A strong library enhances the academic life of students. The RGU library system comprises of three libraries- the RGU Central Library and the departmental libraries of Royal School of Architecture and Royal School of Law and Administration.
The libraries are open to university students and employees
Monday through Friday 9 am. until 5pm
The library gives access to a wide range of resourcesincluding books, study areas and e- books covering all departments viz. engineering, management, architecture, law, commerce, fashion, fine arts, nursing, pharmacy, hotel & tourism management etc. The central library at RGU can be acclaimed as one of the advanced libraries of not only Assam or the North-East but also regionally and nationally both in terms of quality and quantity covering 23 schools and more than 130 courses. The library has a huge collection of approximately 25000+ books. Apart from this, the library holds a special north-east collection, competitive books corner and fiction/nonfiction corner.
Apart from the Central Library, separate departmental libraries are set up to provide a more accessible and a more personalised reading space. The RSA and the RSLA libraries are special libraries meant for Royal School of Architecture and Royal School of Law and Administration respectively.
RGU E-Library aims to provide online resources, professional support and guidance to all students whenever, and from wherever they have chosen to study. The library has 18000+ e-books and more than 65000 e- journals. Apart from this, it has various e-resources including e-journals, e-Books, and e- databases under different areas that can be accessed by its users. The database for the entire collection can be accessed through Online Public Access Catalogue (WebOPAC). The OPAC software allows users to search books on parameters such as title, author's name, volume, and keywords with mere clicks and enables the librarians to catalogue different genres of books and maintain its database online.
The library management is done by ILMS SOUL 2.0 server platform and barcode system (Jan, 2013). DSpace is used for maintaining the Institutional Repository of the entire university. As a member of DELNET, the library avails various facilities of member institutions through resource sharing on demand from the users as and when required. It provides ready reference services like content list service, using both offline and online sources of information to the users.
Document loan eligibility varies for different categories as given below:
|User Category||Max. Number of Documents Allowed||Last Period|
|Teaching Faculty/Teaching Staff||10 Books||45 Days|
|PhD Scholars||08 Books||45 Days|
|PG/UG Student||03 Books||30 Days|
|Staff||03 Books||45 Days|