Library & Information Centre


About Library

Circulation CounterThe RVCE Library consists of a Central Library and 12 departmental libraries which collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the Institute. All students, faculty members of the Institute are entitled to make use of the Library facilities on taking library membership. The Library, besides having a huge collection of books on engineering, science and humanities offers library services through its various Divisions. Initially setup in 1963, the Central Library moved to its new independent building in FEB, 1989.


Library aims to be best among engineering college libraries in the country. Library intends to incorporate the latest technology and adopt user friendly approach towards students and faculty. Library intends to offer comprehensive services related to dissemination of knowledge.


Library serves as a resource centre and aims to develop a comprehensive collection of document’s useful for faculty and students of the institute and provides an efficient dissemination of knowledge.

Short term goals

To serve the academic needs of all students and faculty members. As a center for collection of books and Journals of all related subjects to develop a comprehensive collection of information required for teaching and reference purpose. To acquire, organize Information resources to meet the present and future needs of its users.

Long term goal

Developing a consortium of all Engineering college libraries with resource sharing and networking

Library Computerization

The Library uses Smart Campus software package which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports all in-house operations of the Library. The Smart Campus consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials, article indexing and OPAC. The database of books available in the Library is being updated on day to day basis with details of recently acquired books.

Bar Code-based Circulation System

The Smart Campus package has been successfully implemented for the circulation activities, by using the barcode. All the books of library are bar-coded.


Resources Numbers
Books 96975
Bound Volumes of Journals 2910*
Reports/Conference Proceedings 580*
e-Books 27733
Books + e-Books  
Total Collection 124708
Cd’s / DVD's 2192
Current online subscription of journals IEEE, Springer Link, Science Direct, ASCE, J-Gate and Knimbus ….
updated on 24/07/2015

Library Timings

Library Timings

Day Time

Monday through Friday

09.00 AM to 09.00 PM


09.00 AM to 05.30 PM


09.00 AM to 01.30 PM

Circulation Hours


Monday through Friday

09.00 AM to 05.00 PM


09.00 AM to 02.00 PM

  • Study room books issued for overnight, one hour before closing of the library on all days
  • Reference books, bound volumes of journals, loose issues, are issued from issue counter on working days from 03.00PM – 05.00 PM.


The Central Library is housed in an independent, two-storied building with a carpet area of over 2365 sqmt and is located in the centre of the Campus. The floor-wise distribution of services and resources in the Library is indicated below

Ground Floor

  • Ground FloorStacks Area for Books in all disciplines

Ground Floor

  • Ground FloorLibrary OPAC & CD ROM Workstations
  • Electronic Surveillance System
  • Book Acquisition Section
  • Newspapers and Light Reading Materials
  • Issue Counter (Books / Reference Books / Journals, CD’s)
  • Librarian's Office
  • Xerox Vendor

Mezzanine Floor

  • Mezzanine FloorReference Section and Reading Hall

First Floor

  • First FloorTechnical Processing Section
  • Journals Section
  • Current Periodicals Display
  • Bound Volumes of Journals
  • Digital Library

Second Floor

  • Second FloorRare books
  • Books of higher learning with reading hall
  • PG reading area with cubicle


Digital LibraryDigital Library

  • Online access to the e-resource portals of IEEE, Springer, ASCE, Science Direct, J-Gate, Fedrated Search:Knimbus. These services are IP enabled and can be accessed anywhere in the campus.
  • Dspace is an open source software is installed in digital library, is an instituional repository through IP ( which readers can access previous year question papers, faculty published journal papers, news clippings etc.

Electronic Surveillances

24 CCTV cameras are installed in the library premises as security measure.


Library-Staff Details

Name Designation
Dr. T.R.Sridevi Librarian
Sandeep Assistant Librarian
Drakshayani Library Assistant
Indira Library Assistant
Satish S. Library Assistant
Indrakumara Library Assistant
Chandrashekar M D Junior Programmer
Sambamurthy Library Attender
Venkatesh P.A. Peon
Nagaraju M. Peon
Raju B. Peon
Pavan Kumar N Peon
Ram Mohan. K. R Peon