USE OF ICT IN CENTRAL LIBRARY :
Advancement of ICT brings a paradigm shift in our regular library works. To keep pace with the changing environment we also shifted to automation of library. For this purpose we procure the latest state of the art library management software, SOUL 2.0 (Network Version, Full Edition) designed and developed by INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad, an autonomous Inter University Centre of UGC. With the help of this software we are doing our regular library works like Circulation (Barcode based), Cataloguing, Database Search (OPAC), etc. For this purpose we have adequate number of computers with internet connection, scanners, printers. Broadband facility for Internet connection is available through NME-ICT project of UGC.
CATALOGUE SEARCH & OPAC :
Users can search the database of the central library through Card Catalogue and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) facility for searching electronic database of the central library through SOUL 2.0 Software.
CLASSIFICATION SCHEME & CATALOGUE CODE :
The library follows Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (DDC 19th. Ed, & 22nd. Ed.) for classifying books. This is the most widely accepted classification schemes in which universe of subjects are arranged decimally and can easily understand and remembered by the user. On the other hand we follow Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd. Revised edition, 1988 (AACR-II, Rev. Ed,1988) to catalogue our new collection.
Central library offers various services to its users. They are – 1) Lending Service, 2) Reference Service, 3) Reprographic Service, 4) Current Awareness Service
5) Display of New Arrivals (Books and Journals), 6) Display of Newspapers and Journals, 7) Display of materials related to career advancement of students.
BOOK BANK :
All students are entitled to borrow books from the book bank section of the central library on long term basis. They may return the book before the actual date of return.
READING ROOM :
Central library has 2 separate reading room. One for students having a capacity of 60 readers at a time and other for teachers and staffs having a capacity of 20 readers at a time
ACCESS PATTERN :
Central library follows two types of access patterns – 1) Open Access for Teachers & Staffs, and 2) Closed Access for Students and Outsiders.
LIBRARY DAYS & HOURS :
Central library remains open from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Lending and other services are open during this time period maintaining a schedule for students.
LIBRARY RULES & REGULATIONS :
Central library follows a set of library rules & regulations approved by the library sub committe and Governing Body of the College.
LIBRARY SUB COMMITTEE :
As per the guideline of the Vidyasagar University, for smooth running of library activity, the Governing Body of the College has formed a library sub-committee for the library headed by the Principal and Librarian. Teachers from different departments, Non-teaching staffs and student representative becomes the members of the sub-committee.
OUR VISION :
By the year 2018, prior to 3rd. Cycle of NAAC assessment of the college, we are trying to introduce WEB OPAC System for 365 days x 24 hours electronic database search, Open Access System for all, Electronic Surveillance System (CCTV), WiFi enabled Central Library, Upgraded Reading Room, Additional Computer Terminal for students. Central library & other departmental libraries are also renovated by utilizing the fund of RUSA, UGC, State Govt. and other funds. By the year 2020 if other conditions become favourable we will develop our own digitized institutional repository to go one step forward towards a digitized central library.