The University Polytechnic, BIT Mesra Library serves as a central facility of the Institute to support the study, teaching, research and development programmes of the Institute since 2001. The library was established with only 300 volumes but now has a collection of more than 13000 volumes which includes Text Books, Reference Books etc.
The Library’s collection comprises hybrid resources (Print & Electronic) in the field of science and technology and engineering. In the recent, the Library has extended its resources with the help of BIT main centre and has a separate Internet section consisting of a number of networked terminals for providing recent and most comprehensive access to online journals, online databases, nearly 1,47000 e-books and other online reference resources to the faculty, students and staff under Intranet and Internet environment. Library operations have been automated with the help of an online source integrated library software package, KOHA. The book database is accessible through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Circulation Services are executed through Barcode System. Library has a well-equipped Xerox facility. The Campus is Fully WiFi-enabled, students can access the internet from any location on the campus including the library.
Mission: The mission of University Polytechnic, BIT Mesra Library is to provide comprehensive information to fulfil the needs of the university Polytechnic community and to support the Institute’s mission as a model Polytechnic of India to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, teaching, learning and research at premier levels of excellence.
Vision: In this preferred future, Library makes certain that its collections remain forward-looking and diverse in girth and form. Through promotion, the Library makes its users aware of the resources available to them, and through innovation, it makes access to these resources easier. To serve potential users, the Library conserves information across all formats and ensures effectual storage and deliverance scheme. The Library’s cooperation with expanding circles of associates yields unified access, broadening knowledge, and enhanced services.