Welcome to Acquisition Section

Location : Third Floor of Tower. Take the Steel Staircase and follow the steps beyond Hall 5 entrance.

The Acquisition Section collects requests for books from the faculty, interacts and places orders with the selected suppliers, accessioned the procured books and transfers them to the Technical Processing Section for classification, cataloguing, indexing and database entry.

Books Procured : Textbooks prescribed for courses bought in multiple copies, General and Reference books and Conference Proceedings purchased in single copies books received as gift from different national and international sources.

Requisition for Books Separate requisition forms for general and textbooks are available in the download menu. One may also access these forms from the library website. Faculty members who wish to recommend new books may please fill up and forward these requisition forms with the signatures of Library Representative and Head to the Acqusition section for further processing. Students may also recommend for textbooks by filling up the requisition forms by the course faculty, Library Representative and Head or course faculty and Dean and forward these to the Section.The Section attends to phone and email queries from the users. Apart from these, a register is kept in the Section to get feedback and for making general enquirers.

Information about New Books The Section receives catalogues and brochures from various national and international publishers. Such materials are displayed in the notice board opposite to the Circulation Counter. Interested users may also browse these catalogues in the Acquisition Section.

Our motto

Our motto is to serve the Institute community by alerting them about new books in their areas of interest, seeking recommendations for such books, and taking appropriate action to procure these publications in the least possible time.

Mode of Book Selection

There are three modes of selecting books:

(1) The faculty members get to know about the books from such sources as journal articles, conference proceedings, brochures sent to them by publishers, and the Web. They send their requisitions to the Library in prescribed requisition forms and the Library decides the suppliers who are best suited to supply the books.

(2) Suppliers show copies of their books to the faculty members and the faculty members recommend some of these books for procurement to the Library.

(4) Certain books are received as Gift from different national and international sources.

Suppliers (Terms and Conditions)

There are two categories of suppliers, approved and registered. Approved suppliers are those who have obtained approval from the IIT authority and registered suppliers are those who participate in the Technology Book Fairs.

Placing Purchase Orders

The procedure for placing purchasing orders for book-fair and non-book-fair books is the same. Purchase proposals for the books selected by the department/center are received by the Central Library and purchase orders are placed with approved/registered book suppliers/publishing agencies after obtaining approval from the Departmental Purchase Committee (DPC). The steps in placing purchase order are given below.

For enquiry about Acquisition Section

Contact: Dr. S. K. Jalal,  Dy. Librarian Section In-charge,

Phone:  03222-282442 / 82440 (O)

Email: skjalal@library.iitkgp.ac.in