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Library and Information Centre

From the beginning the library was housed in the administrative building till the year 1997. Then it is shifted in newly constructed spacious building. To meet the increased demand from library regarding reading hall, book, journals etc. the separate library building of this college was built in 1997. There after the new building was extended in the year 2009. Well-equipped building is presently at the service of the students & staff.

A library is a basic need of every educational and research institute. As the college was initially affiliated to the Shivaji University, Kolhapur; textbooks pertaining to literary, languages and social sciences were give priority as per syllabus prescribed for the various courses. Nevertheless, when the college became the constituent college of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, sufficient funds were provided and afterwards various dictionaries, encyclopedias, cyclopedia’s, subject wise references etc. were procured from time to time, to enrich the library collection and easy accession of various references for teaching and research purposes. Currently library is laden with the variety of books meet the requirements of undergraduate and post graduate, teaching staff and research scientists of the college. Exuberant books related to competitive examinations of central and state government, banks, ICAR, IARI and agricultural universities etc. are purchased. These books are helping the students for achieving success in various competitive examinations. This is evident from exponential increase in the number of students passing the ICAR’s JRF, SRF examination. To acquaint with advanced knowledge and technology sufficient number of technical journals and for general knowledge and awareness and daily events in various fields; well-known general magazines and newspapers are made available in the library. Now a day, the use of internet is increased by library users to meet such demand. NET connection of ‘BSNL Broadband 10 Mbps was made available with antivirus software. CCTV cameras were installed in the library as a security measures.

Library Timings

Office Time 9.00 AM TO 6.00 PM
Reading Room Time 9.00 AM TO 11.50 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays Time 9.00 AM TO 6.00 PM
Internet Facility (Monday To Friday working hr.) 9.30 AM TO 6.00 PM
Photocopy Unit (Monday To Friday working hr.) 9.30 AM TO 6.00 PM

Library Membership

Faculty 250
UG Students 1124
PG Students 104
Total Library Members 1479

Total Library Collection As An 31.03.2021

Sr. No. Particulars Number
1 Total Books 33,111
2 Books in Book Bank   5,655
3 Back volume of Journals       4,904
4 E books    392
5 Thesis          363
6 Journal CeRA
7 Magazines     10
8 Non Book materials     93
9 News Papers    05

Library Rules and Regulations

General Rules

  • Identity card is compulsory for getting access to the library and it must be produced whenever demanded by the library authority.
  • Silence to be maintained in the library
  • No discussion permitted inside the library
  • Registration should be done to become a library member prior to using library resources
  • No personal belonging allowed inside the library
  • Textbooks, printed materials and issued books are not allowed to be taken inside the library
  • Textbooks, printed materials and issued books are not allowed to be taken inside the library
  • Using mobile phones and audio instruments with or without speaker or headphone is strictly prohibited in the library
  • Enter your name and sign in the register kept at the entrance counter of library and also at internet cell before entering
  • Show the books and other materials which are being taken out of the library to the staff at the entrance counter
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately
  • Refreshment of any kind shall not be taken anywhere in the library premises
  • Two books for UG student seven days and four books for PG student will be issued for ten days period thereafter, Rs. 1 per day will be charged
  • Use internet facility for study purpose only

Circulation Issue System

Books will be issued on presentation of the ID card. Students are instructed to check the books while borrowing and they will be responsible for any type of damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return.

Book Lost

If the books are lost, then borrower shall replace the books of the same edition or latest edition or pay the existing cost of the book after getting permission from the library.

Care of Library Books

Students are require to handle the books/ journals very carefully. Marking with pencil, writing or highlighting, tearing the pages or mutilating the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such cases reader shall be held responsible unless these are brought to the notice of the library staff at the time of issue.

Availability of Computers and Access to Internet Services

The computer facilities consisting of Local Area Network (LAN) with 20 nodes are available at the central library for the use of UG-PG student and faculty members, 10 mbps VPN (BSNL) internet lines are sanctioned for College of Agriculture Kolhapur Library. Established digital knowledge center with 20 computers and all necessary infrastructures includes CCTV security system, server, printers, UPS, scanners, along with internet connectivity. Email and internet service are made available to the students and faculty. Availability of Wi-Fi – VPN BSNL Connectivity under NMEICT of 10 MBPS is provided in Library

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