The Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi library system consists of the Shreenivas Deshpande Library and five departmental libraries, which collectively support teaching, research, and extension programs of the institute. All students, faculty members, and employees of the institute are entitled to make use of the library facilities on taking library membership; the library also provides membership facility to the corporate body and individual scholar. The library offers various facilities to the users like collaboration learning space, Document delivery service, Remote Access facility, e-library, Modern reading room, etc. The library frequently organizes various programs/workshops for the faculty and research scholars.
The library, besides having an excellent print collection of over 1,39,871 volumes of books, journals, theses, reports, standards, pamphlets, it also provides access to over 8,000 electronic journals and more than 2500 (text & reference books) of electronic books and databases in science, engineering, and technology. Library timing is 08:00 AM to 11.00 PM, including Saturday, Sunday and arranges to open late-night during mid-semester and semester exams.
Weekdays: The Shreenivas Deshpande Library will remain open 08:00 AM to 11.00 PM including Saturday and Sunday, except Government holidays.
Government Holidays: 09:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed Days: The Library will remain closed on the following days:-
Republic Day, Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi Birthday, Holi, Deepawali, Dussehra
Note:The Library arranges to open late hours during the examinations (One week prior to the exam until the end of the exams).
Documents Circulation: Monday to Friday (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
“Library is a heart of an institution" ~ by Dr S. Radhakrishnan, 2nd president of India.
The library has a rich collection of books on engineering, Science & technology, and humanities and social sciences. The library also has a very good collection of the bound volume of old (Since 1918), periodicals, codes, and standards. Apart from these Library has access of more than 10000 e-journals, Standards, Databases, and e-books.
The total collection of the library as on 31st March 2023 is as follows:
|Books (Reference, General)||93,189|
|Text Book Bank||24,442|
|SC/ST Book Bank||8,740|
|Bound volume of periodicals||17,925|
Shreenivas Deshpande Library
Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi
Dr. Navin Upadhyay
"Save the Time of the Reader" - S.R. Ranganathan