About Libray

The Maulana Rasool Shah Memorial Library was constructed in 2002 and was thrown open for students in 2003. The library has a plinth area of 6132 square feet having a capacity to accommodate about 105 lakh books. It acts as the central library with about 12 constituent units designated as departmental libraries spread around the main campus of the college.

Libray Automation

The library achieved a great milestone in the year 2007 when it became the first college library in the state to automation its operations and services. Library’s Web-OPAC was also made accessible through college website in the year 2009. Currently, it possesses state of the art computer and communications network infrastructure to serve gadget savvy youth of 21st century.

Presently, library maintains a collection of more than 90,000 information sources in various formats. In additions, Library subscribes to more than 3517 online journals and 83000 electronic books through N-List of UGC. Besides this, a large number of newspapers and magazines are also on subscriptions for the reading room facility.

The library possesses a professionally competent, well trained and highly dedicated team of experts who always strive for acquisitions of latest concepts and development in the field of modern librarianship.

Libray use

The library has recorded the highest information source lending average of 200 books per day in the academic year 2012-13. Besides this, students and faculty have been provided memberships under the N-List of UGC wherein electronic resource access is extended to majority of library members. Under this arrangement library has witnessed encouraging use pattern and scholarly literature downloads.

Future Programmes

The Library in future endeavours to extend its reach beyond the college campus through remote access form the library portal. It also plans to provide students and faculty with more values added information resources and services by subscribing and licensing various useful electronic database and electronic journals. Moreover, efforts are on to create a digital library of rare books and other artifacts especially of the Ethno-Botany Museum of the college.  The library has initiated the creation of an institutional repository which is expected to come up very soon. We also endeavour to provide a hassle free internet access service to the students and faculty within the library for which steps have already been initiated.