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Central Library

General Information About Central Library

Kanchrapara College Central Library was set up with the commencement of the College in 1972 keeping in mind the views of Padma Shri Dr. S. R. Ranganathan the Father of Library Science in India. The main objective of the library is to disseminate information to the faculty, research scholars, students, teaching and non-teaching staff of this college. The library has a rich collection of text books, reference books, journals, magazines, CD’s, newspapers etc. to provide various types of information services to its users.

However there are separate Seminar Libraries from where students can borrow books according to their demand. The rules of such seminar libraries may vary in different departments.

Library software KOHA has already been introduced. Fully Computerization of the library will be done very soon. Library OPAC can be accessed from anywhere.

An E-learning room is established separately within the library for the student as well as staff for accessing web resources.

The whole Library is under the surveillance of CCTV.

Presently, the central library of Kanchrapara College is situated at the first floor of the old building. The library is using Koha open source Integrated Library System for the automation of the library and using the barcode technology for circulation and other operations.

The College Library is situated in the first floor of the old building of the College. About 3000 Sq. ft. is the total carpet area of the Central Library. The reading room had a seating capacity of approximately 40 students but due to increasing number of documents a portion of the reading room is used as stack room. Presently reading room has a seating capacity of maximum of 20 students and teachers. The Library is equipped with ICT facilities like Desktops, Printers, Scanners, Telephone, Internet and Wi-Fi.

The Library is managed and financed by Kanchrapara College as per the recommendation of Library Sub-Committee apart from the regular Library grant is sanctioned by UGC and State Government. Library Sub-Committee is headed by Principal/Teacher-in-Charge with a Librarian (convenor) and Teachers as Members, and GS of Student Representative who monitor the functioning of the Library.

Library has a collection of more than 24,000 books on various subjects offered by the college along with books on religion, biography, different types of dictionary, encyclopaedia etc. The library subscribes a number of journals and daily newspapers such as: Economic and political weekly, The library is a member of the Project entitled "National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST). Through the N-LIST website ( number of e-books and peer reviewed journals can also be accessed online.

The library currently serves the students of 20 undergraduate courses and 1 postgraduate course. Besides, the Day section the library also accommodates the evening section of the college. The library provides services to a large number of teachers and the non-teaching staff of the college. Others may use the reference section by permission of authority only. The library remains closed on all Sundays and scheduled holidays.

1. Circulation of books and journals
2. Reference service
3. Bibliographic service
4. Display of new arrivals
5. OPAC and Card catalogue
6. Access to N-LIST for e-books and e-journals
7. Internet
8. Users orientation
9. Reprographic service