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Library PA College of Engineering, Mangalore

Central Library

P. A. College of Engineering Library and information center is not only mere treasure house of information but also laboratory of knowledge and nerve center of intellectual activity of our institution. It is located in spacious Independent block with area of 11,500 sq.ft.

Library Collection

At present the library has 30,264 volumes of books covering all branches of engineering and reference books like encyclopedia, hand books, dictionaries, GATE, GRE books & literature books. In addition to the library 782 project reports, 1033 bound volumes of journals and also ITDP Book bank collection of 1019 books.

E-Journals and magazines

The library subscribes following online journals and 136 printed copies of national and international journals and magazines, which is useful for general reference as well as research works.

VTU - Consortium

Following e-resources are available under VTU- Consortium

  1. IEL ONLINE : Contains a comprehensive collection of full text documents, providing access to the worlds highest quality technical literature in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science Engineering.
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  2. ScienceDirect : Engineering & Computer Science : ScienceDirect is a leading full text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.
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  3. ASCE Online (American Society for Civil Engineers) : Contains full text technical literature in Civil Engineering including 33 e-journals & e-books.
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  4. Springer e-Journals : Providing researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.
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  5. Taylor and Francis e-journals : Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 2100 journals and one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works..
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  6. Proquest -e-journals (Engineering and management): ProQuest databases provides a single source for scholarly \ journals on engineering and management, videos, dissertations, working papers, e-books.
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  7. KINIMBUS – OPEN : Knimbus open is a FREE product and the largest platform for Open Acess Content. It offers its users full text access to more than 13,000 peer reviewed journals, over 3,000 ebooks and lakhs of theses documents
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The institution has ILL facility and also institutional membership of DELNET, VTU and e-VIDYA.

Library Systems

The library follows OPEN ACCESS systems. Books and bound volumes are classified and catalogued according to DDC 21 & 22 and arranged accordingly.


The library is entirely computerized using Easylib Library Automation software to facilitate manage and search of library resources. Computers are provided for OPAC, by using it readers can easily locate the title, author, location of the books and also to know the status of the books, arrivals of journals and magazines etc. The books and readers cards are bar-coded to speed up the circulation works.

Digital Library and Internet

The library has internet browsing area for browsing e-journals. The institute also has an intensive Digital Library consisting of around 2767 CD-ROM's, 225 Floppies , which can be viewed in the library as well as copy the contents.

Web based Digital Library System is also functional in our college library by using Techfocuz Digital Library 4.0 Software. In which staff and students can share their articles, downloaded files and utilize the Library repositories like Book CD/DVD’s and journal CD/DVDs, Syllabus copy, Question papers, paper clippings, PACE photo albums and all other forms of digitized information at whole college campus. This system can be accessed by pointing the Web browser and CD emulator software.

Library Facilities

The library has ample reading facilities with a seating capacity of 120 students. The library offers photo copying, duplicating and binding, Document Scanning facilities to the readers at low nominal cost. College Book bank facilities provided to the students and staffs and Book Bank facilities for SC/ST students also available.


The library is maintained by well qualified 12 numbers of staffs and supporting staff. Thus our library plays key role in smart work of education and to build quality engineers. Having provided with abundant facilities to benefit the students, they are encouraged to use them intensively.

Name Designation Qualification
Mr. Balakrishna M Librarian BCom., MLISc., PGDC.
Mr. Pradeep K L Asst. Librarian BA., MLISc.
Mrs. Rajani A Asst. Librarian BA., BLISc
Ms. Shobha D Asst. Librarian BA., MLISc
Mr. Muralidhar Lib. Asst. BA., CLIS.
Mr. Kiran Lib. Asst M.A. Economics
Ms. Asma Lib. Asst. BA.
Mr. Abdul Rahim Lib. Asst. P.U.C
Mr. Zubair Lib. Security S.S.L.C
Mr. Batish Lib. Attender S.S.L.C
Mrs. Sujatha Lib. Attender P.U.C
Mr. Vishal Rai Lib. Security S.S.L.C

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