Library::Bapatla Engineering College

Books Constitute Capital


     Acclaimed as the one of the biggest Libraries with 22,000 sq. ft. area in the State, The Central Library of BEC has been playing a vital role as Information Centre catering to the Academic and learning needs of the faculty and Students alike since inception. The facility is serving the student fraternity ranging from under graduate to Masters and ultimately aiding the Research stratum of Bapatla Engineering College.

     As a jewel in the crown of BEC, The Library aims at providing premium quality learning resources in the form of Books, Journals, E-Journals and C.Ds pertinent to Curricula of diverse Engineering and Technology and of general nature to the students and Teaching Staff. The Library also supports Departmental Libraries for acquisition and maintenance of Titles throughout the academic year.

     As the veritable abode of Knowledge, the library Of BEC houses 27,272 titles, 67,062 Volumes, 275 International Online Journals (Science Direct) and 116 print journals. The following subscriptions can be used from any desktop or laptop with in the campus.

S NoName of the e resourceContent accessibleWebsite
1 Science Direct Journals: (Engineering,ComputerScience,Electrical, Electronics,Mechanical & Civil Engg.) 275 Journals (back file access from 2000 onwards) http://www.sciencedirect.com/
2 DOAJ e journals free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals http://www.doaj.org/
3 DELNET Digital Library e-books & e-journals http://delnet.nic.in/
User Name: apbec
Password: bec1528


     One of its kinds, BEC Central Library is fully automated with SOUL Software; updated with latest version in 2010 and Bar-coding system facilitating easy access to students and well maintenance of library for they say “As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one.”

     The library offers special services to the Students of SC & ST categories by providing singular Book Banks enriched with 17045 volumes related to 3456 Titles. A Book Bank specially earmarked with the funds of TEQIP is provided with 1896 volumes consisting 323 Titles also supplements the needs of SC & ST Students. Through these Book Banks each SC or ST student can borrow 12 books and a BC student can borrow 2 books.

     The library added a feather to its cap by having a wing of Digital Library featuring online connectivity with DELNET, New Delhi and providing Internet facility to students with the infrastructure of 28 Computers with DVD and CD Writers.

     BEC Library, in addition to that, offers Laptops to Students to borrow for aiding them in Project work. BEC Library has 20 such Laptops in its armour.

     To take the learning experience of students to next level BEC Library has added Video Library to its armour of facilities. The video library is furnished with 34” Colour T.V and DVD Player supported by a stack of 2,716 CDs. The thrust area of video library is providing NPTEL video lecturers to learners and Teaching Community effectively.

     Library is providing reprographic facility to students to disseminate material quickly and cost effectively aiding better learning on campus. The photo copying is provided at 50 np per copy with latest reprographic machine.