The Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam library is the central library of the college and a learning resource centre. The library is fully automated with all its functions and has well-connected broadband and Wi-Fi. The Carpet area of the library is 3800 Square feet and has adequate reading space for 70 students at a time. The total number of books in the library is 10100.
INTEGRATED LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ILMS)
The library has Open-Source Library Automation Software KOHA (Version 21.11.05.000). The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) facility enables users to search online and locate books and other materials available in the library. It facilitate users to reserve, renew, and recommend books in online mode. Online supervision is possible which reduces the line management responsibilities of librarians. The circulation management system of KOHA is based on standard-compliant Technologies – XHTML, CSS which makes KOHA a platform with an independent solution.
The library is automated with barcoding technology, and book issues are recorded using scanners. The issue and return process is carried out at the circulation desk using the barcoded identity card. A separate Touch screen system is provided to the library users for searching the books on Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
In-house/remote access to the electronic database is proved to users creating a login ID and password. Registered users can access e-journals, e-books, and other electronic resources using N-List. Institutional resources like study materials, references, previous years’ question papers, students’ project/dissertation are made available to the users through D-Space integrated with KOHA. The library is equipped with plug-in facility for laptop.
Assistive technologies for Divyangjan users, ORCA screen reader facility, Express Pro lite, Librivox, and headphones are available in the library.
SUBSCRIPTION TO E-RESOURCES
An e-content digital library is provided in the library with internet connectivity of 07 computers and a printer. The library has an active membership of INFLIBNET N-LIST consortia and provides more than 6000 E-journals and 1.9 lakh E-Books on various subjects. Students are provided with facilities of NDL (National Digital Library) through which they can access books and journals in a digitalized format.
LIBRARY EXPENDITURE ON PURCHASE OF BOOKS AND JOURNALS
PER DAY USAGE OF LIBRARY
The Embase Pro Suite software is used to record the e-gate register. Students and faculties are provided with a barcoded identity card for registering In/Out and lending documents. It also provides user login IDs and passwords to the students and staff for remote access and per day library usage is 180 students.
The other services such as in-house/remote access to e-publications facilitated by INFLIBNET, new arrival book display, full-time internet facility through Wi-Fi and LAN, career guidance books, reprographic service at nominal rates, and CCTV surveillance to ensure security.
The library takes the initiative of the Readers club which conducts various events on reading, competitions, and orientations to encourage the students to inhibit reading practices. Readers club publishes 'Ncas Live' monthly with campus updates. Best Reader awards are also given for students and faculties.