Library

Housed in a two storey building, the College Library is fully automated with a wide collection of the latest books, periodicals and CDs, which is expanded and updated every year. The library, which has an open access system, is committed to using technology in efficient and innovative ways. The Library functions in a networked environment, and maintains three servers and over 808 PCs to support its various operations and services. Electronic sources such as EBSCO host, NList and Questia are made available to all members of the library via the internet and the college intranet. The library also hosts Dspace, a digital repository of research. It contains published articles, conference papers, question papers, theses and other related documents, with full text wherever possible. Faculty and researchers may contribute their own publications for uploading in the Dspace. Question papers and syllabi of all the departments are available on Dspace for ready reference.

The top floor of the building houses the Postgraduate section and the research cubicles which are equipped with computers with the necessary software. The reference materials are located on the mezzanine floor, which also has four computers with headphones to view subject CDs and videos.

The mezzanine floor also houses “Stellarchives”, the college archives, which collects, preserves and maintains the historical evidence of the institution’s heritage. It contains photographs, manuscripts, artifacts and ephemerals, some of which date back to the inception of the college. It also houses rare books, and books and articles authored by faculty and former students of the college.

The air-conditioned Audio-Visual room in the library is used to conduct the one year Certificate Course in Documentation and Multimedia. It is also used for orientation programmes, seminars and programmes on research methodology and training in the use of various databases.

Besides the main library, which houses the bulk of the print collection, there are two departmental libraries - the Fine Arts department library in St. Francis Block and the Commerce department library located in the Nava Nirmana building.

The library working hours are 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. on all weekdays and 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays and all Public holidays.