Knowledge Resource Centre, Library

A college library is a resource hub with books, journals, and digital
media supporting student research and academic study.

About the Knowledge Resource Center

The College library initially started in 1983 in a temporary building and later shifted to present permanent library building in the year 2021. The college library is situated with the college main building and named as the “Knowledge Resource Centre”. It has been imparting education a large no of students hailing from a vast area predominantly inhabited by socially and economically backward segments of the population. There is a medicinal garden in front of the library which is properly maintained to make the library look attractive. Teaching and learning system are supported by library through reading material. Our Library is well equipped with reference books, textbooks, journals periodicals and newspapers etc.
Library is a heart of institution. A library plays a vital role in a Degree College. The society needs library for acquiring better education, both formal and non-formal.  The present library building is constructed with the BTC Grant which was sanction in the name of additional class room is shifted for library. The library is housed in a state of art building spread across 4041 Sq meters. The library remains open 9.00 4.00 p.m. on all working days. The total Collections of the library books as on 27th May, 2024 is 15,411 mainly arts Humanities and social science. The library has good collection of Textbooks, Reference Books, Journals, Current Periodicals, Back volumes (Journal), Newspaper, Question Bank, and magazines etc. The Knowledge Resource Centre provides access to N-list (National Library & Information Services infrastructure for scholarly content) e-resource to the teacher and students of the college from INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network) of the UGC.
The library has a separate and spacious reading area in which students providing an atmosphere conducive to readers for better learning. Library is fully automated with the installation of Koha Software and with Digital Library Management system by Installing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology. The Library is equipped with the digital Library section to cater the needs of digital resources both online and offline. In view of changing scenario of education system it is planned to improve the infrastructure of the Library every year. The library has got computer facility for internet access. The students are issued library cards for borrowing books subject to library rules.

Present Library Staff

Mrs. Kunjalata Gayary

Asst. Librarian

Mr. Tarani Basumtary

Library Assistant

Mr. Agwsh Basumatary

Library Bearer

Presently the Library Holdings :

a) Total number of books – 15,411

1. Text books6858
2. Reference Books8089
3. Missing and Damage437
4. Institutional Repository20
5. Dewey decimal classification – (23rd ed.)1

c) Member type and strength (2023-2024)

Office Staff14

b) Library Equipment:-

1. Computer 5 Nos
2. Printer cum scanner1 No
3. RFID Self Service KIOSK1
5. RFID attendance system1
6. Smart Card Printer1
7. Newspaper reading table2

d) Furniture:-

a.  Steel Book Shelves54 Nos
b. Wooden table6 Nos
c. Steel Reading Chair45 Nos
d. Foot brass1
e. Notice board1
f. Property rack (counter) 2( 40 capacity)

Different types of Collection are given below :

Subjects Collection :

Sl. No.Subject
6Political Science

Special Collection :

Sl. No.  
1Collection on Gandhi-Nehru & freedom struggle of India8
2Collection on  books of North East India34
3Collection on books of women studies10
4Collections books on travel and Tourism10
6Total nos. of current daily news papers4

List of News Papers :

  1. The Assam Tribune (English)
  2. Dainik Assam (Assamese)
  3. Batori kakot (Assamese)
  4. Sanseyari Bodoland Engkhong. (Bodo)

List of journals/ Magazines and Periodicals :

  1. Economic and political weekly (English)
  2. Journal of Indian History and Culture
  3. Journal of Indian Library Association
  4. Arthshatra Indian Journal of economics and research
  5. Aitihya -the Heritage (Multi Language)
  6. Indian Literature (English)
  7. University News
  8.  Pratiyogita Darpan (English)
  9. Competitive success (English)
  10. Indian Today (English)
  11. News India Somasar (Assamese)
  12. Bibek Jyoti (Hindi)
  13. Yojana
  14. Employment News

The Knowledge Resource Centres’ Collections :

                                Total library collection                                  Date as on 09/09/2023
1Total Numbers of books (print) including reference books.  15,411
2Total Number of e-resourcesNlist+NDLI
3Total number of Journals / Magazine/ Periodicals        (Print)21
4Total Number of Electronic  Journals and Bibliographic Database (N-List)1,99500+ under N-list 6,00,000 through  NDLI and 6000+
5MPhil/Ph.D (Hard Copy)5
6Students Project (Hard Copy)50
7Total Number of Newspapers4
9Total Number of Question Bank of all subjects and semesters2019-2024
10RFID Integrated with Koha LMS softwareYes
11RFID OPAC wall mountYes
12Number of Seating capacityTotal: 60

Library Committee :

The Library committee plays an important role in the proper functioning of the library. The committee is formed according to the procedure of the library rules and is working for the betterment and up gradation of the library in all aspects. Quarterly meetings are held on a number of issues regarding college library and its up-gradation. The main objective of library committee is to decide and adopt policies to govern the management and programme of the library, to prepare the annual budget, rules and regulations of the library. The committee comprises of the following members:

Chairman:Dr. Jagat Ch. Basumatary, Principal
IQAC Co-ordinator:Dr. Dulen Basumatary, Vice President
Convener:Radhika Devi Basumatary, Librarian (Ex officer)
Members:One Faculty member from each department on HOD
Nitumani Das, HoD, Assamese
Mantu, Asst. Prof., Political Science
Charan Ch. Basumatary, Asst.Prof., Bodo
Gautam Ch. Kalita, Asst.Prof., History
Dr. M.U. Akanda, Asst Prof., Education
Dr. Gopesh Das, Asst. Prof., Economics
Dr. Swapan Narzary, Asst. Professor. English
Office Assistants: Tarani Kt., Baro Sr.Asst.

Access :

The Library provides full open access to the readers. Each and every readers of the library can consult their required documents physically without any hindrances. Average number of walk ins per day 180, average number of books issued and returned per day is 30,

Reader’s Services :

Reader’s services aimed at strengthening the Reading Room service that includes reference services. The library remains open from 9.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m all working days. During examination library remains open from 9.00 am to 4.00 p.m. during vacations from 10.00 A.M. to 4 P.M.

E-Resources :

The Knowledge Resource Centre is a member of N-list (National Library of Information Services infrastructure for scholarly content) funded by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) under its National Mission of Education through ICT. Under this programme all user can provide access to more than 6000+ e-journals and 1,99,500 + ebooks under N-List and  6,00,000 ebooks through NDLI.

Automation :

All the housekeeping operation viz. acquisition, cataloguing, circulation and serial controls are automated using Koha Software ( Cloud Hosting) .  LAN (Local area network) has been planned to establish with the server installed in the library.

Library Orientation Programme :

The Knowledge Resource Centre conducts orientation programme to newly enrolled students of the college in order to acquaint them in accessing and use of the library service effectively and systematically. Library orientation programme is conducted every new session and whenever it is required.

Future Plan :

Following plans and programmes will be materialized in phased manner:

  • Web- OPAC for Global linkage
  • Consortium based e-journal
  • CD Server for research and study purposes
  • e-book system in the library
  • Library  blog
  • Separate library website
  • Preservation and conservation of library non print and print materials.