The University Library serves as the academic heart of the university to support teaching programmes, research activities, extension and outreach services. It also advances the success and impact of the university community by providing access to information and recorded knowledge by investing in environment conductive to study, research and learning. The library was established in 1960’s and was first housed in directorate of research building. Later in 1984, it was opened in a grand five-story building having a lower level and four upper floors. The floors are divided into service areas, collections and offices and can accommodate 500 patrons at a time. On the main floor the students can check out books, get research help from a librarian at the reference desk, use Online Catalogue and reference resources. The library is centrally located facing the administrative building and all colleges surround in a semicircle. The library houses nearly 4.25 lakh volumes and provides electronic access to thousands of periodical titles besides books and databases. It is managed and operated by 10 faculty librarians and support staff. The library has special place in the country owing to the fact that it supported the university in heralding the green revolution in 1960’s and imparting quality education to students in Agriculture and Technology.
The University Library has been driven by ethos of continuous improvement to meet the challenges of information explosion and the paradigm shift that the libraries have gone through globally in providing access to information/ e- resources through remote servers. The library is member of Union Catalogues like World Cat of OCLC, US and AgriCat of Indian Agricultural Libraries. The entire collection of the library is accessible every time of the year through Web PAC. Besides the library is a member of collaborative digital repository called Krishikosh and provides access to rare digitized books and theses submitted by the university students.
Expert teacher librarians are available in person and online to help in access and to navigate through our rich world class collections. Students can also avail assistance in preparing research papers, plagiarism check etc. The library has inviting ambiance and spaces for group study, quite reading, a smart class room, study carrels for solo study and research.