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The Gogte College Library is one of the oldest library with a rich collection of books capable of meeting the changing needs and demands of present and future. It was established along with the inception of the college (1954).

The library is a key to the world of knowledge and acquisition of knowledge will help enlighten the personality of an individual.

A well-housed and well-managed library is the foundation of modern educational structure. To keep pace with the ever-expanding field of knowledge the library is being updated from time to time.

Our library in-house functions are functioning automatically with the help of e-granthalaya library software. Developed by NIC Govt.of India.

We are sure to keep ourselves in the mainstream by sensitizing library to the ever-changing needs of the stakeholders.

VISION :

Knowledge base to empower the learning community.

MISSION :


Library is to provide information, access services, and library instruction in support of the evolving curriculum of the college. The Library staff provides leadership in the use and retrieval of information, consistent with the College Mission. The library seeks to build and maintain a quality collection by coordinating the active participation of the college community in identifying and acquiring resources.

OBJECTIVES OF THE LIBRARY :

Acquire and also Conserve knowledge for the posterity.
Provide opportunities to all users to develop healthy interest in the field of Commerce and Management .
Provide necessary information resources to promote teaching and learning.
Provide access to information to all types of users to pursue reading habits.

LIBRARY STATISTICS :

Total No. of Volumes & Titles : 67926 & 21796
Total No. of Periodicals :66 (Journals : 27 Magazines : 39 Newspapers : 18)
E-resources : UGC N-List
Method of Classification followed : DDC 21st ed.
Book Collection : General, Reference, Text, and Rare Books
Finance Sources : UGC and Mgt. grants
Total Area of the Library : 1750 Sq.mtr.
Total Seating Capacity for the Students / Staff : 150
Software used for Library Automation : ‘E-granthalaya’

SERVICES AND FACILITIES :

Bar-Coded BT cards – are given to students for easy, faster & secured transactions

—(OPAC) ( online public access catalouging)
—CAS – Newspaper clipping / New arrival display services
—Lending Service – Yearly / Fortnightly / Daily
—Information display & notification services
—Reference and referral services
—User Orientation/Information literacy
—Resource sharing /ILL
—Internet /digital resources availability
—Comfortable Reading Tables & Chairs
—Separate Book Section for Competitive Exam preparation
—Generator for uninterrupted power supply
—Drinking water
—Good natural Air & Light
—Toilets
—Assistance given to ‘sister college libraries’ in the up gradation of the library.
—Reprographic facility.
—Computer Facility and Mbps broad band Internet and Wi-Fi facility
—College Website:- http://www.gccbgm.org
—Communication through E-mail, Chat, Voice Message, Voice mail.
—Browsing of World Wide Web.
—Online Journals, which College subscribe.
—Reference Books online.
Journal Search.

INVOLVEMENT & BEST PRACTICES INITIATED & ADOPTED :

—Computerization of the library with multilingual integrated software
—Preparation of library profile (Annual & for NAAC)
—Extended ‘library opening hours’
—Extended ‘library hours for transaction of Books’
—Broad band internet facility for free of cost
—More No. of books to Toppers
—Information Literacy
—Open to non-library members also for reference

The Road Traversed (2008-2014) :

žPrepared NAAC & Annual Reports, Library Layout for easy location.
žStarted Automated operation of the library, OPAC facility, User orientation, CAS services.
žChanged Ledger concept to Computer concept & Filing system.
žDesigned a new Bar-coded BT card, Periodical display rack, Open access book racks.
žDigital Library – digitalization of Question papers.
žPromotion of open sources, e-resources.

The Road to be Traversed (2014-2016) :

Library homepage for information dissemination.
žUser feed back through section-wise questionnaire.
žA quarterly Library News Letter as promotional tool.
žImplementation RFID ž

LIBRARY TIMING, USAGE :

—Library Timings :
7.30 am – 5.30 pm on all working days.
7.30 am – 7.30 pm during exam time.
—Book Issue Timing : 10.30 am – 02.30 pm & 03.30 pm – 5.30 pm.
—Reference Timing : During Library hours.

—Library Usage Percentage :

Student usage Percentage: 13% (average 250 student’s visit/day)
Staff usage Percentage : 5% (average 4 staff visit/day)
Circulation Percentage : 6% (average 120 books circulation/day)
Ratio of Library Books to Students : 36 : 1
Total No. of days the Library is kept open : 297