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Library:
The library of our college is one of the richest and the oldest among the libraries under the jurisdiction of Shivaji University. It contains 49,564 books and references books in senior college section.The college library is rich with reference books, periodicals and research journals. The college library is well equipped to facilitate and support research with reference books, national and international journals, books on research methodology, magazines, e-resources facilities by providing internet, INFLIBNET facility, reprography facility etc.

The library has ‘periodicals section’ for the referencing. Our library repository has been enriched by 160 e-notes and 375 PPTs prepared by the faculty. Daily newspapers in English and Marathi are provided in staff room for the staff and a separate section in the library for students.

Automation Software (OPAC facility) installed in the library enables the students to easily locate the books on the basis of author, subject and title. 
The reference books and e-books (available via INFLIB-NET N-list) are referred by teachers, researchers and advanced learners for intensive knowledge of the subject. The library resources like text books are mainly used for rapid reading and preparation of notes by students. The CD collection of the library is useful for visualization of the historical events, geographical situation, scientific experiments and biological mechanisms. The reprographic unit provides photo copies and print outs of the study material available in the library. Teachers submit their e-material to the central library for public access and reference. Question banks are referred by the students for better preparation of the examinations. Magazines and newspapers are read by students during recess for updating their general knowledge and creative writing. Journals, e-journals and periodicals are referred by researchers for literature survey.
The reading room with seating capacity of 150 students is being used by students for self study. Night reading facility is also made available in the reading room for the students studying at night.

Sr.No.

Particular

Current Library

New Library

1

Total Area of the Library

3722.78Sq. ft.

5,000 sq. ft.

2

Total seating capacity

172 Students

330 Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Working Hours:-                

 

  1. On Working Days            

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   

 

  1. Sundays and Holidays        

closed

 

  1. Reading Hall                

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
(Sept. to May)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No

Particular

2011-12

2012 - 13

2013- 14

2014 - 15

Number

Amount

Number

Amount

Number

Amount

Number

Amount

1

Text Books

1037

83,977  

150

11,662  

372

25,125  

353

25,235  

2

Reference Book

1216

4,91,618  

171

35,474  

246

51,835  

45

10,550  

3

Periodicals

50

64,504  

49

23,065  

44

18,662  

45

24,204  

4

News Paper

8

7,041  

8

6,016

6

4,578  

6

6,172  

5

e-books

80,000

5,000

 

 

97,333

5,000

97,000

5,000

6

e-journals

3000

 

 

6,328

6,000 

7

Non-book Material

234
C.D.s

6,868  

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Specialized services provided by the library:

    • Manuscripts:   Printouts of e notes have been kept in the library.
    • Reference:  There is a separate reference section in the library.
    • Reprography: Yes, one photocopying machine is available. As per the need computer printouts are given.
    • ILL (Inter Library Loan Service): ILL facility is provided to the departmental libraries and two other colleges viz. D.R.Mane Mahavidyala, Kagal and Ajra Mahavidyalaya, Ajra.
    • Information development and notification: The library has notice boards on which various articles, advertisements, paper cuttings, photographs, and notices are displayed. New arrivals are displayed for 15 days in a showcase with a glass–door. Library also organizes books exhibition to creat interest in reading books on different special occasions.
    • Download: Download facility is made available to the users of the library.
    • Printing: The library has one printer with scanner.
    • Reading list/ Bibliography compilation: Subject-wise, author-wise and title-wise catalogues are compiled.
    • In-house/remote access to e-resources: The library has internet facility for easy access to e-resources.
    • User Orientation and awareness: The new arrivals are displayed in the showcase and their list is put on the notice-board. The faculty members are given information about these books by personally contacting them
    • OPAC:OPAC  is provided to the staff and students to access books in the library
    • Electronic resource management package for e-journals and e-books: INFLIBNET provides about 97,000 e-books and 6000 e-journals to researchers and students.
    • Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases: The library has title-wise, author-wise, and call number-wise catalogue to search books.
    • Library Website:  Link of the library portal is given to the college website www.devchandcollege.org In dropdown navigation menu we have added library tab. So we can add all contents regarding library in that Library tab. 
    • In house / remote access to e-publication: INFLIBNET     is used for the remote access to e-publications.
    • Library automation: Library automation is done.
    • Total number of computers for public  access: Current Library: 04              New Library:  12
    • Total numbers of printers for public access :Current Library  : 01          New Library:  01
    • Internet band with speed :1 GB 4 mbps line 
    • Content management system for e-learning: 234 CDs along with e-notes PPTs of the faculty are available on the library computers.
    • Institutional  repository:
    • Sr. No.

      Particulars

      Quantity

      1

      Ph.D.Theses

      11

      2

      Conference proceedings

      15

      3

      Research abstracts

      48

      4

      Question bank

      15

      5

      Project reports

      50

      6

      MRP reports

      07

      7

      Photogallery

      12

      8

      E notes

      160

      9

      PPTs

      375

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The library staff organizes orientation for new subscribers for proper use of library facilities, and exhibitions of relevant books to mark special days.


    No.

    Date

    Theme/occasion

    1

    1/4/2013

    Rare Books, Reference books, periodicals, Diwali Magazines

    2

    26/6/2013

    To mark the birth day of Chhtr.Shri Shahu Maharaj

    3

    23/9/2013

    Books on Hon.Yashawantraoji Chavan (ex.Chief Minister)

    4

    4/10/2013

    To mark the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi

    5

    30/11/2013

    Books Exhibition

    6

    25/6/2014

    To mark the birth day of Chhtr. Shahu Maharaj

    7

    23/12/2014

    Books Exhibition

    8

    3/2/2015

    Exhibition cum Homage to M. D. Hatkanangalekar (reknowned Marathi Writer) and  R. K. Laxman

    9

    9/2/2015

    Books related to Padmashri Bhalchandra Nemade

    10

    23/4/2015

    To mark world Book Day and William Shakespeare

    11

    26/6/2015

    To mark the birth day of Chhtr. Shahu Maharaj

    12

    11/8/2015

    To mark the National Library Day

    13

    14/10/2015

    To mark the birth day of Bharat Ratna Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam