The Library uses LSEase (College version of Libsys software), which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports all in-house operations of the library. LSEase consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials, article indexing and WEB-OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Bibliographic information of all the books available in the library can be accessed through the WEB-OPAC. Using WEB-OPAC, users can search the library’s holdings by Author, Title, Subject and Keywords or Combination search (Boolean search). Also, the users can know the latest additions of periodicals and books and the status of a document (whether on shelf, out i.e. issued, on display, sent for binding, withdrawn, etc.).
The library has implemented bar code based computerized circulation system in the library. All the staff members and students have been issued bar coded identity cards. The books are issued through these identity cards.
The library has its own Local Area Network (LAN) consisting of 50 Pentium machines (6 for library routine work, 2 for Libsys OPAC service, 12 for teachers Internet cafe and 14 for students Internet browsing facility. Dishnet DSL is providing high speed Internet connectivity for the library.
The college takes a serious view of any form of indiscipline with respect to the library. Indiscipline includes creating noise and any form of disturbance inside the library and its immediate vicinity; disfiguring or damaging books, furniture or other library property; visiting prohibited internet sites; undue delay in return of books issued, etc. The Librarian will deal with any act of indiscipline with respect to the library and is empowered to debar any student indulging in such acts from further use of the library.
For any clarifications contact: Librarian and/or Convenor of the Library Committee, Dr. Geeta Jayaram Sodhi, Department of Sociology.
The main library is located in a separate building connected to the Arts block. The library is in 2 blocks with 2 floors.
Block I (Old Block) consists of Book stack area, Internet cafe, Technical processing section and Circulation section.
Block II (New Block) consists of Reference section, Journals and Back volumes section, Reading room and Seminar Hall.
The floor-wise arrangement of the library is as follows:
An area of 2886.10 Sq. ft. has been segregated from the library as an independent room having a separate entrance on the ground floor. In Block-I, the Ground floor has stack area of books on Commerce, Economics, Sociology, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Electronics, Computer science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany. Proper guides are displayed prominently for collections. Apart from this, Book Acquisition, Technical processing section, Circulation section, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and Internet cafe are also accommodated. The library store room is also located on the ground floor near the entrance of the library.
The first floor of the main library consists of stack area for the subjects like Literature and Languages (English, Sanskrit Hindi, Telugu & Tamil), Religion, Philosophy, History, Political science and Travel And Tourism books.
It consists of reading hall for both staff and students. The users of the library as well as other authorized library users can make use of the reading room. It has stack area of reference books, bound volumes of journals and magazines, current periodicals, quick reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, subject and general dictionaries, books on fine arts, philosophy etc.
The seminar room (capacity of 250 seats with air conditioned) is well equipped with all audio-visual aids and is located above the reading hall.