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Library

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 spreads in all directions.

We too can boast of the good library of our college. When the college was established in 1991, the library was installed in a single room of a school. The present college building was constructed in 1992. From 1992 to 1999, the library had to journey through various small and big rooms of the present college building. Fortunately, utilizing the UGC grant of Rs. 4,50,000/- and a matching share from the Management of Rs. 5,00,000/-, the present library was brought into existence on the second floor of the college building in the year 2000. The Management could give such a share because of the donation it received from Smt Sitaben Narandas Patel. Hence, it has been named Smt. Sitaben Naranbhai Patel Kanya College Library Hall. Donations for the library have also been recieved at the hands of Smt. Neeruben Sureshbhai Patel, Smt. Bhagwatiben Vishnubhai Patel and Smt. Meenaben Mahendrabhai Patel. Furniture costing around Rs.1,50,000/- has been installed to increase the facilities for reading available in the library hall.

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:

 Library Collection:

 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Structure of Library Services:

  • Working Days of the Library:  Approximately 280 days annually.
  • Working Hours of the Library:  7.15 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

     

    Improvement in Library Services: For the benefit of final year graduate as well as post graduate students, the college has purchased books on competitive examination, career development and personality development are also subscribed. The holding of Library are being computerized. Almost every week, VCD show is arranged by one department or the other related to it's subject in the library section of equipments. In order to improve the services provided by the library we have bought the UGC SOUL software from INFLIBINET.

    New book / journals subscribed and their values:

    A. General Library :    

    Year No Of Books Value of Books Total Value (Rs.)
    2006-2007 695 1,68,094 1,68,094
    2007-2008 570 1,11,432 1,14,321
    Total     2,82,385

    B. Book Bank Section :    

    Year No Of Books Value of Books Total Value (Rs.)
    2006-2007 71 5,159 5,159
    2007-2008 43 4,968 4,968
    Total     10,127

    C. Journals & Magazines subscribed :    

    Year Journals / Magazines Total Value (Rs.)
    2006-2007 54 15,672
    2007-2008 58 17,739
    Total   33,411

    D. In our collection of gifted books, 967 books of the total value of Rs. 96,942/- are added

    E. Important Journals / Magazines are preserved in bound volume form.

    Uma Arts & Nathiba Commerce
    Mahila College

    Sector - 23, Gandhinagar Gujarat state,
    Pin- 382023

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