The University Library came into existence in 1996 and is housed in a circular designed three-storey large building. It is named after the great Indian Jurist, Economist, Politician and Social Reformer Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. The seating capacity of the University Library is 400 seats. The Library runs in two shifts i. e. 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. and 11.00 A.M. to 7.00 P.M. and remains open on Saturdays and Sundays also. The timing of Night Reading Hall is 8 A.M. to 12 Midnight, however during examinations, it remains open ROUND THE CLOCK.
Realizing the crucial role of up-to-date information services for conducting high level R&D activities, the library since its inception has been in the continuous process of building and updating a standardized collection with latest publications. In these endeavours, by the end of December 2018, the Library has a collection of 106566 books and 5622 bound volumes of journals. The Library has received 284 printed Indian Journals and subscribed 41 Magazines and 20 Newspapers.
The Library has always been in forefront in the application of latest information and communication technology, whenever available. To make it accomplish, the Library in its electronic repository, has the access to 7000+ e-journals from 14 publishers and 5 Databases. In addition, 18310 video Lectures of IITs through National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning are also accessible over Campus Wide Network.Moreover, 2149 e-books of national and international repute publishers have also been added in e-repository to enrich the students.
The Library has an Internet Lab for SC/ST students exclusively and one Research Database Lab for the Research Scholars and Faculty Members. Both labs are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The Library recorded 158251 visitors during the period January to December 2018. During this period total issue for home lending were 41422 books and total 117956 books were consulted by the members of the library.
Apart from the above, the Library provides the facility of detect and check plagiarism by using "Turnitin" - An anti-plagiarism Software. Library is a member of National Digital Library. National Digital Library of India (NDL India) is a pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. NDL is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading Indian languages. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. NDL is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.