About Our Library
Sammilani Mahvidyalaya Library caters to the needs of students and teachers of the college six days a week except Sunday. It has already crossed a milestone of a collection of 18475 books (As per accession register) in various subjects. The library also subscribes to a few printed journals and popular magazines like “Economic and Political Weekly”, “Down to Earth”, etc.
To supplement the needs of teaching and learning community of the college, the library has started subscription of two daily newspapers, career related weekly- Employment News and Karmakshetra and Desh, a popular Bengali fortnightly publication for light reading.
The library has a working committee and every year it selects and awards one student as the best user and reader in order to encourage reading habits and optimum usage of library resources.
Our library is partially automated. Cataloguing and circulation system is automated. We have recently installed Koha library software to set up an automated library system. Koha is an open-source integrated library management system software, with a MySQL based relational SQL database backend. Koha’s front end is accessible from any modern up-to-date browser (preferably Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome). Once completed, this initiative would serve as the backbone of the smart Library. All the computers of the library are connected through LAN.
In consonance with this activity, an extension of computer access facility has been initiated with initial deployment of three personal computers for students as well as teachers. More would be added in the coming days.
Our 24*7 online library system & information services available in Web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (WEBOPAC) http://sammilanimahavidyalaya-opac.l2c2.co.in. The ultimate goal of this Web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (WEBOPAC) is to enable patrons to browse library collection online beyond the physical boundary of the college.Wi-Fi infrastructure has already been in place recently.
The library also aims at increasing the electronic footprint by subscribing to N-List, the UGC initiative of electronic and online journal consortium exclusively meant for colleges.