Five laws of library science
- Books are for use
- Every reader has his/her book
- Every book has its reader
- Save the time of the reader
- Library is a growing organism
– Dr.S R Ranganathan
(Father of Library Science)
Library serve as a resource center and aims to develop a comprehensive collection of books and journals useful for faculty and students of the institute and provides an efficient dissemination of knowledge.
- Library aims to be one of the best among engineering college libraries in the country.
- Library intends to incorporate the latest technology and adopt user friendly approach towards student and faculty.
- Library intends to offer comprehensive services related to dissemination of knowledge.
- To educate students to contribute as Dynamic engineers and Citizens through the innovation, Integration, Application and transfer of Engineering knowledge.
- To be recognized as a world class Engineering college Library that provides an excellent learning materials timely and accurate information in various print and non print formats.
- A knowledge doorway to accessing resources and life long learning center.
|01||Smt.C A Malaghan||Sel gr.Librarian||MLISc, M.Phil|
|02||Sri. Nataraja H J||Asst.Librarian||M.A., MLISc.|
|05||Sri.H V Sathish||SDA||B.Com.|
|11||Sri.Suresh Babu M P||Helper||B.Com|
Growth of the Library
The Library came into being with the establishment of Dr,Ambedkar Institute of Technology in the year 1980 at first block of Rajajinagar, Bangalore, in a single room. The Institute was shifted to Mallathalli, near Jnanabharathi campus, Bangalore-56. Then the Library occupied in a small corner of the civil dept in the year 1984, then shifted to P G Block ground floor during 1988.
Then special interest was taken by the founder trustee late Sri.M H Jayaprakash Narayan EX.MLA, during the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar centenary birthday and a new independent building came up by name Dr.Ambedkar Centenary Bhavan during 1991. Now the Library is fully furnished with good collection of 80842 books.20210 titles
Various developmental stages of the Library
1980- 1983 PVP Building, 1st block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore- Single Room
1984-1987 Civil dept. Dr.AIT Campus-Corner Hall
1988-1990 occupied in old MCA dept. PG Block, Dr.AIT campus- in a big hall.
1991- onwards independent Library building named Dr.Ambedkar Centenary Bhavan 1+3 storied building 1778 sq.mtrs.
Library is located in between the main building of Dr.AIT and Men’s Hostel, behind the Syndicate Bank. Total carpet area is 1778 sq.mtrs.
A Ground Floor
|Sl.No.||Specification||Area in sq, mtrs|
|1||Stocking area for UG courses||190.72|
|6||Passage & stair case area||74.66|
|7||News paper section and stairs||54.74|
Total carpet area of the ground floor: 408.28
Library system followed – Open access system
Classification system _ Dewey Decimal class system
This section is located in ground floor of the Library. The following facilities are available.
- Normal 15 days issue
- Special issue
- Project report issue
- Back volume issue
- Question paper issue
- SC/ST books issue
Arrangement of Library collection
The reading materials are arranged as per Dewey Decimal classification. The Library is adopting “open access” system which enables the readers to go to the bookshelves and select books and other resources by themselves freely.
Library works on all working days of the institute with following times.
Monday to Friday – 9.00 am to 10.00 pm (without break)
Saturday – 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (without break)
- Teaching faculty
- Supporting staff
Other college students who wish to use the library are allowed only after getting prior permission from the Librarian with an introduction letter from concerned Institute Librarian and also on production of ID Card.
Automation of Library activities were introduced in the year 2002 module available :
- Circulation and Reservation
- Database Administration
- Journals Management
- Stock Verification
- Books order and book procurement process
- New arrival display
- Notice board display
- News paper clipping services
News paper section
Other automated facilities
- Bar coding technology
- Laser scanner
|Sl.No.||Specification||Area in sq.mtrs|
|1||Stocking area P G courses||88.920|
|2||Seating area (includes toilet)||121.96|
|5||Passage & staircase||80.74|
|6||Property counter, corridor & staircase||55.62|
First floor is occupied by post graduate courses of MBA, MCA, M.Tech in CSE , VLSI, Machine Design, Digital Communication and Networking, Power Electronics, Structure, Computer Network Engineering and Electronics
The total collection of PG courses is 12482 vols., 3120 titles, with seating capacity of 80 students.
Digital Library and E Resources
Users can access e-resources on IEEE, ASCE , Pro-quest, Springer, & Knimbus ,Elsevier and Taylor& Francis etc. And also access articles and e books from DELNET
( Developing Library networking)& also browse subject CDs which are available in the digital library.
The college has taken up membership for E-Resources from
- INDEST-AICTE consortium,
- VTU consortium,
Full text E-Resources
User name : firstname.lastname@example.org
Passward : ait123
User ID :kndait
User ID :vtulib
Which is a network of 1000 Institutions and access is being given to more than 50 lakh records through online systems. Delnet has been actively engaged with the compilation of various union catalogue of the resources available in member libraries. It has already created the union catalogue of books, union list of current periodicals, CD ROM database. DELNET provides an array of facilities including E mail to its member libraries including both institutional and associate institutional members. It has indeed been a big leap towards the modernization of libraries in India.
DELNET is offering inter-Library loan & document delivery services to its member libraries on request in delivering of books and journals through courier service.
user name : kndait
pass word : dait2005
III. British library membership
Dr.AIT has become the member of the British Library in order to help the users of our college. Students and staff may collect the membership cards from Librarian, can borrow the books journals and browse the e-resources.
|Sl.No.||Specification||Area in sqm.|
|1||Stocking area of reference books||116.97|
|3||Office room & toilet block||21.92|
|4||Property counter stair & corridor||56.07|
Total carpet area of the second floor 408.28
This section is located in the second floor. This section covers all UG & PG courses books i.e. text books, reference books, hand books, year books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, competitive books and other important general books.
Is located in the 2nd floor of the library. 115 National Journals and 23 International