College Library of Sabang Sajanikanta Mahavidyalaya started its journey in a small room of the Institute old Building (Vidyasagar Hall) in the year 1970, and moved to its present premises in 2012. Since then, it has grown in size and content to take the present shape. . For few years, the library has become the lifeline of the academic activities of the Institute. It has been catering to the needs of our students of undergraduates, postgraduates, faculty and staff members.
The library has a collection of more than 30,000 volumes which includes text Books, reference books & printed journals, etc. It has also special collection of books on Swami Vivekananda and Swami Swarupananda. With the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the behavioural characteristics of the library users have been changing rapidly and the library is trying its best to adapt with the technological advancement.
The College Library has developed computer based information storage and retrieval system in the multi-user environment using KOHA software; an Open Source Library Management Software package. The identity of all books and the library users are fully bar-coded and all Library house-keeping operations like, acquisition, cataloguing and circulation services have been automated with the help of KOHA software package.
The book database is accessible through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Now it is a partially automated modern library is on its way to becoming an outstanding learning resource centre catering to the ever growing and uncompromising information and intellectual requirements of the students, faculty members of the Institute. To ensure proper surveillance, electronic surveillance system has been adopted in some important service areas within the library.
The Library has recently installed 802.11n based Wi-Fi service for all Student, Staff, Faculty and Non-teaching staff Members with free of cost. The library also has a well-equipped Xerox centre and the users can avail this facility on payment of a nominal charge.
Services of the Library are provided primarily to Students, Faculty and Non-Teaching Staff of the Institution. LIBRARY HOURS:- The Library will remain open throughout the year according to a schedule to be decided by the library committee. Library hours are subject to change and the changes if any, will be notified on the Library Notice Board from time to time. On all week days: 10.00 A. M to 5.00 P. M Lending hours: 10.30 A. M to 4.30 P.M RIGHT OF ENTRY (TO THE LIBRARY):- The right of entry to the Library is reserved to bonafide students, teachers, and staff of the Institution. Students are required to keep their Identity Cards with them for inspection. Patrons other than the listed categories and ex-students of the college are required to seek the Librarian's written permission to use the library. All users of the library must sign the visitor’s register at the time of entry as well as exit. Membership :- 1. Students, teachers and staff of the college are entitled to become members of the library. Library card will be issued to each member. 2. Persons eligible to be members under “Sabang College Library rule” have to apply for membership in the prescribed forms available from Library Website and get their names registered as members on submitting required documents. Membership card(s) will be issued to the Library members. 3. Memberships are not transferable. A borrower shall not in any case sub lend any book borrowed from the College Library. Every member of the Library shall be responsible for the safe custody of the Library book borrowed by him/her for study in the Reading Room or for use at home. 4. Members must inform to the library authority if he/she changes of address, telephone no., class or subject of study etc. LENDING/CIRCULATION : 1. Members should satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the books they wish to borrow before getting them issued; otherwise they will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return. 2. Books displayed in “New Arrival” can be issued after ten days from the date of display. However those books can be consulted within the library only. 3. Books for return are to be deposited at the counter at least 15 minutes before closing of the lending hours. 4. Members may reserve materials that have already been checked out. Whenever the material on demand becomes available, notice will be served and the same will be issued as per sequence of the demand list. A member cannot reserve more than two library resources at a time. 5. On returning the books at the circulation counter it is the responsibility of the borrower to get back the cancelled loan voucher. 6. Books on loan to members may be recalled by the Librarian at any time if necessary. 7. A member may register a demand for any book which is out on loan, and the same will be issued to a member according to the priority of demand. 8. A book may be reissued maximum for two times to the borrower if there is no demand for it/the document is already overdue. 9. Books should not be kept beyond the date marked on the due date-slip. If any student fails to return the book, within due date a fine of Rupees One (Rs.1/) per day for first 15 days, Rupees two (Re.1/) per day for next seven days would be charged. 10. Subject to the permission of the Librarian a non-lending book may be issued overnight. 11. Documents issued against day issue card should not be taken outside the library premises. 12. Notice for overdue books will be sent to the members other than students. If such books are not returned after receipt of the reminder, such members will be debarred from borrowing any more book or books till all overdue books are returned to the Library. A notice mentioning the defaulters' name will be hung up in the notice board and copy of the same will be sent to the competent authority. Overdue notice to students will be hung up in the Library notice board. 13. Members, who issue books through issue-registers, should sign the issue/return column during issue/return of the documents. 14. The library authority reserves the right to suspend membership of any borrower if not pay off the library dues/return the overdue library resources till he/she deposits the resources/amount. Loss of Books 1. Members will be responsible for the books issued on their membership card. Loss of library books/card should be informed immediately to the Librarian. 2. Persons held responsible for loss, damage, defacement of mutilation of books shall be liable to compensate in this way: i) Replace the documents by same edition or latest edition, or, ii) In case the lost book “not available in market “reimburse the price five times and ten times the cost of the lost document at the current exchange rate in case of foreign and Indian documents respectively. ii) For any damage found at the time of retuning of an issued document, the borrower has to pay a cost for the repair of the same. 3. If the damaged/lost book is part of a multi-volume set, the whole set has to be replaced. 4. Members are advised to keep their membership card in safe custody. In case of lost card members have to lodge a FIR/General Diary in nearby police station and apply for duplicate card to the college authority with a copy of the same. Students have to deposit @ Rs.50/ -per card a tCollege cash counter and submit the cash receipt to the library membership registration section for Duplicate card. 5. The member, however, will continue to be responsible for any loss which the library may suffer through the misuse of a lost membership card. 6. Security deposit is refundable without interest only if no damage is caused to any library resources. CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE:- 1. Membership card is the property of the College. A student must return books/cards latest within 3 days of the conduct of last examination before leaving the College, it is the responsibility of every user to return all books, settle all Library dues (if any), and also get a No-dues Clearance Certificate from the Librarian. 2. At the time of getting their Library clearance, members are required to bring their membership Card from the HOD/In-charge of the Departmental library. 3. The Clearance Certificate must be shown to claim Security Deposit USE OF COMPUTERS/LAPTOPS ETC : 1. Computer in the library premises should be used for academic purposes only. 2. Online chatting/dating, browsing of social networking sites is strictly prohibited. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters. 3. Playing games on computers is strictly prohibited in the entire Library premises. 4. Readers must carry their Library Membership card while using the Digital Library. They must show their ID card on demand. 5. Readers should not to share their Internet access ID and Password with other students. 6. Changing the settings and display of the computers kept in the Library is not permitted. 7. Use of laptops in the cubical systems where computers are already installed is not permitted. 8. Readers should not remove/unplug computer cables/connections, network cables and other peripherals/accessories in the library. 9. Personal keyboard, mouse, Pen drive etc. are not allowed inside the Library GENERAL READING ROOM :- 1. The right to use General Reading Hall is exclusively reserved for bonafide members of Sabang College Library. 2. Members should produce their Library reading card at the entrance. 3. Members should not use their mobile phone inside the reading hall. 4. The seats are to be used/occupied on the first come first served basis. 5. Capturing/reserving seats for friends/future use is strictly prohibited. Other students may remove the bags and books if these are left unattended on the tables. 6. Readers should not scribble on table tops or damage them. 7. Readers should not clutter the table with heaps of books and other reading material . GENERAL RULES : 1. Readers should observe strict silence inside the Library. 2. Use of Mobile phones is not permitted inside the Library premises. 3. Users are not allowed to carry eatables/drinks inside the Library premises. 4. Readers are not allowed to bring their personal books or any printed material (spiral/bound book/photocopied material) inside the Library. 5. Personal belongings like bags (laptop, shoulder, Camera and sling), umbrellas, etc. should be deposited at the Property Counter against a token. These are not allowed inside the Library. 6. Loss of a token should immediately be brought to the notice of the Librarian as a precaution against wrong delivery of article or articles deposited against the token to another person 7. In case the property counter token is lost, the deposited article may be claimed proper identification after producing a written with request. 8. Readers are advised not to leave their valuable items like money, passport, credit card etc. at the Property Counter. 9. Marking, scratching, damaging, mutilating, stealing, library materials or property will invite disciplinary action against the defaulters. 10. Readers should not carry books from one floor to another and should leave the books on the reading table after consulting. 11. Library resources taken from the stacks should not be re-shelved by the users. 12. Readers should not talk or discuss as they may disturb other readers. Reading halls are meant for individual study only. 13. Users should not rest or keep their feet on tables, chairs, shelves, etc. 14. The library shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of the personal belongings of the users. 15. The Librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving with the library staff or with any other member or otherwise fail to comply with these rules and regulations. N.B. -These rules are subject to revision/ up-dation from time to time without assigning any reason. For latest Library rules and regulations, please check Central Library Website.
The Library Committee consists of two Ex-officio members and six nominated members. Present members of the committee are as follows - Ex-Officio Members : 1.The Hon'ble Prof. (DR.) Tapan Dutta (Principal)-President 2.The Hon’ble Mr. Amalendu Santra (Librarian) - Member-Secretary Nominated Members :- 1.DR. Ananya Ghosh, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Bengali 2.DR. Jhumu Manna, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology 3.DR. Anup Maji,Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce 4.Prof. Sunita Mitra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science 5.Prof.Himansu Kumar Mandal, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History 6. .Prof. Supriya Konai, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy
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