History of BAU Library

Bangladesh Agricultural University Library (BAUL) came into existence as East Pakistan Agricultural University Library (PAUL) in 1961 just with the inception of the university itself. Library facilities are opened for the students, teachers, officers and other persons (prior permission of the library authority) associated with this university. The library is governed in accordance with the "Ordinance prescribing East-Pakistan Agricultural University Library Rule" approved by syndicate under resolution No. 3 dated the 10th October, 1963. From the very beginning BAU Library started with the miniature collection of the Vols. 5000 of the then East-Pakistan College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry for study and research of agriculture and allied disciplines.

The University Library started with a single room of administrative building and it moved to its new building at the central point of the university campus in 1969 (then East-Pakistan; now Bangladesh.) The original library building was designed by the famous architect Mr. Richard J. Neutra of U.S.A. It could hardly provide with adequate space for managing seating arrangements for 40 readers at a time. Now the library has two general stack having capacity of accommodating 2,00,000 vols of books two general reading rooms having seating capacity 300 each at a time for the students, one teachers reading room having seating of 40 as well as 10 carrels and all types of facilities are available in BAU Library. Now the building is three storied and the total area is 66,000 sq.ft.; the ground and first floor are fully central air conditioned.