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The BCREC Library System – A brief history

The founders of the Dr B. C. Roy Engineering College were visionaries par excellence. Since the inception of the College in the year 2000, they realized the need for a well organized library system to support the reading and learning needs of its key stake-holders, viz., the vibrant student community as well as the burgeoning faculty. The College Library began its modest journey in the very same year of foundation of the College in a room on the ground floor of the College Main Building. But very soon the management realized that the library needs a separate and spacious accommodation to cater to the library and information needs of its users. Accordingly, a three-storey building with 1300 sq. m. of floor space was constructed in close vicinity of the Main Building. The building was christened after the name of the noted astrophysicist Dr Meghnad Saha (1893-1956) and inaugurated by Shri V. Shyamsundar, the then MD, Durgapur Steel Plant on the 10th April 2007 as the Dr Meghnad Saha Central Library of the College.

            Currently, the library and information services are available from the following locations in the College campus:

  1. Central Library – The Central Library of the Institute occupies a very important place in the campus. It supports study, teaching-learning process and research activities. It provides a learning space for the students (UG & PG), faculty, and staff members.


  • To acquire, organize, and update library collection to support teaching- learning process.
  • To encourage students to read beyond the requirements of the curriculum.
  • To promote students’ success through the development of critical thinking and independent learning.
  • To propagate research skills and advance teaching and learning by supporting instruction.
  1. Departmental Libraries: Libraries attached to teaching departments serve to meet the requirements for quick reference to books by the faculty members and the students.


Books  97725
CD-ROMs/DVDs 4109
Bound Vols. of  Journals  482

Break-Up of Holdings of Books by Different Constituent Libraries                            

Sl. No. Library and/or Location


(No. of Volumes)

1. Central Library (Lending & Reference) 29129
2. Book Bank (including MCA & FMS Book Bank books) 63009
3. Departmental Libraries 967
4. MCA (Central Library) 1562
5. FMS (Departmental Library) 3508
  Total 97725

Central Library, OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue):https://bcrec-opac.kohacloud.in


Subscription to Current Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

Sl. No. Full-text Online (through online databases)* No. of Titles
1. IEEE-ASPP 219
2. Springer Nature 530
3. Sage Publications 10
4. DELNET 1748
5. ScienceDirect* 275
  Sub-Total = 2782
  Print Version  
1. Journals 21
2. Magazines 20
3. Newspapers 3
  Grand Total = 2826
  *Note: Subscribed up to 31.03.2020. But still providing access to the back files.



Online Databases Link:




Full-Text E-Journal Database

Sl.No. Name of the Database with URL No. of Journals Disciplines Covered Back File Access Subscription period
1. DELNET 1748 Engineering & Management   2005-
2. IEEE-ASPP (EBSCO)  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org 219 Computer Science & Engg, Electrical Engg, Electronics and Telecommunication  & related disciplines 2000 2008-

Springer Nature https://link.springer.com

530 Engg, Computer Sc, Mathematics, & Management   2022-
4. ScienceDirect (Elsevier) http://www.sciencedirect.com 275 Electrical Engg, Electronics, Mechanical Engg, Civil/Structural Engg, Computer Science & Engg 2000 2010-2020
5. Sage Publication https://journals.sagepub.com/


(P + E)

Management Vol. 1 of all Journals 2019-