• 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 Hours

    On 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 Available

    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
  • Books/Periodicals/ Serials/Journals

    Printed Books e-books e-Journals (foreign) e-Journals (Indian) Printed Indian Journals
    25045 177 10 05  05
  • Library Automation

    • 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.