1.1 Reading Facility
Library provides reading facility to its members as well as outside visitors. All the books including reference collections are classified (DDC) and are open-accessed.
1.2 Document Lending service
Each member is entitled to issue 6 books and 2 bound volumes of journals at a time.
1.3 Reference Service
Reference service is provided via e-mail, telephone or personal interaction with the help of different reference tools like encyclopedias, directories, dictionaries, yearbooks, web of science, annual report etc.
Library offers Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which allows user to browse library collection by author, title, subject, classification number, etc. through web OPAC.
1.5 E-resources and Internet Facility
Library is well equipped with sufficient number of computers with internet connectivity through cable LAN and wireless networking facility for laptop users. Library is having access to plenty of electronic journals, databases, archives at institutional level and through National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC). Online journals and databases are also accessible within the campus through campus LAN.
1.6 Institutional Repository
Library has an open accessed institutional digital repository with multiway searching facility. It is enriched with pre-published version of the published research papers of the S.N. Bose Centre.
1.7 Reprographic Services
Library has different types of printers including a poster printer, photocopy machine, scanner, lamination and spiral binding machine to provide better and quick service to library usres.
1.8 Audio-visual Room
Library has a separate Audio-Visual Room for watching multimedia presentation, video lectures, documentaries etc. The room is also equipped with projector, screen, white board and sitting arrangements. The room is also used as a discussion room for teachers and students.
1.9 Newspaper, Magazine and Fiction sections
Library has separate sections for fictions, newspapers and popular magazines. 13 daily Newspapers in different languages are subscribed and displayed in the library. Some popular magazines are kept in a reading space in the library premises. In the Fiction section, Books on Bengali, Hindi, and English literature, classic literature, novel, history, books on general interest etc. are arranged.
1.10 Bibliometric Services
Library helps to prepare various bibliometric reports specially usage statistics, citation analysis, h-index, Impact factor of Journals etc. as per users' request.
1.11 Library Resource Sharing Activities
The library shares its resources with all important academic/research institutions in India. As a member of National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC), the library keeps close contacts with libraries under DST and CSIR. SNB library has institutional membership in the British Council Library (BCL), Kolkata.
1.12 Book Exhibition
Library conducts Book Exhibitions within the Centre's campus for selection of useful books for the library. Book suppliers attend the exhibition with their variety of publications.