Library – Surendranath Evening College


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Our college library came into existence at the same time our college was established. The mission of the library reflects the mission of the college, i.e. making access to and inclusivity in quality education possible, following the five laws of library science enunciated by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan:

  • Books are for use
  • Every reader his/her book
  • Every book its reader
  • Save the time of the reader’/user
  • Library is a growing organism

The library is situated on the second floor of the science building of the college. The total carpet area is 3283 square feet. Its premises are shared by its sister institution, Surendranath College. It is an open-access library with approximately 21566 books which includes both text and reference books. The number of books is augmented every year, keeping in view the changes brought in the syllabuses of various subjects and the needs of the students and the teachers. Books are classified using DDC23 classification schedule and catalogued using AACR2 cataloguing schedule. The library is partially automated. The library database is currently being created using the library automation software, Koha. Once complete, it would also be used for other library services. The library has a spacious reading room, having a seating capacity of approximately 50 students.

There is also a separate reading area for teachers. The library is equipped with ICT facilities like desktops, printers & Wi-Fi. Besides, provision has been made for students to read current newspapers, e-books and e-journals, to keep abreast of the times. Care is taken to maintain silence inside the library, conducive to peaceful reading and study.

Library collection

Our library has a rich collection of 21,566 books which include both text and reference books, of which around 110 may be classified as belonging to rare collections. The library also subscribes to 4 daily newspapers. It is a member of the N-LIST program under the UGC–INFONET Digital Library Consortium, thereby having access to a huge repository of academic-resources in the form of over 6,000 e-journals and over 97,000 e-books.

Question Banks

Name    Designation Qualification Photo
Dr. Satarupa Saha Librarian (Substantive) M.A., M.LISc., Phd (UGC-Net JRF)
Smt. Malati Chakraborty Library Assistant (Ad-hoc) B.A. (Hons.)
Smt. Chaina Chakraborty Library Assistant (Permanent) B.A.
Mr. Amar Das Library Assistant (Ad-hoc) B.A.
Mr. Surajit Saha Library Assistant (Ad-hoc) B.A.

Rules and regulations

Our library is an academic library and primarily caters to all sections of students, teaching faculty and non-teaching support staff of our college. The general rules which need to be followed are listed below:

Smoking, gossiping and use of mobile phones are strictly prohibited inside the library premises.

Anyone coming to the library to access any of its services must sign the register.

Certain documents are allowed to be used only inside the library premises. They include reference books, rare books, current periodicals etc.

Students are allowed to go near the closed glass almirahs housing the books for the purpose of book selection. Computerized catalogues may also be used for the purpose.

At the time of issue of any book, the borrower is requested to check whether the book is in good condition. If any page is missing or if the book is defective and damaged in any way whatsoever, it must be immediately brought to the notice of the library staff.

Borrowers are entirely responsible for the books/documents they borrow. Books/documents lost, tearing of pages, underlining, making notes, damaging of binding and the like, shall attract serious action including suspension of membership and/or replacement of books/documents concern. The latest edition of the lost or damaged book/document needs to be replaced by the borrower. If the damaged book/document belongs to a set, then the user has to replace the whole set.

If a book/document borrowed by a user is not returned within 30 days of its due date, penal action may be initiated against the user.

Silence and strict discipline must be maintained inside the library premises at all times and by all users and the library staff. No reader should feel disturbed in their study by any act of any user.

Use of eatables inside the library is strictly prohibited. All users must keep the library clean and litter-free.

Users are requested to return the books/documents on the circulation table after consultation.

At the time of leaving the library, users must produce for inspection any book/document borrowed by them.

Improper use of library facilities by a member will lead to the suspension/termination of his/her membership or may lead to suspension of library privileges for a period of time.

Library rules and regulations may be modified from time to time and shall be binding on all concerned.

The main purpose of the above rules and regulations is to safeguard the common interests of all users with regard to the library and to enable the library to carry out its functions as efficiently as possible.

Library committee

Dr. Satarupa Saha (Convenor)
Dr. Anupam Debangshi
Dr. Amit Das
Dr. Chirashree Lahiri
Dr. Sunon Nandi
Mr. Amar Das
Mrs. Manjari Chakraborty
Ms Sohini Gupta
Mr. Subhojit Chakraborty

Library events

Every year, on the 12th of August, our library celebrates the ‘Librarians’ Day’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan (Father of Library Science). On that day, one student is handed over the ‘Best Library User’ award to motivate the students to use the library and its services on a regular basis. It started in the year 2023.