Central Library

The Central Library of C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur was established in 1968. In the beginning it was housed in a hall of University Administrative Building. In 1993 it was shifted to the present library building. The renovation of the building of the central library was started in 2003. Now it has a centrally located magnificent three-storied building equipped with all modern facilities. It has a seating capacity for about 700 users. It has a collection of over 140,000 books, which consists of books, thesis, reference collections, and bound volumes of journals. In addition to this, it has good collection of E-resources like (e-journals, e-books and e-repository. It caters the library and information requirement of all campus students, faculty, staff of the University as well as research scholars from all affiliated colleges.

A special lab for the PWD (Person with Disability) students is created where they can access all the available resources of library in their desirable format such as audio books, braille form etc. For the optimum utilization of the library collections & online resources, periodic user orientation programs are organized by the library. 

 The Central Library has the following facilities:

  • E-resources has direct access to the National Library Database and more
  • Mobile App for ease of access
  • Computerized Library system
  • Books in the library: 140,000
  • Online Resources: – Journals, Books, Theses and other resources
  • Total Thesis: – 11172
  • Total Books in Reference Section: – 15000
  • News Papers: – 16
  • Average number of walk-ins: 700 per day.
  • Average number of issued/returns: 600 per day.
  • Students Book Ratio: 1:21
  • Wi-Fi enabled Library with high speed internet.
  • Computer Labs
  • Reprographic facilities
  • Air Condition Reading Halls
  • Well stacked Reference Section
  • Lab for the Persons with Disability (PWD)