The College Library is well equipped with a large number of Text Books, Reference Books, Books related to Competitive Examinations, Entrance Examination, Biographies, Autobiographies, select Publications of the RBI and Government, Classics Literature in English, Hindi and Marathi Language, Audio Books, Peer Review Journals, Journals related to Competitive Examination, National and International Journals, E- Journals, Newspapers and Thesis. The Library is a member of N-List Programme of UGC, INFLIBNET Centre Ahmedabad. The Library subscribes to 91 Journals including 10 Print + Online Journals such as Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Foreign Trade, Journal of Commerce and Management Thought, Dalal Street, Economic and Political Weekly, E-commerce for Future and Trends, Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies, Vikalp: The Journal of Decision Making and Research World. In addition, it receives 19 Newspapers in three languages, English, Hindi, and Marathi.
The Library has computerized its activities by using SOUL 2.0 Software which is developed by UGC INFLIBNET Center, Ahmedabad. Data entry of 40238 books has been completed. The library has scanned the content page of 225 books. The reader can view the content page at the time of searching the library OPAC. The title has * mark has an attachment facility which enables user to see the content page of the book. The House keeping function such as Book Card and Spin Label, Barcode for Books and Members are computerized. Issuing of reading material is speedily performed by Barcode Scanners.
SPECIAL SECTIONS IN THE LIBRARY:
The college Library consists of the Home Reading Section, Book Bank, Study or Reading Hall, Internet Browsing Centre, Open Access Periodical and Reference Section, Teachers Reading Room and Research Library. The Library issues Identity Cards to Bonafide students of the College. Each year admission to the Reading Hall is available strictly on the production of Identity Card provided by the Library. Students get two books at a time for a week and on demand there is no limit to the number of books issued. Students can exchange books as many times as they want. Books are also issued during vacation. The Library issues books under Book Bank Scheme to the BC and EBC Students.
A. COMPETETIVE EXAMINATION: The College has received a generous grant from the UGC. The Library has started a new section of books which is helpful for students to prepare for competitive examinations such as UPSC, MPSC, Staff Selection, Railway Recruitment, Bank Recruitment, etc. 1202 Books are available in this section. Every year latest books are added to this section.
B. NET, SET EXAMINATION: To help aspiring teachers the library has started a new section for NET, SET Examination through a UGC grant. 300 books are available in this section. Every year latest books are added to this section
C. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: The College is recognized as a PhD Research Centre by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. The Library has started a new section of Research Methodology books in Research Library to help research scholars.
D. BIOGRAPHY OF ENTREPRENEURS: Though the library has a large biography section, a separate biography section of entrepreneurs is established in the reference section for students for ready reference.
User Orientation Programme: User Orientation Programme for Fresh students is conducted.
Display: Display of important newspaper clippings
Special cards and free Book Bank: Special cards and free Book Bank facility to Earn and Learn students.
Exhibition on Special Occasions: On the birth anniversary of our national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi (2nd October), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (14th April), Swami Vivekananda (12th January) Savitribai Phule (3rd January) etc. books on these personalities are exhibited. On occassions when authors are felicitated or receive awards or pass away, books related to them are put on display.
Exhibition of new arrivals: Prior to their display on racks, an exhibition of new arrivals is arranged for three days, where students and staff are allowed to freely browse these newly added books.
Exhibition of Rare Books: Exhibition of Art and Painting: Library organizes Art and Painting Exhibition for students to provide an opportunity to exhibit their art such as Sketches, Paintings (Water Colour, Poster Colour and Oil painting) and Craft from Waste Material to a large audience. They are also awarded Certificates and Prizes.
Celebration of Vachan Prerana Din: Every Year 15th October (Birth Day of Late President of India Bharatratna Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam) is celebrated as Vachan Prerana Din. A display of Books written by Dr. Abdul Kalam and a Spontaneous Quiz is organized.
Literature Quiz: To motivate students to read inspiring books and make them aware of World Classic Literature in Sanskrit, English, Hindi and Marathi literature, The Library organizes a Literature Quiz on 9th August every Year. Students are awarded with cash prizes.
Read A Book and Win A Pen : To inculcate reading habits among students n The library has initiated a unique scheme for students called Read A Book and Win A Pen. The Library has prepared a list of 150 – 200 books of Classics in Marathi, Hindi, English Literature, Biography, Autobiography of National Leaders and Social Reformers, Industrialists and few Translations of International best sellers books for the scheme. The Library provides books to students to read among this list and asks them to write an abstract of 120 words. The same has to be submitted to the library. The Library then gives a pen. Students can win as many pens as they can.
Best Reader Award : The students who read maximum books in the year are felicitated with Best Reader Prize in the Annual Prize Distribution Function with a gift and certificate of merit.
Book Lovers Group: This is a unique activity started by library since 1971 to motivate the students to read good books and inculcate debating skills for their better prospects.The Library arranges discussion on books in three different languages i.e. Marathi, Hindi and English. Till date 103 discussions have been organized on 105 . The participant students get Certificates and Prizes at Annual Prize Distribution Programme.
Our goal throughout has been to strive for excellence and each day we take a step forward in time and try to reach near our goal. The Library has continued its thrust for library automation and provides best services to its stakeholders.