The DIU library collections are a true collaborative effort. They are the foundation upon which a student's education is built and form the cornerstone of DIU research efforts. The library collections include published materials physically held in the DIU Central Library, including the Ashulia Campus, Uttara Campus, and electronic resources which are available online.
The general collection consists of text books, conference proceedings, reports and others that support and meet the curriculum, research, learning and teaching needs of DIU students, faculty and staff. Currently over 24,000 volumes of books in different discipline are housed in publicly accessible open stacks. Books are arranged by the Dewey decimal classification call number on the library’s 4th floor. Most items in the general collection circulate under regular loan periods. We add more than 1,000 new items every year, including multiple copies of key textbooks in many subjects.
The DIU Library has a print reference collection. The reference collection contains various sources of information, such as encyclopedias, atlases, handbooks, yearbooks, almanacs, directories, subject specialist dictionaries, English dictionaries, thesauruses and other specialist resources. This also includes government documents, publications of Bangladesh Bureau Statistics, reports and documents of national and international organizations. Reference materials are located on the 2nd floor of the central library. Items from the reference section cannot be borrowed but may be viewed in the library.
DIU library’s periodicals collection located on the 4th floor of the central library consists of a variety of scholarly journals, popular magazines, periodicals and newspapers. The library subscribes to more than 100 periodicals in print. Items from the periodical collection can be borrowed on short term loan.
This collection also contains newspapers, magazines, leaflets, loose issues of popular magazines and academic brochures. These are arranged by title in folders. These are non circulating items, but may be viewed in the periodical section.
Recognizing the ongoing need to position itself for the digital future, DIU library continued efforts to enrich its Electronic Resource. Through the E-library services, it provides access to an ever widening range of digital library and services, including e-books, full-text online databases, electronic journals articles, E-Magazines, faculty research, dissertations and thesis papers.
At present, DIU library is subscribing to journal databases covering almost 25000 electronic journals from 31 renowned vendors. These databases are accessible through the library webpage and DIU network only.
The library has a rapidly growing collection of electronic books. It is also providing access to around 26000 e-books, 322 e magazines. Users have both on and off campus access to e-books, e-magazines with user ID and password authentication.
We have a growing collection of over 1900 audio visual materials on the 3rd floor of the Central Library building. The collection includes computer programs, books and CDs. Audio visual items are available for loan to library users according to their borrowing privileges.
DIU library offers a small fiction collection located on the 2nd floor of the library building to support the intellectual and creative thoughts of its users. This collection includes popular Bengali and English novels, drama, poetry and story collections for the general adult audience. Fiction items can be borrowed and searched though the library online catalog.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS COLLECTION
The Entrepreneurship and small business collection is located on the 4th floor. It contains books, reports and materials related to entrepreneurship and small business.
DIU THESES/ RESEARCH PAPERS:
DIU Library collects and preserves thesis papers, project reports written by final year students of DIU from across all disciplines.
Beginning in 2012, Thesis papers, project reports have been collected in CD format. This collection now contains over 1214 titles dating from 2012 to the present. The index of this collection is available at the circulation desk on the 3rd floor of the central library.
Additionally, paper copies of all pre -2012 DIU graduate student theses and project papers are shelved by project number on the 3rd floor of the central library building. You can search for paper copies of theses in the Library catalog
The DIU library maintains collections of daily print copies from the major English and Bengali national newspapers. The most recent issues of these newspapers are displayed on the newspaper stands on the 1st floor of the central library. We retain back issues of selected significant titles in bound volume format from dating from 2002.
Online access is available to national newspapers.