The college library was established in the year 1945. The name of library is given after the name of our founder member Late Baburao alias Janardan Vaman Joshi. The college library, which is a source of knowledge, is an integral and important part of our institute of higher learning. The library aims to stock all the books and periodicals which the students and faculties are required to read and grow through literature power. Library has generated electronic database of 1,06,655 books, manuscripts, rare books, e-books, e-journals, audio-visual material, thesis, daily newspapers, periodicals using state of the arts library software called SOUL 2.0. Invasion of new technologies in the library and the routine library or traditional library services are geared with speed. Formal training has been given to the library staff to carry out daily functions. Library provides, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) allows students and teachers to find any book of his/her interest. Library has separate section for PG scholar students and teachers and free Wi-Fi internet section for all users. This is an open access and reputed academic library in Kokan Region.
To provide curriculum books and to promote educational, research, cultural, recreational and informational requirements of students, teachers, researchers and general users.
To promote reading habits among students.
To promote effective use of library, user education / orientation of students.
Collection and organization of relevant documents recorded in various print and non print media.
To provide full information support to the teaching-learning process in the college.
College library is expected to support the objectives of the college. Thus, the basic function of college library is to assist and provide access to the human records required by the educational community for the successful pursuit of academic programme prescribed by the university to which it is affiliated. Library is serving the needs and requirements of the teachers and students in reading, study and research by the ways,
- To support the objectives of the college.
- Book / Periodical issue facility (home lending) for the students, teachers and staff.
- Book issue facility (home lending) for the external readers.
- Book / Periodical issue facility different departmental libraries.
- Study room book issue facility.
|Total No of Books||1,12,146 (Reference books- 67,016 & Textbooks- 45,130)|
|Printed Journals (Popular & Academic)||141|
|E-journals (INFLIBNET N-LIST)||7,000|
|E-books (INFLIBNET N-LIST)||1,40,000|
|Daily News Papers||21|
|Audio Visual Materials(CD/DVDs)||810|
|Thesis & Dissertations||62|
(Above Information As on 31st March 2018)
Borrowing Privileges: Library members are provided with following borrowing privileges. The category-wise borrowing privileges, library fines and the procedure for compensating the library in the unfortunate event of loss of documents by users is given below.
|User Category||No. of Books||Issue Period|
|Academic Staff: Faculty||20||For a year|
|Academic Staff: Non-Teaching||05||For a year|
|Students (Under Graduate)||01||08 (Exchange twice a week)|
|Students (PG- Arts, Commerce)||02||08 (Exchange twice a week)|
|Students (PG- Science)||03||08 (Exchange twice a week)|
Open Access Library Facility For All Stakeholder
Book Bank Scheme For Sc / St / Nt / Sbc Students
Book Bank Scheme For Scholar Students
General Book Bank Scheme For All Student
“Earn And Learn” Scheme For Socially Deprived Students
On The Job Training For Students
Internet Resource Center (Free Internet Access To All Student)
Online E-books And Journals ( Inflibnet’S N-List Programme)
Special Book Section For Competitive Examination Guidance Center
Separate Reading Room For Pg / Scholar Student And Teachers
News Paper Clipping Compilation 1995 Onwards
Provision Of Departmental Libraries For Faculty And Students
University Old Question Paper Compilation Facility
Overnight Book Lending Facility For All Students
Reader’s Group / Discussion Forum
Frequently Book Exhibitions
Audio-Video Lending Facility
Inter – Library Loan Facility
Photostat / Reprographic Services
Digitization Process Unit
External Students / Visitors Library Facility
16 CCTV Cameras For Security Measures
05 Fire Extinguisher For Safety Measures
Purified And Hygienic Drinking Water
Using Solar Energy For Power Backup And Lights
Regular Library Staff Meetings, Discussions, Action Plan And Instructions Regarding New Techniqurs, Schemes In The Library To Follow
Overnight Book Lending Facility For Students On Provision Of Identity Card
Provision Of Book Bank Scheme And Departmental Libraries
Availability Of Inter-Library Loan Facility In And Around Ratnagiri Taluka
News Paper Clipping Of College News
External Student Library Facility
Frequently Arrangement Of Book Exhibitions
Thesis Section/ Bounded Back Volumes Of Journals
Library Reader’s Club.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Zone
Collection Of 280 Rare Books
Collection Of 78 Manuscripts
The objective of the readers club is to improve reading culture, get exposure to books, communication skill and general awareness among the college students.
- Additional books and periodicals for further reading
- Special talk by experts
- Book talk and quiz programme
- Participant Certificate
- Best reader award
|Library In charge||Convener|
|Vice principal, Arts Faculty||Member|
|Vice principal, Commerce Faculty||Member|
|Vice principal, Science Faculty||Member|
|Vice principal, Junior College||Member|
The book will be issued only after your ID’s with Barcode has been handed over to the person at the book circulation counter.
A fine of Rs. 1/- per day will be charged for overdue books.
If book lost, defaced or damaged in any way shall have to be replaced by the borrower.
Students must observe complete silence in the library and library premises.
Use internet and other library facilities for academic purpose only.
Suggest your valuable suggestions in the suggestion box or use library feedback form.
Please maintain cleanliness and hygiene in and around the library premises.
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|Study Room PG section||59.27|
|Librarians Cabin / Digitization Section||20|
|Assistant Librarians Cabin||5.57|
|Competitive Exam. Book Section||22.29|
|Internet Resource Center Section||20.53|
|First Aid Room||07.80|
|Total Area||1,254 Sq.mts|
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Ground Floor Plan
Property Counter (At The Entrance Right Side)
Students’ Entry Register
New Arrivals Display
First Aid Room
Commerce Stack Section
Science Stack Section
OPAC (Online Book Seaerch)
Circulation Section- For Staff And Students
Arts And Humanities Stack Section
Language Stack Section
Rare Book Section
Competitive Exam. & Net-Set Exam. Section
Frist Floor Plan
Wash Room (For Boys Students)
Wash Room (For Girls Students)
UGC Resource Network Section (Free Wi-Fi Internet Section)
Librarians Cabin Cum Digitisation Section
Daily Newspaper Reading Section