Introduction

Late Rajendrasingh Alias Baba Vyas Arts & Commerce College Library was started along with the establishment of the college in the year 1994 in order to cater the academic needs of the faculty and students. The library did not have its own building. It is situated in the college building. The total area of the library is 926 sq. ft. The library has a separate reading room for boys and girls with seating capacity of 40 for each. The library and reading room is well ventilated and well furnished with reading tables and chairs.

In the beginning college did not appoint a librarian. Ku. Maya Tomar, library attendant was appointed in the year 1994. Who she was in-charge of the library from 1994 to 1998. Then college started its procedure for appointment of librarian in the year 1998. The selection   committee   of    Rashtrasant    Tukdoji   Maharaj    Nagpur    University    selected Prof. Vijay Bhose as a librarian. He was appointed in April 1998, since then he is the in-charge of library department. The library has collection of 2861 books and subscribed 09 journals/magazines of different languages. Library is automated with LIBMAN software. Issue-return of books is purely done with help of libman. Library has one computer and were all the data is stored. Presently library has 334 (also 8 Teaching staff & 7 non teaching staff is included in it) borrowers.

Membership:

The membership of the library is open to faculty and students as well as non-teaching staff members of the college.

Category of membership             No. of borrowers (2017-18)

1) Teaching Staff                                       8
2) Non-teaching staff                              7
3) Students from B.A. I, II and III year                337

The duration of the membership shall be for one academic year and shall have to be renewed every year. Every new member fills up the library membership form for the purpose of library membership.

Borrowing Privileges:

All categories of members are entitled to borrow books as per prevailing rules of the library. Borrowed hold responsibility for the book(s) issued to them. Users have to pay for the lost of book(s) and overdue charge for late return of the book(s), duplicate B.T. cards etc. at a rate determine by the library committee.

Working Hours of Library:

Library open during all working days and remains closed on Sunday and holiday.

Opening hours: 8.00 am
Closing Hours: 3.00 pm

Library collection:

Books:         2863
CD Rom:        02
Journals:      09
News Paper:    07
Maps:          03

Borrowing rights:
Students: 1 books (for 7 days)
Teachers/Principal: 5-10 books (for 15 days)
Other staff: 2 books (for 7 days)

Overdue charges:

Rs. 1.00 for per book per day will be charged, if book is not returned after the due date

Library Staff Profile:

Sr. No. Name Designation Qualification Prof.

Exp.

Membership Research

Work

1 Mr. V. G. Bhose Librarian MLISc., 18 years MUCLA, NUCLA -
2 Ku. Maya Tomar Library Att. 12th 21 - -

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR 2017-18

 Sr. No. Name Department Designation
1 Shri R. N. Raghatate Principal Chairman
2 Shri V. G. Bhose Librarian Secretary
3 Shri. R. B. Kharde HOD in History Member
4 Shri. G. Y. Kathane HOD Marathi Member

Services of the Library

  • Registration Member
  • Issues and Return
  • Inter library loan (Only to college teachers and research student)
  • Reference service
  • Reading room facility
  • Library Orientation to users
  • Daily news paper
  • Employment news
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
  • Reprographic Service on demand
  • Print and Xerox machine