Bihar Agricultural University
The library was established in 1908 with the start of Agricultural Experiment Station and Agricultural School at Sabour. It continued with its basic activities of information resources development by collecting, processing, organizing, storage and retrieval of information; maintaining liaison with other related University libraries for resource sharing and exchange of information; providing need based current awareness, reference and bibliographic services and facilitating online access to wide range of information resources in print and electronic versions. Open access system is followed in the Library and the books are arranged as per Dewey Decimal Classification scheme and catalogued as per A.A.C.R.-II. During every financial year library procures about 4000 / 5000 titles under different schemes of University / ICAR. Some of the holdings (Books and Journals) are of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Those are the rare documents of this University library. The Library has a total of 45,000 books and back volumes of Journals. It subscribes 72 Foreign & 40 Indian Journals and 31 news papers including popular magazines. Library has acquired data bases like: AGRIS, AGRICOLA, CABSAC, HORT CD, CROP CD since 1973. It has 558 theses of M.Sc. and Ph.D. scholars. Library provides services like: E-Access, CD-Rom Search, Photocopying, Circulation, Reference, Book Bank, Resource Sharing and Clipping, etc. The library has the rare privilege of possessing, some unique books which are over 300 years old and were procured in the year 1913.