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Welcome to VNIT Library  

The VNIT Library is 4 decades old having an independent three storied building. The collections of books and journals have been methodically developed through the years. It is always ensured that the collection is dynamic in nature by stacking separately ACTIVE and INACTIVE collection in tune with changes in syllabi.

The library and information resources centre is automated and users LIBSYS software. Students and faculty access library information through ON LINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOUGUE indexed databases called EI-COMPENDEX PLUS, DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS INTERNATIONAL and SAE Technical Papers are on campus-wide network of 10/100 Mbps lines and are available round the clock.

E-Resources List
Download Library Recommendation Form for Books/Journals




Library Staff

Sr. No. Post Name Role
1. Chairman, Education Technology & Library Services

 Dr. A.S.Gandhi



Advisory & Policy Making
2. OSD (library)

 Mr. James P. J.


Head of Library and Information Unit





Assistant Librarian


 Mrs. Poonam Harode



Assisting to Library in routine


4. Sr. Technical Asstt.

Shri. R. B. Parihar



Periodicals & Social Welfare – Section    In-charge
5. Sr. Technical Asstt.

Shri. A. N. Shambharkaranshvnit[at]rediffmail[dot]com   


Reference - Section     In-charge
6. Technical Assistant

Shri. Jaydeep Kumar Raikwarjaydeepvnit[at]gmail[dot]com


General Section, Circulation, Social Welfare Book Bank
7. Sr. Library Asstt.

Shri. U. D. Sukhadeve



Acquisition – Section In-charge
8. Sr. Library Asstt.

Shri. A. A. Kshirsagar



Catalogue – Section   In-charge
9. Sr. Library Asstt.

Smt. S. V. Potdar



Circulation – Section In-charge
10. Sr. Library Asstt.

Shri. M. D. Jaiswal



Bound Volume & LIB  Store – Section         In-charge
11. Supporting Staff

Shri. Raju Sahare


Messengers Dak & Cleaning


Special Features

  1. This is the only technical library offering Automated Library Services to its clientele in central India.
  2. The collection development in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science are exceptionally RICH.
  3. Providing Full Text / Full Images databases (ASCE, ASME, ACM-Digital, Springer Verlag, Elsiever Links, ASTP, JCCC, IEL on Line, Science Direct, Web of Science).
  4. The Full Text / Images are downloadable in either HTML or PDF Format
  5. A Comprehensive Indexing and Abstracting “ENGINEERING INDEX” in the engineering and technological field, the only of its kind, is available in VNIT Information Unit and would be available in the form of CD’s with searching capabilities at fingertips.

Objectives of the Information and Library Unit

1. To support the learning community in their information needs by making available maximum possible information sources.

2. To assist the clientele in tracing the documentary literature in the information unit to solve their problems.

3. To help informally producing technical manpower for absorption in Indian industries and management.

4. To harness their researching habits through procurement of appropriate & satisfying information needs of engineering students & researchers.

Physical Facilities




1. Floor Space 6400m2
2. Seating Capacity 200 (Library) + 150 (Night Reading)
3. Water Coolers 1 (2nd Floor) + 1 (Ground Floor)
4. Computer Terminals 4 (OPAC Services) + 2 (Circulation) + 2(Data Entry) + 2 (Acq and Cat ) (For Information Unit Staff only)
5. Telephone 4 Inter Phones + 1 Outside Dialing Facility
6. Library Stacks 480 Including References + 60 Steel Almirahs + 22 Periodical Display Racks
7. Lavatory Blocks 3(Ground Floor) + 2(1st Floor For Ladies) + 1(2nd Floor)
8. Computer Machine PCs -8 ( P-III)+5 Terminals


Various Sections
    2. Cataloguing
    3. Reference  
    4. Social Welfare Book Bank
    5. Periodicals  
    6. Acquisition
    7.Processing and Binding
    9. Students Aid Fund Book Bank


  Library Hours

[2.1]Library Opening Hours Daily-8.30 AM to 09.30 PM

[2.2]Transaction Hours (Issue, Return & Reprographic Services)   - 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM


Library Rules

1.Documents borrowed from the information unit are not transferable and borrowers are responsible for what they borrow. No plea will be heard from them and they must verify the documents in good condition before leaving the library.

2.The documents from reference section are only meant for on site consultation and normally are not issued.

3. The staff members of information unit at property counter are authorised to verify and examine everything that goes in or out of the unit.

4.No outside student from any other engineering college is allowed without proper authorisation from the respective principals.

5.The documents, which are lost by the borrower, need to be reported and replaced with recent edition of the same or the bound xerox copy. In the event he fails to make xerox copy, the charges to be levied will be decided by the librarian on behalf of the library committee.

6.All the documents to be taken on loan should be presented at the entrance gate together with gate-pass and only on proper authorisation and verification he/she would be allowed to take away the documents.

7.General etiquettes are expected from every member of information unit and clientele; as such Singing, Loud Speaking, Shouting, Spitting, Sleeping, Smoking, etc are strictly prohibited.

Library Collection


General Books


Book Bank


Books for economically weak students




National 52
International 89
Gratis Periodical Received in Library 76
Indian Standards 8759
Society Standards 337
Bound Volumes 15106
CDs 986
A & V Materials 298
INDEST Periodicals 1706


Full Text/Images Services (Proactive or Reactive)

1 Current Awareness Services for Journals Monthly
2 Selective Dissemination of Information Service Research Staff
3 Reference Service UG / PG Student
4 Referral Service For Outside Libraries & Staff
5 Interlibrary Loan Service UG / PG Students &Teaching Staff
6 Database Service UG / PG Students &Teaching Staff
7 Automated Library Service For Outside Libraries & Staff
8 Reprographic Service For All
9 Technical Inquiry and Special Services Outside Members
10 Bibliographic Service PG Students
11 OPAC (On Line Public Access Catalogue Service)

Staff, Students & Other Members

12 Resource Sharing NEERI, CPRI, IBM, University Library & Special Libraries



The following class of members are eligible to borrow the documents against their quota stated below and defined to the system.

1 Faculties 0315 20
2 Students- UG- PG 31170685
3 Non-teaching Staff (Ministerial) 190 02
4 Corporate Members (Industries Orgn.; Alumni; Ex-employees; with specific deposits) 71 02
5 Research Scholar(including PhD)
171 07
6. Social Welfare Students Books 0632 10


1 Issue Counter ( Lending Section) 512
2 Reference Section 245
3 Periodical Section 167
4 Reading Room Section 468
5 Stack Room Section 182
6 Reprographic Section 376
7 Internet Use 668
8 CD-ROM Use 098


Per day Users Statistics about the Use of Library Section    


Our Location

Contact Us

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,

South Ambazari Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra. Pin 440010 (India)

Phone: (+91-712-) 2222828, 2224123, 2231636, 2226750, 2223710, 2236330, 2236331, 2236332 FAX: (+91-712-) 2223969 ,2223230