The mission of the Library is to facilitate creation of new knowledge through acquisition, organization and dissemination of knowledge resources and providing for value added services.
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC):
OPAC helps the user to retrieve the reading material by author, title, subject, classified number & publisher. The OPAC also provides information about the status of the current journals available in the Library.
Library E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library is the heart of any institution.. The institute has a well developed library with 88365 books including 62435 titles. It subscribes to more than 148 journals (Indian & foreign). The library also has multiple copies of much sought after books and current and earlier issues of important journals.
The library is completely computerized through ‘LIBSYS’ software system and has bar-coding issue system. Library has OPAC facilities.
The information age has (aid to the dot.com culture and mushrooming of cyber cafes where information can be searched on the internet but the information being vast and voluminous it creates problems for the browsers to identify, retrieve information in time, Hence the printed book still remains a real need of the student community, the role of college library to therefore significant in information support system
Book Bank Facility
The library offers an optional Book-Bank facility, in which student members are provided with a set of textbooks for the entire semester on recommendation of concerned faculty members. The Book Bank members are allowed to retain books for the entire semester and return them in proper shape at the end of the semester.
The Institute has a standing Library Committee authorized by the Management. The committee inclusive of 20 faculty members inclusive of all Heads of the Departments & headed by one very senior expert & one librarian as a member secretary. The committee meets twice a year and reviews all the activities of the library & recommends to take further improvements. Important decisions are noted down and action taken to implement the same. Monitoring of the use of library is being done by the committee regularly.
Librarians involvement in the academic activities:
Librarian is the member of staff council & various sub committees. He is involved directly & indirectly in the academic activities of the institute. Besides being involved in the activities of the institute, he is involved in many other academic activities outside the college, viz, teaching B.Lib.Sc. Students of YCMOU University, Nasik and IGNOU, New Delhi.
The total revenue of the library every year comes approximately 13 lakhs through library fees, grants from UGC every year. The management spends approximately 30 Lakhs every year only for purchase of books, periodical & other reading materials.
Book selection & purchase:
New books are scanned & selected for purchase by the Heads of respective departments & the library purchases through regular procedure & they are exhibited in the library after their receipt and the respective Heads of Department are informed on receipt regularly.
Periodicals & Journal Section
The Institute subscribes to 148 (Print) journals of National & International level & Subscribes Online E-Journals & E-Resources of INFLIBNET-(NLIST), EBSCO, J-Gate and Prowess (CMIE) Database spending approximately Rs. 11, 00,000 every year.
There is a very good arrangement where all the journals including the news papers are displayed & seating arrangement for students & faculty is made available to sit & read. The section works for 10 hours a day except Sunday. Back volumes for reference are kept in the drawer so as to facilitate the scholars to refer it immediately.