About Library

 

The College library has about 31000 old and new text books and reference books. A number of peer-reviewed national and international journals are also available at the library. The College Library functions as a ‘Knowledge Centre’ for accessibility and has developed on modern lines as a vital resource of learning for students and teachers. The library uses Numeric Decimal System based on the 19th Dewey System for cataloguing of books and journals. Local Area Network (LAN) using specially designed software has been procured for the library. The Online Public Access Library (OPAC) has been available to the faculty and internet facility is available to all users. Individual password and user id have been distributed to faculty for the access of online journals and e-journals through N-List programme of INFLIBNET.


The students are encouraged to use the library for their own benefit. In order to inculcate in them the habit of regular visit to the library, the teachers take the initiative of taking them to the library, help them to find the relevant book and show them the way they are supposed to get their materials from the books and journals. They are also shown the standard way of referencing books and journals they take their materials from. Digitized library cards (both Reading Room Cards and Lending Cards) are provided to each newly admitted student at the beginning of each academic session. Students moving to 2nd Year or 3rd Year needs to renew their Library cards each year. Two books are lent at a time to each student for a period of two weeks, which may be re-issued by the same student for another week, unless the same book is in high demand. The Library, in order to help students in preparing for university exams, provides photocopies for syllabi and question papers of all under graduate exams conducted by University of North Bengal, under which the college is affiliated at nominal cost.


There is a reading room providing reading facility to students and teachers. Individual reading carrels are available for teachers only. For the students, Reading Room with seating capacity of 60 students is operational. They can also access internet from six dedicated computer machines kept in the Reading Room. Library staff always helps the users to know how to use the Library Catalogue and OPAC and how they can get their required books and documents from the library.

OPENING HOURS
•    Monday to Friday between 10 am-5 pm.
•    Saturdays from 10 am to 2.45 pm.
•    Library remains closed on Sundays, state holidays/national holidays and during vacations.