GOVT.SERCHHIP COLLEGE LIBRARY
The College Library was started with a meagre collection in a congested room in 1978 and was initially looked after by one Lecturer in-charge. Since 1985 the library has been single-handedly managed by the Library Assistant. With the appointment of a full-fledged College Librarian enjoying UGC pay scale in 2005 the library has been managed by the Librarian with 3 (three) supporting staff. The Govt. Serchhip College library is thus marching forward so as to achieve its objectives as well as to cater the changing, increasing and diversified information needs of the users.
As per the preferences laid down by the educational experts the College has fortunately a separate library building measuring a plinth area of 2112 Sq. Feet. The library building was constructed with the financial assistance received from the UGC during IX Plan. It has also been extended and renovated during XI Plan with the assistance from the same agency. The building is centrally located within the Campus which is easily approachable from various directions. It is also extendable both horizontally and vertically so as to accommodate both the growing users and library resources for many years to come.
The library has been managed by the following staff headed by the College Librarian (Sr. Grade)
1. Library Assistant (M.L.I.Sc. Degree holder Degree) – 1
2. Photocopier Operator – 1
3. Casual Employee – 1
In compliance with the norms of the UGC and guidelines of the affiliating University the Library Advisory Committee has been constituted with the following members to oversee the development of the library.
Chairman : Principal
Secretary : College Librarian
Members : All heads/Representatives of the Faculty departments
The library is developing its collection on various subjects with the financial assistance from the UGC and a meagre sum of library fees collected from the students as mentioned below :
No of books – 11730 vols
No. of Academic Journals subscribed – 26
No. of National Magazines subscribed – 2
No. of Local Newspapers subscribed – 4
All the library books have been classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) 20th.Edition and catalogued using Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR-II).
The library provides for the following services for its member users:
1. Circulation service
2. Reference service
3. Reprographic service
4. Separate Reading circle for teachers and students.
5. Broadband Internet facilities for the users.
6. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
7. N-LIST programme
Library automation has become inevitable due to changing information environment and rapid development of ICT in the field of library services and as such the College library has now been computerized. All the library books and Library Cards have been computerized and bar-coded by using SOUL 2.0 (Library Management Software) developed by the INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad leading to an easier day- to- day library transactions.
The four-channel and night vision Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) has been installed inside the library covering all corners as a security measure for library documents.
Under this programme all the Faculty members have been provided Login ID by the library so as to access 138521 e-books and 6328 e-journals free of cost.
The College library is thus making a progress towards its infrastructural development on building, collection, equipment, services especially towards computerisation of its services so as to cater the increasing and diversified information needs of the users.