About Late Baburao Joshi Library- Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC)

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
Manuscripts 78
Rare Books 281
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)

Bibliographic Services

Special Book Section For Competitive Examination Guidance Center

Reference Section

Periodical Section

Thesis Section

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.

Departmental Libraries

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
The Principal Chairman
Library In charge Convener
Librarian Secretary
Vice principal, Arts Faculty Member
Vice principal, Commerce Faculty Member
Vice principal, Science Faculty Member
Vice principal, Junior College Member
Nominated Teacher Member
Student Representative Member
Librarian 01
Asstt. Librarian 01
Library Clerk 01
Library Assistant 01
Library Attendant 09
Peon 03

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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Section Area (sq.mt)
Study Room 590.39
Study Room PG section 59.27
Stack Room 923.92
Circulation Section 26.57
Librarians Cabin / Digitization Section 20
Assistant Librarians Cabin 5.57
Reference section 35.11
Periodical section 22.66
Competitive Exam. Book Section 22.29
Internet Resource Center Section 20.53
Technical Section 13.93
First Aid Room 07.80
Total Area 1,254 Sq.mts


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Ground Floor Plan

Library Entrance
Property Counter (At The Entrance Right Side)

Students’ Entry Register

New Arrivals Display

Notice Board

Suggestion Box

Drinking Water

First Aid Room

Wash Room

Left Wing
Commerce Stack Section

Science Stack Section

Right Wing
OPAC (Online Book Seaerch)

Circulation Section- For Staff And Students

Arts And Humanities Stack Section

Language Stack Section

Reference Section

Rare Book Section

Competitive Exam. & Net-Set Exam. Section

Periodicals Section


Frist Floor Plan

Wash Room (For Boys Students)

Wash Room (For Girls Students)

Left Wing
PG-Scholar Section

UGC Resource Network Section (Free Wi-Fi Internet Section)

Librarians Cabin Cum Digitisation Section

Right Wing
Reading Hall

Daily Newspaper Reading Section