Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar


Q. What are your library hours?
A. Monday to Saturday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Closed on Sundays and Government of India holidays.
Q. Which items can I check out?
A. Only Books ( General, Text Book & Teacher reference) are available. 'Reference Materials”, ˜Non-book Materials’, ' Reports & Theses' and loose issues of periodicals must be used in the Central Library premises.
Q. How can I borrow materials?
A. First, verify the availability of a document in the Central Library OPAC search facility available closer to the circulation desk or from the ‘WebOPAC’ (Online Public Access Catalogue) under ‘iPortal’ in the Central Library pagen . Second, find the book in the open stacks for yourself. Third, check out the books using your Institute Identity Card at Circulation Desk. Circulation hours are: Monday – Saturday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm.
Q. Why do I need to write my name/assign signature on the book card at the time of borrowing?
A. It is to protect you against false issuing of documents against your account (which is a possibility). In this situation the Central Library takes full responsibility to protect your account.
Q. How do I return the materials?
A. Documents may be presented at the Circulation Desk during the circulation hours. Always verify your account to ensure return.
Q. How can I renew a book?
A. Books that have not been requested by another borrower can be renewed at the Circulation Desk. A document can be renewed twice, upon which it needs to be returned back to the Central Library.
Q. How can I keep abreast of the due dates?
A. Regularly check your Patron ID available online to know the details of overdue books and fines. Also see the due date slip in the back page of issued books.

How can I borrow an item which is currently checked out to another member?

  One needs to 'reserve' the book by filling up the appropriate information available online at the Circulation Desk. Same can be done online by the user him/her self.The book will be issued to you on its return.
Q. Is there any late fee for documents returned after due date?
  The late fee is Re.1/- per day. The late fee should be paid in the syndicate bank in institute premises after collecting the challans endorsed from the Circulation Desk. Remember to deposit the Library Copy.
Q. How can I get a book not in the open stacks?
  The book may be in use by another Central Library member, or it may have been put aside, such as waiting to be shelved/ missing/ lost/ disposed and in bindery. Please ask Central Library staff.
Q. Can I request the Central Library to purchase specific, new material?
  Of course. Complete a 'Requisition Form' by downloading from < http://library.iitbbs.ac.in:8000/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon/> and hand over to the Central Library acquisition section. All indents should get forwarded by their respective Heads. Requisitions may be made based on catalogues or other available sources. (New Books are displayed round the year, replaced with new titles every week).
Q. Any photocopying facility available for Central Library documents?
  Charged @ Re.0.75 per page single side (black & white) for students and research scholars. The facility is free for Faculty mebers. Only Central Library documents will be allowed for photocopy, within the permissible pages as per the Copy right rules.
Q. What are electronic journals and databases?
  A number of journals and databases are available in full-text format to the Central Library members. Check the list of electronic journals (including 'Archives') available on the central library's homepage http://library.iitbbs.ac.in:8000/online.html. For more information contact E-resource Section 0674-2576047.
Q. What should I do if lost the issued Books?
  Immediately report to the Circulation In-charge, Central Library for lost of Book in prescribed format and replaced a new copy within 7 days .
Q. How can I view the status of items I have asked the Central Library to purchase?
  Check regularly the weekly New Arrivals alert sent through email and posted on the New Books List in the Central Library webpage.
Q. Where can I find answers which are not here?
  Ask the Chairman, Central Library through an e-mail ccl@mail.iitbbs.ac.in or contact in person to: 0674-2576046 (Books Procurement)/ 0674-2576047 (Circulation/ E-resources/ Periodicals) / 0674-2576048 (Over all Library Activity). Answers will be provided as soon as possible.