Library

About Library

The college, established in 1970, inaugurated its library concurrently with its founding. The library is unequivocally regarded as the nucleus of the institute, providing indispensable support to the teaching and learning processes through its extensive collection of reading materials. Our library boasts a comprehensive array of resources, including reference books, textbooks, journals, periodicals, newspapers, CDs, and various other informative materials. The library edifice is strategically located in front of the main college building, underscoring its central importance. It is an indispensable component of the college, serving as the primary learning resource for both students and staff. As the times have evolved, the library has adapted, harnessing advanced technology to enhance its services. The overarching objective of the library is to make diverse reading materials and learning resources accessible to our students, fostering inspiration and fortitude for their future endeavors.

Library Resources:

Our college library stands as a well-equipped and up-to-date repository of knowledge, housing a diverse assortment of books. With over 15,649 textbooks and reference volumes, it offers a wealth of academic resources. Additionally, the library subscribes to eight daily newspapers, numerous journals, periodicals, and magazines. The N-LIST Programme extends access to electronic books and e-journals, with faculty and students receiving login credentials to browse and download these digital resources for their teaching and research needs.

Aims and Objectives:

The library serves as the cornerstone of the teaching and learning process within our college. It is dedicated to achieving the following objectives:

  • Curating a collection of reading materials that are instrumental for our users.
  • Providing a wide spectrum of library services and facilities to cater to the diverse needs of our readers.
  • Fostering and supporting research endeavors, contributing to their progress and qualitative development.
  • Undertaking the responsibility of preserving and conserving the precious collection of reading materials housed within the library.
  • Collaborating with the parent institution to elevate the quality of learning and teaching.

Library Staff:

    1. Mr. N. H. Mengal – Librarian (Qualification: M.A., M.Lib., NET)
    2. Mr. B.T. Kale – Library Attendant (Qualification: B. Com)

Library Sections:

The library is meticulously organized into various sections, each with a specific purpose:

    • Circulation Section and open space for users
    • Librarian Cabin
    • Periodicals and Journals Section
    • Textbook Section
    • Stack Room
    • Newspaper Section
    • Teaching Aids Section
    • Reading Room
    • Seating Capacity of the Reading Room: 25 for both boys and girls

Library Working Hours:

    • Reading room: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
    • Circulation section: 10.30 am. to 05.30 pm.

This comprehensive overview underscores the pivotal role that the college library plays in the academic life of students and faculty, along with its commitment to facilitating learning, research, and personal development.


 

Library Advisory Committee

The College Library has been a cornerstone of our college’s holistic development. Each year, the college convenes a library committee to ensure the seamless operation of its activities. The major responsibilities of the Library Advisory Committee encompass:

    1. Formulating rules and regulations governing library usage.
    2. Evaluating requests for textbooks, reference materials, academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and other resources from students and faculty members.
    3. Aligning budgetary provisions with the needs of stakeholders.
    4. Preparing the annual budget for the library.
    5. Addressing grievances, should they arise, from both staff and students.

Library Advisory Committee Members

    1. Chairman: Principal Dr. M. S. Pondhe
    2. Member: Dr. R. K. Nannar
    3. Member: Dr. A. K. Karwar
    4. Member: Dr. V.S. Patole
    5. Member: Dr. B. A. Shinde
    6. Member: Mr. D. K. Mane
    7. Secretary: Mr. N. H. Mengal

Library Facilities 

The library plays a pivotal role in supporting the institution’s academic activities by offering and promoting the following library facilities and information services:

    1. Reading Rooms equipped with seating for up to 25 individuals, furnished with all essential amenities.
    2. A dedicated Reading Room exclusively for faculty members.
    3. Open access availability for library resources.
    4. Counter services for stakeholders, including borrowing facilities.
    5. Provision of a Book Bank Facility, accessible to needy students.
    6. Access to e-resources through the Resource Center.
    7. Availability of an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) within the library.
    8. Reprographic services for document reproduction.
    9. A dedicated section for magazines and newspapers.
    10. A Night Study Room to facilitate late-night academic endeavors.
    11. Access to drinking water within the library.
    12. Free Book Bank services tailored for physically challenged students and participants in the earn & learn scheme.
    13. Inter-library borrowing facilities.
    14. Backup power supply for uninterrupted library services.
    15. Internet connectivity within the library.
    16. Assistance with literature searches.
    17. Immediate bar-coded ID card printing services.

Library Services

 In addition to the aforementioned library facilities, the library offers the following services to its readers:

    1. Display of New Arrivals.
    2. Library Computerization using the ‘Libreria’ Library software by MKCL.
    3. Current Awareness Service.
    4. Reference Services.
    5. Information Display and Notifications.
    6. Literature Search.
    7. Clipping Services.

  

Library Activity

To commemorate two significant occasions, Marathi Bhasha Din (Marathi Language Day, 27th February) and the Birth Anniversary of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Vachan Prerana Din, 15th October), the College Library organizes a special Book Exhibition. This exhibition showcases a diverse collection of books spanning various themes, including Biographies of Social Reformers, Novels, Competitive Exam preparation materials, and much more.

The exhibition serves as a unique opportunity for our students, teachers, and administrative staff to explore and engage with this rich literary and knowledge treasure trove. Visitors has the chance to delve into the world of Marathi literature, gain insights from the remarkable life stories of social reformers, get lost in the captivating narratives of novels, and access valuable resources for their competitive exam preparations.

The library played a crucial role in fostering a spirit of learning, appreciation for literature, and knowledge-sharing within the college community. Such events not only celebrate our cultural heritage and intellectual diversity but also encourage a lifelong love for reading and learning among our stakeholders.

The College Library remains dedicated to enriching the academic and cultural experience of our college by organizing events like this Book Exhibition, which serve as a testament to our commitment to education and knowledge dissemination.

Sr. No.

Date Particulars Event

1

27th February Marathi Bhasha Din – मराठी भाषा दिन Book Exhibition

2

15th October

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Birth Anniversary (Vachan Prerana Din)

डॉ.ए.पी.जे.अब्दुल  कलाम – वाचन प्रेरणा दिवस

Book Exhibition

Glimpses of the Activity (Click Here)

Library Rules


Borrowing Limits:

  • Students
    • Up to 2 Reference Books for a 7-day loan period.
    • Up to 2 Methods Books for a 7-day loan period.
    • Textbooks (from 5th to 10th Standard) for a 7-day loan period.
  • Faculty Members:
    • No limit on the number of books borrowed.
  • Non-teaching Staff
    • Up to 5 books may be borrowed for a 1-month loan period.
    • These rules define the borrowing privileges for different categories of library users.

 

Library Rules

    1. Reference and rare books are not available for borrowing; however, they can be accessed within the library.
    2. Identity cards are non-transferable and remain valid for the academic year.
    3. Borrowed books may be retained by the reader for a maximum of seven days.
    4. Identity cards are issued to every student, and in case of loss, duplicate identity cards can be obtained for a fee of Rs. 50, along with the prescribed application form.
    5. Students can use their Identity cards to borrow books and journals for reading purposes within the reading room only.
    6. Books and other reading materials borrowed by the reader are subject to recall at any time.
    7. Every reader utilizing the library is responsible for the safekeeping of the materials and must return borrowed books undamaged.

Best Practices of the Library


  1. Best Reader Award

The College Library has established the Best Reader Award, which is conferred upon the student who reads the highest number of books during their degree course. This award is bestowed upon final-year students based on their performance in the library. The library committee, comprising the librarian and their assistants, assesses students’ active participation in activities that adhere to the criteria for the Best Reader Award.

These criteria encompass the student’s conduct within the library, their utilization of library resources, and their consistent reading habits. The number and subjects of books read throughout their degree course are also taken into account. The award includes a cash prize of Rs. 101 along with an appreciation certificate.

The presentation of these awards takes place during the Annual Day function each year. This initiative has proven highly successful, with a significant increase in students making use of library facilities. It is notable that there has been a growing demand for quality books, fostering a reading culture among the students. Today, the Best Reader Award stands as one of the college’s most prestigious honors.

  1. Book Exhibition

The primary objective behind organizing such an exhibition is to promote awareness and interest in reading. It also serves to inform visitors about the diverse range of books available in the library. A wide variety of books are put on display during these events, allowing readers to explore the numerous sources of information housed within the library.

The exhibition includes books covering various subjects and genres such as history, geography, economics, mathematics, science, autobiographies, novels, drama, poetry, and even materials for competitive exams. Books have the power to nurture moral values in individuals and bring about transformation in their lives as they contemplate their futures.

Libraries play a crucial role in encouraging people to cultivate the habit of reading. They provide insights into the social, cultural, educational, political, historical, and scientific aspects of life, contributing to personal development. Students have the opportunity to read autobiographies and biographies of various authors, scientists, and great heroes, among others. This exposure enables students to aspire to various positions in their respective fields of arts, commerce, and science.

In summary, book exhibitions not only offer a glimpse into the literary treasures available but also inspire individuals to dream and achieve excellence in their chosen paths, fostering personal growth and development.


Future Plan


  1.  Establishing a Digital Library for End Users

Our future endeavors include the establishment of a digital library to cater to the needs of our end users. This digital library will provide convenient access to a wealth of electronic resources, further enhancing the learning experience and research capabilities of our patrons.

  1. Creating a Digital Repository of Research Projects for DSM and MA Edu (Distance Education) Students

We aim to develop a digital repository specifically dedicated to research projects undertaken by students in the fields of DSM and MA Edu (Distance Education). This repository will serve as a valuable resource, making research findings readily available to students and facilitating the sharing of knowledge within our academic community.

These initiatives represent our commitment to embracing digital technologies and enhancing the accessibility and utility of information resources for the benefit of our students and researchers.


 

 

 

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