About Library

About Library

The Central Library named as R.P. Padhi Library, was established in the year 1968 to meet the growing needs of the students, teachers, and research scholars. R.P. Padhi Library plays a vital role for disseminating different types of information resources and services to support the academic and research need of the user community. It is a 4-storey building having four main sections. Currently, R.P. Padhi Library is having over 1,48,721 volumes of books and other resources like popular magazines, print journals, theses and reports in Science & Technology, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences. Besides these users of R.P. Padhi Library is accessing 2,03,600 of e-books, e-journals and other electronic reading materials through ProQuest Database.

Objectives of R. P. Padhi Library

  • To serve as a repository of the resources used for teaching and research.
  • To have reference books, journals, magazines, newspapers, periodicals etc. of general knowledge, current affairs, and development of all round personality and communication skills to facilitate employability.
  • To assist the faculty members in pursuit of their research activities by providing required reference material to the best of the ability.
  • To collaborate with other institutions of national and international repute in positioning the University Central Library as the leading platform for learning and research for the users of on and off the campus.
  • To provide global access to retrieve information published worldwide in many disciplines in support of Teaching, Consultancy, and Research.

Library Facilities and Different Sections of the R.P. Padhi Library


1. Acquisition Section

The Library has about 1,48,721 books . This section deals with the procurement and allotment of accession no. to the library documents.

2. Technical Processing Section

The belongings of the library are fully processed using the popular technical tools like 18th edition of DDC for classification and AACR - II for cataloguing. The centrally exhibited library catalogue is arranged alphabetically under three sections such as author, title and subject for tracing each book by the library users.

3. Circulation Section

The Circulation Section of Library is kept open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. The transaction hours of this Section are from 10.45 am to 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm to 3.45 pm on all working days.

FIRST FLOOR: Reference Section-I

1. Journal Section

The Journal Section is kept open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm in all the working days of the University. The Section is occupied with Current Journals, Back Volume of Journals , Reports , Statistical Handbooks , Census Reports , Maps, Globe, Reference Books(Encyclopaedia, Dictionary, Year Book etc.) and Ph.D Theses with reading Room and E-Content access center.

2.Content access centre

Apart from these, users are also accessing e-resources like Books, Journals, Reports, Coference Proceedings and Ph.D Thesis from PROQUEST database.

SECOND FLOOR: Reference Section - II

1.Textbook-cum-Reading Room Section

The textbook-cum-reading room section is functioning in the 2nd floor of the R.P. Padhi Library building. This Section is kept open for use and reference from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm from Monday to Friday and 10.30 am to 4.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday except University holidays. This Section is occupied with Text and Reference Books, M. Phil. Theses, P.G. Dissertations, News Papers ( Odia, English , Hindi and Telugu.) and Magazines.

Staff Details

S. No Name of Staff Designation


Dr. Manaswini Patra

Assistant Librarian


Ms. Subhalaxmi Nayak

Assistant Librarian (Librarian I/c)


Dr. Jeetendra Kumar Behera

Assistant Librarian


Mr. Abhimanyu Pradhan

Assistant Librarian