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Introduction:

Bolpur College Library is the focal point for all academic activities of the college. The library was initiated along with the establishment of the College in the year of 1950. It is well stocked and presently   having   collection   of over 30000 volumes   on   different subjects that   are   science, arts   and   commerce. Latest   publications in the fields of   science, humanities and social sciences are continuously upgraded to the collection to equip students with a wide range of academic resources. Data entry work of science subjects as well as English & Geography have been already completed and students, teachers can access the bibliographic record through OPAC in the library.

LIBRARY SPACE

The college has a separate library building with total area of 3358 Sq ft (312 Sq. Meter) with seating capacity of 54 students and 8 scholars’ altogether.

Aims And Objectives

  1. To select, acquire, organize and utilize reading materials for the purpose of information dissemination, relevant to the aims and objectives of the college.
  2. To provide services to users for effective utilization of library resources.
  3. To encourage reading habits particularly of the student community and to make them aware of the importance of Library in career building.
  4. To provide nascent thought of the subject to the teaching community to upgrade themselves and help them to teach.

RULES OF THE COLLEGE LIBRARY

  1. Only registered member are allowed to use the library.  Members should always bring their membership cards while using the library.
  2. Readers should maintain strict silence inside the library.
  3. Borrowers must satisfy themselves with the physical condition of the book before borrowing.
  4. 3 Books for Hons and 2 Books for Pass students are issued for one month.
  5. Reference books, journals & magazines are not issued at all.
  6. Students can reserve the books at the circulation counter in case there are already issued.
  7. Library can recall any issued book even before due date.
  8. In case, loss of library cards, duplicate will be issued on payment of Rs. 5.00 per card.
  9. If any book is damaged/loss, the same will be replaced by the membership concerned.
  10. Students must return the books within specified date; otherwise their cards are suspended for two weeks.
  11. Uses of mobile phones are not allowed inside the library.
  12. Teachers must renew their issued books once in a year that is in the month of March.

Borrow of Books:

The following Table shows category of users and number of books they can borrow at a time:

Sl. No.

Category of Users

Maximum No of Books lent out

1

Teachers

12

2

CWTTs-

06

3

PTTs

04

4

Guest Lecturer

04

5

NTS-

03

6

Students

02

LIBRARIANS and SUPPORT STAFF:

Name

Designation

Qualification

E-mail & Mobile no

Mr. Subhas Chandra Giri

Librarian

M. Com., MLISc

scg68.bol@gmail.com

+91-9434348254

Dr. Bairam Khan

Librarian

MLISc., Ph. D.

bubairamkhan@gmail.com

+91-9434585286

Dr. Antara Chakraborty

Librarian M.A., MLISc., Ph.D. +91-9474690858

Smt. Piyali Ghosh

Library Supporting Staff

B.A. (Hons), MLISc

piyalibibhas@gmail.com

+919474413234

Smt. Kalyani De

Office Peon

Secondary (10th)

+91-9475074886

LIBRARY HOUR:

Monday to Saturday-10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Sunday-Closed

MEMBERSHIP:

All students, faculty members & employees of the college are eligible for membership of the library.

SL. No.

Category of Member

No of Members

1

Full time Faculty

33

2

CWTTs-

5

3

PTTs

8

4

Guest Lecturer

14

5

College Staff

24

6

    Students        

3178

                          Total Members

3262

 

COLLECTIONS:

  1. Books (Text & Reference): 34,888
  2. Journals and Magazines (printed): 21 + 6
  3. On-line Subscription:  INFLIBNET N-LIST
  4. Newspapers:  2
  5. Data base : Koha

SERVICES:

  1. Reference service
  2. Display of magazines and newspapers service
  3. Career Guidance Service
  4. On line journals & e-books service
  5. User Orientation and awareness to first year students

DATABASE:

Koha is an integrated open source software package specially design and create for bibliographic records of books and users can search this bibliographic records through Web OPAC, presently one client machine has been installed for this purpose. Another client machine has been installed for teachers to search bibliographic records of books as well as NLIST e-Resources. This software helps in efficiently managing the day to day operations of a Library and also helps in generating various reports.

BOOKS ARRANGEMENTS:

Bolpur College library arrange the books according to the systematic structure of a library classification scheme. Class No is assigned according to the 19th edition of DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification). It is popularly used classification scheme for library community throughout the world. The call number consists of the Dewey notation (DDC 19th ed.) for its class, accompanied by a book number. The call number provides a unique identifying code that is used as an “address” of a document on the shelf.

                                                               Staff maintaining the Stacks

SUBJECTWISE LIST OF BOOKS

Sl. No.

Subjects

No of Volumes

1

Bengali

6763

2

Botany

1002

3

Career Counselling

215

4

Chemistry

1766

5

Commerce

4862

6

Economics

1448

7

Education

28

8

English

2317

9

General Books

309

10

Geography

880

11

History

2691

12

Mathematics

2382

13

Philosophy

2554

14

Physics

1332

15

Political Science

2037

16

Sanskrit

2655

17

Zoology

1105

                    Total

34346

 

        The List of Journals and Periodicals available in the College Library for the Year 2018:

Sl. No.

Name of the Journals/Periodicals

1

Antarjatik Pathsala (Bengali)

 

Rabindra Bhavna (Bengali)

3

Indian Litearture

4

Economic & Political weekly

5

Yojana

6

Kurukshetra

7

Journal of Earth Systems Science

8

Resonance-Journal of Science Education

9

International Journal of Financial Management

10

International Journalof Applied Marketing & Management

11

Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

12

Indian Journal of Chemistry, Sec-A

13

Indian Journal of Chemistry, Sec-B

14

Journal of Chemical Sciences

15

Indian Journal of Mathematics

16

Journal of the Calcutta Mathematical Society

17

Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics

18

Pramana-Journal of Physics

19

Journal of Genetics

20

Current Science

21

University News

 

FUTURE PLAN:

  1. Introduction of Book Bank Scheme for Students.
  2. Complete computerization of Library Operation.
  3. Establishment of institutional repository in College Library.