The St Dominic’s College library was established in 1965 to meet the needs of its users. It is a fully automated state-of- the-art library that has adequate holdings in terms of books, journals, other learning materials and ICT facilities which enable our users to acquire information, knowledge and the skills necessary for learning. It plays a key role in facilitating the academic activities of the institution. The library is spread over 4000 sq. ft and has a seating capacity for 100 users. It provides open access to its documents and any member can browse through the collections which are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. The library is open on all days except Sundays and public holidays. It operates from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm from Monday to Saturday.
The library is computerized with ‘KOHA’ – Integrated library management software which provides online library catalogue searching facility. It provides an online catalogue to trace the books, which is accessible from the library page in ‘Resources’ Tab of the college website at lib.sdck.in. Users can search for the documents which they require from their desktops or mobile gadgets anywhere from the world. An E-Resource Consortium INFLIBNET is enabled through the N-List Programme which provides e-journals and e-books to the entire academic community. SDC Library has an institutional membership of DELNET Database. Library attendance KIOSK system is used to mark the attendance of students.
Digital Library Services
1. DELNET :
DELNET:Development Library Network is a registered society promoted by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. DELNET offers access to more than a million bibliographic records that are accessible through various union catalogues and databases. The main objectives of DELNET are to promote resource sharing among the member libraries, develop a network of libraries, collect, store and disseminate information. The College library is the member of DELNET and makes use of the inter-library loan and article search facility. – http://www.delnet.in
2. N-LIST :
N-LIST – is a digital library facility of National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content. Our college library has been a participating member of this network. More than 6000 e- journals and more than 31,35,000 e- books are available on this database. World E-Book Library is the world’s largest e-Books collection in which over 30, 00,000 e-Books, e-Documents, e-Journals and audio e-books are available. It is designed to support academic research at all levels, in all subject areas by providing unabridged e-Books. The College Library subscribes this World E-Book Library through the N-LIST – http:// nlist.inflibnet.ac.in.
3. INTER-LIBRARY LOAN (ILL) :
Interlibrary loan is a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books and other information resources or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. DELNET is offering inter-library loan & Document Delivery Services to its member libraries. The College library is the member of DELNET and makes use of the inter-library loan. ILL requests can be registered online for books.
4. THE NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY :
(NDL): The National Digital Library is an all digital library that stores information about different types of digital contents including books, articles, videos, audios, thesis and other educational materials relevant for users from varying educational levels and capabilities. It provides a single window search facility to access digital contents currently existing in India as well as other digital sources under a single umbrella. At present more than 80 lakh digital resources are available at no cost. https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in.
5. E-REPOSITORY :
Access E-Repository Here
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7. OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES
E-BOOKS AND STUDY MATERIALS
- PDF Drive
- Archive Library
- E- PG Pathshala
- Directory of Open Access Books
- Project Gutenberg
8. OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES
9. OPEN ACCESS E-THESIS AND DISSERTATION
10. WEB MAGAZINE
It is a creative platform for students to publish their literary Works. Articles (poem, stories, essays, Drawings) can be mailed to email@example.com This platform is on blogger.com , see the domain name is sdcwebmagazine.blogspot.com
11. WEB MAGAZINE
The aim of our library club is to promote the reading habit amongst students and cultivate a love for books. The club also actively supports all reading –related activities organized by the college library. It also organizes various activities which help develop the leadership potential of its members. It includes almost 100 students and Librarian. All the activities of the club are aimed to enrich it members specifically with soft skills and the activies are designed accordingly to make them resourceful and informative citizens of tomorrow. Those who wish to join library club are required to fill the library club membership form and submit online. Library Club Membership Form
12. ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
Library conducts an Orientation programs for the new comers to make awareness about the collections and services of our college library in beginning of every academic year. This is our basic information Literacy Program for our college Students. The main aim of this programme is to enable library users to become skilled at finding their needed information and thus foster the feelings of confidence and independence in the information retrieval process.