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About the Library

Welcome to the Rabindra Library website.

The library was started with the establishment of the University in  the year 1994 as a central facility for meeting the information requirements of  the academic community of the University. The Central Library of Assam  University was shifted to its new permanent Central Library-cum-Computer  Centre building in January 2006 and renamed as RABINDRA LIBRARY. The new  building has a total plinth area of 38,700 sq.ft.

The main function of Library includes the collection and development of knowledge resources, technical processing, organization, retrieval and dissemination of information to the end  users including the academic community of Barak Valley in particular and the  entire North Eastern Region in general. Rabindra Library is well-equipped with modern facilities as well as WIFI

enabled, spread across 2 floors and one basement contains various types of resources such as printed books and journals, CD- ROMs, online databases, e-journals,  patents, e-standards, theses, reports, full-text and bibliographical databases. The library is divided into different sections – Acquisition, Help Desk, E-Library,  Periodical and Reference section, General Stacks, Reading Halls.

The library has subscriptions to most renowned research journals including e subscriptions and one can avail access to e-books/journals within and outside  the campus. The Library has an online renewal system and also allows members  to send requests for books they need. It also houses the Digital Knowledge  Centre, which contains computers with broadband Internet connection. 

The testimony of the fact is that the Rabindra Library is one of the first university  libraries in North Eastern India which got an ISO-9001:2015 certification of  excellence in the year 2021 for the quality infrastructure and services such as  KOHA based integrated library management system and services ,along with  RFID and Wi-Fi equipped offering the latest state-of-the art technological  applications including e-books, audio-books, e-journals, kindles to maximize the  use and ease of library resources. Single Window Search solution offers  researchers paradise by making all library resources available at a single  click. 24×7 availability of library resources beyond campus through remote  access provides unhindered access to resources. The collection offers a range of  text books, reference books and general reading material for enrichment and  development.