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PWC Central Library Profile

PWC Central Library Profile

  • Year of Establishment :1950
  • Shifted in New Building :1981
  • Particulars as on December-2019:
  • Books in Central Library :69,680
  • Books in Departmental Library :17,785
  • Journals/ Periodicals :53
  • Magazines :43
  • Newspapers :07
  • No. of E-Resources :19

Anjali Kumari Sinha


Library Timing

Library remains open from 9 am to 4 p.m. on all working days.

Library Membership

Patna Women’s college library is an academic library to meet the needs of the staff and students of the college. The new members in 2019 are 1,831 students of which 121 are Post Graduate, 1,341 are General and 369 are from the Vocational Section.

Highlights of the Department:

  • A MoU has been signed with DELNET,) an e-library supported by the Ministry of Communication and IT
  • An Institutional membership has been obtained for online subscription from the Sage Publication Journals (, INFLIBNET (, Delnet (, Indian Journals (, and The Economist, (
  • E-library Services: The library has an open and fully automated accession system and lease line facility. The library has installed SOUL 2.0 software from INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network).
  • Students, teaching & Non-teaching staffs are allowed to internet surfing for download study material and makes PowerPoint presentation & projects, takes copy on CD.
  • Students are using OPAC for searching the books.
  • The Multi-media centre provides the audio-visual facilities.
  • Circulation Services: The Issue counter, from where the users can issue 3 General books and B.A., B.Sc. & PG students can issue 2 additional T.B.L. books at a time for a week through Library Automation Software (SOUL2.0) & Return on Return Counter.
  • The Technical Services: The Technical section of the library provides Classification and Cataloguing services.
  • Reference Services: The Central Library has a spacious Reading Room with a seating capacity of 144. 46 subject cupboards in Reference Section, 12 special reference cupboards and 4 CPE books cupboards are well stocked with text and reference books as to lay out a delightful panorama of knowledge.
  • Journal/ Magazines Services: The library has Journal / Periodical Section Subscribe 53 National & International Journals and 43 Postal & Local Magazines. 15 cupboards collections of Bound Volumes. Employment news, English, and Hindi Newspapers are also available
  • Binding Services: The library has binding section where previous years Journals and Magazines are binding as Bond Volume. If need conservation of the book then binding section fulfill it.
  • Xeroxing Services: The library has Xeroxing Section where Students and Staffs take the Xerox copy of books, Magazines or Documents. Cyclostyles, Colour Xerox facilities are also available.
  • News Papers: 1. Employment News, 2. Times of India, 3. The Telegraph, 4. The Hindu, 5. Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi,) 6. Dainik Jagran (Hindi) and 7. Hindustan (Hindi)