The College offers a spacious, computerized, and rich in collection library. The library is spread across two levels with a total area of 10499 sq ft. The library has 400 seating capacity. It is the centre of all academic activities, which provides necessary facilities to its readers to achieve proficiency in their respective fields and to incorporate general knowledge. The aspect of mental development is fully supported by the library.
The Library stocks necessary study material for preparing for various competitive examinations like: GMAT, TOEFL, GRE NET/SET, UPSC, MPSC as well as material on interviews, group discussion, personality development, etc. Under this section we have growing collection of 434 books apart from periodicals.
The Library has automated all its functions by the use of SLIM21 software version 3.3.
We have created a blog to update library users about latest activities and additions to library collection.
The Library is open for 10 hrs a day on all days except Sundays and Public/college holidays:
Working hours: 7.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Issuing Timings: 9.00 AM to 3.30 PM on all days.
Despite these timings library provides all kinds of material for consultation during full working hours.
Digital Repository Databases
The Library maintains an Institutional Repository by the use of DSpace software. Campus wide access is available on intranet. User can access to important contents in the digital form as mentioned below:
Library Online Catalogue WebOPAC: Through this facility reader can check the availability, location, status and other details of reading material. To enrich the catalogue, book summaries, book cover images and keywords have also been added to the bibliographical details. QR Codes and Google Preview are new features of the catalogue.
Please type the word/s or phrase/s in the search box on the right.
Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,300 journals from 50 disciplines, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.
This database provides access to full text plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies 450 literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems; classic and contemporary short stories; author interviews; classic texts; and much more.
Under this programme user can get access to valuable e-resources- > 6000 e-journals (including current issues with 5-10 years back-files) and > 30,000,00 e-books. With provided passwords reader can access to these e-resources.
Who can be a Member of the Library ?
Our College has collaboration of following institutions for their special library resources:
Services & Facilities
Provision of QR codes in online catalogue helps the user to scan the code through her mobile to save bibliographical details of required books, CDs, and journals. They can immediately go online to search the hyperlinked extra information of book and journal website.
Google previews are available for books in the library catalogue.
The library houses general and subject encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographical resources, directories, etc. to fulfill reference needs of staff and students. Library staff provides personal assistance in locating the information.
With an aim to increase usage of library resources, monthly ‘Top Ten Readers’ are announced. Both staff and students are considered for the same. Names of students having maximum home lending transactions and books consulted in the library are displayed on notice boards.
The library provides Inter Library Loan Services to members of our sister institutes and Parent Body and other colleges.
of great ones of humanity on monthly basis. Also, book jackets & books related to one of the personalities are displayed in the area near library reading hall.
User Orientation and awareness is provided at the beginning of the academic year to Degree College and Junior College students. 6 to 7 such sessions are organized for this purpose. Apart from this further assistance is provided in the library throughout the year.
The library conducts workshop for faculty and students with an aim to equip them with necessary skills to retrieve the needed information and manage the search results efficiently
The library celebrates following days by exhibiting relevant books and conducting activities:
Every month the library displays reading material from its existing collection on important days and birth anniversaries of great personalities. This increases visibility of collection from different subjects. Displays are also aligned with college seminars, conferences and other activities.
Yearly Book Exhibition of new book is organized. Faculty and students take advantage of browsing and selecting books from various publishers under one roof.
The library provides reprography service for photocopying important information from reference books, journals, newspapers, previous years’ question papers as per need of the users.
Information about new arrivals is communicated through library blog, WebOPAC and notice board. Useful news clippings are regularly displayed on the boards and also uploaded in the digital repository. On monthly basis, Table of Contents of important journals subscribed by library are e-mailed to respective faculty members to keep them abreast of the latest developments in their fields. Important journal articles are indexed in library software which are searchable in webOPAC.
The library has set up an Institutional Repository by using open source software- DSpace. The contents uploaded in this software include: syllabus, previous years’ question papers, photos, Video & audio files of skits prepared by the college on the life and works of our founder Sadhu T L Vaswani and our mentor Dada J P Vaswani, News Paper clippings, etc.
Rules & Regulations
Table of Contents of subscribed journalss
Books are my real friends. They never argue. They Think for me. And the thoughts I get from them are superb!