Recent Advances

We constantly endeavor to expand our horizons. Today the central library boasts of a state of the art RFID technology, CCTV Web camera surveillance, Audio-Visual Section, CD-ROM, and Digital Knowledge Centre.

Remote Access to E-Resources

Central Library is providing remote access to all subscribed e-resources for Faculties, PDFs, and Research Scholars through MyLOFT application. Research Scholars need to send a request email to for their account creation. After your account is created, a welcome mail reaches your institute affiliated email id (if not found, check Spam folder/ MyLOFT in Junk Summary). There is an option to “Set Password” in that mail. Click on the option. It will open a new tab and will ask you to create a password.

Open MyLOFT app in your desktop: Click here

While using MyLOFT in desktop, remember to download the browser extension: Chrome Users Microsoft Edge Users

Downlaod MyLOFT for your Mobile: Android users    Mac users

Remote Access through INFED: Click here

Access E-Resources from remote through INFED/Shibboleth. You have to log in with your OCTA username (Usually your roll number/ webmail username without "") and password. If you forgot your OCTA password, please contact the Computer Support Group (CSG ) over email or Phone.

RFID Technology:

RFID Technology of Document Identification and Library Security System has been implemented for the library functions and services from 29th March 2013, along with the following facilities:

  • RFID Tags for protecting the documents
  • RFID Reader for Circulation transactions
  • RFID Antenna Alarm Gate.

Audio-Visual Section

The Audio-Visual Section is equipped with a Microfilm Reader, Lingua phone Laboratory, Audio Cassette Players, Color Television Sets, Video Cassette Recorders and over 1400 Educational Audio & Video cassettes. Discs on almost all foreign languages are available in the library. Students use the record players and computers for preparing for TOEFL and GRE examinations.

CD-ROM Workstation

There is a good collection of more than 10 databases and 1626 CDROMS in the central library. The library has been subscribing to the DIALOG ON DISC Compendex Plus (Engineering Index) CD-ROM database from 1987 to date and now it is known as K R INFORMATION ON DISC. Under the Center of Excellence scheme, the library has procured McGraw Hill Multimedia Encyclopedia of Science and Technology on CD-ROM. With the introduction of the CD-ROM work-station, the world of Engineering literature is at one's fingertips. The CD-ROM is really a boon for the literature survey, especially for research scholars. CD- ROM works on a set of menus that is user friendly.

Digital Knowledge Centre

Digital Knowledge Centre (e-Learning Centre) has been established to facilitate e-Learning. Digital Knowledge Centre (UG & PG) has been equipped with 70 latest model personal Computer systems with DVD-RW Drive provided with Internet & Intranet facilities. In addition, Wi-Fi facility also has been provided for laptop users.

CCTV – Web Camera Surveillance

35 Nos. of CCTV Network Cameras have been fixed in all the floors and stacks of the Central Library to avoid Book theft and other malpractices and the entire building is under CCTV camera surveillance.

Institutional Repository Click here

It is essential for collecting, storing, and disseminating information of the Institute's research publications and scholarly communications. IR ensures systematic and efficient collection, archiving the Institute publications and convenient availability of information of research publications.