The Central Library: At a Glance
The College Library occupies a spacious area on the ground floor of the college. It is well-furnished and has a rich collection of books and journals. The Library comprises the Central Library and separate Seminar Libraries attached to some of the Departments.
- The Library provides services to the students, teachers, and other staff members of the college.
- There are two lending counters, one for the Morning Shift and the other for the Day College. The circulation counters are for issuing, reissuing, and taking back books.
- The library has reading room facility with a seating capacity of 50.
- Internet browsing facilities are also available, but only educational sites are allowed for surfing.
- The library keeps a special collection of books for SC/ST/OBC/Minority students.
- Photocopy and print-out facilities are available in the library keeping in mind the copyright rules in this regard.
- The library provides current-awareness service to the readers through new arrivals display, newsletters, carrier guidance, etc.
- The membership of the lending section is open to teachers, students, and support staff of the college.
- The reading room remains open from 6.30 AM to 5.00 PM from Monday to Friday; on Saturdays it is open from 6.30 AM to 1.30 PM. On the Morning Shift the lending section functions from 7.00 AM to 1.00 PM from Monday to Friday; on Saturdays it is open from 7.00 AM to 10.00 AM. For the Day College the lending section functions from 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM from Monday to Friday; on Saturdays it is open from 10.30 AM to 1.00 PM.
- A student of an Honours subject can borrow two books from the Central Library and one book from the Seminar Library; a Pass-course student can borrow one book from the Central Library, and a Post-graduate (PG) student can borrow three books from the Central Library at a time for seven days, which are further renewable for seven days. A delay in return is charged Re.1/- (Rupee one only) per day per book.
- Each shelf has a shelf guide, which indicates class numbers and subjects concerned.
- The library presently subscribes more than 25 periodicals, including both journals and magazines and four career related weekly journals.
- e-books and e-journals are also available in the library through http://www.inflibnet.ac.in. These cover all major areas of science, social science and humanities.
- The library also has Institutional Membership of the British Council Library, Kolkata.