FOCUS : Support and facilitate teaching, learning, and research programs.

LIBRARY AREA : 1547.27 sq. mt area, reading area to accommodate 150 students

STOCK :

1. PHYSICAL LIBRARY STOCK : 

  • Total No. of Books in the Library – 60180 vols.
  • Total No. of Titles in the Library – 46253 vols.
  • Total No. of TBL Books (Book Bank) – 6556 vols.
  • No. of Reference Books  – 6485 vols.
  • No. of Journals & Periodicals sub. in the year – 71 Nos.
  • Total No. of Bound Journals – 1556 Nos.
  • Total No. of Non book Materials  – 994 Nos.

2. E-RESOURCES :

  • N-LIST :6000+ e-journals;  31,35,000 e-books.
  • DELNET
  • DSPACE :
    • e-Books,
    • Question Bank ,
    • Previous Question papers,
    • Newspaper clippings,  and
    • Dissertation theses
    • There is also an institutional repository.
  • Plagiarism Checking facility – URKUND-Original software (supported by UGC INFLIBNET) access provided by University of Calicut.

NEW MULTIFUNCTIONAL LIBRARY COMPLEX

  • Total area of 40,000 sq, ft. spread out over 3 floors
  • Reading area to accommodate 350 students at a time.
  • Personalized ‘My Reading Spaces’
  • Conference Rooms
  • Research Discussion spaces
  • IUCAA-CARD : The Astronomy Centre
  • Amphitheatre
  • Incubation Centre

LIBRARY AUTOMATION:

  • The Library was  initially automated with Book Magic, one of the leading Windows-based Library automation Software.
  • Currently, upgraded to KOHA, (version:19.05.04000) which is the world’s best open source library automation software.
  • KOHA has all the modules in a functional Library software –Acquisition, serials, members circulation cataloging reports, and tools. KOHA is standard compliant-MARC 21 (or UNIMARC ) for cataloging, Z39.5 for copy cataloging, UTF-8 for non-English catalog data, and SIP2 for RFID integration. The software facilitates users to renew, reserve, and recommend books in online mode. Remote access to the electronic database is provided to users creating a login id and password.

Departmental Libraries

Every department of the college has a subject oriented sectional library. The Head of the Department is in charge of the stock, issue and return of books.

Text Book Library 

A Text Book Library or Book Bank functions on the grants from UGC, which is maintained as a separate section of the College Library.

ISSUE TIME OF BOOKS:-
PG Students & Facility                                 : 9 am to 4.15 pm
UG Students                                                   : 9.30 am to 4 pm

RETURNING TIME OF BOOKS:-
PG Students & Faculty                                 : 9 am to 4.15 pm
UG Students                                                   : 9.30 am to 4 pm

  1. Students are allowed to carry only blank sheets of paper and pen with them to the library.
  2. Personal articles such as bags, books, umbrellas, files, mobile phones etc are not allowed in the library and should be kept outside before entering the library.
  3. Strict silence is to be maintained in the library and its premises.
  4. Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library.
  5. All the students and staff of the college are members of the library and have free access to books and journals They are expected to follow all the rules of the library .
  6. Ordinarily, books will not be issued to non-members. In an exceptional case the Principal may permit non members to have access to the library or to borrow books on such terms as the Principal determines.
  7. Students are entitled to borrow books on the production of Borrower Cards. Lost cards will be replaced only on payment of fine.
  8. Loss of Borrower Cards must be reported immediately to the Librarian. Unless duly reported, the students will be responsible for the misuse of lost cards. Borrower Cards are not transferable.
  9. The Borrower Cards should be submitted at the end of the course or before taking T C from the college.
  10. For taking books from the Library, students must bring their individual Borrower Cards. The Borrower Cards should be shown at the library counter before selecting the books. The books and borrower cards should be submitted at the library counter for issuing books.
  11. Only four books at a time are issued from the library. They must be returned within a fortnight. Reference books should be returned within seven days.
  12. Students failing to return books within the prescribed period of time should pay a fine of Re I/- per day on each book.
  13. The borrower should examine the book issued to them and any damage or defect of any sort, if noticed, should be reported to the librarian before leaving the counter.
  14. All documents or books borrowed from the library by the students, and the members of the Staff should be returned on or before the last working day of the academic year or on the date fixed by the librarian.

LOSS OF READER’S BORROWER CARD& IDENTITY CARD
The members are responsible for the Library Member ID card issued to them. Loss of Borrower card should be reported to the circulation section immediately. Duplicate ID card will be issued on payment on Rs.10/-. In case of loss of books, the borrower shall either replace the book or bear its cost.

The college is registered under the NLIST program and hence entitled to access the e-resources (6000+e-journals and 31,35,000 +e-books). The staff and students of the college may log in to the website of NLIST and enjoy the above facilities. The login details are available with the Librarian.  Registered users can access e-journals and other electronic resources using NLIST. Institutional resources like previous year’s question papers, newspaper clippings, e-books, and dissertation thesis are made available to the users through Digital Library using D space. There is also an institutional repository. The library has a Plagiarism Checking facility using URKUND-Original software (supported by UGC INFLIBNET) access provided by Calicut University. The software helps to detect possible plagiarism in a document and generates a report showing the similarities with other documents.