The library building is a magnificent, multistoried structure, built on modern principles to house 3,50,000 books, displays 3,000 periodicals and seat 1,000 readers. Most strikingly, the architecture is such that the library building appears to be like a ship. The library without doubt is one of the best in the country. At present, the University Library holds a document collection of over 0.3 million consisting of books, bound periodicals, standards & other publications. Most of the books are related to scientific and technical curriculum of the University.
In addition, to it a large numbers of books of general interest are available testifying to the genuine efforts of the University to promote an all round development among students. There is a large collection of books on travel, fine arts, history, current affairs, religions, political science as well as fiction. There is an excellent reference section comprising encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks etc. To meet the need of the times, a separate Hindi section has been introduced.Moreover, many facilities like Xeroxing, University Book Depot, student’s book lending cell & cartographic lab are also available for the students. The library is subscribed to many online journals & provides internet & software facilities to the students. The library has got a unique rental textbook scheme, wherein, the students are issued the required books for one semester at very nominal charges.Pantnagar University has the maximum no. of working days in India and our beautiful library easily succeeds in making these working days cherish able & fruitful for everybody.
University Library has a highly specialised collection of 3.6 Lakh documents in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Home Science, Fisheries, Basic Sciences, Humanities, Technology & other allied subjects. The collection includes Books, Theses, Periodicals, Standards, Reprints, Maps, Toposheets, Globes, Microfilms, Microfiches, Records, Tapes & CD-ROMs. The collection grows at an average rate of 3000 Volumes per year. Students, teachers, & other staff of the university are eligible for the membership of the University Library. Library membership is also available to outsiders as "Special Guest Membership" against a security deposit of Rs.500 per book and a local guarantor. The library provides following services :
- Reference & Information Service
- Rental /Book Bank Textbook service
- CD-ROM Based Bibliographical Search Service
- Indian Agricultural Index
- Reprographic Service
- Inter Library Loan Service
- On-line Full Text e-journals
- OPAC (On-line public access catalogue)
- Users Education