Library

 

 

The Library Committee of the College is headed and coordinated by Rev. Dr. A. Siluvai Muthu, SDB, Principal. It is comprised of Chief Librarian, Mr. S. Arul Arokiaraj, one library assistant, as well as five faculty members. The Committee aims to keep track of the availability of course material in the Library in keeping with the changes implemented in the syllabus by the University, encourage the students and create awareness among them on the uses of the Library resources, and maintain as well as update records of the Library holdings at regular intervals. It meets not less than twice in an academic year.

A well stocked library is the backbone of any institution. The Library of the College comprises of a spacious, well furnished and illuminated hall with adequate seating capacity for the students.

At present the Library has an affluent collection of 14,954 books as well as National and International Journals. Also the Library has a wealthy collection of more than 378 bound periodicals, 19 Magazines and 27 Journals. More than 10 Newspapers are subscribed to the Library like Times of India, Economic times, Business Standard, The Hindu, Business Line, Employment News, etc. 

DBC Library is online now. This helps the student to have an online access to search the books available through the use of internet or intranet. Books are issued to all students; each student can take only 2 books with their tickets. Books are issued for 15 days.

The Library Committee has altered the seating arrangement in the library to create space and to facilitate more light and air. The computer and internet facilities are available to the faculty and the library staff within the library itself. The work of manual catalogues has been updated. The general library with its open-rack system, spacious reading room and reference section provides an atmosphere conducive to academic work. The library offers audio and video facilities for visually challenged students as well.

The Library Committee is formed to create a forum for open discussion of matters relating to the Library resources and its services.

The aims of the Committee are to formulate policies regarding:

  1. Time and days of working;
  2. Yearly purchasing of books;
  3. Issuance of books: and
  4. Discipline in the library and library system in general.

The Library Committee makes recommendations on matters of library policy, including allocation of the purchasing budget among the academic departments.

  1. Library uses Book  Magic, an Integrated Library Management System, for its in-house operations. This allows users to search a book author-wise, title-wise, subject-wise. Library also has OPAC terminals at various locations. Information pertaining to Library is also made available through OPAC.
  2. Library provides CD ROM search facility.
  3. Library offers project report search facility in OPAC. Library also has article search facility. Important articles in the periodicals and journals subscribed by the library are entered and users can search for it in OPAC.
  4. Books are classified using ‘Dewey Decimal Classification’ system and are arranged in the shelf accordingly.
  5. Newly added books are displayed in New Arrival Display Board. A list of newly added books is e-mailed to the staff regularly.
  6. Identity card containing barcode is provided to the members and using this ID card and barcode reader member’s entry and exit is marked in the computer at the entrance of the library. All the books in the library are bar coded .The issue and return process is carried out at the circulation desk using the bar coded identity card issued to the users.
  7. College has a digital library which contains e-books, e-journals and question papers of all previously conducted university examinations of the courses/programmes available in the college. Digital library also provides e-gateway to open access journals and shodhganga. Digital library can be accessed on Local Area Network only.
  8. Library subscribes e-books and e-journals through INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) programme funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through ICT. The N-LIST programme provides access to more than 6000+ e-journals (including current issues with 10 years back files) and 97000+ e-books to its users. Library has provided user login IDs and Passwords to the students and staff for using this service
  9. Library subscribes e-books and e-journals through INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) programme funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through ICT. The N-LIST programme provides access to more than 6000+ e-journals (including current issues with 10 years back files) and 97000+ e-books to its users. Library has provided user login IDs and Passwords to the students and staff for using this service

 

General Guidelines

  1. Students should maintain absolute silence and seriousness in the library.
  2. Library is open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days
  3. Identity card is a must for all library transactions. ID cards are non-transferable.
  4. Users should login in ‘library user log entry in the computer at the entrance before entering the library and logout while leaving the library.
  5. Users should keep their belongings in the property counter before entering the library.
  6. Personal books /printed reading materials, issued books (except return/re-issue purpose) are not allowed inside the library.
  7. Time of book circulation will be from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  8. Four books are issued at a time to postgraduate students, three books to the third year UG students and two books each to the second and the first year UG students.
  9. Books are issued to the members for 14 days and can be renewed only once.
  10. A fine of one rupee per day per volume will be charged, if books are not returned or renewed on time.
  11. A particular title once issued cannot be issued for a second consecutive borrowing period, unless sufficient numbers of copies of the same title are available.
  12. If the due date of a book falls on a holiday for the library, the next working day will be taken as the due date.
  13. No member will be allowed to borrow books until the dues, if any, are cleared.
  14. Absence from the college will not be deemed as an excuse for delay in the return of books.
  15. Reference books, journals and periodicals are not issued on loan.
  16. Any sort of marking or underlying on pages and removing pages of books are absolutely forbidden.
  17. Under special circumstances, librarian may not issue books or retrieve the books already issued from any member without assigning any reason thereof.
  18. The entry to the library will be restricted to Don Bosco college students and staff only.
  19. Any violation of the library rules and regulations will result in disciplinary process including cancellation of library membership.
  20. The use of cell phones in the library is forbidden. Users are not permitted to chew or consume food items in the library.
  21. Every user must return the books/journals in its original place after its use has been served.
  22. Library furniture, fittings or equipment should not be tampered with, or their arrangements altered.
  23. Rudeness to library staff and other library users will be subjected to disciplinary action.
  24. Any damage or defacement of library materials is strictly prohibited and users found damaging material will have to follow disciplinary procedures. Library users are to report any instances of such defacement to library staff.
S.No. Members
1. Rev. Fr. D. Samson Shanmugam, SDB
2. Mr. Arul Arockia Raj (Coordinator)
3. Dr. A. S. Raja
4. Mr. P. Kannadasan
5. Mr. X. Lawrence
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