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Gautam Buddha Central Library:

Keeping with the vision and mission of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow, the Central Library was established in January 1998 to promote knowledge and application through its effective dissemination of knowledge and information. The Central Library of BBAU has named as Gautam Buddha Central Library after the name of Lord Gautam Buddha. The Library is governed by LAC (Library Advisory Committee). The LAC is apex policy making body which functions under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor.

The library acts as learning resource centre of the University to supplement education and information needs of the faculty and students. The Library has been played a key role in generation, preservation and communication of knowledge for education and research of the university. It provides information services and facilities to meet the requirement of the teaching, training and research programmes. The seating capacity of the Library is more than 300 users at a time. The library services are also open to the University staff and visitors.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been changed at very fast pace. Development of ICT has great impacted on libraries all over the world. The Central Library has been adapting new technologies strategically for providing web based information services to the library users. The Library is member of 'E-ShodhSindhu' National Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources of INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network), Gandhinagar.

The Library has been functioning in its two floor of newly constructed four storied building which is the central place of the University. The new Library building consists of an area of 7917 sq.m. including the basement.
The Library remains open on each working day from 8:00 AM. to 8:00 PM for its readers. However, on Saturday, it opens from 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. The reading rooms of the Library open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

a. Acquisition Section: This section is responsible for the acquisition of all the books, monographs, government documents, gifts and other reading material relevant to the requirements of teaching and research programs of the university. The section helps the faculty members in selecting the new documents for procurement in the library through the latest announcements, publisher's catalogues and bibliographies.

Procedure for Purchasing of Book: The following procedure has been adopted for procurement of books for the Library:
• Through Recommendation: Book recommendation forms duly filled by the university faculties with signature by 50% faculties of the respective Departments and duly forwarded by the concerned Head of the Department are required for purchasing of books.
• Through Book Exhibition: Book Exhibitions organize by the Gautam Buddha Central Library time to time. Faculties, Research Scholars and Students select books during the Exhibition. Further, Departments complete recommendation formalities for purchasing of the selected books.
• Empanelment of Vendors: The Library empanels Book Vendors for every two years on certain terms and conditions. The recommended books are purchased form empanelled Book Vendors.

b. Technical SectionAfter acquisition of the documents, the technical processing work i.e. Accessioning, Classification, Cataloguing, Stamping, Labeling, Pasting of various slips on Books for easy retrieval of the documents is done by technical section. The classification of documents is carried out by using DDC 23rd edition.

c. Circulation sectionThe section provides and manages issue-return of Books and Library membership to the students, faculty and other staff of the University. The books are issued to the Library users according to their privileges on all the working days.

d. Periodical sectionThis section contains the current and past edition of Library subscribed newspapers, journals and magazines. The section has a seating capacity of the 50 students at a time where they have offline access to various reports, faculty publication, magazines, and newspapers, etc.

e. Cyber SectionThe strength of the section is 50 computers, but presently, a total of 25+ computers with the facility of access to the internet are functioning. The Library has Wi-Fi enabled access to the Internet where the users access the e-resources. The students are allowed to use their Laptops and Tablets here.

f. Thesis and Dissertation SectionA separate theses section started to organise the theses/dissertation collection of the University. In this section, any scholars of the University may access the available theses/dissertations.

The Library partially automated by using an Open Source Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS) namely KOHA. Automation work in several sections such as Circulation, Technical, Thesis, Periodical section have started with the help of KOHA. All the Bibliographic data of Books/Theses/Dissertations/Periodicals have migrated on ILMS (KOHA). Now, from anywhere users can access Library catalog through the WebOPAC from the web address The Library has been working on fully automation of the library in-house activities.

Library Website:
The Central Library is well equipped with the facilities for the PWDs students and staff. The library has two ramps in both side of entry gates of library for the PWDs. The library has two lifts for moving one to another floor of the library that gives priorities to convenient PWDs.


 Total Books  66404
 Theses & Dissertations  2116
 E-Journals  8235
 E-Books 214300
 Print Journals  166
 Magazines  25

 News Papers


 Library Staff

 09 Permanent,
 10 Outsourced

Total Area

7917 SQ. M.