The University Library of West Bengal State University started its journey 10 years back with a collection of 1800 books. It was housed at the university’s Guest House. About 8 years back the collection was shifted to its present location at the academic building of the university. Over the years collection of the library has grown and at present the library has more than 28000 books on almost all the subjects. It has a great collection of rare books in the form of hardcopy as well as electronic copy. The library is equipped with more than 50 computers with high speed internet facility. Wi-Fi facility is also available now. With the help of the university librarian who has joined recently, the pace of the modernization of library has been on an accelerated path.
Of Various new initiatives that have now been taken, the organization of books through application of modern library management software needs mention. The process of giving a huge facelift of the library’s look and feel is also started.The plan over the next one year is to make the library a Center of Excellencewhere both the students and teachers will get information through modern technologies as well as through reading of books.The library also has plans to organize many events on subjects like Women Empowerment, Career enhancement, debate, JAM, quiz etc.
Presently the library has a footfall of more than 200 people per day. Most of the library visitors are young university students. They get book lending service, photocopying service, Internet and printing facility is also provided.