Library

GENERAL INFORMATION

In 1965, St. Peter’s College Library started functioning in a small room with Sri. P. K. Issac as Lecturer-in-charge. Now we have a spacious and well-designed Library, unique in collection and construction, in variety and volumes. The strong and steady development of the Library is a testimony of the unreserved attitudes of the management of the College.

In 1991 the General Library was shifted to a spacious and well-designed hall with a good collection of books, periodicals and journals. The total carpet area of the central library is 15,000 sq. ft. The Library is in fact the nerve center of knowledge transactions.

Collection

The Library book collection includes 44942 volumes. Library subscribes to about 50 journals (8 International and 42 National), 75 magazines and 16 Newspapers. The library has a bound volume journal collection of 1700 volumes.

Working days and Working hours

Except on govt. holidays and Sundays, the library is open from 9.00 a.m.

– 4.30 p.m., to provide adequate support to the staff and the students of the College.

The loan counter will be closed half an hour before the closing of the library and there will be no loan transactions thereafter.

Admission to the library

Admission to the library is restricted to members only. Members should keep the library informed of any change of address during the period of membership.

Membership

Library Membership is open to the teachers, students, non-teaching Staff and the retired staff of this College. Membership to any other category of users can be given only with the approval of the Library Advisory Committee.

Application for membership is to be made on the prescribed application form. Application with a copy of their photograph should be submitted at the Circulation Counter.

Loan Privileges

Members are eligible for borrowing books from the library as follows:

1. Degree Students – 3
2. PG students – 6
3. Teachers – 10
4. Guest Lectures – 5
5. Non-Teaching staff – 3
6. Retired Staff – 3
7. Research scholar – 3

LOAN OF BOOKS

The borrowing facility is restricted to the members only. Member must borrow books personally from the Library.

Except Teachers & Retired Staff, the period of loan for all categories of members will be 15 days. For teachers it is 30 days & for retired staff it is limited to 60 days. Books on loan can be renewed thrice for the period of loan specified. The request for renewal should be received in the library before the due date of return. Renewal will not be done if the book is under reservation. For renewing a book, member should come to the library with books and the member ID card or Smart Card.

A book will be issued to the borrower against production of Library Member ID card issued by the Librarian, failing which the library can refuse to issue/return books to him/ her.

An overdue charge of paise 25 per day per volume shall be collected for the first 15 days, then 50 paise per volume for the next 7 days and thereafter 1 rupee per volume shall be levied if the book is kept beyond 37 days.

Loose issues and bound volumes of periodicals & Reference books will not be issued out. The Librarian reserves the right to recall any

book from any member at any time.

The librarian may shorten the loan period if the books are in special demand.

A member can reserve a book that is on loan and on display (New additions).

LOSS OF READER’S TICKETS AND IDENTITY CARD

The members are responsible for the Library Member ID card issued to them. Loss of tickets should be reported to the circulation section immediately. The duplicate ID card will be issued on payment of Rs.l0/

-. In case of loss of book, the borrower shall either replace the book or bear its cost.

SPECIAL SERVICES

In addition to the usual services, the library provides the following specialized services.

Reprographic   services

Library provides specialized reprographic services like printing, scanning, CD writing, etc. at a lower cost with high quality.

The library is fully computerized by using the standard software KOHA and all the computers are networked. All books and member ID cards are bar-coded for easy transactions. Internet facilities are also available in the library and are open to all the members of the library. Users are keeping up to date by using available online journals in their area of interest.

USE OF THE LIBRARY

As the library is a place of individual study and research, the members should so conduct themselves inside the library to maintain an atmosphere conducive to it. Members have the privilege of direct access to the shelves in the stack room and the reading halls and the freedom to browse among the books. It is important that the classified arrangement of books according to their numbers is maintained on the shelves for the convenience of the members themselves. Books can be freely taken out of the shelves, but on no account, they could be re-shelved by the members because of the danger of misplacement.

The library provides a computer-based Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) for searching documents available in the library. Readers can consult with this computerized catalog (OPAC) for knowing the required book of his/ her is available or not. For better use of the library, members can seek the help of library staff.

LIBRARY GENERAL RULES

  • The privilege of borrowing books from the Library is restricted to the members only.
  • Library Member ID Card is not transferable.
  • Members shall observe silence in the reading halls.
  • Members shall not engage in conversation in any part of the Library so as to cause annoyance to any other reader.
  • Members shall not smoke, or spit in any part of the Library.
  • Members shall not write upon, damage or mark any book belonging to the Library.
  • Members are responsible for any damage caused by them to the books or any other property belonging to the Library and shall be required to pay the penalty imposed upon them by the Librarian.
  • Members shall not bring personal belongings and Library books issued to them inside the Library.
  • The Librarian reserves the right to suspend the membership of any member found misbehaving, abusing the library staff or behaving in an indecent manner.
  • The members caught for tearing pages/ stealing of books will be suspended forthwith from using the library facilities.