A Library is called the heart of any higher ed
ucation institution and so is the Central Library of Dibrugarh University. It is a four storeyed building with an area of 33570 sq.ft., and it is named after Lakshminath Bezbaroa, the doyen of Modern Assamese Literature. The Library collection consists of a balanced stock of books, periodicals (current and back volumes), news papers maps etc. The sections of various functions like ‘Circulation’, ‘acquisition’, ‘Processing works’, ‘General office’, ‘current periodical section’ etc are situated in the ground floor. The stack and reading areas are in the 1st and 2nd floors. Back volumes (Periodicals) are shelved in the top floor. The Library has a well-equipped Reference section, and both short and long range reference services are rendered to the readers. The Central Library has several specialized collections for readers, such as- Gandhi corner, Bezbaroa Corner, Human Rights Corner, North-East Corner, etc. The Library has a separate collection of Ph.d Thesis and Dissertation, Submitted to the University. The Library follows the Open Access System. It practices the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDC) and AACR-II cataloging scheme. The students are initiated at the beginning of the academic session through lecture-cum practical instruction to locate reading materials. To keep with the era of information explosion the University authority has decided to go for full automation of the Library with networking facilities. Retrospective databases for Books, Periodicals (back-volumes) as well as thesis & Dissertations have been already developed. The circulation system has been fully computerized by using ‘SOUL’ software. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is working since January 2003. The Library provides access to E-Journals under Infonet-E-Journal consortium. The INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) sponsored project provides full-text access to scholarly Journals and archival access to back volumes. The facility started from January 1st, 2004 provides access to around 4700 E-Journals .