Rajshahi University Central Library is situated at the heart-centre of the university. It is a three-storied building superbly designed for library purposes. It looks beautiful from outside and provides quiet and comfortable inside environment for the library users. The ground floor of the building is used for storage and lending, the nicely designed well-ventilated first floor for reading rooms and the second floor for cataloguing, automation and administrative activities.
It is one of the oldest and largest libraries of Bangladesh and, since its inception, has been providing library support to students, teachers, researchers and general readers for more than six decades. This library has a collection of more than 3,50,000 books, 40,000 journal volumes and periodicals. These books and journals cover all areas of knowledge and information and reflect the nature of a general university with equal emphasis on humanities, social sciences, business administration, sciences and applied sciences. The library has also a huge archive of newspapers and other ‘ephemeral’ publications.