IIUC Central Library

IIUC Central Library


Since its inception in 1995, International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) authority has been taking all possible steps to build up a well-equipped modern library. Now it becomes one of the most extensive libraries among all the private university libraries of Bangladesh. Besides, the university has a Female Academic Zone Library and two seminar libraries (Pharmacy Seminar Library and MBA Seminar Library). The libraries are running under Library and Information Division (LID). The library can accommodate easily over 456 users at a time in its full air-conditioned reading room. The library operates a network of CCTV camera inside the library to ensure the security of itself and also its resources. The library collections are being arranged according to the DDC scheme.

The library is now fully automated through KOHA Integrated Library System. The IIUC Digital Institutional Repository is developed using DSpace software where all the publications are being published. To help the research-related activities of the university, the services of Turnitin plagiarism checker, Grammarly grammar checker, EBSCO discovery service, RemoteXs remote access service to e-resources, Zotero reference and citation management software are available at IIUC Central Library.

The library has about 85500 books of 12000 titles, 1750 journals, and 515 audio-visual materials. Access and download facilities of about 35000 online journals, 15500 eBooks, and four million e-Theses are available. In addition to these collections, the library subscribes printed issues of a large number of journals, foreign and local magazines, and almost all leading national newspapers of Bangladesh.

The Central Library remains open six days during Friday to Wednesday in a week from 8:30 am to 10 pm. The Library of Female Academic Zone remains open during Saturday to Wednesday from 8 am to 3:20 pm and on Friday from 8 am to 7 pm. The seminar library of Business Administration remains open during Saturday to Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am to 9 pm. The seminar library of Pharmacy remains open during Saturday to Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm.

Vision, Mission & Objectives
Vision
To be a knowledge centre, enabling intense intellectual inquiry by providing a dynamic learning environment and proactively linking the ummah with knowledge.

Mission

With knowledge we serve to provide quality and value to library Users in all our endeavors’ through multiple communication networks utilizing constantly updated infrastructure and needed resources

Objectives

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the library’s current and potential users and their needs, and to respond to them appropriately
  • Develop information resources and provide easy access to them
  • Develop human resources of the library to ensure delivery of quality services and to maintain high levels of professionalism
  • Develop and implement a systematic approach to market the Library and its services
  • Exploit the potential of technology in all areas to deliver a wide spectrum of excellent information services.
  • Collaborate, affiliate and cooperate with organizations worldwide to share resources, enhance productivity
  • Implement effective system of library management
  • Inculcate quality practices.

Opening Hours
Day During Semester Semester Break
Saturday to Wednesday 8.30am – 8.30pm 9am – 4.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 1.00pm 8.30am – 1.00pm
Friday 3.00pm -8.00pm 8am – 12.30pm
Public Holidays CLOSED CLOSED
* The Circulation Counter will be closed 30 minutes before the library closing time
Branch Libraries
Sl. No. Library Name /Location Space (Square fit.)
1 Central Library, Kumira, Chittagong 33,000
2 Seminar Library of Department of Pharmacy 850
3 Seminar Library of Department of Business Administration (DBA)