To become a premier learning resource centre with a state of art library resources and services in science and technology.


To serve as a user friendly resource centre by incorporating latest technology.

About Library

Library and Information Centre, NIE is one of the best engineering college libraries among engineering college in the state. It started its function with a vision to serve the students and faculty with information needed for them. It mainly holds books related to engineering and allied subjects. The National Institute of Engineering established its library in the year 1946. The library collection is more than lakh volumes. The library has rich collection of Abstracts, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, Textbooks, , Encyclopaedias and other General books including Kannada novels. The library is also subscribing for more than 54 Technical Journals, 30 general magazines and has full text online database like IEEE ( ASPP+PoP), ASCE, ASME, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Emerald (Publishing) , Emerald (Business)  ProQuest ( e-Journals) , Lanquill,( Writing grammar Tool), MAP Systems: Cloud hosted Remote Access services, Turnitin (Plagiarism Check Service)

e-Books:  Mcgraw Hill, Taylor and Francis, Springer , New Age International, Science direct,  Mint  e-Books , Packt  and Pearson e-Books

Library & Information Centre provides uncompromising information and intellectual requirements to its students and faculty with a user-friendly approach. It offers a fully integrated and dynamic environment for conducting academic study. Multiple copies of text books ensure that resources are easily available in Reference Section and Stock Section. Besides, it provides Lending of books and journal back volumes, photocopying, CD/DVD and Internet services, etc

Library has adopted open access system, and maintains OPAC. The library is using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) for classification of documents and AACR-II modified for catalogue system for catering to the needs of the students, faculty and research scholars.

Digital Library with multimedia facility (20 Systems) accesses the e-Journals, e-books, NPTEL videos and other education materials. Library is fully computerized using LIBSOFT Web based Library Software. Students and staffs can access the library resources by sitting at home visiting the link . In all NIE Library & Information Centre has all modern facilities required for a college library.

Library Services
  • Book circulation service
  • Reference/Referral service
  • Journals, general magazine and newspaper section
  • Web OPAC/Bibliographic service
  • Online access to e-resource
  • Inter-library loan/Document delivery service (through DELNET)
  • Reprographic service
  • SC/ST book bank scheme
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm (During Examination up to 10 pm)
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sundays 9 am to 5 pm (During Examination Time)
Circulation Hours
Monday to Friday    10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday    10:00 am to 2:00 pm

General Rules:

  • Identity Card is compulsory for getting access to the library
  • Silence to be maintained
  • No discussion permitted inside the library
  • Registration should be done to become a library member prior to using the library resources
  • No personal belongings allowed inside the library
  • Textbooks, printed materials and issued books are not allowed to be taken inside the library
  • Using Mobile phones and audio instruments with or without speaker or headphone is strictly prohibited in the library premises
  • Enter your name and Sign in the register kept at the entrance counter before entering library
  • Show the books and other materials which are being taken out of the library to the staff at the entrance counter.
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately
  • Library borrower cards are not transferable. The borrower is responsible for the books borrowed on his/her card
  • Refreshment of any kind shall not be taken anywhere in the library premises

 Admission to Library:

Students are allowed to library only on production of their authorized/valid Identity Cards

Working Hours of the Library:

Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm (During Examination up to 10 pm)
Saturday  9 am to 5 pm
Sundays  9 am to 5 pm (During Examination Time)


Books will be issued on presentation of the library card along with the ID card. Students are instructed to check the books while borrowing and they will be responsible for any type of damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return.

Overdue Charges:

Materials borrowed should be returned on or before the due date stamped, if returned late overdue fine will be charged for the delayed period Slab for Fine Collection :
Days Amount
From 15 days to 22 days Rs. 2/- per day
From 23rd day onwards Rs. 5/- per day

Book Lost:

If the books are lost, Then the borrower shall replace the books of the same edition or latest edition or pay double cost of the book after getting permission from the librarian.

Care of library borrower cards:

Take special care to maintain the library borrower cards. Do not fold, alter entries made on the cards, members are responsible for the entire set of library borrower card issued to them.

Loss of Library Card:

Loss of borrower card should be reported to the librarian. Duplicate card may be issued against formal application and fine.

Validity of cards:

Library borrower cards are valid for the entire duration of the course to access library facilities At the end of the course borrower cards shall be returned to the library.

No due Certificate:

Each student shall obtain No dues certificate from the library after returning all the books issued, surrendering the borrower’s cards and after paying outstanding dues, if any.

Care of Library Books:

Students are required to handle the books/ Journal very carefully; marking with pencil , writing or highlighting , tearing the pages or mutilating the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such case reader shall be held responsible unless these are brought to the notice of the library staff at the time of issue.

Book bank:

SC/ST students of college can become a member of the book bank giving application along with caste certificate, by paying refundable membership fee of Rs. 100 for UG Rs.200 for PG for the full duration of course. Members of the book bank will be issued 4 textbooks for each semester. Book shall be returned within two days after the theory examination, otherwise a fine of Rs.1/- per day will be charged.

Reference section:

This section has Encyclopedia, dictionaries, Textbooks Reference books etc. which are only available for reference. User can make use of these resources.

Journal Section:

In these section journals, general magazines and news letter are available. They are arranged alphabetically. The latest issues are displayed on display rack and other previous issues are arranged in the drawer. Bound volumes of periodicals are arranged in rack alphabetically and are meat only for reference within the library.
Name Designation Qualification
Harish Y S    Librarian M.Lib.Sc., M.Phil
Bhamini N Library Assistant D.Lib.Sc.
Sandeep P N Library Assistant B.A., B.Lib.Sc.
Shiva Shankar Library Assistant B.A., M.Lib.Sc.
Doreswamy N M Library Assistant B.A., M.Lib.Sc.
Ramesha P Library Assistant B.A., M.Lib.Sc.
Sanju S Library Assistant B.A., M.Lib.Sc.
Mahadevamma Group D 7th Std
Srikantaiah H N Group D SSLC
Mahadevaswamy M Group D SSLC

Digital Library

Library also have a Digital Library services to staff & students, for this purpose exclusively installed a IBM server, using TechFocuz Digital Library Software 4.0 (Funded by TEQIP - II) Library digitized following materials and hosted in intranet.

  • Book CDs
  • Faculty publications
  • Previous year Question Papers
  • Photos Gallery
  • Syllabus
  • Newsletters
  • CD-Mirroring (CDs/DVDs)
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • NPTEL Videos etc…
Students and staff can access above material visiting below link: Username: student Password: student

The NIE Library subscribed for the following e-journals providing access to online electronic resources to its users:

NIE library has subscribed to the following e-journals:
Restrictions on access and downloading of licensed e-Resources The e-Resources are licensed for the non-profit educational use of the Institute. Copyright law governs use of these e-Resources. Doing the following things are strictly prohibited:
  • Systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions.
  • Forwarding electronic versions of articles or the use of electronic articles for commercial purposes.
  • Strictly prohibited to download entire journal issue or databases or an entire e-book.
Why should we not do the above things?
  • Improper use can result in denial of access for the whole Institute to all electronic journals from a given publisher. Access to e-Resources is based on license agreements with publishers.
  • Library users are permitted to make digital copies of individual documents, that is, to download an individual document temporarily to their own hard disc for non-commercial purposes only.
  • Under the terms of use it neither permits forwarding electronic versions of articles nor the use of electronic articles for commercial purposes.
  • Publishers keep track of patterns of use and where the publishers suspect misuse in the form of systematic downloading (eg. more than one article from an issue, continuous downloading from a particular journal etc.)
  • They will cut off access requiring Library to investigate and take action on those who have misused the e-Resources.
  • There have been instances where publishers have withdrawn access to their online resources to the entire Institute.
  •  This prevents access by the majority of responsible users to information needed for their research and learning.
  • It becomes obligatory on the library’s part to investigate such misuses and report the same to the publishers.
Takes longer time to get the access restored and convince the publisher that re-occurrence of such misuses will be stopped.

Remote Access:

We are providing a remote access facility using MapMyAccess platform. We have created a user ID using your NIE email ID ( for remote access to  e- Resources subscribed by NIE. These e-Resources can be accessed outside the NIE campus through MapMyAccess.

Kindly note, that the username is your email ID and the password is library for all. Please visit the link below  login and change the password accordingly when you first log in to the portal if you are not logged in on or before 30/07/2022  your account will be deactivated.

Self registration:

If you have not received the email We have added a Sign-up Option on the Home page for Self-Registration. By using this option, the Users can register themselves. Please contact Library staff  if you have any difficulty in accessing the e-Resources through remote access.
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Library receives 7 English Papers and 10 Kannada Newspapers

English Newspaper

Kannada Newspapers

Deccan Herald


The Hindu

Vijaya Karnataka

The New Indian Express


The Times of India

Kannada Prabha

Bangalore Mirror


Economics Times

Samyuktha Karnataka


Star of Mysore

Mysooru Mithra



Hosa Digantha

Library receives 13 English Magazines 5 Kannada Magazines

English Magazine

Kannada Magazine

Reader Digest Business Today 1


Film Fare  CSR + MBA




Women’s Era


India Today


The Week





The different types of searches available to the users are Simple and advanced search, user can access the database through author, title, subject, publisher, and keywords. Through OPAC the user can search the book or any other material available in the library, NIE Library catalogue of Books/CDs/Journals, etc is available on the online and LAN visiting the following URL can access the catalogue sitting at home through internet.The feature of Web OPAC is :
  • Search facility: By specifying Author, Title, subject, year of publication or any other field.
  • Status of the book: Whether the book is on shelf or issued.
  • Number of copies available in library.
  • Due date for the borrowed books.
How to access the library web OPAC : 
  • User should type the IP address mentioned above in the internet explorer address  bar.
  • After clicking on above mentioned link OPAC screen will pop up on your computer
  • Click the OPAC and put the fields you required on Author, Title, Edition,etc. you will get details of book availability.
  • If you want to access Digital Material (question papers) enter membership id to login, your membership code is your USN No. for staff library membership no. and default password is library requested change the password after logging in.
Which is a network of 6500 institutions and access is being given to more than 60 lakh records through online systems. DELNET has been actively engaged with the compilation of various union catalogue of the resources available in member libraries. It has already created the union catalogue of books, union list of current periodicals, CD ROM database. DELNET provides an array of facilities including E mail to its member libraries including both institutional and associate institutional members. It has indeed been a big leap towards the modernization of libraries in India. To facilitate efficient and effective searching of information through the various online database and union catalogue, the NIE Library has taken membership of DELNET, New Delhi. The DELNET provides the delivery of individual books as and when required by member libraries and photocopies of articles published in India and abroad through the Inter Library Loan/Document Delivery Services. Visit below link:-
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDLI is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages, (currently Hindi, Bengali and several other languages are available). It is designed to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examinations, 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. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.To make use of these resources, all faculty members, research scholars, and students should register in the National Digital Library (NDL) Portal. We are happy to inform all the faculty staff & students, that NIE  Library is now a registered Institutional member for  National Digital Library of india (NDLI), An initiative of MHRD, Govt. of India). For Registration Process Visit following link and complete the registration After registration  you will receive an email from NDLI in due time, containing the instructions for account activation. Please follow them correctly so that your account activation process gets completed without any issues. URL:

Library Collection & New Arrivals

Library Collection & New Arrivals

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS   As on 31/03/2022
Total No. of Books (including e-books) 1,10,510
Total No. of Titles 26,493
Total No. of Journals (Print) 19
Total No. of e-Journals 6044+
Total No. of Journals Back Volumes 2403
Total No. of CD’s & DVDs 2509
Total No. of Books in Book-Bank 13740
Total No. of Magazines 11
Kannada 05
English 06
Total No. of News Papers 17
Kannada 10
English 07


A fully-equipped multimedia facility, access to e-journals, NPTEL videos and other educational materials, remote access – the library has all modern facilities to enable a seamless academic experience.