From a small room in the neighboring Oasis school to the 3rd floor of the EEE block, then to the laboratory of the ECE block from there a spacious and lavish room of 527.31 sq mt., that has a seating capacity of 150 in the admin block; now relocation to a spacious duplex space with 15044 sqft. and seating capacity of 250, with resources bifurcated between ground and 1st floors for B.Tech. & M.Tech. respectively, independent spaces for different sections like circulation, news papers , journals& magazines, e-resources and reprographic section in the ground floor, with the 1st floor having processing section, reference section, access to projects & back volumes, discussion rooms… the journey for the library in the past 24 years has been a long but a very pleasant one. With one each of technical and non-members at the time of inception, the library has strengthened itself to 4 technical & 4 non-technical members today.
The library has been the most integral part of the college from its existence. The efforts to increase the 2000 volumes, 600 titles of 1997 – 98 to the present 43,505 volumes, 9,309 titles is both appreciable and applaud able. This shows an average increment of 1500 to 2000 volumes per year.
The college library has subscribed to many journals for students & staff – both technical and general which not only help them with technical assistance but also refresh their mind. We have 24 International Journals in print version and also an online subscription for IEEE, j-gate, Scoups & Databases DELNET & NDL etc. Among the Indian Journals, 85 are technical and 27 Magazines of which one is the in-house journal ‘WE’ i.e., Women Empowerment of the H&M department.
The staff and the students can utilize the INTERNET facility for which 10 systems have been separately allotted. The extended timings of the library are 8.50A.M –7:00 P.M. in the week days as students can spend time even before and after college; and Sundays are very much student-friendly with the timings being 10.00 A.M – 4.00 P.M.. The system followed in the library is fully automated.
Six cards are being issued to the students from the 1st year itself. Even the span for which the books are issued has been increased from 7 days to 14 days. An additional two cards will be issued to merit students.
Daily, on an average, 200 – 250 on normal days and 300 – 400 users during examination days visit the library and utilize the facilities. Besides this, a few more students and staff during the extended hours for their project and research work through INTERNET (for academic purpose only) are allowed in the library.
All faculty members are eligible for 6 library cards and non – teaching staff receive 1. An additional 2 cards are issued to those staff members who are pursuing higher studies. All the transactions (issue & return) are computerized.
The college library has been provided with the facility of an Open Access Catalogue (OPAC) which gives information on the present status of the resources i.e., the number of books issued on a student’s name, the availability of a book in the library, the books that have been issued on the day etc., thus making things easier for both staff and students.
The library also maintains a soft copy of the question papers of previous exams and also the final year project work, to help students get guidance. Book exhibitions have been held by all the major publishers, to mention by name – Bookionics, New Age, Asian, Professional etc. Reprographic facility is also provided in the library to help students get a copy of the information they need. With so many facilities being provided and with the increasing number of volumes every year, the journey for the library still seems to be going ahead. Library Timings: Monday – Saturday: 8.50 a.m. To 7.00 p.m. Sunday & Second Saturdays library will be kept open from : 10.00 a.m. To 4.00 p.m(Only for Reference). Sections: Circulation, Textbook, Textbook Reference, Reference, Serials, Newspapers, Online Journals Services: Reprography, Question Papers OPAC and Internet.
|Total No.of Volumes: 43,505
Total No.of Titles: 9,309
Journals & Magazines (Print Version)
National Journals & Magazines: 112