Library is a prime requisite for successful implementation of academic programmes of the University. The Chittagong University Library functions in order to fulfill the aims and objectives of its parent body university. The functioning of the Chittagong University Library was launched in the month of November, 1966. It started with a limited staff and only 300 volumes of books in the stock. It was housed in a temporary building covering a floor area of 200 sft.
At the end of 1973, the library was shifted temporarily to present administrative building. In 1990 the library was shifted to its own building which is the largest and magnificent library building in Bangladesh. It is a two storied building with mezonine floor and total floor area of the library is 56,700 sft. It is situated in the central point of the University Campus having been surrounded by halls of residence and different faculty buildings.