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Dear All,

The Central Library is pleased to unveil its new online catalogue of books, thesis, etc. We have migrated from a proprietary software (Libsuite) to Koha open-source integrated library system (ILS), which is more user-centered than ever before: with a focus on the tools, resources, and information which is most useful to our faculty, students, staff and other library users.

All users are requested to check your library account details online by login using your legacy employee/roll number in lower case (not LDAP username) and LDAP password.

Here is the link to the new catalogue: https://opac.library.iitb.ac.in (OPAC = Online Public Access Catalogue)

What New?

It is a complete web-based cataloguing system with a simple and clear search interface for users.

Simple and fast search of titles, authors, and topics.

When viewing a book, users can browse the virtual bookshelf for other books placed next to it.

It displays the cover images of books in the search listing (for most new books for which images are publicly available).

The logged-in user can see a summary of issued books with details, fines, personal information, search history, reading history, purchase suggestions, place holds for items (reservation), etc.

Faceted Search. It is an all-new resource designed to showcase the breadth and variety of content of the Library, helping users discover new and related books.

Users can create public reading lists and private reading lists.

Add to Cart option is available for users to save their shortlisted books and can be issued later.

It allows saving/print/email/ export search result and allows sorting of the searched result by date, title, author, etc.

Users can submit comments (review) on any item in the catalogue. Staff can choose to moderate the comments before they are displayed in the catalogue.

It allows tagging, RSS feeds, social sharing etc.

Allows integration of IIT Bombay Department Libraries (work in progress) into one single catalogue for the entire Institute.

Allows sharing of catalogue data with National library databases.


Applications are invited from Graduates/Post-Graduates in Library Information Science for Library Internship Programme. Six interns will be selected for period of 1 year and imparted practical training in the latest tools and techniques of information handling being used in the Central Library. A monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000/- and Rs. 14,000/- will be paid to candidates having B.Lib.Science and M.Lib.Science qualification respectively. The selection will be made through a formal interview.

Interested candidates may submit their application in the enclosed proforma with self attested certificates to the In-Charge Central Library, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076 on or before 31st December 2015.

Application Form cab be downloaded at below given link:

Central Library has a facility to issue books from Technology Lending Library (Book Bank) to the economically weaker section students viz. whose parents income is below the taxable limit or those who are eligible to get MCM scholarship. All Under graduate students* are eligible to borrow 5 books by paying Rs. 51/- The remaining books will be issued to the general category students on payment of Rs. 91/-

Course,Date and Time
First Year, B. Tech.
20th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Second Year, B. Tech.
21st Jan, 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

3rd & 4th Year B. Tech.
22nd Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

General Category
23rd Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Under Graduate Programs ( B. Tech / Dual Degree / 5 year Integrated M.Sc. )



Central Library has a facility to issue books from Book Bank to students belonging to SC/ST communities who can borrow 5 text books for 2nd semester. These books have to be returned before the end of the semester. Students whose names appear in the list of SC/ST students, received from the Academic Office are eligible to borrow these books. The programme for issuing books for this semester is as follows:-

Course, Date, Time
First Year B. Tech.
15th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Second Year B. Tech.
16th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Third Year B. Tech.
Forth Year B. Tech.
17th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)



Dear AlL,
We take great pleasure in informing you that Prof. Devang Khakhar has been selected by MHRD to continue as the Director of IIT Bombay for another term.

We congratulate him on behalf of all of us at the Institute and we look forward to his vision and continued leadership in taking IIT Bombay to greater heights.

With warm regards and the best wishes for a happy new year.

Hari Pandalai and Subhasis Chaudhuri

Central Library will remain open till 1.00 am (past midnight) w.e.f. 16th
Nov to 28th Nov 2013 (end-sem examinations).

Central Library will remain closed on Sunday the 3rd November 2013 on
account of DEEPAVALI festival.

Daulat Jotwani
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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