Welcome to the Kanpur Institute of Technology Central Library Kanpur. The Central Library of the Institute occupies a very important place on the campus. It supports study, teaching-learning processes, and research activities. It provides a learning space for the students (UG & PG), faculty members, and staff. Central Library is housed with all modern amenities. The mission of the Library is to provide information services and full text both in digital and printed resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of all students, faculty members, and staff. It is housed in a sprawling three-storied building with a carpet area of 1091.16 sq. m. It has a total collection of over 79664 volumes of books.
The Central Library is fully automatedwith Integrated Library Management Software, LIBSYS, Version LSEASE (Software to Web Centric LSEase Software on Windows (2012) used for Circulation, Procurement, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Project Reports. All the library documents are bar-coded and books are issued to users by reading the barcode of the document. The holdings include the books and Journals, syllabus, question papers and Project reports. The users of the Library can access publications of all major publishers like Elsevier, Springer, ASCE, IEEE, McGraw Hill etc. The users can access around 13,000 E-books and 5000 International journals.
The Central Library is also a member of E-consortium, a major which gives access to 10000 E-Books and 5000 full text E-journals both National and International.
The Central Library is also a member of NDL which has a collection of more than 6 lakh e-books which the students and staff are making use of Wi-Fi facility is available for accessing library resources. E-resources are accessible throughout the campus by means of network connectivity.
Besides printed books and journals, the Central Library subscribes to large number of e-journals in the field of Engineering, Science and Management. It also comprises of an Electronic Library with facilities for accessing online and offline databases. Library organizes book fairs every year in the Institute.
The library has a unique feature in the form of Book Bank Section which provides the required number of text books to every student at the beginning of each semester.