Introduction

Since its inception in 2003, Eastern University has been taking all possible steps to build up a well-equipped modern library. The library is now fully automated through KOHA Integrated Library System, which supports web-based online borrowing and receiving, searching catalogue of books, CDs, journals, newspapers and magazines, full-text online books and journals, auto email alert service, and reservation of books from distant work-stations. The users can also check their borrowing status, renew issued resources and can reserve books through internet. EU Digital Institutional Repository is developed using Greenstone Digital Library software which provides full access to all users. The Library subscribes more than 25000 online journals and a large number of e-books published by various internationally reputed publishers.
 
The library’s purpose is to enrich teaching, learning and research endeavors of the university by delivering easy access to relevant information resources and providing quality services and facilities. For proper management of the library resources, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is used. In order to ensure security of its resources, closed-circuit TV camera network operates round the clock.
 
Resources
 
At present the library has about 15000 books of 5000 titles, 2000 reports and journals, 700 audio-visual materials, 300 internship reports & thesis papers. It also subscribes more than 25000 online journals and 3000 e-books through Bangladesh INASP-PERI-Consortium (BIPC) and UGC Digital Library Consortium published by various internationally reputed publishers. In addition to these collections, the library subscribes printed issues of 60 journals, 10 foreign and 9 local magazines, 1 foreign newspaper and almost all leading national newspapers of Bangladesh.
 
Library Membership
 
All students, faculty members, part-time faculty members, officers, BOT members, teaching assistants, and research assistants are entitled to become the library member. Pay slip of admission fees, personal e-mail and one copy passport size photograph are required for membership.
 
Library Hours
 
The library remains open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday through Thursday. On Friday it remains open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and maintains single shift from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during the semester break. It remains closed on public holidays and other dates announced by the university authorities.
 
Library Orientation
 
The library arranges orientation program every semester for the new students to demonstrate how to use the university library systems and services effectively. It also arranges library literacy class among the teachers, students and staff members.