newspapers, journals and digital media. The library at KIST is the house of more than 31,000 volumes, 60 journals and 12 newspapers and 25 magazines related to technical trends, general knowledge and articles from reputed authors. To ensure adequate copies available to every student, KIST library arranges multiple copies of most titles that are recommended by the subject experts or demanded by the students. Each students is allowed to issue 6 books so that they do not need to spend money on purchasing the reading material.
The venue is established over an area of 6800 sq. fts. and is fully air conditioned to provide a comfortable study environment. A photocopying machine is also available which facilitates students and faculty to take important topics with them without having the need to borrow book every time. Reading material is also available as digital media in the form of CD-ROMs, online databases, books, journals, etc. Using online Public Access portal (OPAC), students can search for the available books and other reading assets from LAN based computer systems provided within the library.
The processes of this central library are controlled and facilitated by the commercial library database management software titles LIBSYS. The library is also a member of INDEST-AICTE Consortium that provides access to around 294 IEEE and ASME journals. The central library of KIST is also a member of DELNET for Inter Library loan facilities and has a license from National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) that provides around 130 Video courses presented by the experience professors of IIT and IISC.
Thus, this Best Engineering College Bhubaneswar and Top Management College Bhubaneswar houses bent in class library facilities that ensure quality learning environment provided to the students.
The library services has been fully automated using the commercial library database management software “LIBSYS”. The central library is the member of INDEST-AICTE Consortium, provide online access to many important e journals about 294 nos of IEEE and ASME. The library is the members of DELNET for Inter Library Loan facilites. The central library has license NPTEL(Natonal Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) for providing 130 nos Video courses Of all IIT and IISC professor’s teaching of all subjects through LAN.
- Library is having a collection of about 31000 volumes.
- More than 2500 Titles.
- IEEE Journals -269 nos.
- ASME e journals-25 nos.
- NPTEL -13 nos video Course that cosist of lectures given by IIT AND IISC pro fessor on all subject.
- CDROMS -300 nos.
- News paper of oriya,Hindi,English-12 nos.