Different Sections of Central Library and Information Center (CLIC)
The different sections of CLIC and their functions are detailed below.
Reference SectionThe reference section contains books and manuals for your quick and easy reference (such as encyclopedia, dictionary, world book, directory, Banglapedia etc.). If you need to find out if the reference section has the book you need, please have the call number identified from the catalogue. The call number is the number listed on the right corner of the card with the first two letters of the author printed below it. For example, R/303 DIC, the ‘R’ stands for ‘Reference’, while 303 is the call number for a book that has the type ‘Dictionary’. This call number will help you physically locate the book in the reference section. Please seek help from the library staff if you can not find out the book.
Documentation and Rare Collection SectionThis section is recommended only when you require very specific information on a subject matter. This section is open for only teachers and researchers who have been pre-approved to use the section for their research works. The documents of this section may not be photocopied or issued for loan. They may only be accessed inside the section. Over the years, this section has grown to a rich collection of rare manuscripts, gazetteers, liberation war documents, Shahnama etc. In order to use the documentation section, researchers need to fill out a form requesting approval from the Library Administrator/Librarian. Regular students can avail this section by submitting their ID card to a staff in the room.
Periodical SectionThis section houses all types of serial publications (other than books), such as journals, magazines, weeklies, monthlies, Who’s Who, Almanacs etc. This section is open for all students, teachers, officers and researchers. Students may enter this section by first logging their name on the entry form located at the entrance of the room. However, students will need to submit their ID cards if they wish to read the periodicals and research journals. This section is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm. None of the items in this section are available for loan, although certain items may be photocopied as per the standard procedure of the CLIC.
Newspaper SectionThis section is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm for all students, teachers, officers and researchers of the University. Photocopying facilities are available as per the standard procedure of the CLIC. Twenty four news dailies are collected every day for this section among which twelve are archived for research purposes.
Acquisition SectionThis section has the responsibility of collecting books and periodicals to keep up with the state of the art knowledge. The section is mandated with the role to build on collection of books for each department as per the need and availability of funds during each fiscal year. An important feature of this section is the acquisition of syllabi for curricula and building of a useful collection of books based on students’ demands. This section is also connected to various online databases worldwide via the internet which facilitates access to further journals and periodicals for BRUR researchers and students. Refer to the BRUR library website at www.brur.ac.bd for more information on the online system.
Processing SectionThis section is a very important section in the CLIC. This section processes all the books and periodicals acquired for serving the needs of the readers. Each book is first catalogued, given a call number, entered into a database and provided with a card stack for keeping track of issues before they are released to the reading room. Additional copies of books are stacked in the ground floor of the library.
Issue SectionThis section is located on the door side of the reading hall room. Anyone eligible with a valid id card may issue books for loan from this section subject to the availability of more than 3 copies of the book. Under special circumstances the 2nd or 3rd copies of certain books may be issued to students for 7 days and to teachers for 15 days.
Last Updated (Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:34)