Patna Women’s College maintains a Central Library in order to support and fulfill the objective of teaching and learning in the institution. The Central Library is housed in a spacious part of the college having enough space for reading and reference work. Patna Women’s College Central Library follows an open access system and is fully automated using Integrated Library Management Software SOUL 3.0 and RFID technology. The aim of the library is to support the curriculum need of the students, teachers, and support staff of the institutions.
The Central Library aims to cater to print as well as online issues of journals. Separate E-Library sections and reading sections have been made for the convenience of the readers. It also aims to provide fiction and non-fiction books for casual reading. The collection includes timeless classics by well-known authors, contemporary books of repute, and magazines.
The ultimate goal of our library is to:
- Disseminate information and knowledge.
- To adapt to technological advancement.
- To provide premium print and digital content as per the curriculum.
- Providing light reading resources.
|Library Timings||9:00 am – 4: 00 pm|
|Circulation Section Timings(ISSUE/RETURN)||9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3: 00 pm
Library Resources Statistics:
|e-Books||Through Subscription from: N-List and DELNET|
|e-Journals||55 and Subscription from N-List and DELNET|
|Multimedia (CD/DVD, Display boards)||567(Display boards: 2)|
|Newspapers||6 (3 English and 3 Hindi)|
|Previous Question Paper Facility||All Semester of 40 departments|
|Computers (including OPAC room and e-Library)||41|
|Dimension of the Library||9752 sq. ft.|
By default, the membership of the central library is for its students, faculty, and staff of Patna Women’s College.
The membership in the library can be terminated by the principal of the institution if found stealing books, tearing pages, or any improper use of the library services and facilities.
RULE OF THE LIBRARY:
- Books are issued to the user for 7 days, if the book is not returned after 7 days, an overdue fine is charged Rs. 5/- per. day.
- Maximum 3 books can be issued at a time.
- The institute ID card or the smart card is a must for using the library and its facilities.
- Users are requested to maintain an atmosphere of peace and silence.
- No personal belongings other than a sheet of paper and pen are allowed in the library reading section.
- Any resources of the library should not be taken without permission.
CENTRAL LIBRARY SECTION AND SERVICES:
Patna Women’s College Central Library has been divided into different sections for its smooth functioning. The various functions are:
Lending – Stack section books are issued to the students for a period of 7 days. Books so lent shall be returned on the due date. The same book can be reissued for another 7 days if it is not in demand. Maximum of 3 books can be issued at a time.
Digital Library – PWC provides computer systems to access to the subscribed DELNET, N-List, E-books, E-journals, other e-resources, and internet browsing facility for students.
Multimedia: – CDs/DVDs are kept in a different section for assistance to teachers and students.
- Central library provides print journals and E-journals related to various disciplines to teachers and students for teaching and research-oriented programs.
- Magazines/newspapers: The library provides subjective, competitive & general magazines and daily newspapers.
It helps to locate a book or other resource in the library. The library catalogue can be searched by Title, Author, Class no., and Keyword.
OPAC: OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
OPAC: OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) allow the users to search the library holdings such as books and other materials.
Question papers: – The library provides the previous year’s exam question papers.
The Central Library has a subscription to 6 newspapers, 3 English and 3 Hindi. English Newspapers: The Hindu, The Telegram, The Times of India. Hindi Newspapers: Hindustan, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagaran.
E-mail and SMS
E-mail and SMS alert service to students about the transactions.
ID – Card or Smart Card
ID – Card or Smart Card: – Library provides the ID card printing service in the college. The smart card serves as a college identity card, library borrower card, and access card to campus facilities and services.
Central Library provides a photocopying facility. Both color and black & white Xerox can be done here. An amount of Rs. 1/- per page is charged for black & white Xerox.
Book drop and kiosk facility
A book drop and kiosk facility for self-check-in and check-out of books.
Patna Women’s College provides e-resources (e-books and e-journals) through the subscription of:
OPEN ACCESS E-RESOURCES:
|Swayam Prabha (free DTH Channel for education)||https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in/index.php/home|
|FOSSEE: Better Education||https://fossee.in/|
|VIDYA-MITRA: Integrated E-Content Portal||https://content.inflibnet.ac.in/|
|National Digital Library of India||https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/|
|Videolectures.net: Exchange ideas and share knowledge||http://videolectures.net/|
OPEN ACCESS E-BOOKS:
|DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)||https://www.doabooks.org/|
Profile of the Staffs
|S. No||Name of Staff Member||Photograph||Sex||Designation||Date of Birth||Academic Qualification||Professional Qualification||Date of Appointment|
|1||Anjali Kumari Sinha||F||Librarian||06-10-1958||M.A. (Sociology, Hindi)||M.L.I.S, L.L.B., D.C.A.||01-02-1983|
|2||Md. Jahangir Alam||M||Computer Professional||07-01-1968||B.Sc. Botany (Hons)||M.C.A., B.L.I.S.||01-09-2015|
|3||Chandan Kumari||F||Library Assistant||10-04-1976||M.A. (Sociology)||M.L.I.S.||06-06-2006|
|4||Sushma Kumari||F||Library Assistant||14-11-1975||M.A. (History)||M.L.I.S., D.C.A., Hindi, English Typing||01-06-2016|
|5||Rekha Kumari||F||Library Assistant||03-01-1982||B.A. Hindi (Hons)||B.L.I.S, Library Automation||27-05-2015|
|6||Kamal Kumar||M||Assistant Librarian||09-12-1987||B.A. English (Hons)||B.L.I.S.,M.B.A.||09-10-2018|
|7||Shalini Shekhar||F||Library Assistant||16-07-1993||B.A. Geography (Hons)||B.L.I.S., Polytechnic (Lib. Sc.)||01-07-2019|
|8||Rocky Hansdak||M||Library Assistant||01-07-1963||B. Sc.||01-04-1996|
|9||Manoj Kumar Das||M||Library Attaindent||25-01-1973||I.A.||25-01-1996|
|11||Ranjit Kumar Kujur||M||Peon||30-11-1961||Non- Matriculation||10-02-1983|