Library

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The college has a rich library catering to the needs and interests of students and faculty. The library contains 54830 books pertaining to the course curriculum as well as general interest areas. It subscribes to various international and national periodicals, journals, magazines, newspapers, e-journals and database. It has also moved with the times, and is now computerized and air – conditioned. Major renovations as centralized A.C., open shelf system and well designed reading room in the session 2019-20 provide a calm ambience to library. In order to track the over time missing books, re placements, withdrawals an inventory is maintained in the library. Reprography and internet facilities are provided to users. The modern infrastructure and diversity of its resources carry an imprint of the decades old tradition of constant support extended by the alumni. 

New books and periodicals are added regularly. To further strengthen the library system, library committee plays an active role. A glance at the features of library would be useful to know its true worth.

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ICT AND OTHER TOOLS

  • Electronic Resource Management package for ejournals: INFLIBNET (N-LIST) Programme provides access to 4137 e-journals through 21 edatabases.
  • Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases: Being a registered member of INFLIBNET /N-LIST Programme, students and teachers search articles from EBSCO-Host database that provides access to articles via federated searching. 
  • A separate link for library is created on college Website: http://www.rksdcollege.com.
  • In-house/remote access to e-publications: Inhouse access to e-publications is provided (by surfing on INTERNET) on network of ten computers in Library. Available e-publications can be saved on CDs and on hard disks.
  • Library automation: Library is using Library Automation Software for issue and return of books. 
  •  Total number of computers for public access: Ten
  •  Total numbers of printers for public access: One
  • Internet band width/speed: 8 Mbps and 2 Internet broadband connections are available through lease line connectivity. 

INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY

  • Newspaper coverage of college news of seminars, workshops and other functions conducted by the institution is maintained and available in the library.
  • Photocopies of articles for various competitions such as essay writing competitions, declamations etc. are maintained.
  • College prospectus and college magazines are available in the library.
  • CDs of Audio Video Lectures and PPTs are available

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ELEARNING

• Content management system for e-learning has been developed by the Computer department.
• Video/audio library has been developed by the each teaching department in which Educational CDs and CDs prepared by the college faculty are kept.

SPECIALIZED SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY

Manuscripts: Vedic literature which includes Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita and collections of Gandhian thoughts manuscripts etc. are present.

Reference: Reference Books pertaining to different subjects and general reference books are available.

Reprography: Photocopier and scanner are available.

Information deployment and notification: Notices regarding library services such as circulation policy, no dues, refund of security and new arrivals are displayed on Notice Board from time to time.

Download: E-resources from open databases and subscribed databases are allowed to be downloaded from internet. Internet is available on a network of four computers.

Reading list/ Bibliography compilation: Reading list of new arrivals is available in the Reference section. Subject Bibliographies are also compiled as and when needed.

In-house/remote access to e-resources: Inhouse/ remote access to resources is available through password provided by INFLIBNET/NLIST programme.

Assistance in searching Books/Journals: The library staff is always available for any need based assistance in the use of library services.

ACCESSIBLE LIBRARY FACILITIES

Library staff provides required support to students and teaching staff in finding reading material from books, journals, magazines and periodicals as well as from e-books and e-journals. To enrich the faculty and students with its latest acquisitions, cover pages of new additions are displayed on the Display Board. Latest information regarding syllabus is available in hard copy as well as in soft copy.

LIBERAL CIRCULATION POLICY

Text books are issued for the whole session to meritorious and needy students. Distinct facility is given to the students during exam days. They are allowed to get extra books issued till the period of examination. Books to readers are issued for the duration of 14 days.

Full Assistance is provided by the library assistants to Physically Challenged persons in college library. Library staff helps physically challenged students to find books required by them. In case they are unable to reach to the library, required books or materials are provided to them at the ground floor.

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