Our Library

The College Library is a gateway to the world of information. The staff and students have an unlimited access to the wealth of information, which is found in resources like books, magazines, journals, statistical references related to many different subjects, encyclopedias, annual reports and internet. In addition, the library offers spacious seating arrangements and a calm ambience for learning.

Opening Hours
Library is open for all the members of Kristu Jayanti College. Its working hours are from 8.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday and from 8:30am to 4.00pm on Saturdays.

Our college library has access to all the printed resources such as books, journals and magazines as well as electronic journals for the use of faculties and students.

  • Automated library enables easy accessibility and optimum usage.
  • Reading room, discussion room and self-study cubicles are made exclusively for faculty members and students * OPAC facility is also installed for easy search
  • Wireless router is installed to facilitate internet usage and laptop connectivity
  • Reprographic facility
  • Display of newspaper clippings on current topics, also about career guidance and employment opportunities.
  • Book bank facility for economically backward students
  • Notice board for information display and notifications
  • Continuous power backup facility
  • Competitive exam materials
  • Mass subscription of dailies / journals for students

Collection Development
Books from vendors on approval will be available in the library from time to time. Faculties are encouraged to purchase the titles in display and make recommendations. Recommendation forms are available in library. Selected new books will be a displayed and are reserved for a period of two weeks before being available for general circulation.

Any student may recommend new books & journal subscription. Library committee will decide based on the input from faculties and the academic need.

Circulation of Materials
Students may borrow books or journals during working hours, at the library circulation counter. A Student may borrow three books, two Journals & two CD's in their name. The books are issued to the students for a period of ten days. For faculty members ten books are issued in a month and then the tenure can be renewed if no prior reservations are made on the borrowed books. Journals and CD's may be issued for a period of three days to students and a week’s time is given for faculty members. Books & Journals placed on reserve by the library staff, are not issued outside.
The Library materials in certain advertised categories may not be issued without special permission:

  • Encyclopedias.
  • Dictionaries
  • Reference Books
  • Project Reports
  • Un Bound Parts/Current Issues of Journals

The above documents need special permission for issuing.
Students are fined if they do not return the book at the specified time. Periodicals and CD's, Books borrowed from the library cannot be taken outstation, unless the special permission is given by the management. Students should deposit their borrowed materials in the library before latest Journals/ Magazines & Newspapers arrive, fresh edition of books and periodicals cannot be issued out of the Library before a specified period.

Our library has 49642+ books, 2700+ project reports, 2504+ bound volumes, 280 periodicals which includes 190 national periodicals and 90 international periodicals.03 case studies. We provide 12 different newspapers for the students to be well equipped with the current affairs, there are 7 data bases. We have 2,735+ excellent collection of academic CDs/DVDs, Audio Cassettes and maps for young minds to broaden their horizon in knowledge. Not only with books but also with audio visual aids as well.

Reference Books
Readers may reserve books or Journals for a period of one day by writing the name against the message ("Please leave"/"Don't disturb") and the date. This date may be changed once the reserved material is used, or the reserved material will be replaced on the shelves after the blocked date.

Online Journals/Resources
Kristu Jayanti College’s Library has subscribed to online information as well. We regularly add new Journals & Resources to our collection for the benefit of students and the information is easily accessible to all the users. Downloading the entire issues/volumes of these resources is considered illegal; as it goes against the licensed agreement we have entered with the publishers. Thus we would emphasize, these resources have been governed by license agreements and by the copyright law. Downloading of the entire journal issue or a complete volume in a systematic fashion is strictly prohibited. The responsibility for the appropriate use of licensed material lies with the user. The misuse or unauthorized use of licensed information could result in cancellation of the services. All KJC library users must respect the licensed agreements and copyright act, and then use these resources fairly. This service is available to Kristu Jayanti College network users only.

Audio Video Service
Audio and the Video services are available to Post Graduate students only. Management and Faculty members of Kristu Jayanti College may recommend the purchase of desired or relevant Audio Video CD's to the Librarian based on the requirement the course.

External Users/Visitors
External users from other Institutions or Colleges are allowed to use the Library with a letter of reference from their Institution or College. External users are not permitted to borrow library books. Other Visitors to the library may use it, provided, if they get the permission from the Director of the library to use it. Externals users and visitors are allowed to use the library only during the office hours. Role of library Staff is assist the outside users in finding the necessary information. They should also assist in obtaining necessary reference material for individual users. Our college library provides necessary services to obtain personal subscription or book purchases for a faculty and students.

Code of Conduct
1. On entering the library, one should enter their names and they must sign in the registers placed.
2. Borrowing of materials without a valid Identity card is prohibited.
3. The use of another student’s identity card is not allowed.
4. Do not reshelf the books, periodicals etc., leave them on the tables properly after use.
5. Talking is strictly prohibited in the library.
6. Personal belongings must be left in the cupboards provided. Library staff is not responsible for any item left inside.
7. Eating and drinking is not allowed inside library.
8. Laptops, if used in the library must have a battery backup and students must carry their own cable connector if they feel that they might want to use the laptop.
9. Cell phones must be "switched off" or it must be in "vibration’ mode prior entering the library
10. The use of pen drive is strictly prohibited.
11. Students must take care of library materials and must not deface them neither by underlining, writing or drawing in them nor by tearing any part of the books or in any other way.
12. Library is a place of individual study, people who make use of library and its facilities should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the library premises.

Loss & Defacement of Books, Journals and CD's
If any student intentionally defaces or damages any library items, his/her library privileges would be revoked for a period of time, determined by the library committee. If any damages are caused to the properties of library such as the loss of book and defacement of books, journals and CDs a student must pay a penalty, or fine shall be collected. And disciplinary action would be taken by the management and the library authorities in order to avoid the repetition of such things in future.

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