Library

To augment the teaching-learning process more effectively the College Library plays an important role. It has the required Reference Books and Journals both for the teachers and also for the students. The Library remains open from 7:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There are two Reading Rooms—one for the students and one for the teachers.

Web- resource materials are easily available to the teachers through N-List Programme.

Our library provides open access facility to all the students of the College. As many of our students come from economically backward class, our library with a rich collection of 23,545 books proves to be very essential to them. The library has internet facility for the stakeholders, which help to improve both teaching and learning. Few departments have departmental libraries which are also utilized by the students. The College is also a member of American Library, Kolkata.

 

The Central Library, under the supervision of Ms. Banasree Roy, the qualified Librarian, is properly organized; and the inventory of Books using SOUL 2 Software is being prepared. Moreover, a Catalogue of Book Cards has been set up for the use of the students and the staff.

 

A separate Library for the Commerce Section has been set up with computer facilities. The College Library is put under electronic surveillance

All the Heads of Departments submit their requisition of books to the Librarian. The Librarian, after getting those requisitions approved by the Principal/Teacher-in-Charge, monitors the purchase of latest edition of books and journals, recording them in Accession Registers, giving Accession Numbers to each book and putting them on shelves with the help of the Library Staff.

Central Library

Central Library

PHYSICAL DETAILS OF THE  COLLEGE CENTRAL LIBRARY:

  • Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts. )     :           103.78 Sq. Mts.
  • Total seating capacity                                      :           48
  • Working hours
    • On working days                                     :           7:30 a.m. to 6-30 p.m.
    • On holidays                                             :           Closed
    • Before Examination days                        :           7:30a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • During Examination days                        :           7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • During Summer Recess                           :           7.30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • During Puja Vacation                              :           Closed
  • Layout of the library
    • Individual reading carrels: There are demands from a few serious readers for individual reading carrels, but could not be arranged due to shortage of space.
    • IT zone for accessing e-resources: Separate IT zone could not be developed due to shortage of space and fund for purchasing sufficient number of computers and accessories. But e-resources are available through two existing computers.

 

The total amount of grant for ‘Books and Journals’ is allotted to individual departments by the Principal/Teacher In-charge in consultation with the Librarian. As per the standing instruction of the Principal/Teacher In-charge, a notice is circulated among all Heads requesting to recommend and submit a preference list of books (in their respective subjects) likely to be purchased.  On receipt of those recommended requisitions, Librarian takes initiatives to purchase the books of preferences out of the allotted fund in consultation with the respective Head of the Departments.

Normally, subscription / renewal of Journals are done as per the demand of the departments on regular basis.

 

Details of the total number of books, references etc. bought and the cost needed during last 4 years.

Library holdings

Year – 1
(July, 2011 –
June, 2012)

Year – 2
(July, 2012 – June, 2013)

Year – 3
(July, 2013 –
June, 2014)

Year – 4
(July, 2014 –
June, 2015)

Number

Total Cost

Number

Total Cost

Number

Total Cost

Number

Total Cost

Text Books

153

37,382/-

131

35,021/-

81

17,467/-

97

24,533/-

Reference Books

162

60,573/-

50

6,719/-

11

12,261/-

6

1,750/-

Journals/
Periodicals

9

16,500/-

14

14240/-

7

10,540/-

7

10,550/-

 

DETAILS OF THE ICT AND OTHER TOOLS DEPLOYED TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY COLLECTION:

  • OPAC – SOUL software is used to provide Bibliographical Services through OPAC.
  • Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals: Being a Member of N-LIST the College library is an authourised user of N-LIST programme, under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium to have access to the e-resources (6000+ e-journals and 97000+ e-books).
  • In-house / remote access to e-publications: Except N-LIST, remote access facility is used for no other e-publication.
  • Library automation: SOUL 2.0 (full version) has been procured and installed. Acquisition and Cataloguing of books have already been started for library automation. Serial subscription adding with Publisher database, Membership records etc. are prepared. Data Entry is in process for current books. 
  • Total number of computers for public access: There are two computers in the library.  One is used for Data entry and other for official works. Computer for student users can not be provided right now due to shortage of space.
  • Total number of printers for public access: There is one printer for official works and printing service is extended to the teachers on request.
  • Internet band width/ speed :       10 mbps
  • Participation in Resource sharing networks/consortia (like Inflibnet): Resources sharing through INFLIBNET can be done.

 

DETAILS OF THE LIBRARY USERS: (MONTHLY)

  • Average number of walk-ins                                                      :approximately 40 per day
  • Average number of books issued/returned                                :Issued:43/ Returned: 41
  • Ratio of library books to students enrolled                               : 52
  • Average number of books added during last three years          : 228
  • Average number of login to opac (OPAC)                                : N.A
  • Average number of login to e-resources                                    : N. A.
  • Average number of e-resources downloaded/printed                : N. A.
  • Number of information literacy trainings organized                  : NIL
  • Details of “weeding out’’ of books and other materials            : N. A.

 

DETAILS OF THE SPECIALIZED SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY:

  • Manuscripts: Important manuscripts and rare books are kept and preserved separately in the library. These are used only on demand of the users and with special permission of the authority.
  • Reference
      • Reference services are provided to users with the help of reference tools like Dictionaries, Encyclopedia etc.
      • Referral Service: Users are guided to consult other libraries/resources to satisfy their information need when relevant resources are not available in our library.
    • Current Awareness Service (CAS) is extended in the following ways :
      • Current Contents: Content pages of journals are copied and displayed on the library notice board
      • New Arrivals : Displaying of the list of new arrivals according to subject.
    • Bibliographical Reference Service : Users are provided bibliographical information related to their queries.
    • Reprography: Reprography service is available in the College library through photo-copying of books  and journal articles on demand against payment of charges as decided by authority.
    • ILL (Inter Library Loan Service)
      • Our library is Institutional Member of American Information Resource Centre, Kolkata. Thus five users of our library can issue books simultaneously.
      • Relevant portions of books loaned from other institutes are photocopied and provided to users. 
      • Download: Lecture notes are downloaded from websites of other institutes and those are provided to users especially to students on demand through HOD of respective department.
    • Printing: Printing of Internet materials are done only on requisition of the Head of the departments. Syllabi are printed and kept in the library for use by both teachers and students.
    • INFLIBNET/IUC facilities:

      : With the limited facilities, serious readers are allowed to access INFLIBNET database.

    SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY STAFF TO THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF THE COLLEGE.

    1) ILL
    2) Reprography
    3) Printing
    4) In-House Books (Out of Print) are copied and kept in the library for future use.
    5) Article Alert Service

    Feedbacks are collected from users. The Librarian inspects them and solves most of the issues. When required, problems are discussed with the College authority.