To encourage research activities and enhance knowledge base, CEC has an updated library consisting of various books, journals, periodicals and dailies 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. 47515 books and 120 journals and lakhs of E journals and e books through ONLINE DATABASES.
The library has a nice inflow of natural lighting along with proper ventilation with huge windows on both sides and all the basic amenities. The books are arranged according to subject classification and arranged in the library in systematic manner. We have a separate Periodical section. We conduct user orientation programme for fresh students every year. Separate Reference Section for text books is also available in the library.

Carpet area of library (in sqm)1300 sq m.
Reading space (in sqm)760 sq m.
Number of seats in reading space325
Number of users (issue book) per day300 (Approx.)
Number of users (reading space) per day500 above per day
Timings: Academic (Working day and weekend)09:00 am to 09:00 pm
During Examination09:00 am to 12:00 am
Number of library staff10
Number of library staff with degree in Library Managemen8
Computerization for search, indexing, issue/ return recordsYES
Bar-coding usedYES
Lib services on internet/intranetYES
INDEST or other similar membershipYES (DELNET)
National Digital LibraryYES

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. 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 fully furnished and it can seat 325 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 47515 volumes and subscribes to 120Journals and 24 Magazines and 12 Newspapers. 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.

Digital Library:-

Availability of Digital Library contents:YES
If available, then mention number of Courses6 (CSE/IT/ME/MBA/MCA)
No. of E-Journals1378
Web-Courses & Video Lectures of NPTELYes
No. of E-Books4,53,694
E-resourcesDelnet, ProQuest Central, Delnet-Gale E-Journals, World Library Access, Pearson e-books, NPTEL Video Lectures, Turnitin Plagiarism Checker
Availability of an exclusive Server:YES
Availability over Intranet/Internet:YES
Availability of exclusive space/room:YES
Number of Users per day:100/1000 + outside location