The college has an open access library with a rich collection of the latest, advanced reference books as well classic texts and basic books apart from various journals, magazines and newspapers. The Central Library as well as Seminar Libraries in all the departments in the college provides Text and Reference Books of different specialized areas as well as Journals of both International and National Publishing Houses.


The rapid evolution of information and communication technology in the learning field imposes supports and stimulates the re-engineering of the library. Our library has changed in past few years and ever new ways of creating, storing, organizing, and providing information have been evolved. Our college has responded to modern methods of learning. The library remains responsible for acquiring or providing access to books, periodicals and other media that meet the educational and informational needs in a stimulating, scholarly environment conducive to academic pursuits.

Very recent, the Central Library has been shifted to the new six-storey building with a vision to set up a digitized open access system with a big reading room infrastructure and for the best use of the library potential, accessibility to the books. The library is constantly in use by the students as well as teachers. The central library houses more than 55,000 text and reference books, 40 journals and subscribes about 600 e-journals. There are some helpful study-materials in CDs to help students to go deep into their courses. Besides, students are always free to use the departmental seminar library and books are requisitioned from the central library for their use.


Collections

Area / Capacity

  • Books - 53309* Volumes

  • Journals & Periodicals - 40 Titles

  • C.D. Collections -

  • Computers – 03

  • Reading Room - sq.m.

  • Stack Room - sq.ft.

  • Total Area - 600.9 sq.m.

  • Reading Capacity - 50

*As per the record in the session 2014-15




Contact us:

Librarian

Bidhanngar College,

Staff
Name: Bijoy De Designation: Librarian (S.G.) Academic Background: M.A., M.Lib.Sc., B.Ed. Email Id: bijoyde41@gmail.com Experience (in years): Name of the Colleges served till date:

  • Darjeeling Govt. College
  • Krishnanagar Govt. College
  • Presidency College
  • Chandannagar College
  • Bidhannagar College, Kolkata

Area of Specialization: Academic Library

Name: Sumita Sil Designation: Library Assistant Academic Background: B.Sc., B.Lib.I.Sc., Diploma in Computer Science Experience (in years): Name of the Colleges served till date:

  • Bidhannagar College, Kolkata
Part-time Staff
Name: Trisha Koley Designation: Skilled Labour Academic Background: M.A., M.Lib.I.Sc., DDTP
Name: Shipra Mishra Designation: Skilled Labour Academic Background: M.A.(Double), B.Lib.I.Sc., Diploma in Computer Science


Facilities & Services


The Library provides:

  • Access to online research journals through INFLIBNET in the library

  • Computers with Internet facility

  • Seminar Libraries in each Department are made available to the researchers

  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) facility exists in the library by which the user can know the status of a particular document.

  • Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals: The College has subscribed the membership of INFLIBNET-NLIST.

  • Career related magazines are displayed in the reading area of the library in order to help students for career development.



Working Time:



Day*

Time

Monday to Friday

10:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Saturday

10 A.M. to ………. P.M

During Vacation

12 Noon to 4 P.M.

*Except Holidays



Lending Privileges:


Member Category

No. of Items

Period

Under Graduate Students

2 Volumes

15 Days

Post Graduate Students

5 Volumes

15 Days

Teaching Staff

30 Volumes

60 Days

Non-teaching Staff

5 Volumes

30 Days




Automation:

Library automation and net work facilities facilitate a library in acquisition of information and dissemination the same within a short period of time, which is very essential in this ages of information revolution. Computerization of the library documents is being done by using ULIB software including bar-coding of the books and OPAC facility to search any document promptly.


Reprographic Service:

Reprography service is available keeping in mind the rules in relation to IPR/Copyright Act.


Bibliographic Service:

The Library produces good up-to-dates classified bibliographic database under NLIST program.



Internet Service:

Internet services are provided to the readers of this College through BSNL Broad Brand service connection. The library provides access to more than 97,000 eBooks and over 6000 e journals under NLIST program.


User Orientation and Awareness:

The Library Software KOHA is used in the Library. Library staff always helps the users to know the way of use of the Library Catalogue through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and to get their required books & documents from the library. Printed Library Rules also provided to each student user at the time of giving membership to them.