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BACKGROUND OF THE COLLEGE LIBRARY :

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The North Gauhati College Library is rapidly building up to be one of the leading regional level academic libraries, in the north bank of Brahmaputra. The library was established along with the college way back in 1962. It has all facilities available like any other modern library. There are separate reading rooms for students and teachers. The documents in the library are well arranged. The library is well equipped with a good number of text books, reference materials, xerox facilities, internet with fully open access facilities automated with the help of library oriented software SOUL 2.08 (software for university library) network version. All bibliographic details of books, journals and CD-ROM databases are accessible through the computer. It has a good number of journals (National and International) and magazines. Besides these, the different national and local newspapers (daily and weekly) are available to the user community. North Gauhati College library adequately caters to the needs of the students and teaching community. It provides a conducive environment for intellectual enquiry by providing user focused services to obtain and evaluate scholarly information and knowledge. The library remains open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m on all working days.

It offers essential and specialized information, resources and services to meet the growing information needs by-

  1. Developing user bases resources
  2. Organizing information resources
  3. Providing human and technology moderated access to information
  4. Facilitating users to identify , locate, obtain and evaluate information

Every department has its own library where sufficient numbers of books related to the courses of study are available.

Services: The main service in the college library is book lending. The books and journals are purchased as per the requirement of the students and teachers. Basically the following services are provided to the users of the North Gauhati College Library –
    - Lending service
    - Library orientation
    - Bibliographic instruction
    - Assistance in the searching documents or understanding of reference books etc.
    - Reader’s advisory service
    - Provision of general or specific information
    - Inter-library loan
    - Reservation of documents
    - Reprographic service

Besides these services, North Gauhati College Library has recently introduced the N-List and Internet facilities. Most often, the users would be able to collect information on their own. Sometimes, the users are consulting with the librarian.

Book Selection Procedures

    a. Use of Requisition form
    b. Students recommendation
    c. Book Fair

DETAILS OF THE SPECIALIZED SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY

Support provided by the Library staff to the students and teachers of the college

The library staff helps in finding out the books or references for the students and teachers and giving intimation about new arrivals, gathering information about requirements of students and staff.

Special facilities offered by the library to the visually/physically challenged persons There is no provision for visually challenged persons but for the physically challenged persons special seating arrangements are available and the library staffs assist them.

Feedback from its users

The library has a feedback form for its users, where the users can give their suggestions or opinions towards the improvement of the library resources which is analyzed by the committee headed by the principal in the library committee meeting.

           	   Librarian: Dr. Gajendra Ballav Devchoudhury, 
		       Phone: 9707725873
		      E-mail: devchoudhury2@gmail.com
		Other Staff : Arabinda Das, Basanta Kakati
Vision:

It is planned to initiate digital section in the library housed with digital resources both online and offline. In view of changing scenario of education system it is planned to improve the infrastructure facility of the Library.