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School of Engineering Library

School of Engineering (SOE) Library is one of the largest libraries that caters the information needs of students, teachers and research scholars belonging to the School. The library provides free and equal access to all sources of information. Open access is provided to ensure free searching, selection and use of library materials. Library tickets are issued to members for lending the books for outside use. The reading room of the library provides facilities for reference. The library is kept open for 9½ hours a day from 9 am to 6.30 pm without break. The library functions are managed by professionally competent staff members. The library keeps the resources in a secure environment for long use.

Library Resources

Total Number of Books as on 10-12-2019

General Books


PG Books


Book Bank


Gift Books




Journals Print





Online Journals

Full text access



Under Teqip


University Library







News papers



Regional Language




Library Facilities

SOE library has 10 Desktop Computers (Intel core i5)with DVD drive and a server. Students can use the desktops for accessing online based educational materials including e-books, e-journals, e-thesis, etc. Students can bring their laptop inside the library and access web based resources using wifi connection. The library has one flatbed scanner for digitizing materials essential for the academic community. The entire past question papers of all branches of B.Tech are kept in digital form. These are also archived in CUSAT digital library http://dspace.cusat.ac.in/jspui/ for any where any time access.

Library Working Hours

The library is kept open about 271 days in an academic year. Per day it is kept open for 9½ hours. (From 9 am to 6. 30 pm)

Human Resources

The SOE library has at present the following staff strength;



Assistant Librarian


Junior Librarian


Professional Assistants




Library Assistants








Library collection and services

The collection of SOE library is built around the teaching and learning process of the parent organization. The library caters the needs of the students by ensuring a sound reference collection, circulating text books and general books, supplying CDs, and journals, and providing analog or digital copies of the materials. A book bank section is maintained by the library for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The PG section includes books for the advanced studies in engineering.Online catalogues ( are provided for searching library materials. An alphabetical list of subjects is displayed with class numbers and shelves numbers for easy access and selection. New arrivals are displayed for some days.

The SOE Library offers the following services

  1. Lending of Books

  2. Lending of CDs for overnight reference

  3. Reference service

  4. Book Bank Scheme

  5. Scanning and CD writing

  6. Document Delivery Service by arrangement with University library

  7. Current Awareness Service

  8. Reservation of Books

  9. Wifi access

Digital Library http://dspace.cusat.ac.in

CUSAT is maintaining a digital library for accessing faculty papers, seminar reports, teaching materials, syllabus, question papers etc. The Digital Library has been created using the DSpace open source software. School of Engineering is in the forefront of applying information technology to library service. It has added the largest number of contents to the digital library. CUSAT B.Tech Syllabus, List of Books, Journal Content pages and more than five thousand previous year question papers were added to the Digital Library. There are available online at http://dspace.cusat.ac.in/

Digital Library homepage

KOHA Open Source Library Management Software

The application of open source software is prominent in CUSAT libraries. SOE Library is the first library in CUSAT to adopt open source software for library automation. Since 2007 onwards it uses Koha open source software for various library functions that include Online Catalogue, barcode generation for books and readers tickets, issue and return of books andstock verification.

Online Catalogue

The catalogue of the library can be searched online via intranet. It is available at (Intranet)

Library Cards

Three cards are issued for B.Tech Students, M.Tech Students, Contract Lectures in the School. Six cards are issued to permanent faculty members of the School.

Loan Period

Books are issued for a period of 15 days both for students and faculty. They can renew the loan period for another 15 days. After one month, the book has to be returned to the library. However, the library charges no fine for overdue materials.

Issue and Return

The average number of books issued per day is 300 and returned is 250.

Purchase and use of current titles, important journals, and other reading materials.

The SOE library ensures the availability of current titles by browsing publishers printed catalogues, searching in online books shops, reading reviews, and receiving recommendations from faculty and students. Prominent journals are identified by the faculty concerned.

Internet services

The SOE library has Internet connection with 1.0 Gbps speed. Five Desktops are kept for students to access Internet. The library also has wifi connection.

Building and Location

The library has 304 Meter Square Carpet area and 96 Meter Square Reading area. Its seating capacity is 70.

The library is centrally located within the Campus. Students can easily access the library from different department premises.

Library advisory committee

The library has an advisory committee for giving timely directions for books and journal acquisition, purchasing of software, computers and other accessories, helping to frame library policies and priorities.

Annual Library Budgets

The library is allotted an annual budget both for books and Indian journals. Foreign Journals are subscribed and supplied by the University Library. The following Tables are showing budget utilization for books during 2007-08 to 2016-2017 and Journals during 2009-2010 to 2016-2017.

Number of Users



B.Tech Students


M.Tech Students


Research Scholar




Non-Teaching Staff





The library of School of Engineering is an important centre of learning, teaching and research in all fields of engineering. The library has built a sound collection of books on different areas of engineering and technology. It has a sound collection of current and bound volumes of important journals in field. It is in the process of computerization and provision of more advanced library services for its community of users.

Contact Details

Dr. Surendran Cherukodan, (MA, MLISc, UGC-NET, PhD)

Assistant Librarian

School of Engineering

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Cochin-682022. Mail: scherukodan@gmail.com

Mob. 9447579411

Links to CUSAT Subscribed Databases and Electronic Resources (some journals and resources may be excluded from subscription and users cannot access these resources)

  1. Jgate - https://jgateplus.com/home/

J-Gate, an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature; is the most efficient comprehensive platform to access research information from over 55 Million journal articles (with access to 10 Million Full Text articles) coming from 49,000+ journals covering multiple subject domains from all disciplines such as; Agriculture & biological Sciences, Arts & humanities, Basic Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Social & Management Sciences.

  1. ASCE Library https://ascelibrary.org/journals

The American Society of Civil Engineers Journals, practice periodicals; conference proceedings; standards; manuals and reports on engineering practice; committee technical reports; ASCE Press; Bridges wall calendar; engineer, owner, and construction-related contract documents; and special publications.

  1. IEEE Xplore https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

The content in IEEE Xplore comprises:

  • 195+ journals

  • 1,800+ conferences

  • 9,000+ technical standards

  • Approximately 2,400 books

  • 485+ educational courses

Approximately 20,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

  1. ACM Digital Library https://dl.acm.org/dl.cfm

The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing: The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books. A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers. The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing. A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities.

  1. Science Direct https://www.sciencedirect.com/

ScienceDirect from Elsevier publishers is a major full text databases that provides access to more than 16 million articles, 2,500 journals, 250 full open access journals, 39,000 books and 330,000 topic pages to help researchers discover more insights, achieve more breakthroughs and move their research forward.

  1. Wiley Online Library https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

John Wiley and Sons and its subsidiary and affiliate companies database provides access to 1600 + journals, 225 + Reference Works and 22000+ Online Books

  1. Emeraldinsight Database https://emeraldinsight.com/

Emerald Publishing has over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 teaching cases to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business, management, health and social care, education and engineering.

For more subscribed sources visit E-Gateway of University Library, CUSAT http://library.cusat.ac.in/eg/eg-home.php

General Open Resources

  1. Google Books https://books.google.co.in/

  2. Google Scholar https://books.google.co.in/

  3. Indian Theses Database https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/

  4. World Digital Library https://www.wdl.org/en/

  5. National Digital Library of India https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

  6. NPTEL https://nptel.ac.in

  7. Cusat Digital Library http://dspace.cusat.ac.in/

Massive Open Online Course Platforms

  1. Indian MOOCS https://swayam.gov.in/

  2. edX Courses https://www.edx.org/