College Libr​​ary


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul and constitutionalist, January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC
 
The library is housed in a separate building near the college annexe. The main library has more than 50,000 volumes and some of the books date back to pre-independence era. The library staffs, led by Librarians, Mr. GuruShankariah and Dr. Mariraj V. Sedam are at the service of the faculties and students. Their motto is, "Reading is a wellspring for achievers". A pleasant, inviting area, the library at Maharani's is a garden of knowledge.
 
A library is a treasure-house of knowledge and the backbone of a college academic environment. A well-stocked library is an asset to the college. The library is also a boon for poor students who cannot afford to buy books of their interest. The Library Automation is under progress. The library is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Reference section, SC/ST book bank, Current Awareness Service (CAS) section, magazine/journals sections are on the first floor of the library, while the Circulation section & Acquisition Sections are in the ground floor. The reference section accommodates 50 readers. Students can comfortably read the reference books, magazines, periodicals and newspapers. Back volumes and journals are available. The facility of “Open Access System” has been introduced whereby the readers have direct access to the cupboards and do the necessary reference. Reprographic and Internet facilities are also available here. An issue counter is made available for issue, return and renewal of books. Educational CDs on different subjects are available for students use.
 
Department of Library & Information Centre have subscribed e-journals and e-books from INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) through NLIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) programme.
College Faculties & Students can access E-books & E-journals through the following website.  http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in​

Library Services Offered:

  • Circulation
  • Access to- Electronic Journals & E-Books on campus and Remote Access
  • SC/ST Book Bank
  • Open Access System
  • Current Awareness Service (CAS)
  • Reference Service
  • Referral Service
  • Reading Room Facility
  • Internet Access
  • Previous Years Question Bank

Library- Do's and Don'ts 
DOs:

  • Maintain Silence in the Library Premises.
  • Keep bags on the Luggage Counter.
  • Sign the Attendance (Time-in/Time-out) register while entering/exiting the Library.
  • Take care of Books, Magazines, and other Library materials.
  • Keep books on the TABLE after reference.
  • Check Pages before taking books.
  • Make proper use of reading tables and chairs by not disturbing the existing seating arrangement in the reading room.

DONTs:

  • Do not disturb other readers.
  • Do not crowd near the circulation counters.
  • Do not keep your valuables (Mobile, Money & Gold/Silver etc.) in luggage counter.
  • Do not mutilate or tear pages.
  • Do not steal books or other library material.

General Instructions

  • Identity Card, Library Card and a pen are a must for library transaction.
  • Under / Post Graduate students can borrow 3 books at a time.
  • Borrowed books can be used for 15 days and should be returned / renewed on or before the due date failing which, a fine of Re.1/per day would be charged.
  • Reference Books, Periodicals & Newspapers will not be issued.