Library

CENTRAL LIBRARY, AAAM DEGREE COLLEGE BEMINA

About Library

The College Central Library started its functioning in the year 1972 and was inaugurated by then Chief Minister of the state Mr G.M. Sadiq. The college library possessed a rich collection of more than 40,000 text, reference and other print resources in different subjects which were completely damaged and destroyed by the devastating 2014 floods. However, in 2015, the college administration initiated the library re-establishment program and currently the Central Library offers following services to its users:

  1. Lending Service

The Central Library offers lending service to students, teachers and other faculty members as per the rules formulated by competent authority. The present print-collection strength is depicted below:

S.No

Text Material Type

Strength

01

Text Books

10,000+

02

References

2,500+

03

Career Corner/Best Sellers

1,500+

Total

14,000+

 

S.No

Periodical Type

Strength

01

Magazines

10

02

Newspapers (Local/National)

12

 

  1. Reference Service

The Central Library offers reference service to the users through more than 4000 reference material. This include general references, best sellers, novels, career corner books (job/exam oriented).

  1. Browsing facility

Central Library has well-developed Browsing Centre of 20 workstations with high speed Internet connectivity. Users have unlimited access to web resources with minimal restriction to access any type of resource format, i.e., they can access text, video, podcast or any other available content format.

  1. Access to e-resources

The library has subscribed different e-resources platforms and  gives free and remote access facility to the following online journals / academic databases to the users:

A). N-LIST

Resources available under NLIST Programme

S. No

E-resources / Publishers of  Electronic Journals

Publishing Country

No. of Journals

Backfiles from

1

American Institute of Physics

USA

18

Ten years

2

American Physical Society

USA

10

Ten years

3

Annual Reviews

USA

33

Ten years

4

Cambridge University Press

UK

224

Ten years

5

Economic and Political Weekly

India

1

1966+

6

Indian Journals.com

India

186

2007+

7

Institute of Physics (UK)

UK

46

Vol. 1+

8

Oxford University Press

UK

206

1996+

9

Royal Society of Chemistry

UK

29

Ten years

10

Wilson Omnifile

USA

3075

1982+

11

MathSciNet

USA

1

1940+

 

Total

 

3828

 

Electronic Books

S. No.

E-resources / Publishers of  Electronic Books

Publishing Country

No. of Books

No. of Publishers

12

Cambridge Books Online 

UK

1000+

1

13

E-brary

USA

70000+

250

14

Hindustan Book Agency

India

65+

1

15

Institute of South East Asian Studies(ISEAS) Books

India

   382

1

16

Myilibrary-McGraw Hill

USA

 1124

1

17

Net Library (Books purchased)

USA

  936

44

18

Net Library (Books in open access)

USA

   3500

1

19

Oxford Scholarship

UK

  902

1

20

Springer eBooks

Germany

1500+

1

21

Taylor and Francis E-books

UK

 1000+

1

 

Total

 

  80409

 

               

B). National Digital Library

Gives access to more than 3 millions items from more than 3 lakh authors in more than 70 different languages, integrated from multiple repositories.

C). DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)

Gives access to more than 17,000 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 319 publishers

D). DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Hosts a community-curated list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access, giving access to more than 12,000 journals.

 

  1. Article Delivery Service

Despite offering access to more than 4000 journals, users still need journal articles that are beyond the access entitlement of our journal collection. In order to remain relevant to our users, the library avails the delivery services of N-LIST @eShodh Sindhu consortium.

 

  1. Library automation

To offer computer-aided operations and services to its clienteles, the library recently completed and inaugurated the RFID based automated project in the central library. The project was started in October-2018 by the Chief Librarian- Mr Ansaar Hussain under the guidance of Principal of the college. The setup was inaugurated by Principal, Prof (Dr) Nasreen Aman, on 15

th

October-2020. The RFID systerm enables users (students as well as staff) to self check-in/check-outv (issue-return) their books and keeps record of their transactions on real time basis. The system will enables clienteles to browse the library collection or their respective library accounts from anywhere and at anytime.

  1. Library Catalogue

Catalogue of Library holdings is available and can be accessed at any time within the library premises while being connected through ethernet. In addition to know what is available in the Library, registered Library users can check their library account to verify which books are currently on loan to them, their respective due dates, overdue charges, if any, and alike.

  1. Career Corner Facility

The reference section of the library has an updated collection of more than 1000 books related to competitive examinations like NEET, NTA NET etc and Job related exam like UPSC, JKPSC, Bank exams, SSB exams etc.

 

 

Librarian Message

The College library is focused to ensure the availability of the quality educational resources and easy access to information to its patrons. Our staff is dedicated to delver high quality educational resources and we pledge to provide a very conducive environment to study and excel in academics to the student. Our staff will provide personal assistance to its patrons in search and selection of resources.

 We welcome all your valuable suggestions which will help us to improve our services so that we can serve you better. Kindly write to us on  ansaarhussain786@gmail.com