Achieve the objectives of the Five Laws of Library Science by Serving the Users:
Netaji Subhash Engineering College Garia Central Library will create and sustain an information environment that supports the educational and research needs and enables learning and advancement of knowledge of NSEC community. It will strive relentlessly to enhance the quality of its services to maximize user satisfaction.
The Central Library, NSEC Garia started its journey in a small room of the Institute Old Building in the year 2000 ( February), next in the Annex Building and then finally moved to its present premises in 2004. Since then, it has grown in size and content to take the present shape. With the developments in computers, microelectronics and communication technologies, the behavioral characteristics of the information seekers have been changing rapidly and the library is trying its best to adapt with the technological advancement. For the last five decades, the library has been the lifeline of the academic activities of the Institute.
The Library is well equipped with modern facilities and resources in the forms of online databases, books, journals, reports, etc. The Library has been using the LIBSYS, an integrated library management software package, with all the modules for automated library operations.
The Central Library NSEC Garia has two main divisions. One is for the collection of books and the other is meant for Reading Room collections and the periodicals ( current).The following Sections and their locations within the Library are given below:
The Library is kept open on all the week days, except the Institute holidays.
The opening hours are as follows Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Timings of Circulation Counter.Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. 2.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Membership-10.30a.m. to 12.15p.m.
Fine Collection, Clearance Certificate, Replacement of Lost Book -2.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Distribution of Library Membership Identity Card,Duplicate Library Membership Identity Card- 4.30 p.m.-5.30 pm.
The Library is having a collection of more than 95232 books, covering 4127 tiles on it, subscribing to 52 print National and International journals, and providing access online full-text IEEE journals to its users approx 3000.
The Library uses Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to classify its documents. DDC groups the Universe of Knowledge into ten broad Subjects: Generalities, Philosophy, Religion, Social Science, Languages, Pure Science, Technology, Fine Arts, Literature, and History & Geography. Each subject is assigned a classification number to classify a book. Books are arranged on the racks in the ascending order of classification numbers.
Textbooks , Reserve books and Reference books, exclusively earmarked , are kept in the Stack area of the Main Building. General Books are kept in the stack area of the Main Building as detailed below:
Books are kept on the racks in the ascending order of the Classification Numbers assigned to them. They are kept in the various racks in the stack area of the Main Building.:
These Books are kept in locked almirahs. They can be lent out for reading in the basement only, on depositing Library Identity Cards with the person in the Section. Copies of the past Semester Examination papers of B.Tech/ M.Tech. Courses in bound forms are also kept in this section.
Reference books consist of Bibliographies, biographies Dic?tionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias, Geographical Reference Tools, Guide books, Hand books, and Year books. These books are not to be issued out at any circumstances. Academic calendars/prospectuses/annual reports, and newsletters/bulletins of different academic and R&D institutions, industries, publications of government de?partments and voluntary organizations, periodicals received on gratis, books written by our faculty members are kept under reference collection.
Employees and Students of NSEC Garia
New user has to collect the membership form available at Library/Security Counter and submit it along with a stamp size photograph, duly forwarded by HODs
Only Registered Members can borrow General and TBL books, except books marked for 'Reserve' and 'Reference' for stipulated periods as mentioned below. Needless to say, the Central Library NSEC introduces the OPEN ACESS SYSTEM in the library first time towards transaction of any document.
For renewal, a user has to bring books to the Circulation Counter. If a borrowed book is not on demand, then a user (except faculty) may renew the book for consecutively two times only. The Library has the right to recall a book if the same is required by another user.
A borrowed book should be returned within the due date; otherwise one rupee per day per book will be collected form the user as overdue charge. All the overdue charges must be paid by the end of an academic session; otherwise issue facility may be withdrawn.
In lost case, a duplicate library identity card may be issued on the basis of application supported with an FIR lodged in Local Police station along with the receipt of Rs. 50/- deposited at the Library.
If an user loses a library book, then he/she has to make an application immediately to the Librarian to get relief from paying the delay fine from the date of application and to take the following actions whichever is permissible as per Library rules:
a) Replace the lost book by a new book as per the library regulation; or
b) Pay the current price of the lost book; or
c) Pay Rs. 300/- if the cost of the lost book is less than Rs. 300/
d) No dues/ Clearance Certificate:
No dues / Clearance Certificate is issued provided all the outstanding dues in respect of borrowed book(s) and delay fine, if any, are cleared. Library Identity Card must be submitted along with prescribed Institute No-Dues application . Staff members and Faculty members are also supposed to return Library Identity Cards before issuance of No-Dues Certificates.
Other rules related to the borrowing of books
Presently the Library subscribes to 36 National and 16 International print journals. The current issues of these periodicals are kept in the Reading Room adjacent to the Library. The issues of the periodicals are not issued out. Users are urged to read them inside the Room. They can, however, take them out the Room for taking photocopy of the articles of their interest.
The Library has opened an Indian Magazines Corner which is located in the Library Reading Room. Popular Indian weeklies and monthlies are displayed here. These are not lent out.
Institute photocopy service provides the photocopying service in the ground floor of the Annex Building. For Institute users, the photocopying charge is 0.60 paisa per exposure and for outside users, the photocopying charge is RS.2/- per exposure. Photocopying of the entire book/journal is not permitted. Users are responsible for complying with the Copyright Act.
The Property Counter is located near the Library Gate.
The checkpoint at the entrance to the Library is usually manned by two persons from Institute Security Section and / or Library. Visitors and Library users are requested to declare their belongings whenever they pass by the checkpoint.
A suggestion box is placed near the Circulation Counters. Users are requested to drop their suggestions in the Box. The Library Management attaches great significance to these suggestions for providing improved Library services.
To ensure proper surveillance of various potential locations of this large library, we have recently installed CCTV camera heads and also at specific terminals located at security check point and Property Counter
The Digital library is housed in the reading room attached to the Central Library. The Digital Library collections consists of on-line electronic databases, CD-Rom databases and other
Now Central Library collects and preserves the research output (Ph.D thesis) of Faculty members of the institute, faculty publications in the Gallery installed newly attached to library foyer.
Mr. D. N. Mandal
Netaji Subhash Engineering College Garia
Techno city, Garia