Library and Information Division (LID)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahims

 

International Islamic University Chittagong

Library and Information Division (LID)

Library is the heart of an institution. International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) authority has established the University library in 1995 at the beginning of its journey. Now it becomes the largest Library among all the private university libraries of the country. Its full name is Library and Information Division (LID)”.

There are over than 1,48,432 books in IIUC Library covering the subjects relating to the academic programmes and other co-curriculum disciplines. There are also journals, periodicals, research and thesis papers, reports, conference proceedings, handbooks, manuals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, CD, VCD etc. for the users which are treated as reference collections and these can only be used within the library. The library collections are being arranged and organized according to the DDC scheme & AACR-2, so that a user can easily find any book or other collection among huge collections of the library.

The library building is situated at Kumira. It is probably the most beautiful library building among all of its kind in South-east Asia . The library can accommodate easily over 456 users at a time in its full air-conditioned reading room. More than 300 users use the library every day.

The library operates a network of CCTV camera inside the library to ensure the security of its own self and also its resources.

 

IIUC Library (LID) has the following seven separate (branch) libraries:

Sl. No. Library Name Space (sft)
1   Qatar Central Library at Kumira 30,916
2  Main Campus Library-City Liaison office 3,000
3  Female Academic Complex Library 1,250
4  ELL Seminar Library 400
5  DBA Seminar Library 320
6  Pharmacy Seminar Library 150
7   Dhaka Campus Library 6,000

                                                                        Total Space=                   40,316 sft.

1.    Seating arrangement of seven separate (branch) libraries is as follows:

Sl. No. Library Name User seat
1   Qatar Central Library at Kumira 300
2  Main Campus Library at City Liaison Office 42
3  Female Academic Complex Library 20
4  ELL Seminar Library 18
5  DBA Seminar Library 16
6  Pharmacy Seminar Library 36
7   Dhaka Campus Library 24

                                                                              Total Space=        456 person

 


2. Library & Information Division consists of the following seven sections:

 Acquisition Section
 Processing Section
 Circulation Section
 Reference Section
 Audio-Visual Section
 Archives Section
 Reprography Section

3. Library Timing: IIUC Library maintains 7 days a working week. It remains closed on public holidays and other days announced by the University authorities. During every prayer time library also remains closed. The library runs in two shifts from Saturday to Wednesday and one single shift on Thursday and Friday.

Day

Time

  Saturday to Wednesday

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  Friday                     3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

5. Facilities:

 Faculty may borrow up to ten books at a time for the whole semester.
 An undergraduate student may borrow four books at a time for a maximum of fifteen days.
 MBA, DCS and PGDLIS students may borrow all textbooks for the whole Semester.
 Trust members may borrow four books at a time for a period of fifteen days.
 An Officer may borrow two books at a time for a period of fifteen days.
  Teaching and Research Assistant may borrow four books at a time for whole Semester.
 If members/users need reference books, journals, periodicals and newspaper for photocopying, it will be done officially through the staff of the Library.

 

6. Collections: Currently IIUC Library collection exceeds 1,50,000 possessing 1,48,432 books, … bound journals and magazines, 415 CD ROM databases and books, 06 videos, 534 audio-cassettes. The library subscribes various local and foreign journals, magazines, leading local and national dailies.

 

a. Book collection during the last two years:

Year

Total Title

Total Copies of Books

Augmentation of Total Titles

Augmentation of Total Copies of Books

2007

8404

82643

2002

17632

2008

9178

101027

774

18384

2009

9694

127840

516

26813

2010

9890

134836

196

6996

 

b. Faculty & Title-wise Books:

Sl. No.

Faculties

Departments

Titles

Copies

1.

 Shari’ah & Islamic Studies

Quranic Science & Islamic Studies

5,677

42,776

2.

 Modern Sciences

Computer Science & Engineering, Computer & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electrical & Telecommunication Engineering,

913

32,504

3.

 Business Studies

BBA, MBA, MBM

938

42,737

4.

 Arts & Humanities

English Language & Literature, Arabic Language & Literature, Library & Information Science

930

  15,266

5.

 Law

Law (Hons. & Pass)

765

  6,592

6.

 Health Science

Pharmacy

275

  2,325

7.

 Others

445

  6,232

                                            Total   

 

         =1,48,432

 

 

c. Campus-wise Collection of Books:

Sl. No.

Library Name

Copies

1.

Qatar Central Library-Permanent Campus-Kumira

23,017

2.

Main Campus Library-City Campus

20,361

3.

Female Campus Library

10,672

4.

ELL Seminar Library

5,422

5.

DBA Seminar Library

7,445

6.

Pharmacy Seminar Library

2,325

7.

Dhaka Campus Library

77,537

8.

Islamic Book Corner

1,653

Total 

1,48,432

 

d. Campus-wise Collection of Journals:

Sl. No.

Library Name

Titles

Copies

1.

Qatar Central Library-Permanent Campus-Kumira

23

67

2.

Main Campus Library

70

488

3.

Female Campus Library

03

09

4.

ELL Seminar Library

03

13

5.

Dhaka Campus Library

08

159

Total 

107

736

 

Note:

a.   IIUC is the subscriber of e-journals of 9000 titles. It is accessible from anywhere.

b.    IIUC Library joined with PERI Network recently to solve huge demand of e-journals.

c.     IIUC Studies has been included with Bangladesh Journal Online (BanglaJOL).

 

e. Campus-wise Periodicals:

Sl. No.

Library Name

Local

Foreign

Total

1.

Qatar Central Library-Permanent Campus-Kumira

10

01

11

2.

Main Campus Library

13

08

21

3.

Female Campus Library

06

04

10

4.

Dhaka Campus Library

03

03

06

Total 

32

16

48

 

 

f. Audio-visual Materials (In All Campus Libraries) :

Sl. No.

Items

Quantity

1.

CD

415

2.

Audio Cassette

559

3.

Video Cassette

06

4.

Scanner

03

5.

Multimedia Projector

01

6.

Computer

36

7.

Printer

04

8.

Barcode Printer

01

Total 

1,025

 

g. Campus-wise Newspapers:

Sl. No.

Library Name

Local

National

Total

1.

Qatar Central Library-Permanent Campus-Kumira

02

03

05

2.

Main Campus Library

03

09

12

3.

Female Campus Library

02

02

04

4.

ELL Seminar Library

01

02

03

5.

DBA Seminar Library

03

03

6.

Pharmacy Seminar Library

01

02

03

7.

Dhaka Campus Library

04

04

Total 

09

25

34

 

7. Services: IIUC Library provides its all services free of cost.  The library also ensures easy access to Internet for the users to browse, download and print information from PERI online databases that offer 9,000 full text online journals.

At present, the services available in the library are as follows:

Lending Service
Reference Service
Current Awareness Service(CAS )
Selective Dissemination of Information Service(SDI )
Reading Room Service
Newspaper Clipping Service
Reader’s Guidance Service
Archives Service
Audio-Visual Service
Reprography
Orientation Program for the new students

8. Users:

All Students
Faculty Members
Teaching Assistants
Research Assistants
Research Fellows
Trust Members
Officers and staff

 

9. Membership procedure:

An user intending to be the member of the library have to fill in prescribed Membership Application Form and submit it along with two stamp-size color photographs to the Circulation Desk of the Library & Information Division. Dean/Head/Director of the department/division ensures identity of the particular member.

 

10. Library Automation:

 

The process of Library Automation is going on in full swing. Software for Library Automation has already been installed. Data entry for title portion in English and Bengali version has been completed and Arabic version is going on. We are at present trying to run the software simultaneously in three languages e.g. English, Bengali and Arabic.

 

11. Campus-wise Library Staff:

 

Sl. No.

Library Name

Male

Female

Total

1.

Qatar Central Library-Permanent Campus-Kumira

09

09

2.

Main Campus Library

11

1

3.

Female Campus Library

03

03

4.

ELL Seminar Library

01

01

5.

DBA Seminar Library

02

02

6.

Pharmacy Seminar Library

01

01

7.

Dhaka Campus Library

07

01

08

Total 

31

04

35

 

Total number of staff               = 35

Professional staff                      = 16

Non-Professional staff              = 19

 

 

Please Contact for further Information:

Mr. S.M. Noor-E-Elahi
Director
Library & Information Division(LID)
E-mail: director@lid.iiuc.ac.bd