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Sri Sairam College of Engineering central library has emerged as a centre of excellence in learning with its modern library features, state of the art facilities, and updated collections.It has crossed many milestones, and developmental stages, by its continuous resource enrichment, infrastructural developments, and on- time implementation of new technologies.

We always strive to attain excellence through continuous improvements in all spheres

Library timings:
Library timings:8.30 AM to 8.30 PM
Circulation counter:9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Reference section:8.30 AM to 8.30 PM
Other sections :8.30 AM to 8.30 PM
Main features of SSCE library:
Fully automated with OPAC facility
Enriched with vast and useful collections
Fully bar-coded for fast and accurate transactions
User friendly: with fully open access, and well organized books arrangement.
Well Developed Infrastructure, good ventilation and ambience.
User centric services by well experienced and dedicated staff
Networked with other libraries through DELNET, CMTI Library & American Library
Remote Access facility for Digital Resources
Digital Library – World Reputed E-Resources.
Member of VTU E – Consortium.
Resource Enriched Institutional Repository

Types of information resources available in the library:

Print ResourcesE-Resources
Journals & Magazinese-journals & Magazines
VTU question papers -hard copyVTU question papers soft copy
Project reports & Internship ReportsCDs
Bound VolumesNPTEL Videos & Web Courses

3E-Resourcese-journalse-journal –6883

Conference Proceedings - 100 Titles

Elsevier Science direct e-journals

Springer- e- journals690
Taylor & Frasncis e-journals555
e-Bookse-books – 22420
Tailor & Francis e-books4945
Springer- e- Books12845
Elsevier e- books 436
New Age Inc220
Mint Books 3469
4CD & DVD896
Starting from 1998 to till date

Library Services

I. Reference service:
Will provide books to refer inside the library. One copy of all the titles has kept for reference. Apart from that we have good collection of reference books like Encyclopaedia Britannica, dictionaries, thesaurus, some standard technical titles. 
II.Circulation service:
Will provide books for issue, guide users to select suitable books, take steps for proper circulation of books, monitoring of overdue books and alerting users about over dues, taking reservation entries and follow-up with borrowers to take back the books in-time and provide it to reserved users etc.
III.Periodical Services:
A good number of journals and magazines both technical and general in nature are subscribed to library. Latest issues will be displayed as and when received. Follow-up with suppliers for recovering missing issues.
IV.New arrivals service
As soon as new books and other resources are received to the library, information will be send to departments and will be displayed on library notice board.
V.Question paper services:
VTU Question papers from the year 1998 to till date are maintained subject wise in multiple copies and will be provided to users to take photocopies. The softcopy of question papers are available on library website which is downloadable.
VIII. Sc/St Book Bank
We have about 700 books in SC/ST book bank scheme. SC/ST students are entitled to borrow 3 additional books from book bank
IV.New paper clippings service
Important and relevant information published in dailies will be displayed on notice board regularly
X.Reprographic service
Xerox facility (only library books and other library material) are provided to students at lower charges
XI.Digital Library Services
Separate digital library section with useful digital content and 7 computer systems, scanning and browsing facility is available. Also online digital library by name Knimbus Digital Library Can Be accessed anywhere and any-time.

Library membership is compulsory for all users in order to use the library. Fill-in library membership application, attach 2 recent stamp size photos and submit to library for membership.

 Borrowing Privilege:
All Students3 Books
SC/ST/Student6 Books (3 general + 3 Book Bank)
Top Ten Students5 Books (3 general + 2 Book Bank)
Faculty8 Books
Staff2 Books

Duration of loan:
Library books are issued for a period of 15 days. However, librarian reserves the right to ask the borrower to return the library documents before due date during specific times. In such cases users must return the borrowed documents immediately.

Renewal of borrowed books:
Users shall renew the books after due date only if the book is not on demand by other users.

Reservation of library books:
If the required book(s) is under circulation, users can reserve the book in reservation register, mail will be sent to the user’s mail ID from library when the book is received back; then the user can borrow the book.

Overdue charges:
A penalty of Rs.1/-per day per book will be levied for books returned after the due date in order to get books in time and make them available for other users.

Loss of library Books:
In case any user lost the borrowed library Book(s); he/she should bring it to the notice of the librarian immediately in writing.

  • The borrower has to replace the document with same title (title & author should be same) within the time permitted by the librarian.

  • If the book is not available in market, the borrower has to pay double the cost of the lost book.

  • If the lost document is of multivolume in nature, the defaulter will have to replace the Entire set of volumes.

  • If the document is rare document in nature, the defaulter has to pay three times the cost of the book.

Care for library materials:
Library resources are costly and often rare in nature. They are for the benefit of not only present users but also for the future users. Therefore the users must take absolute care of the borrowed documents. The books should be returned intact.

The users should not:

  • Wrote upon, damage, turn down the leaves, remove pages and mark upon any library materials.
  • Before leaving the circulation counter the borrower should check whether the library materials lent to them is in good condition. In case of damage, they Should immediately bring it to the notice of the library staff at the counter. Otherwise they will be held responsible for replacement of the materials or Pay such compensation as fixed by the Librarian in event of any damages to the Library document.

Issue of library books for examination:
All students shall borrow and use library books as usual during odd semester examination. At the end of each academic year i.e. during even semester examination, those students who have no arrears (including previous semesters) shall use books as usual, where as students who have arrears have to return their all library borrowings and get no dues from library which is mandatory for getting their hall tickets.
Those students who need to use library books for their exams shall take three books (maximum) by depositing double the cost of the book(s), the same amount will be returned back upon returning of the borrowed books.

However reference service will be functioning always.

General Rules
1Every user has to login by scanning their ID in the system at library entrance while entering library.
2Users have to enter the details of the books in the reference register while reading books inside the library.
3Readers shall maintain an atmosphere of quietness and dignity inside the library.
4Cell phones are allowed only for academic purpose
5Sleeping in the library is strictly prohibited.
6No refreshments/foodstuff of any kind shall be consumed anywhere inside the library.
7Library staff will not be responsible for reader's belongings.
8Do not strew papers on the floor/ table. Use litter basket.
9Do not write upon the furniture and disturb their arrangement.
10Please switch off the fans in use while leaving the place.
11Replace newspapers, journals & magazines at their appropriate place after usage.
12The librarian shall refuse admission to anyone infringing the rules and regulations of the library or for indulging in any misconduct.