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Central Library

About the Central Library

Sree Chaitanya Mahavidyalaya has a good library functioning from the beginning of this institution. The library is located on the first floor of southwest side of the college building.

Library Collections

The library has a rich collection of national/international books and journals in the fields of arts, commerce & science on different subjects including reference books. The subjects include Bengali, Chemistry, commerce, computer science, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science, History, Human Development, Mathematics, Food & Nutrition Science, Physical Education, Sanskrit, Sociology & Statistics as well as reference books. More than 31 thousands of text & reference books are available in the library till the financial year 2019-20.

Reference Books :- The library has good collection of reference books such as General Dictionary (Bengali & English Version), Subject Dictionary, Dictionary of Anatomy & Synonyms, Dictionary of Quotations, Thesaurus, Glossary, General & subject Encyclopaedia, Directory, Year Book, Biography, etc.

Special Collection :- Library has well special collection of various “Rachanabali” such as – “Rachanabali” of Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Michael Madhusudan Dutta, William Shakespeare, Ashapurna Devi, Manik Bandopadhyay, Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, Samaresh Basu, Saradindu Bandopadhyay, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, Jyotirmoyee Devi, Radharani Devi, Sibram Chakraborty, Swarnakumari Devi, Subhas Rachanabali, Bijon Bhattacharaya, Annada Shankar Ray, Mahasweta Devi, Subodh Ghosh etc. Some detective stories are also available in library like “Sherlock Holmes samagra”, “Jim Corbett Omnibus”, “Feluda Samagra”, “Cornel Samagra” etc. and collection of ghost stories (Bhuter Golpo) can be read by the users.

Rare Collections :- Library has some valuable collections like collected works of Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, Jibananda Das, Abul Kalam Azad, Radhakrishan, Dadabhai Naoroji, Leo Tolstoy, Martin Luther King, Napoléon Bonaparte, Maxim Gorky, Karl Marks, Lelin, Lord Mount Batten, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, Acharjya Profulla Chandra Roy, Bidhan Chandra Roy etc.

Religious Collections :- Library has also religious collections like Sree Krishna, Sree Chaitanya, the Mahabharat, Upanishad, Sree Sree Ramakrishna, Baishnava Padabali, Shakta padabali, Mangal-kavya, Vishnu Purana etc

Books for competitive Examinations :- Books relating to different career guidance and competitive examinations like year books (Bengali & English Version), India: a reference annual, UGC-NET, books on entrance test of MCA, BBA, CAT, MAT, General Intelligence, General Knowledge and journals on current information, general knowledge are available for consultation only as reference in the library.

Journals & Magazines :- Library subscribes a good number of printed journals, magazines and newspapers which include Yojana (Bengali & English Version), Current Science, Resonance, Economic & Political Weekly, India Today, Jara Jajabar, Kurukshetra, Peshaprobesh, Sportstar, Desh, Karmakshetra, Employment News, Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, etc. Bound volumes of aforesaid journals are also accessible since 2008.

Syllabus & Question Paper :- Syllabus of different subjects of WBSU and Question papers of previous year examination of university examination & college examination are accessible in the library in print version as well as e-version.

Library services

Lending Services (Issue/Return) :- Lending facility for borrowing of books is available for all categories of library members. The circulation process of library is computerized through barcode system. The library issues one Library Lending Card to the students for lending purpose.

Reading Room Services :- The library provides a specious well lighted noise-free reading room on the same floor for the users.

Reference & Information Services :- Reference & Information services are provided to the library users impersonally and sympathetically as far as possible according to their requirements.

Internet Services :- Internet services are available for all the users of library. Users can access internet for their academic purpose only. All the users should put their signature on register for using this facility in the library.

Wi-Fi facilities :- Free Wi-Fi Facilities available for the users in the library.

Email services :- We are providing information and previous year university question papers through email as per user’s requirement. Email id:

Current Awareness Services :- Library provides Current Awareness Service (CAS) in the form of display of list of newly arrival books in different subjects and book jackets of books, subscribed by the library time to time.


Open Sources Resources :- (I) Digital Repositories, (II) e-Books, (III) e-Journals

Open Source Resources - DIGITAL REPOSITORIES
Sl.No Name Description Coverage
1 Indian Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Shodhganga) Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses is a digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertations submitted by Indian Universities. It is hosted and maintained by the INFLIBNET Centre. The repository has collection of 2, 74, 654 full text theses and 7,650 synopses contributed by 451 universities. University of Calcutta is the top theses contributed university.
2 OATD (Open Access Theses and Dissertations) aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 5,153,410 theses and dissertations.
3 NDLTD (Network Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations) The NDLTD is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). NDLTD support electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide. As on July 2929, NDLTD collects 59, 86,981 metadata records for ETDs from institutions around the world and arranges them into a single collection.
4 OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories is a UK based global directory of fee open access repositories OpenDOAR is a open access repositories provides search and browse thousands registered of repositories.
5 FreeFullPDF (Download free Scientific publications) was developed to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific resources. All scientific subjects are covered and all content are freely available in PDF format. was developped by KnowMade SARL It contents scientific journals, theses, posters and patents in the fields of Life sciences, Health sciences, Physics sciences , Mathematics, Social sciences & Humanities
Open Source Resources - E-BOOKS
Sl.No Name Description Coverage
1 Directory of open access books (doab) The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access. 29622 Academic peer-reviewed books from 389 publishers.
2 HathiTrust Digital Library HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. It is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries founded in 2008. HathiTrust offers 17+ million digitized items for reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law.
3 The National Academies Press The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics. NAP offers more than 8,500 titles in PDF format. Almost all of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.
4 (Collection of free books on the web) contains links to thousands of free online technical books. The books collection are either downloadable or can be viewed online. Collections include core Computer Science, networking, programming languages, Systems Programming books, Linux books, Electronics, Science, Medical and many more.
Open Source Resources - E-JOURNALS
Sl.No Name Description Coverage
1 DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals. DOAJ is a communitycuretted online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. It is free to use or reuse for everyone. It contents 5,155,081 Articles, 15,022 open access Journals from 133 Countries all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities as on July, 2020.
2 CORE CORE is the world’s largest collection of open access research papers. Its aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them free unrestricted access to research for all. CORE currently contains 199, 548, 255 open access articles, from thousands and over tens of thousands of journals, collected from 10,210 data providers around the world.
3 ERIC ( Education Resources Information Center) The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education. ERIC provides access to 1.5 million bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) of journal articles and other education-related materials. Approximately one quarter of the complete ERIC Collection is available in full text.
4 SCIRP (Scientific Research Publishing) SCIRP is one of the largest academic publishers of open access journals. It also publishes academic books and conference proceedings. It is currently publishing more than 200 open accesses, online, peerreviewed journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
5 BUSINESS QUEST: a journals of applied topics in business and economics The Richards College of Business, the University of West Georgia began publishing B>Quest (Business Quest) in 1996. It makes available, at no charge, throughout the world highly readable articles in the various schools of business disciplines. It provides online free access to full text articles of business and economics since 1996.
Sl.No Name Description Coverage
1 The Society for Natural Language Technology Research The Society for Natural Language Technology Research has been formed under the Govt. of West Bengal (Dept. of Information Technology). Language Technology research has to focus on two components, written text as well as spoken language. Besides text processing, speech generation and recognition are two very important areas in which research and development have to be focused. Online Literary works and Linguistic Resources: Works of Rabindranath Tagore with Swaralipi, Works of Saratchandar Chattopadhyay, Works of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Works of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Sukanta Rachana Samagro, Sri Sri Ramakrishnan Kathamrita, Vivekananda Rachanabali, Cinema-script of Satyajit Rays Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.
2 BDeBooks BDeBooks is online Bengali books reading library. It is a large Bengali ebook collection for all. All can read in online & download all Bangla books in pdf. It contents books written by Indian writers, Bangladesh writers in different categories such as Novels, Fiction, Story, Poem, autobiography, etc.
3 Rabindra Rachanabali It is a collection of Rabindra Rachanabali. All can download all Bangla books in pdf. It contents 27 volumes of Rachanabali of Rabindranath Tegore in PDF.
4 Bangla Literature Research Centre (বাংলা সািহতҝ গেবষণা έক϶) Bangla Literature Research Centre is situated in Bangladesh. It has good collection of Bengali resources. All can read online & download the resources. It contents e-books, audio, video, research articles, biography, book review, travel literature, etc.
Sl.No Name Description Coverage
1 Digital South Asia Library The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users. Its contents scholarly reference books, pedagogical books, general scholarly titles, journals and newspapers, Statistical information from the colonial period through the present, Catalogs of maps, periodical indexes etc.
2 Internet Archive Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. The archive was began in 1996 in internet site and it’s provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Today the archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos (including 1.6 million Television News programs), 3 million images, 200,000 software programs
3 DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) DPLA is a digital library that aggregates metadata from libraries, museums and institutions around the country & provide an easy to use search interface for searching millions of records at once. Discover more than 40,130,032 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States, as on July, 2020
4 OER Commons ( Open Educational Resources) Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
5 Open Library Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Open Library has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation It contains million of e-book in different categories and gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs
  • The working hours of the library :-
    •    Monday to Friday   : 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    •    Saturday    : 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
    •    But circulation is suspended 30 minutes before closing.
  • Each student has to be a member for using the Library.
  • The library is an open access system. So students have to keep their bags (excluding purse & mobile) in the baggage counter.
  • Every student must put his/her signature in the students attendance register for every access to the library.
  • The Students may borrow 2 books at a time for 15 days and may renew the same for additional 15 days if no other student applies/demand for it.
  • For not returning the books on due date, fine to be charged @ 50 paisa for 1st 15 days and @ 1/- after 15 days per book per day.
  • No student is allowed to take any additional copy of same title at a time.
  • Physical defects of any books in any form must be brought into the notice of the Librarian at the time of its issue, otherwise the respective student will be held responsible for that defect.
  • The student should be responsible for any damage of books issued to him/her and compensation will be paid as charged by the college authority.
  • If any book is lost by the student, he/she has to replace the book of the same edition.
  • The Librarian shall have the power to refuse issuing any book or call back any book already issued to a student.
  • Library cards must be surrendered before the end of every semester examination to get library clearance certificate or to get college transfer certificate or to get new cards for the next session.
  • Disregard of library rules, indiscipline and misbehavior will render students liable to be denied access to the library.
  • Total silence should be observed in the Library.
  • Use of mobile phone is strictly prohibited in the library.


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