About Library

About the College Central Library

The College Library initially started in 1999 in a temporary building and later shifted to present permanent library building in the year 2004. In furtherance of the legacy of former President of India late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Bengtol College has developed a Knowledge Centre in its campus and has named it “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central Library”, a befitting tribute to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Scientist, science administrator, Missile Man of India, “People’s President,” and Bharat Ratna, the greatest human being of our time. Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam coined a term “Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas” (PURA), which is now essence of the India’s inclusive growth strategies and as a building block for inclusive knowledge societies in India. PURA supplements several social missions such as ‘Information for All’, ‘Education for All’, ‘Health for All’, ‘Every Village a Library / Knowledge Centre’, ‘No School without a Library’.

The Library is housed in a state of art building. The library remains open from 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. on all working days. Collection of the Library as on 17th September 2023 is 15587 mainly in Science, Social Science, Humanities and Management. The library has good collection of textbooks, reference books, journals, current periodicals, back volumes, Newsletters, Question Bank, newspapers and magazines etc. Airtel Broadband Wi-Fi connection is available to access internet resources in College Central library. Bengtol College Central Library provides access to N-LIST (National Library & Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) e-resources to the teachers and students of the College from INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) of the UGC (University Grants Commission). Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central library is an open access system with spacious reading area providing an atmosphere conducive to readers. Library is fully automated with the installation of SOUL 3.0 Software and with Digital Library Management system by Installing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology. Central Library is equipped with the digital Library section to cater the needs of digital resources both online and offline. In view of changing scenario of education system it is planned to improve the infrastructure of the Library every year.

Mission & Vision:

  • Library is a unique Knowledge Centre. The mission of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central library is to provide the Bengtol College community with access to rich and relevant information resources to support their research, teaching and learning activities to foster the intellectual growth.
  • The vision of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central library is to position itself as one of the leading Academic library in India. The library also aims to provide seamless access to academic curricular information to users of Bengtol College in a networked environment by Creating Digital Content in the field of Arts, Science and Management.


  • To create an environment for more productive teaching–learning process by providing a highly interactive electronic network giving access to e-resources through digital library.
  • Develop and maintain policies and programmes that are oriented towards and centered on users.
  • Maximize our staff capability and potential to enable them to provide effective, responsive and innovative services
  • Utilize library and information technology innovatively and appropriately
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient infrastructure to provide and deliver information services to the user community
  • Support and enhance teaching and learning processes by delivering and promoting the effective use of information resources and services
  • Create an informative environment that supports and encourages excellence in research in the field of Humanities, Science, and Management.
  • Promote the standing and good reputation of the college through excellence in library services, collaboration with other organizations and enhance staff contribution to the community.

Library Committee:

The Library Committee plays an important role in the proper functioning of the library. The Committee is formed according to the procedure of the library rules and is working for the betterment and upgradation of the library in all aspects. Quarterly meetings are held on a number of issues regarding College Library and its upgradation. The main objective of library committee is to decide and adopt policies to govern the management and programme of the library, to prepare the annual budget, rules and regulations of the library.

The Committee comprises of the following members:

Member SecretaryLibrarian
MemberHoD or Anyone faculty member from each Department, appointed Teachers and General Secretary of the College Students Union.

Library Collections:

                           Total Library Collection                       Date as on 27/09/2023
1.Total Number of Books (Print) including reference books. Numbers of Title15587
2.Total Number of e- resources (Electronic Books)80409
3.Total Number of Journals /Magazines/ Periodicals (Print)7+13=20
4.Total Number of Electronic Journals and Bibliographic Database (N-LIST)3828
5.Britannica/Subject Encyclopedias 30V+24V=54
6.MPhil/Ph.D (Hard Copy)5+7=12
7.Students Project (Hard Copy)30
8.Total Number of Newspapers11
9.Total Number of Back Volume Periodicals (Hard Copy)152 Volume  
10.Total Number of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Special Book Collection50
11.Total Number of Question Bank of all subjects and semestersSince 2006 – 2022
12.SOUL 3.0 Yes
13.RFID OPAC wall mountYes
14.Book Bank65
15.Number of Seating capacityGround floor 40 and First floor 40. Total: 80

List of Journals and Periodicals:

  1. Annals of Library and Information Science
  2. Research Journal of the Department of Bodo, Bodoland University
  3. Indian Journal of Teacher Education
  4. Arthshastra Indian Journal of Economics & Research
  5. The Indian Journal of Political science
  6. Journal of Indian council of Philosophical research
  7. Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL)
  8. The week
  9. Sports Star
  10. Junior Science Refresher
  11. The Competition Success review
  12. Outlook
  13. G.K. Refresher
  14. Career 360
  15. Science Reporter
  16. North East Today
  17. Eastern Panorama
  18. Mainstream
  19. Manorama Tell me why
  20. University News
  21. Yojana
  22. Kurukshetra
  23. Economic & Political Weekly


Ground Floor
1.Wi-Fi Facility Station
2.Librarian’s Chamber
3.Technical Section
4.Circulation Desk
5.Library Gate Register
6.Library Attendance system
7.SOUL 3.0 and RFID Server
8.Soul 3.0 OPAC
9.OPAC Kiosk
10.Patron Check Kiosk, wall mount
11.Self Check -In Check -Out Kiosk
12.Book Drop
13.Textbook Section
17.New Arrival Section
18.Reading Hall
19.Reprographic / Printing
20.Wheel Chair for PWD
21.Property Rack (Counter)
22.Notice Board
23.Complaint and Suggestion Box
24.Fire Extinguisher  
25.Drinking water KENT
26.Lavatory (Ladies and Gents)
First Floor
1.Reference Section
2.Reference Staff Station
3.Digital Library/Audio visual Section
4.N-LIST e- resources
5.Reading Hall
6.Conference Room / Teacher Reading Room
7.Book Bank
9.Back Volume (Periodicals)
10.Thesis/Dissertation/Students Projects
13.Britannica Encyclopedia
14.Newspaper Clipping
15.Question Bank
16.Atlas / Maps
17.KKHSOU Books

Library Facilities:

  • Wi-Fi Facility
  • RFID Technology
  • Automated Library services
  • Book Bank
  • Bound Volume of Journals & Current Periodicals
  • Compact Disk
  • Dictionaries and Atlas
  • Encyclopedias of various subjects
  • Internet Browsing         
  • Newspapers
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Question Bank
  • Reading Hall (Ground and First floor)
  • Reference books
  • Reprographic Services


The Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central library provides full open access to the readers. Each and every readers of the library can consult their required documents physically without any hindrances. Average number of walk-ins per day is 80, average number of books issued and returned per day is 30, and Ratio of library books to students enrolled is 14.48:1

Reader’s Services:

Reader’s Services aimed at strengthening the Reading Room service that includes reference services. The Library remains open from 9.00 A. M. to 4.00 P. M. on all working days. During examination library remains open from 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.


The Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central Library is a member of N-List (National Library of Information Services infrastructure for scholarly content) funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) under its National Mission of Education through ICT. Under this programme all user can provide access to more than 3000+ e-journals and more than 75000+ e-books.

List of News Papers:

  1. The Assam Tribune           (English)
  2. The Times of India            (English)
  3. The Sentinel                     (English)
  4. The Hindu                       (English)
  5. Eastern Chronicle             (English)
  6. Employment News           (English)
  7. Dainik Agradoot               (Assamese)
  8. Asomiya Pratidin              (Assamese)
  9. Bodoland Sansri               (Bodo)
  10. Sentinel                           (Hindi)


All the housekeeping operation viz. Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, and Serial Controls is automated using the SOUL 3.0 (Software for University Libraries) Network Version. LAN (Local Area Network) with the Server is installed in the Library.

Library Orientation Programme:

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Central Library conducts orientation programme to newly enrolled students of the college in order to acquaint them in accessing and use of the library services effectively and systematically. Library Orientation Programme is conducted every new session and whenever it is required.