To encourage research activities and enhance knowledge base CEC has an updated library consisting of various books, journals etc. The reference of books is a regular feature in the library making sure that all the important titles/ topics are covered and students do not miss out on anything. CEC library consists of approx. 48150books and 40 journals.
The library has a nice inflow of natural lighting along with proper ventilation with huge windows on both sides and all the basic amenities. We maintain SC, ST Book Bank Scheme separately and separate technical section is available for classification and catalogues. The books are arranged according to subject classification and arranged in the library in systematic manner. We have a separate Newspaper section. We conduct user orientation programme for fresh students every year. Separate reference sections for text books are also available in the library.

Carpet area of library (in sqm)1300 sq m.
Reading space (in sqm)450 sq m.
Number of seats in reading space150
Number of users (reading space) per day200 above per day
During working day,09:00 am to 07:00 pm,
weekend and vacation09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Number of library staff8
Number of library staff with degree in Library Management5
Computerization for search, indexing, issue/ return recordsYES
Bar-coding usedYES
Lib services on internet/intranetYES
INDEST or other similar membershipIEEE, ProQuest, Delnet

E-Libraries & Journals

Library is the brain of any educational institution of higher learning. It is the hub around which all the academic activities of the institution revolve. The central library of Chandigarh Engineering College is computerized and is stocked with thousands of books authored by authorities on the subject. The intake of books is a regular feature in the library and no important title related to the courses of study is missed. In addition to the course books general books for personality development, general knowledge, handbooks, yearbooks, reference books etc. are also added to the collection s. The library subscribes to national and international subject journals, magazines of current interest along with national and regional dailies to keep the students abreast with the day to day happenings in the world and their fields of study. The duplex library is tastefully furnished and it can seat 200 students at a time in its spacious reading halls. The serene atmosphere in the library with rows of neatly stacked books plays a major role in attracting the students to the library for serious study and supplementing their class notes.
The central library has a collection of 20582 volumes and subscribes to 54 periodicals. Apart from books it has a huge collection of Audio video material, CD’s & DVD’s. The library maintains a separate “Book Bank” collection exclusively for the meritorious students.

Sharing of Outside resources:-

In order to provide extended facilities to the students the library has corporate membership of British Council Library. The students have access to the resources of this library also.

Digital Library:-

  • The Library subscribes to online resources through INDEST-AICTE Consortium and has access to over 260 scholarly journals and research papers published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • The Library is also providing access to the curriculum based video and web courses through National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) to enhance the quality of education.

Head, Library & Information Services:

Prior to join CEC, Mr. Raman Kumar has served as Sr. Librarian with a reputed group of Professional Institutes in Haryana for around 8 years and established 14 libraries there. He holds Master Degree in Library & Information Science, M.Phil (LIS), M.Sc. (Computer Science), Diploma in Information and Systems Management (DISM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA). He has participated in various National and International conferences and workshops conducted on the emerging trends and techniques in Library & Information Science. He joined CEC in March 2009 and aims to develop, organize and maintain library services including collection of information, reader information services, collection development and culling programs