The Lakshminath Bezbaroa Library, the Central Library of Dibrugarh
University is the pivotal information and knowledge hub that offers
wide-ranging user services including access to books, journals, theses
and dissertations, reports and surveys encompassing varied subjects and
disciplines of human endeavour.
Dibrugarh University Campus, Rajabhetta, Dibrugarh-786004, Assam, India.
Though the Dibrugarh University was established in the year 1965, the university library came up only in the month of April of 1967 and initially started functioning with merely 997 books positioned in a room in the D.H.S.K. Commerce College, Dibrugarh. This small library was located along with the Department of Education formerly known as Institute of Education. The library was shifted from the D.H.S.K. Commerce College to the new permanent university campus at Rajabheta sometime in between the months of August-September of the same year and housed in an old tea factory along with some other departments and administrative blocks. At the beginning, the library had membership strength of only 5 teachers, 3 research scholars and less than 100 students from 4 science and 7 humanities and social sciences departments including Department of Law and Institute of Education. This small groups of users were served initially by the newly appointed Deputy Librarian, Mr. Ramesh Phukan and two L. D. Assistants. The Dibrugarh University library got a right start with proficient leadership of Mr. Ramesh Phukan, an M.A. with Diploma in Library Science from BHU, as he already had huge work experience as Senior Deputy Librarian of State Central Library at Shillong under the able guidance of famous Librarian Mr. Ram Goswami, renowned in his own stature as a library professional of Assam. The library was gradually intensifying its activities and services and by the end of the year 1982 the total library collection crossed 1,00,000 in volumes.
The LNB Library intends:
A. To provide an appropriate, organized and readily accessible quality collection of print and non-print resources and supportive equipment to meet the institutional, instructional and individual information needs of students, faculty and staff. The Library collectionís primary focus is the curriculum.
B. To support institutional research which relates to present or future curricular issues in higher education, and specifically community colleges.
C. To instruct users in critical information literacy for life-long learning
The Library collections:
The Library collections is made up of over 2,25,000 print and non-print resources and offering online access to more than 10, 000 e-journals and over 7000 e-books along with many other collections as the following:
Nobel Lauriat Collection
The LNB Library has a special Nobel Lauriat Collection of about 209 vols. which is at present housed at the Ground Floor.
North East Collection
The LNB Library has a special and rare collection of over 2000 books on North East India which is housed at the Ground Floor.
Childrenís Book Collection (Proposed)
The LNB Library has proposed for a special collection for Childrenís books to be housed at the Ground Floor.
Theses and Dissertation
The Library has more than 5000 Theses and Dissertations of various branches of knowledge such as Social Sciences & Humanities, Natural Sciences including Medical Science. Their bibliographical details are accessible through OPAC.
The library provides a Reference Section with above 4300 reference books, current and retrospective. The Reference Books are for only consultation in the library premises and are not allowed for issue.
The Library has a collection of approximately 100 newspaper bound volumes of important national and regional newspapers. Moreover, the library provides newspaper service with 21 current national and regional newspapers.
The LNB Library has a Collection of about 750 CD/DVDs of various disciplines which can be borrowed by any registered members of the Library.
The LNB Library has a Collection of about 53 maps of various regions of the earth which can be referred by any registered members of the Library in the Reference Section of the library