Library is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices
And raise their minds.
~ Richard Armour, An American Poet and Author
Objectives of Library
- To acquire, update, maintain and provide a qualitative and quantitative collection of books, periodicals and other instructional material of electronic resources to support the academic programme and educational objectives of the college.
- To include in collection various fields of knowledge as well as of career and character building.
- To provide quality services to faculty and students for achieving their curricular as well as co-curricular goals, with the help of technology, but not as a substitute for personal service.
- To inculcate reading habit among students and to encourage collaborative efforts among library staff and students to maximum utilization of library resources.
Details about the I. J. Patel Library
Year of establishment - 1964
Working Hours: Monday to Saturday - 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Total area 7400 sq. ft. on two floors.
The reading room capacity for 300 students.
Every table with the facility to plug-in the laptop.
Centrally air conditioned library with Wi-Fi connectivity and UGC Network Resource Center.
The UGC Network Resource Center with five PC terminals is available free of change for accessing databases, OPAC (computerized catalogue) and Internet, strictly as per the rules. The network printer provides the facility to print the pages.
The College Library Committee consists of the staff members from Degree College, Junior College, Unaided Courses, Librarian and Assistant Librarian.
Suggestion Box: Students can drop their recommendations for books and any other suggestions in this box kept near book showcases. The suggestion box opens on every Saturday at 2-00 p.m.
Books - 38866 (Net total) 65696 (Gross total)
Periodicals – 114 (85 journals, 25 Magazines)
CD-ROMs - 307
Maps - 4
Library also has collection of biographies, career guidance, competitive examination's study material and CA studies.
Students from Degree College are provided open access inside the counter.
Students can recommend any book to the Librarian at any time during the year. The recommended books will be purchased after getting approval from the respective Head of the Department for subject related books, Library Committee for general books and novels.