Library - e Library & e Journals
Book Bank Facilities

The College library has Book Bank facility for the economically backward students. A total of 3 books from book bank issued to the needy students for whole academic session. Students can also issue 2 books from the library at the same time for the period 15 days. Certain students are allowed by the principal to issue more books from the library on the basis of their performance in class activities and recommendation of the concerned faculty members. Frequent changes in the syllabus leads to increase in outdated books which make it difficult to enrich the book bank collection.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Internet Facilities

The College library has 12 computers which are connected through LAN and WAN with requisite operating systems and library software. The details are as follows:

• Server-2 (one for SOUL Library Automation and other for Virtual Digital Library)

• Printing and Scanning–1

• OPAC and Internet Facility for Students–9

Students and staff access free internet service. Seven computers are kept for internet access within the library. We have 24x7 hours internet service through BSNL Broadband service. The library provides reprographic facilities like photocopy, printing, scanning, CD/DVD writing etc for both the use of staff and students. For this 2 network printers and a Network Digital Photocopiers are available in the library. An amount of 50 paisa per page is charged.

The staff, students and administrative staff can search documents and e-documents by author, title, subject, call number, accession number, publisher and keyword etc. using the computer through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). One and average 40 students and at least 3 to 4 teacher educators use library resources regularly. The library staffs helps the students and staff in retrieving the information and resources.

Virtual Digital Library

A digital library is an information retrieval system in which collections are stored in digital formats and easily accessed by networked computers.

Advantages of digital libraries include:

• Limitless storage
• No physical boundary
• Multiple accesses
• Instantaneity of retrieval
• Round-the-clock availability
• Indestructible
• Preservation and conservation
• True value addition

Search by Categories:

• Arts and Humanities
• Science
• Social Science
• Mathematics
• Engineering and Technology
• Business and Finance
• Media and Entertainment
• Sports and Games
• General Knowledge   
• Business Admin and Management
• Medicine
• Travel and Adventure
• Society, Entertainment and Lifestyle

Visually and Challenged Students

Most of the visually and challenged students get special learning resources through external agencies (i.e. Ramakrishna Mission, Narendrapur, Kolkata). Special facilities in terms of reference resources have not been developed so far. The library works as a mediator for them in exchanging the special learning resources like audio aids. However, facilities in exchange of books, relaxation in retention of books are also given to them. According to the government norms, blind students are admitted to the college. These students use the JAWS ((Job Access with Speech) software for their learning.

e-Resources

The College joined the project “National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content” in the year 2012. N-LIST is jointly executed by UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and the INDEST-AICTE Consortium. It provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and staff members of the College through servers installed at the INFLIBNET Centre. We can access more than 1,20,000 e-journals and e-books and a bibliographic database using modern information and communication technologies. The N-LIST covers all the disciplines viz. Pure Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities including Linguistics and Languages. It includes e-journals, e-books and databases.

e-Resources available through N-List Programme

The Consortium subscribes to the following resources for the Colleges. All electronic resources subscribed under N-LIST Programme are available from the publisher's Website.

e-Books

Sl. No. Resources Publisher Number
1. e-book Cambridge Books Online 1800 titles
2. e-book e-library 83000+ titles
3. e-book EBS Co-host-Net Library 936 titles
4. e-book Hindustan Book Agency 65+ titles
5. e-book Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Books 382+ titles
6. e-book Oxford Scholarship 1402+ titles
7. e-book Springer e-Books 2300 titles
8. e-book Sage Publication e-Books 1000 titles
9. e-book Taylor Francis e-Books 1800 titles
10. e-book My library-McGraw Hill 1124 titles

e-Journals

Sl. No. Resources Publisher Number
1. e-journal American Institute of Physics 18 titles
2. e-journal American Physical Society 10 titles
3. e-journal Annual Reviews 33 titles
4. e-journal Cambridge University Press 224 titles
5. e-journal Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) 1 titles
6. e-journal Indian Journals 180+ titles
7. e-journal Institute of Physics 46 titles
8. e-journal JSTOR 2500+ titles
9. e-journal Oxford University Press 206 titles
10. e-journal Royal Society of Chemistry 29 titles
11. e-journal H. W. Wilson 3000+ titles

Career Guidance Books


Books relating to different competitive examinations for career/services and journals on current affairs, general knowledge and other documents are separately available for consultation in the Reading Room. Library provides support services to the students regarding SSC, SET, NET, WBCS etc. to the students orally or technically.

Audio and Video - CDs/DVDs


College library has 250 copies Audio and Video CDs/DVDs for e-resources as reference for example, Education, Educational Technology, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Methods of Teaching on Different Subjects, Surveys as per B.Ed. Curriculum, Technology, Library Science, History, Geography, Computer Science etc.