"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert."
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
"Libraries are magical places. The first books I fell in love with were library books. As I child, I would take out stacks too high to carry and pine over them when they had to go back - until, fickle, I fell in love with a new stack of stories."
Your College Library was born in 1959. After that slowly but gradually it has grown to the present shape. It is ever evolving.Always remember, this college is named after and inspired by the ideals of Great Basanti Devi (1880-1974), the wife of Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, one of the first women to fight for the freedom of our country and a pioneer in championing the cause of womens’ education and womens’ empowerment. The mission of the college has always been the empowerment of women through higher education and social consciousness. Your library is also committed towards her every objectives and mission.
Presently your college library has 30000 (approx.) books including many gifted books.It also subscribes many popular as well as peer-reviewed journls for you all.In addition to that, you can find 4 daily newspapers and 3 employment/career oriented newspapers. All resources in the library are purchased either from Library Fund or from the UGC Fund.We are very much thankful to the UGC for their generous fund in the 11th Plan period (2007-2012) for our library.
All 20 computers are LAN (Local Area Network) connected.All books in the Library are being cataloged through Library Automation Software by SOUL 2.0. Very soon other basic library functioning will be automated like book circulation and serial control. In addition to it library has 2 Laser Printers, 1 Scanner , 1 line printer, 1 High End CANON digital photocopier. Library has also developed dedicated UGC Network Resource Centre and State-of-the Art Conference Room having 3M Interactive Projection System and Sound solution from world leader BOSE Sound System.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has Granted an initial fund to the library in order to develop "UGC Information Resouce Centre". This is the first college library under the University of Calcutta as well as in West Bengal and one among the first 300 colleges in India who has received N-LIST Connectivity from the UGC-INFLIBNET to launch its e-library.More than 21000 scholarly peer-reviewed e-journals, 51000 e-books and 1 bibliographic database are accessible by the members of this e-library.It has been launched on 25th March 2010.
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