Welcome to VNIT Library 

The VNIT Library is 5 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 rarely used collection in tune with changes in syllabi.

The Library and Information Resources centre is automated and uses LIBSYS software. Students and Faculty access library information through ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOUGUE (OPAC).

Library Membership Form

E-Resources List 

Download Library Recommendation Form for Books/Journals


Vendor Registration form

Terms and Conditions for Vendor Registration




Library Staff

Sr. No. Post Name Role
1. Associate Dean, Education Technology & Library Services  Prof. 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



To Assist Library in routine


4. Sr. Technical Asstt. Shri. R. B. Parihar


Periodicals & Book Bank Section – in-charge
5. Sr. Technical Asstt. Shri. A. N. Shambharkar


Reference Section – in-charge
6. Technical Assistant Shri. Jaydeep Kumar Raikwar


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


General Section, 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. Superintendent Shri. D. B. Pillewan Social Welfare  Book Bank
12. Sr. Work Assistant Mrs. Bharati Khadsinge


Reference Section
13. Adhoc Staff Mrs. Ruma Kumari Singh
Library Associate
14. Adhoc Staff Mr. Vidyadhar Brahmne Library Associate


Special Features

1. This is the first 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. The Full Text / Images are downloadable in either HTML or PDF Format.

4. CCTV + WIFI Facilities.

5. Plagiarism detection tool like ” Turnitin” and “Urkund” is used by faculty and students.

6. IEEE  SWEBOK online learning platform is available for students.

7. SMS / E-Mail Alert.


Objectives of the Information and Library Unit

 1. Identify, acquire, organize and provide access to relevant resources and recorded knowledge to support teaching, learning, research and creative activities.

2. Provide library services and resources in different formats that meet our patrons’ needs.

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

4. Maintain a current well balanced collection of information and knowledge resources.

5. Educate patrons about the services and resources in the library.

6. Create a culture and ambience that is conductive to study at all levels.


Physical Facilities

S.No. Area Description
     1. Floor Space 6400 sq m
     2. Seating Capacity 200 (Library) + 150 (Night Reading)
     3. Water Coolers One at each floor
     4. Computer Terminals 4 (OPAC Services) ,  2 (Circulation) , 2(Data Entry), 1(KIOSK)
     5. Telephone 16 Inter Phones + 1 Outside Dialing Facility
     6. Library Stacks 480 (for Books, Bound volumes and reference collection + 60 Steel Almirahs + 22 Periodical Display Racks)
     7. Lavatory Blocks Two on each floor with one for Physically Handicapped on ground floor 3(Ground floor) + 2(1st Floor) + 2(2nd Floor)
     8. Computer Machine PCs – 19


Various Sections

1. Circulation
2. Cataloging/Technical Processing
3. Reference
4. Social Welfare Book Bank
5. Periodicals
6. Acquisition
7. Reprographic
8. Book Bank Section
9. Bound Volume Section
10. Rarely Used Book Section


Library Hours

Opening Hour Daily  08:30 AM to 09:40 PM
Transaction Timing  09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Reading Hall  24*7 *360 days
Holidays 03 National Holiday,  Holi & Deepawali


E Resources @ LIRC, VNIT, Nagpur


E-Resources through E Shodh Sindhu
E-Resources URLs
ACM Digital Library (full text database) https://dl.acm.org/
ASCE Journals Online https://ascelibrary.org/
ASME Journals Online http://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/
Economic & Political Weekly http://www.epw.in/
Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) (Database) http://isid.org.in/poli.html
JGate Plus (JCCC) (Database) https://jgateplus.com/search/
JSTOR ( full text database) http://www.jstor.org/
Oxford University Press ESS Collection-262 titles https://academic.oup.com/journals/
Web of Science Lease Access (20 year backfiles (database)


 E-Resources subscribed through Library  URLs
Elsevier Science Direct (05 subject collection) 757 Titles  https://www.sciencedirect.com/
Springer Nature  1700 +  Titles  https://link.springer.com/
IEL online Level II 479 Titles  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp
Springer Journal Archives http://www.springerlink.com


Elsevier (1150)  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/bookbshsrw
CRC & Taylor & Francis (0224 Titles)  http://www.tandfebooks.com/
Wiley(576 Titles)  http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/
Springer (1324 +884+2630 = 4838  Titles) https://link.springer.com/
Pearson (444 Titles)
MC Graw Hill (326 +  568 = 894 Titles) http://mcgrawhilleducation.pdn.ipublishcentral.com/


General Library Rules

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

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

3.All the documents to be taken on loan should be presented at the entrance gate together with gate-pass and only on proper authorization and

verification he/she  would be allowed to take away the documents.

4.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.

5. Identity card is compulsory for getting access to the library.

6. All the users are requested to switch off their mobiles or keep it on vibration mode.

7.The librarian reserve the right to suspend / cancel the membership of any member found misbehaving with the library staff or for any other

indecent/ indiscipline behavior.

8 The library will not be responsible for users’ personal belongings /property lost in the library.


Rules related to borrowing of books

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 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.

4. Every document has RFID tag. Any mutilation to RFID tag attracts Rs. 1000 penalty.

5. A library fine for overdue document be levied per book of Rs. 10/- for first week after due date, additional Rs. 20/- per book for next week, and adding

Rs  50/- per book after two weeks of due date.


Library Collection 


General Books 70,800
Book Bank 28,574
Books for economically weak students 15978
E- Books 7578



National 2
International 2936 Online Journal
Gratis Periodical Received in Library 58
Indian Standards 8759
Society Standards 337
Bound Volumes 15706
ESS Periodicals(Online) 328



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 / Ph.D. Scholars
 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 Reprographic Service For All
8 Technical Inquiry and Special Services Outside Members with permission
9 Bibliographic Service PG Students / Researchers
10 OPAC (On Line Public Access Catalogue Service) Staff, Students & Other Members
11 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.

Sr No Library Users Loan Period No of Documents entitled
1 Chairman  6 Months 20 Books
2 Director  6 Months 20 Books
3 Deputy Director  6 Months 20 Books
4 Administrative Officer  6 Months 20 Books
5 Professor  6 Months 20 Books
6 Asso. Professor  6 Months 20 Books
7 Assist. Professor  6 Months 20 Books
8 Lecturer  6 Months 20 Books
9 Temp. Lecturer  30 Days 02 Books
10 Teaching Assistant  60 Days 05 Books
11 Ministerial Staff  60 Days 04 Books
12 Superannuated Staff  30 Days 05 Books
13 Visiting Professor  60 Days 10 Books
14 Research Assistant  60 Days 04 Books
15 Research Scholar  14 Days 06 Books
16 Diploma in Industrial Management  14 Days 02 Books
17 Ph.D. Students  14 Days 07 Books
18 PG Students  14 Days 07 Books
19 UG Students  14 Days 07 Books


Per Day User Statistics

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