Bangabasi College

Bangabasi College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
Applied for NAAC Re-Accreditation, 2017 (2nd Cycle)

Library at a glance

Library is not only a store house of knowledge but also a centre of dissemination of the same. Though Bangabasi College was established in the year 1887, the College Library started functioning in the year 1918. As is well known, College Library is primary meant for store of “ Books” – B (Built in) O (Orderly) O ( Organized) K(Knowledge).

INFRASTRUCTURE

The College Library is situated in the first floor of the main building of the College, adjacent to the Principal room. About 3000 Sq.ft. is the total carpet area of the central Library ‘However this is shared by two other colleges also’. The reading room of the college is named after the great freedom fighter Jatin Das who happened to be an alumnus of this college. The reading room has a seating capacity of approximately 50 students. There is also a carrel for the teachers. The Library is equipped with ICT facilities like Desktops., Laptops, Printers, Scanners, Telephone and Intercom.

MANAGEMENT

The Library is managed and financed by bangabasi College as per the recommendation of Library Sub-Committee. Apart from this regular Library grant is sanctioned by UGC and State Government. Library Sub-Committed is headed by Principal/Teacher-in-Charge with Librarian as Convener and Teachers as Members, who monitor the functioning of the Library periodically.

Collection

Library has collection of more than 25,000 books on various subjects offered by the college along with books on religion, biography, different types of dictionary, encyclopedia etc. and some very rare books.

Periodicals

Library is currently subscribing two printed journals

  1. Journal of Indian Chemical Society
  2. Science and culture
  3. International Jr. of Management & Social Sciences
  4. Bengali Magazine – 'Desh','Jnan Bichitra'
  5. English Magazine – 'Open'

There are also back volumes of NISCAIR Journals like ‘Resonance’, ‘Current Science’ etc.

Through N-LIST a number of peer reviewed journals can be accessed on-line.

Circulation

Teachers, non-teaching staff and students of Bangabasi College are members of this Library.  They can use both the lending and reference sections. Others may use the reference section by permission of authority only.

Inter-Library loan facility among Bangabasi Group of Colleges is available on a limited scale for teachers and staff.

Services

  1. Lending of books and journals
  2. Reference service
  3. Bibliographic service
  4. Display of new arrivals
  5. OPAC and Card catalogue
  6. UGC INFLIBNET programme N-LIST
  7. Book Exhibition
  8. Technical assistance to departmental libraries like Zoology (PG)
  9. Internet
  10. Library orientation of users
  11. CCTV Camera surveillance
  12. Regular pest control etc.

On-Going Projects

  1. A New open source library software ‘KOHA’ is installed and data entry of more than 8000 books completed.  It will be linked with College web-site shortly.
  2. Digitization for institutional repository.
  3. LAN & Wi-Fi access.

Future Planning

  1. Reprographic service
  2. New stack area