Brief History of Central Library
The Central Library of WBUAFS has come into existence w.e.f. 2nd June, 1995 at Kolkata Campus after being bifurcated from the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. A University Library as a subsystem of University Organization has not been a division only providing services for studies and research any longer. Instead, it has become an important unit of University information infrastructure and an active participant in the learning process of the particular study program. Together with the University departments and teaching stuff the academic library services to realize the study aims. The Library one of the potential learning environments that functions at the university. It is characterized by the abundance of information sources.
1893 Bengal Veterinary College Library, Belgachia 1967-1974 (31stAugust) Bengal Veterinary College & Hospital Library, Belgachia, Kalyani (Under Calcutta University) 1974 (1stSeptember) – 1984 Library (Faculty of Veterinary Science), BelgachiaLibrary, BCKV 1984 – 1995 (June) Central Library, BCKV 1995 (July) Central Library, WBUAFS, Faculty of Dairy Technology Building, Mohanpur 1996 Library, WBUAFS, Faculty of Fishery Science, KuliaCentral Library Unit, CMS Annex Building, Belgachia, Kolkata 1998 Shifting of Books, Documents and Furniture from BCKV to Central Library, WBUAFS 1999 Shifted Library, Faculty of Fishery Science to Mohanpur C.V Raman Building 2002 (12thAugust) Establishment of Central Library & Information Network Service (CLINS) instead of Central Library placed in the renovated principal office, Belgachia. 2006 (February) Establishment of Library Unit, Faculty of Fishery Science, Chakgaria. 2014 (August) Establishment of Library Unit, Faculty of Veterinary, Mohanpur in presence of Vice-Chancellor.
Library HoursOn working days the services of the following sections of the all the Libraries of the campuses will remain open, as follows:
Central Library, Belgachia Library Unit, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mohanpur Library Unit, Faculty of Dairy Technology, Mohanpur Library Unit, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, Chakgaria 10 am- 5.30 pm (Server room upto 7.00 pm) 10 am – 7 pm 10 am – 5.30 pm 10 am – 5.30 pm
Facilities Central Library, Belgachia Library Unit, Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mohanpur Library Unit, Faculty of Dairy Technology, Mohanpur Library Unit, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, Chakgaria Reference Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Printing Facilities to the library users Yes Yes Yes – Online Public Access Cataloguing (OPAC) Yes Yes Yes Yes User education service, Inter Library Loan service Yes Yes Yes Yes Resource sharing through Document Delivery Service (DDR) Yes Yes Yes Yes e-books (EBSCO) and e-journals access Yes Yes Yes Yes Access to Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) by ICAR. Yes Yes Yes Yes Book Bank – Yes – – Internet facility Yes Yes Yes Yes Wi-Fi facility Yes Yes Yes Yes Photocopy facility – Yes Yes Yes
Printed Books e-books e-Journals (foreign) e-Journals (Indian) Printed Indian Journals 24265 94 10 (2017) 05 (2017) 12 (2017)
- The resources of the Library in terms of printed accessioned books have been entered, cataloged and classified into the Library Management Software.
- Digitization of all PG and Ph.D Theses, Rare books and documents. These documents are entered into the Krishi Kosh.
- Electronic surveillance system (CCTV) has been installed in the all libraries to ensure proper safety and security of the valuable library collection.
- Information hub has been introduced in four libraries.
- Wi-fi Facilities given in four libraries.
- Electronic circulation control system through Koha.
- Bar coding of all library document.
- Electronic ID cards for library users and University’s staff.
- University Official e-mail Ids.