Library and Training Aid (LTA)
Library and Training Aid (LTA) is an important department of the R&C division. There are two branches of the department: (a) documentation and (b) audio visual and reproduction.
Functions of Documentation Branch
The library plays an important role to achieve the goals of training. Collection of relevant books, journals, magazines and other reading materials and processing these for the readers are the main tasks of the library. At present the Library has about 118 thousand books and 100 Journals/Magazines for circulation to the readers. There are a good number of books, newspapers, magazines, were purchased for library every year. Beside these the library received a good number of books, journals, workshop proceedings, conventional and non-conventional research reports, annual reports, newsletters and magazines as complimentary copies through exchange programme with various local and foreign organizations.
Very recently, a book and document corner named “Muktijudho Corner” on the great liberation movement of Bangladesh has been established in the library.
Reference collection of the library is very rich. More than 135 titles of encyclopedias are available in the library. In addition to these, a huge number of reference-related books are also available in the library. The library staff is committed to respond to the queries to checking various reference citations of the readers.
The library remains open from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. without any break from Sunday to Thursday and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Friday and from 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. on Saturday. A large number of readers use the library regularly. Every faculty member can borrow 10 books while a trainee can borrow 4 books at a time for one month.
One of the important collections for the trainees, faculty members and researchers is paper clippings. Paper clippings are being kept on 123 topics. These are very helpful for preparing various assignments, research works and seminar papers of the trainees and members of the faculty. Library also preserves omnibuses and seminar papers and souvenir of different core courses as ready references for the readers. BPATC library is a member of AMDISA. The library is also a corporate member of the Bangladesh Society for Training and Development.
Automation programme of the library is ongoing. Catalogues of 47,647 titles of books of 67,517 volumes are available on the web page at present. Readers can search web page using library.bpatc.org.bd for information about those books. Some books and documents are already scanned and uploaded for online reading. The readers will be benefitted immensely after completion of the process of full automation of the library.
Function of Audio-Visual and Reproduction (AVR)
The Audio-Visual and Reproduction (AVR) section of the library is equipped with the latest international AVR equipment to provide technological support to academic sessions, seminars, workshops etc. of the Centre.
Language Lab Facilities
Two modern language laboratories are equipped with all sorts of audio and video support and computer facilities to help participants in language learning. The two laboratories together can accommodate 80 participants at a time.
In addition, BPATC library, on and often, supports conducting online training sessions, video conferences by providing multimedia, large screens and other modern equipment.