The purpose of the policy and procedures is to maintain a collection of information resources that support and enhance the college’s curriculum administrative needs and community outreach program consistent with the college’s Mission. It ensures a collection of current, diverse and balanced resources and provide library patrons with well maintain library collection.
- The users should follow the rules and regulations of the library.
- Reference books, Journals, periodicals, Magazines and newspapers materials labeled reference are not allowed for circulation.
- The library strives to maintain physical and clean environment.
- It is not allowed to consume food or drink inside the library.
COLLECTION OF BOOKS:
The Principal has overall responsibility of library services including collection of books. Faculty members are considered subject experts of their respective fields. They are encouraged to make recommendations for purchase and purging. Though Librarians are primarily responsible for quality of collection the selection and withdrawals of materials are approved by the Library Advisory committee.
Materials are selected for the college library with the following considerations:
- Relevance to the instructional needs of the faculty and the educational institution.
- Intellectual and scholarly worth.
- Modern works in major fields of knowledge.
- Textbooks if they offer good reference value not otherwise available.
- Multiple copies only upon the justification of the instructor.
- Author’s reputation and significance.
- Scarcity of materials on the subject.
- Timeliness and performance of the material.
- Reviews and bibliographies from which the material was selected.
Weeding, the removal of materials to be discarded is an important ongoing part of the collection development process. Librarian will examine the collection periodically to identify outdated and deteriorating materials that need to be replaced or removed from the collection. The materials that are damaged beyond repair shall be removed from the collection by the approval of Advisory committee.
The following classes of materials will be considered for weeding from the collection
- Outdated material
- Superseded editions
- Badly damaged materials
PURCHASE OF BOOKS:
- The requirements of each Department for the ensuing year are called for by the Library-in-charge by means of circular well in advance.
- Librarian consolidates all the requirements.
- Librarian works out the total financial requirements, having updated the prices b calling for catalogues and price details if necessary from various reputed publishers / dealers / stockists/distributor.
- Proposal is put up for the sanction of funds. The Principal of the college and the management of the Institution approves the same after scrutiny.
- The new books will be displayed in the library by the publisher. The same will be intimated to the departments and the staff will select the books. The selected book list will be approved by the Principal for purchase.
- Publishers approach the college Librarian to introduce their latest edition and give some sample for reference. Based on the need and after the approval of the Principal, the order is placed by the Librarian.
- After getting the approval and feedback from the concerned department HODs, the librarian can place the order for the approved book(s) and return those books which are not approved.
- After negotiations with the dealers/suppliers irrespective of discounts / commissions, mode of delivery etc orders are placed with the appropriate dealers/suppliers.
- On receipt of the Books, they are checked for their condition, price, edition and also the invoice details.
- After thorough verification bills are passed as requested.
- Invoices are arranged chronologically
- Each book is to be given a unique number called Accession number.
- They are segregated subject wise according to discipline.
- Before placing the purchased book in the racks, the same is entered in the Accession Register which captures data such as Accession No., Date of Purchase, Purchased for which department (i.e. department Name), Supplier’s Name & Invoice No., Price, Name of the Author, title of the book, publisher Name, Edition No. & Year & Remarks.
- The due date slip is pasted on the backside of the book.
- Books are classified based on Universal Decimal Classification(UDC) System.
- A book database is updated in the system for easy access and effective control and all the books are tagging with RFID system.
PURCHASE OF JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
- Librarian in consultation with HODs arranges for the purchase of the journals and magazines with due approval from the Principal and the management.
- A Separate register for Journal & Magazine is maintained.
- On receipt of the journals or magazines, they are accessed in the respective register.
ARRANGEMENT OF BOOKS AND JOURNALS:
- Books are segregated according to the discipline in the storage racks.
- The spaces earmarked for a particular group of books is clearly demarcated by identification and some extra space is given for any future additions in that group.
- Journals and Magazines are arranged according to discipline in the separate racks.
- A separate section is provided for reference books.
- Library Membership is created by linking the ID cards with RFID for staff and student to access the library facility.
- Staff and Students database are updated in the Evarsity software.
- Staff can avail 8 books and retain the same up to 90 days. They can also have the renewal option.
- For each UG student 2 Books and PG student 4 Books can be availed.
BOOKS ISSUE / RETURN :
- The books are issued/returned through RFID system.
- The book and ID card are placed in Kiosk machine for scanning. The Machine will give the due date for the books.
- A time limit of 15 days is given to the students with an option to renew once/twice for delays in return of books a fine of Rs.5 per day is levied.
- If a member happens to lose the book it is reported to the library in Charge, the cost of the book will be replaced by the member.
- Damaged/mutilated books are kept separately for binding and entered in the concerned register. Binding is done once in a year.
ANALYSIS ON ISSUE:
- Periodically reviews are made on the issue (general and reservation) and most wanted books list is prepared. Based on the requirements new books are purchased for the next academic year.
MAINTENANCE OF STOCK:
- After every semester a detailed stock verification is carried out to ascertain books by the automated data capturing process.
- Absence of books are listed out and brought under “missing” category and necessary action is taken.
- Books contents are catalogued based on Anglo American Cataloguing Rules-2.
- Library services will be automated with RFID Barcode.
- Pesting is done with Naphthalene balls in the book stacks in between the books.
- Book binding is done annually.
- To maintain clean environment including dust free in the stack and reading areas.
- Every semester a detailed stock verification is carried out to ascertain books by the automated data capturing process.
- Every student must procure a Library Membership Card within one week of taking admission in the College.
- The Library Membership card can be used for Issuing two books for UG student and four books for PG students for 15 days
- Non return of Library book on time will be levied applicable fine
- Every student can access online journals and magazines through computer terminals available in the library
- Every student must sign in the Gate Register upon arrival in the library
- Student can check the books availability in the college intranet server from any computer terminal in the college campus
- All students are free to use the Central Library from 7.30 A.M to 6.30 P.M.
- During the substitution hour, the class is given a topic and is asked to pen down their thoughts on paper, which in turn is useful to improve their writing skills. Students are asked to read newspapers in the library and present their views on the articles or news they read.