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Introduction:
            A well-organized library is essential for teaching and learning process, especially when the emphasis is shifted from classroom teaching to learning centered process. The library service enriches the quality of the learning process.
 History of Development:
        The library was first housed in building of the Ajara High School (10” X 10” room) later on the independent library building was constructed to provide better facilities for the increasing student strength. The building was constructed with the UGC financial assistance.
 
 Infrastructure facilities:
        The library is housed in an ideal building specially planned for the purpose. It is designed to provide comfortable reading accommodation in abundant light, fresh air and serene atmosphere. It has adequately equipped furniture. The area of the library is about 190 sqm. Our college library has 25819 books and subscribes 75 periodicals and 10 newspapers. Library is fully computerized and users (teachers & students) get the information on computer terminals about books and periodicals.
The College has facilities of e-resources of INFLIBNET-N-LIST. Through these facility 6191 e-journals & 135809 e-books are available to stakeholders

     The library followed D.C.C. Scheme for classification and AACR II. systems for cataloguing.

                                  

Library Staff

Sr. No.
     Name of Faculty                
     Designation    
          Qualification
1
Mr. Ajagekar Ravindra Hari
M.A., M.Lib.&I.Sc., M.Phil, NET, SET, D.O.A.
2
Mr. Suryavanshi Bharat  Uttam
Clerk
HSC
3
Mr. Gawade Ananda Gundu
Library Attendant
SSC
4
Mr. Parpolkar Shivaji Bhau
Library Attendant
SSC
5
Mr. Kambale Bharat Gopal
Library Attendant
SSC
6
Mr. Naik Laxman Parashram
Library Attendant
SSC

Working Hours

Library Time   -        7.15 am. To 4.00 pm. (Monday to Saturday)

The circulation counter remains closed on all Sundays and National holidays. The reading hall and Periodical Section remain closed on selected national holidays.
The library is proud of having many rare collections, especially in languages – research articles, thesis, dissertation of our staff and authors in the Ajara area.
 
  Stock verification:
        Stock verification is done every year to take a review of the circulation of books and prepare a list of missing books. The physical verification of all holdings of the library is done annually with help of staff members and library staff. Stock verification is carried out with the help of separate sheets containing accession numbers in consecutive order.
 
  Library Committee:
        The library committee is constituted by the Principal at the beginning of each academic year. Its main objective is to be an academic supplementary body along with the library staff. The committee normally consists of the Principal and four staff members representing different faculties of the college and one students’ representative.
                                  
                           The library committee for the academic year 2015-16
 

1.

Principal Dr. M. L. Hongekar

 Chairperson

2.

Librarian Shri. R. H. Ajagekar

 Secretary

3.

All Department Heads

 Member

4.

Sou. R. S. Rajmane

 Staff Representative 

7.

Shri. A. H. Desai

 Staff Representative

8.

Shri. S. D. Vanjare

 Administrative Staff Representative

9.

Student Representative

 Member

10.

Ladies Representative

 Member

 

Library Services

   1. Library provides following services to its users:
  • Separate Notice Boards for displaying information about Entrance  examinations, Competitions, Campus Interviews, etc.
  • Separate Notice Boards for displaying students’ articles, paintings, cartoons, achievements, etc.
  • Reference services
  • E-Resources under N-LIST facility of INFLIBNET
  • Clipping services
  • Current Awareness Services
  • Reprographic Services
  • Bibliographic Services
  • Providing previous University Examination question papers to the students and the faculty
 
   2. The library provides following computerized services:
 
  • Catalouging and accessioning through software.
  • Online circulation service
  • Online books search facility OPAC
  • Online books issue/return facility through software
  • Report generation.
  • Status and name of books / borrower.
  • Statistics. Annual reports, stock taking etc.
  
   3. Support facilities available in the library
 
  • Library Automation Software with Online Public Access Catalogue
  • INFLIBNET facility.
  • Five computers.
  • Broadband Internet facility for students and staff.
  • Reprographic facility- One.
  • Cuttings and Clippings
  • Separate Section for Research work and Research publication.
  • Free access to the students in the library
 
 Future proposals:
        We propose to have a separate reading hall, audio-visual, periodicals section for students and the staff, which will help us to promote the dissemination of information more effectively.