Bachelor of Library Science:B.Lib.Sc. Course Details


Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib.Sc.) is a professional postgraduate degree program. The B.Lib.Sc degree is provided after the completion of a one-year course. The program includes the standards and performances of Library Science. It also covers Library Administration with present technologies. B.Lib.Sc covers the cataloguing and classification, database management, reference etc. There are some other topics like information architecture, research methods, collection management, statistics and IT. Bachelor of Library Science program encompasses of the disciplines like IT, management, academics and other fields to upkeep libraries. Bachelor of Library Science is a learning of the collection, association, distribution of information sources etc.

Advantages or Benefits of Degree Bachelor of Library Science

  • Bachelor of Library Science degree serves as a foundation for advanced studies. Some of the higher education courses are like M.Lib.Sc, Ph.D. and M.Phil degree in Library Science. Once the aspirants finish the program, they may try for the post of lecturer in any institute/ university
  • Many job chances are available for B.Lib.Sc holders. Some of the areas are like Metadata Management, Computer, Data, Information Architecture, Preservation Administration, Archiving etc.  In addition, employments are available in Indexing, Cataloguing, Conservation, Research, Metadata Architecture and IT.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Lib.Sc

Reputed colleges require at least 50% marks in graduation for getting admission. The qualification required for doing B.Lib.Sc program is a bachelor’s degree with any specialization. Some of the colleges are preferring candidates with science background.

Admission Procedure for B.Lib.Sc

The eligible students can get admission into the reputed institutes. Some of the colleges are conducting entrance tests for choosing the right applicant. Qualified candidate will get the hall ticket for the entrance test. The aspirants need to carry the hall ticket for verification during the exam. The admission depends on the percentage of marks in the entrance test. But in India for most of the library science courses, it is the percentage of marks in 12th, which is considered for admission.

B.Lib.Sc Entrance exams in India

  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) B. Lib. Admission Test
  • Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Entrance Exam

How to fill in B.Lib.Sc Entrance Application form

The aspirants need to fill the application form by their own handwriting. It should be in block letters. Once they fill the form, they must carefully go through it once again to ensure that there are no mistakes. Forms, which contain any error, will get rejected. Some institutes offer online application. Therefore, the candidates can register through online and take a print out. After that, they can send it to the respected authority. The forms should reach the office before the last date. More details will be available by contacting the Director of Admission.

B.Lib.Sc Entrance Exam Pattern

The B.Lib.Sc Entrance Exam lasts for 2 hours. There are 100 questions in the entrance test. The topics included in the entrance test are general knowledge and English. The questions are objective types and they are multiple-choice questions. The applicants can choose the suitable answers from the given alternatives. There is no negative marking.

Reference Books for B.Lib.Sc Entrance Exam

  • “Objective General English for All Competitive Examinations
  • Complete Mastermind India, Vol.1 by Basu, Siddhartha
  • Concise General Knowledge Man by Barry O’brien
  • Encyclopedia of General Knowl…By R P Verma
  • General Knowledge Manual by T M H
  • General Knowledge WorldBy Girish P. Pant
  • General Knowledge, Current Af…By Upkar Prakash…
  • The Basic Books and Our Changing Times
  • The Basic Reading Books by L.W. Lockhart
  • Viva General Knowledge by R Gopalan

Top 10 B.Lib.Sc Colleges in India

  • Chaudhary Charan Singh Degree College
  • Govt. T.R.S.Autonomous College, Rewa
  • Jaihind Defence College of Law
  • Khajuraho Institute of Hotel Management And Tourism(KIHMT)
  • Kumar Institute Of Journalism And Media
  • M.S.University of Baroda
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University
  • Presentation College of Applied Sciences
  • Presidency College
  • St. Berchman’s College

Other Reputed Colleges/ Universities offering B.Lib.Sc program

  • A.G.L. Degree and P.G. College
  • Alagappa University
  • Allahabad University, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Amrapali Institute of Applied Sciences
  • Amrit College of Education
  • Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Annamalai University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Arcade Business College
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Bareilly College
  • Bhavnagar University
  • Birla College of Arts Commerce & Science
  • Bundelkhand University
  • Calicut University
  • Career College
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh University / Meerut University
  • Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University / Kanpur University
  • Chitransh A.D.P.G. College
  • Dayanand Brajendra Swarup College (D.B.S.)
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University
  • Dhanwate National College
  • Dibrugarh University
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University / Agra University
  • Dr. Hari Singh Gour University
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University
  • Farook College
  • Global Open University
  • Gujarat University
  • Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab)
  • Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
  • Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
  • Hindu Kanya College
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
  • Institute of Technology and Management (I.T.M)
  • Isabella Thoburn College
  • Jadavpur University
  • Jaiprakash University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  • Jiwaji University
  • Kakatiya University
  • Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya
  • Karnataka State Open University
  • Katni Arts and Commerce College
  • Kerala University / University of Kerala
  • Kisan Mahavidyalaya
  • Kuriakose Elias College
  • Kurukshetra University
  • Kuvempu University
  • Lord Buddha Post Graduate College
  • Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Maharaja Harish Chandra Post Graduate College
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday University
  • Mahatma Gandhi Mission College of Library and Information Science  (M.G.M.)
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism
  • Manav Bharti University
  • Manipur University
  • Mata Gujri College
  • MATS University
  • Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University
  • Maynaguri College
  • Meenakshi Ramasamy Arts and Science College
  • Mohanlal Sukhadia University/ University of Udaipur
  • Moti lal Nehru Degree College
  • Nalanda Open University
  • Nehru Gram Bharati University
  • Nehtaur Degree College
  • Netaji Subhas Open University
  • North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  • North Maharashtra University
  • Osmania University
  • Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University
  • Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University
  • Patna University
  • Periyar University
  • Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)
  • Rabindra Bharati University
  • Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (RCSS)
  • Rajarshi Shahu College
  • Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Roorkee Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences
  • Sampurnanand Sanskrit University
  • Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University
  • Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya
  • Sardar Patel University
  • Sarvodaya College of Technology and Management
  • Saurashtra University
  • Seth R.C.S. College of Art and Commerce
  • Shiksha Bharati Institute of Higher Education
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Womens University (Churchgate)
  • Shri Chandamal Tarachand Bora Arts, Science and Commerce College
  • South Calcutta Girls’ College
  • Springdale College of Management Studies
  • Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya / S.C.S.V.M.V. University
  • Sri Mahesh Prasad Degree College
  • Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women’s University)
  • St. Berchmans College
  • St. Mary’s College for Women
  • Swami Ramanand Teerth Mahavidyalaya
  • Swami Vivekanand Subharti University
  • Teerthanker Mahaveer University
  • The Global Open University
  • Thiruvalluvar College
  • Tilak Maharastra Vidyapeeth
  • Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University
  • University of Burdwan
  • University of Calcutta, Calcutta (West Bengal)
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
  • University of Jammu
  • University of Kalyani
  • University of Lucknow
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of Mysore, Mysore (Karnataka)
  • University of North Bengal
  • University of Pune, Pune (Maharashtra)
  • University of Rajasthan
  • Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa)
  • Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University
  • Uttaranchal College of Science & Technology
  • Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University
  • Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
  • Vidyasagar University
  • Vijyaraje Govt. Girls Post Graduate College
  • Vikram University
  • Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan (West Bengal)
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
  • Yashwantrao Mohite College
  • Amity University, Noida (Uttar Pradesh)
B.Lib.Sc course curriculum
First semester
  • Foundation of Library and Information Science
  • Knowledge Organization and Processing
  • Knowledge Organization and Processing (Theory)
  • Management of Library and Information Centers
Second Semester
  • Documentation and Information Retrieval
  • Information Technology: Basic
  • Knowledge Organization and Processing
  • Reference Services and Sources of Information
Viva –Voice: 50 Marks
Computer Practical: 50 Marks
B.Lib.Sc Specializations
There is no specialization in the bachelor’s level.
B.Lib.Sc Projects
  • Acquisition Work
  • Cataloguing and Classification Work
  • Circulation Work
  • Classification practical
  • Compiling bibliography
  • Description of reference sources and maintenance of reference diary
  • Information science
  • Newspaper clipping project
  • Preparing and arranging catalogue cards
  • Use and Application of Information Technology
B.Lib.Sc Course Evaluation
The course duration of Bachelor of Library Science is one year. The program involves lectures, examination and practical. There is evaluation of session work. Internal assessment of every work is assessed. There is internship of 30 days in a reputed library or information center. There are four papers in two semesters. The course covers computer practical like internet access, operating system etc. The students should obtain at least 40% of marks in all theory papers.  The program also covers Viva and project.
B.Lib.Sc Text Books
  • Cataloguing procedure: based on CCC Ed.5 with amendments by Sood,S.P.
  • Cataloguing Theory and Practice by Sengupta,B
  • Cataloguing Theory and practice Ed.4 by Vishwanathan,C.G.
  • Colon Classification: practical study by Champavat,S.S
  • Decimal Classification: practice by Comaromi,J.P.& Satija,M.P.Dewey
  • Descriptive account of Colon Classification by Ranganathan,S.R.
  • Dissemination of Information by Wilson,T.D. & Stephenson,J
  • Effective Management by Hitt, Michael
  • Elements of Library Classification by Ranganathan,S.R
  • Elements of Library Classification by Ranganathan,S.R.
  • Five Laws of Library Science by Ranganathan,S.R
  • Fundamentals of Computers by Rajaraman, V
  • Introduction to cataloguing practice by Krishna Kumar
  • Introduction to Library Classification by Sayers,W.B.C.
  • Library Administration and Management by Krishan Kumar
  • Library Administration by Ranganathan. SR
  • Library Administration: theory and practice by Mittal,R.L
  • Library Building and Furniture by Sharma,H.D
  • Library Building Planing & Design by Kaula,P.N
  • Library Organization by Sharma, J. S
  • Library Organization by Sharma,J.S
  • Management by Koontz, Harold
  • Manual of Practical Colon Classification by Satija,M.P.
  • Micro Software Evaluation by Nolan,J.M.
  • Modern Outline of Library Classification Mills,O 6.Ranganathan,S
  • Practical book of Decimal Classification by Sood, S.P and Raotani
  • Principles of Management by Tripathi,P.C and Reddy P.N
  • Reference Work and its Tools,Ed.2 by Mukerjee,A.K
  • The Electronic Library by Rowley, Jennifer
  • Theory of Knowledge Classification in Libraries by Shrivastava, A.P
What to do after B.Lib.Sc?
The students who complete the Bachelor of Library Science course can go for higher education like M.Lib.Sc. They will get opportunities in recognized colleges or universities. Those who have undertaken the program are recruited in various institutions that are related to the library as well as information systems. The aspirants can get chances in museum and management houses that are connected with computer science department.
Job and Career options for B.Lib.Sc
There are many chances for students after finishing their Bachelor of Library Science degree. Many reputed institutes and universities are looking for qualified librarians. If the B.Lib.Sc holders are interested in a teaching profession, they can appear for the NET exam. If the aspirant is good in Management Information System they can get jobs in KPOs that is related to data analysis and classification.
Job Types
  • Abstractor
  • Archivist
  • Cataloguer
  • Consultant
  • Curator
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Director / Head of Information Centre
  • Electronic Resources Librarian
  • Indexer
  • Information Architect
  • Information Assistant
  • Information Broker
  • Integrated Library System Application Specialist
  • Junior Librarian / Assistant Librarian
  • Junior Librarian / Professional Assistant
  • Junior Information Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Attendant
  • Legal Research / Law Librarian
  • Librarian
  • Metadata Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Researcher
  • Research Instruction Librarian
  • Research Reference Librarian
  • Senior Information Analyst
  • Teacher Librarian
  • Employment Areas
  • Companies and Organizations with large Information handling requirements
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Information Centers / Documentation Centers
  • Museums and Galleries with Reading Rooms and Research Facilities
  • News Agencies and Organizations
  • Photo / Film Libraries
  • Private Organizations and Special Libraries
  • Public / Government Libraries
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Universities and other Academic Institutions
Remuneration after B.Lib.Sc
The B.Lib.Sc holders can get jobs in academic institutions, research field etc. Librarians who are working in recognized colleges or universities can earn a salary of Rs.15000 to Rs.20,000 per month. The candidates who are working in public health research and Information Technology services can expect more salaries. The salary range will increase once they get few years of experience from a well-known institute.


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47 Responses to “Bachelor of Library Science:B.Lib.Sc. Course Details”

  1. 47
    Jatinder Kaur:

    Dear Sir/madam

    Please Send the 10years Question papers (Rep) of B.Lib in Punjabi UNiversity Patiala

    Jatinder Kaur

  2. 46
    ghurau ram:

    dictinary of library science terms

  3. 45

    Sir, i want to know which is best blib regular or distance. Both have the same value? I want to know the admission form available for delhi and zamia university

  4. 44
    lakhan malviya:

    How many post are vaccant at this time in all over india for library.

  5. 43
    S. Datta:

    I had done my graduation in Political Science with 49.75% in the year 2005. Can I get chance in B.Lib Sc. Course from Netaji Open University?

  6. 42
    hira noor:

    is doing b.lib with regular college is better than an open college?

  7. 41
    ghanshyam sahu:

    dear sir/madam, I am commerce graduate from sagar university I want to do b.lib from sager university .please give me full detail about this course .last admission date, fees of this course ,& process of the admission also.

  8. 40

    what is the minimum qualification of

    and best college of nashik

  9. 39
    Kavita Singh:

    I am interested for b. lib from IGNOU, please provide entire detail related this course.
    Kavita Singh
    Mob. No. 8380098021

  10. 38

    dear sir/madam,
    I am I want doing b.lib from mumbai university .please give me full detail about this course .last admission date
    ability for admission , fees of this course ,& process of the admission

  11. 37

    what is the second samister exam date on b.lib in bundelkhand university

  12. 36

    what is the last date of admission on b.lib course in bhu?

  13. 35
    malti rawat:

    i m graduate. i have done post graduation diploma in computer application before four or five i want to do b.lib please tell me now can i do correspondence b.lib course and i m 29 years old so please tell me there is any age much fee in b.lib course.

  14. 34

    I will complete my D.lib in 15 July. and i start my d.lib after 10+2
    please ask me can i take admissions in b.lib

  15. 33

    i completed my B.A. got average . I done library certificate course now i am interested to do Bachelor of library Sc in correspondence so please give me the details how can i do my course & is there is compulsion of age

  16. 32

    sir i am b.lib.isc. student plz. mujhe paper send kare
    Send the 10years Question papers of B.Lib in barkatullah univercity bhopal m.p.


  17. 31
    charu sharma:

    sir muje b.lib me addmossion lena ha mera addmission ho jayega sir plz…….

  18. 30
    mona shukla:

    sir, iam dlis holdr.i want the addimation in blis but ihave no 50persant in bsc.sir you tell me how can get addimation in blis in u.p

  19. 29
    Gogi Pandher:

    Please Send the 10years Question papers of B.Lib in Punjabi UNiversity Patiala

  20. 28

    sir i want to b.lib course from u.p.’s university after complete my post graduation with 58./. marks plz give the answer

  21. 27
    farzana sultana:

    sir i have payed fee for correspondance course of blib course from annamalai university bangalore after paying fee i came to know that for practicle exams i have to for tamilnadu but it too far and iam unable to go there. so please i humbly request you to tell is their any other alternate i mean from any bangalore university we can write the practicle exam and send the to the annamalia university please

  22. 26
    vijay laxmi:

    Sir,i am laxmi.i complited my gradaution ..bcoz my graduation percentage not required for b.lib course so Now i want to do diploma in lib science how can i do it by correspondence…

  23. 25
    sandip sinha:

    sir, i m sandip i want to know course fee of b.lib & is it done through correspondence.when the session started.

  24. 24

    sir,i am Aanchal.i complited my graution with 47% marks in 2011 .Now i want to do B.lib course can i do it according to my percentage.

  25. 23

    sir can u plz give me the information about ambedkar open university first year examination fees details with any fine also

  26. 22

    which are the colleges in mumbai which hold up correspondence degree course for B.Lib.Sc ???

  27. 21

    Is a candidate having M.lib (2 years) qualification eligible for B.lib post in govt. sector

  28. 20

    now i am 3rd yr B.A student in all semester i got 60% but in 5th semester i failed in two subjects can i do b.lib sc

  29. 19

    Dear sir, iam farzana iam a graduate B.A pass with 50% marks i want to do correspondance course of B.lib please suggest me for the year 2012 when is the last date to pay fee for the above course and the fee amount ant the other details i mean what are the x-rox copies i have to attach with application form and the college name in college name and address in which i have to pay fee.

  30. 18
    Archana Aggarwal:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am graduate B.Com pass but not 50% marks and I am house wife, I want B.Lib, pls. suggest me how & where I can
    do this course.

  31. 17
    Renu gulati:

    sir i had done diploma in lib. sci. in 1994. tell me the procedure how can i do bachelor of lib.sci. without doing b.a.
    I got 57% marks in +12.

  32. 16

    when b.lib admision started plz reply me sir

  33. 15
    Pritpal Singh:

    Which are the mediums of study?

  34. 14
    pawanjit kaur rai:

    sir,i am pawanjit kaur.i complited my graution with 48% marks in 1997 & B.ed with 54% marks in 2009 now i want to do B.lib course can i do it according to my percentage.

  35. 13

    sir,i am diploma holder in library science pls tell me is it compulsory to attend practical classes.becuse i m doing job.

  36. 12

    which are the reputed colleges for B.lib in tamilnadu? what are the criteria for entrance? how is the fee structure?

  37. 11
    sarvesh mishra:

    why should i do B.LIB.? what is the benifits of B.Lib.?

  38. 10
    renu gupta:

    I am I want doing b.lib from raj university .please give me full detail about this course .last admission date
    ability for admission , fees of this course ,& process of the admission

  39. 9
    ajay sharma:

    is Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad got govt. recognisation for running master degree course in Library Science

  40. 8
    Sonali Kadam:

    Sir,pls tell me is it compulsory to attend regular classes for B.Lib course because i’m doing job

  41. 7
    Shreya Kapoor:

    Sir,pls tell me is it compulsory to attend regular classes for B.Lib course because i’m doing coaching for PO bank exam.Is B.lib difficult course?pls help me.

  42. 6
    Jitendra kumar:

    respected sir,
    iwant to take admission in B.Lib course session 2011-12 form Mohan Lal University udaipur.So please send me all detail for admission.
    Thanking you.
    Jitendra kumar
    Abu road sirohi District Rajasthan

  43. 5

    respected sir, please send blib admissions satrt date
    & last date

  44. 4

    please help me practical colon classification

  45. 3
    ritu pratapati:

    how many percentage in gratuation in applyed

  46. 2

    i hv done with mba-hr degree from rohtak mdu with 60% marks aggregate,how cn i join

  47. 1
    mahesh kene:

    1. my name is mahesh.
    2. i join this b.lib course and i complited my post graduation in arts faculty.
    3. so what i do ? this course apply. and where , how to apply?
    please proviede more help me?????????
    thank you.