BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) Library has started its journey since the inception of BGMEA Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in 1999. BUFT has been affiliated in 2012 and collections have been growing steadily according to the demand of study and research. The Library is supporting study and teaching with physical collection of 5500 books (approx.), 30 titles of journals, 2500 periodicals, different professional magazines, newspapers and AV collections.
Library Management Software- Koha has been installed, implemented and customized for BUFT Library Automation in 2017. Library collections are organized according to the international standard of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) www.opac.buft.edu.bd Physical collections are available for user services using the software.
BUFT Library website www.library.buft.edu.bd is under development using Drupal. The features will include dynamic updates of library services and facilities, glimpse of new collections leading to OPAC, important links, research tools, etc.
The BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) library started its journey with 1,000 volumes of books, now the collection of the books has reached about ten thousand. From the very beginning of its journey the focus was to ensure better services to its users. The Library collections and services, physical and virtual, provided outstanding support for recognized research in various programs while also addressing the learning needs of about four thousand students across the campus. Students and faculty ranked the Library as the most important source of information for their research. Library facilities are being framed as more flexible learning spaces with collaborative, individual study, instruction, and calm environment.
To realize the promise of the 21st century academic research library, it is essential that BUFT continue to focus on its users and align its programs to better meet their needs. As a continuing effort to improve the library facilities, new books were procured during the months of January-June 2013. Asia Foundation donations were also received to the the extent of 250 books. New Journals have been subscribed. Online accesses to libraries abroad have been negotiated along with provision for free subscription to books and journals of renowned publishers of the world. BUFT library is equipped with 20 computers with wifi internet connection. More procurement order for books and journals are in the process.
JSTOR : www.jstor.org
Wiley online library : onlinelibrary.wiley.com
WGSN : www.wgsn.com/fashion