Bapatla Engineering College
Books Constitute Capital
Acclaimed as the one of the biggest Libraries with 22,000 sq. ft. area in the State, The Central Library of BEC has been playing a vital role as Information Centre catering to the Academic and learning needs of the faculty and Students alike since inception. The facility is serving the student fraternity ranging from under graduate to Masters and ultimately aiding the Research stratum of Bapatla Engineering College.
As a jewel in the crown of BEC, The Library aims at providing premium quality learning resources in the form of Books, Journals, E-Journals and C.Ds pertinent to Curricula of diverse Engineering and Technology and of general nature to the students and Teaching Staff. The Library also supports Departmental Libraries for acquisition and maintenance of Titles throughout the academic year.
As the veritable abode of Knowledge, the library Of BEC houses 25,756 titles, 62,200 Volumes, 2,312 International Online Journals (IEEE, ASME, ASCE, Springer, Science Direct, Mc Graw Hill access Engineering Library, J Gate, ASTM Digital Library) and 111 print journals and Digital Library. The following subscriptions can be used from any desktop or laptop with in the campus.
|S No||Name of the e resource||Content accessible||Website|
|1||IEEE-ASPP: All Society Periodicals on Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics Engineering & related disciplines||145 Journals (back file access since 2000)||http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore|
|2||Springer : Electrical, Electronics & Computer Science Engineering||134 (back file access since 1997)||http://www.springerlink.com/|
|3||ASME :(American Society of Mechanical Engineers): Mechanical Engineering Journals||25 Journals (back file access since 2000)||http://asmedl.org|
|4||ASCE : (American Society of Civil Engineers): Civil Engineering Journals||33 Journals (back file access since 1983)||http://ascelibrary.org|
|5||Mc Graw Hill : Access Engineering Library (General Engineering & Reference books)||e-books||http://accessengineeringlibrary.com|
|6||J GATE : Engineering & Technology (JET)||Journals coverage 4700 indexed, free full text 1700||http://j-gate.informindia.co.in|
|7||Science Direct Journals: (Engineering,ComputerScience,Electrical, Electronics,Mechanical & Civil Engg.)||275 Journals (back file access from 2000 onwards)||http://www.sciencedirect.com/|
|8||ASTM Digital Library : (Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Metallurgical, Petroleum & Instrumentation Engg. )||13,000 journal articles & 1700 e-books||http://enterprise.astm.org|
|9||DOAJ e journals||free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals||http://www.doaj.org/|
One of its kinds, BEC Central Library is fully automated with SOUL Software; updated with latest version in 2010 and Bar-coding system facilitating easy access to students and well maintenance of library for they say As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one.
The library offers special services to the Students of SC & ST categories by providing singular Book Banks enriched with 12532 volumes related to 2679 Titles and 1460 volumes related to 375 Titles respectively. A Book Bank specially earmarked with the funds of TEQIP is provided with 1896 volumes consisting 323 Titles also supplements the needs of SC & ST Students. Through these Book Banks each SC or ST student can borrow 12 books and a BC student can borrow 2 books.
The library added a feather to its cap by having a wing of Digital Library featuring online connectivity with INDEST AICTE Consortium and DELNET, New Delhi and providing Internet facility to students with the infrastructure of 28 Computers with DVD and CD Writers.
BEC Library, in addition to that, offers Laptops to Students to borrow for aiding them in Project work. BEC Library has 20 such Laptops in its armour.
To take the learning experience of students to next level BEC Library has added Video Library to its armour of facilities. The video library is furnished with 34 Colour T.V and DVD Player supported by a stack of 2,200 CDs. The thrust area of video library is providing NPTEL video lecturers to learners and Teaching Community effectively.
Library is providing reprographic facility to students to disseminate material quickly and cost effectively aiding better learning on campus. The photo copying is provided at 50 np per copy with latest reprographic machine.