A good library is needed to maintain a healthy atmosphere in any college. The library is in fact, the epicenter of any educational institution from where knowledge preads in all directions.
We too can boast of the good library of our college.
The library covers a total area of 242.43 sq mts. It has three sections. The central section covering 98.23 sq mts consists of the librarian’s counter as well as the issuing counter. The left wing, covering an area of 72.10 sq mts is used as the Students’ Reading Room. The right wing of the same size, is meant for the reading activities of teachers. There are four cubicles with the sitting capacity of eight persons. Moreover, a big cupboard has been installed in this section, wherein are placed most of the audio-visual facilities of the college. Facilities have been provided to arrange an audio-visual show for fifty students at a time, in the library itself.
The in-depth details of the library are enlisted below:
The college library has proved itself to be a storehouse of knowledge and
information by catering to the requirements of the students and staff members in each manner possible. This treasure house can be divided into several sections.
A. General Collection:
The library possesses literature related to all subjects taught in college in the Arts as well as the Commerce faculty. There are textbooks of various subjects as well as reference books which cater to the diverse needs of students and teachers. There also exist books on sports, general knowledge as well as value-based education.
B. Sahitya Academy Collection:
The Sahitya Academy in the year 1992 began the tradition of providing aid to the college in the form of gifting books for the college library.
C. Book-Bank Collection:
The book-bank section has been initiated since 2003. Besides using their library tickets for books from the general section, economically deprived students of the college can obtain textbooks from the book-bank for the whole academic year
D. Audio-Video Collection:
Besides utilizing books as a means of imparting knowledge, teachers are facilitated to experiment with new forms of educational techniques through the audio-visual medium. Facilities for the same have been provided in the college library. These include equipments like TV, V.C.D. Player and a Music System.
E. Journals and Periodicals:
At present the college subscribes to forty nine journals and periodicals (17 in Gujarati, 5 in English and 1 in Hindi), related to various subjects taught in the college.