Educational Library Visit at Asiatic Society, Kolkata (21.12.2023)
Educational Library Visit at Asiatic Society, Kolkata (21.12.2023)
Inauguration of State Level Seminar – “Libraries : The Past, Present & Feature” on 12.08.2023
Inauguration of State Level Seminar – “Libraries : The Past, Present & Feature” on 12.08.2023
State Level Seminar – “Libraries : The Past, Present & Feature” on 12.08.2023“National Librarians’ Day 2023” celebration in the remembrance of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan’s 131st Birth Anniversary
State Level Seminar – “Libraries : The Past, Present & Feature” on 12.08.2023
“National Librarians’ Day 2023” celebration in the remembrance of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan’s 131st Birth Anniversary
The National Library of India – Visited on 15.03.2023
The National Library of India – Visited on 15.03.2023
2022 X-MAS Celebration at PRTGC Library
2022 X-MAS Celebration at PRTGC Library
2022 X-MAS Celebration at PRTGC Library
2022 X-MAS Celebration at PRTGC Library
“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” – R. David Lankes
“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” – R. David Lankes
“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” – Laura Bush
“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” – Laura Bush
Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” – Sarah J. Maas
Libraries were full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” – Sarah J. Maas
“Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
“Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world & inspire us to explore & achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life” -Sidney Sheldon
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world & inspire us to explore & achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life” -Sidney Sheldon
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library” – Albert Einstein
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library” – Albert Einstein
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world & inspire us to explore & achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life” -Sidney Sheldon
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world & inspire us to explore & achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life” -Sidney Sheldon
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library” – Albert Einstein
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library” – Albert Einstein
“Without libraries what have we, we have no past, no future” – Ray Bradbury
“Without libraries what have we, we have no past, no future” – Ray Bradbury
“When in doubt, go to the library” – J.K. Rowling.
“When in doubt, go to the library” – J.K. Rowling.
“Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library” -Walter Savage Landor
“Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library” -Walter Savage Landor

ABOUT LIBRARY

P. R. Thakur Government College Library system consists of one Central Library named as P. R. Thakur Government College Central Library (PRTGCCL) and few departmental Seminar Libraries. 

The Central Library is situated at the ground floor of the College (with an area of 1493.5 sq ft & 299.56 sq ft) which is properly arranged, decorated & well-maintained. 

Total collection of books is 8402 (up to 01.06.2022) & covering all subjects and courses taught in the college. PRTGCCL caters to all categories of in-house members, i.e. teachers, students & the non–teaching staff by providing circulation & reading room services. Our library contains a substantial collection of relevant reading matters, text books, & reference books pertaining to the various courses offered by the college, as well as many non-academic books. 

The Central Library is automated with open source Library Management Software (LMS) ‘Koha’. The bibliographic database of this collection is accessible through WebOPAC of the Library. The Library is a member of N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for scholarly Content) Consortium of INFLIBNET through which the members of the library can access various Journals & E-books. More over the library is also part of NPTel (National Programme of Technology Enhanced Learning), an initiative of IITs & IISc to enhance the quality of education in the country by developing curriculum based video & web courses.

Prize distribution moment for best library access & usage
Prize distribution moment for best library access & usage

VALUES

  • Recognize users as our primary focus and believe that each user of the Library is unique and important.
  • Evolve to meet the changing needs of the Library and its users.
  • Innovative and proactive – virtual platform (anytime/anywhere).
  • Foster cooperation by sharing resources via local, national, and international networks.
  • Promote equity of access to information.
  • Value diversity.
  • Respect user privacy.
  • Defend intellectual freedom – appreciate use, but restrict misuse.
  • Promote the Library as both a real and a virtual extended classroom.
  • Embrace our role as collectors and custodians of the intellectual record.
  • Offer an environment that supports creativity, flexibility, and collaboration.
  • Support individual growth and organizational development.
  • Promote the highest standards of our profession, including open and equitable access to information.

General Rules

  • Each student should be a member for using the library. A non-member may use the library material on the premises with the permission of the Librarian.
  • Strict silence, decorum and discipline must be maintained in the library. Use of cell-phones in the library is strictly prohibited.
  • Members have to keep their belongings (excluding purse & mobile) in the baggage counter with their responsibility.
  • The library is under CCTV surveillance.
  • Smoking, eating, sleeping & talking loudly are strictly prohibited in the library.
  • Readers should not mark, underline, write, fold, tear pages or otherwise damage the library documents.
  • No library material can be taken out of the library without permission. Unauthorized removal of anything belonging to the library will be treated as theft and dealt accordingly.
  • Anyone who violates the rules & regulations of the library would be liable to lose the privilege of library membership and may be debarred from using the library facilities.
  • No student is allowed to take additional copy of same title at a time.
  • Single copy (Reference copy) of any subject book not to be lent out.
  • Suggestions on all aspects, of library services are welcome.

Library Membership

  • All faculty, staff & students of the college are entitled to become library members.
  • Membership is allowed only after submitting a duly filled in and signed membership form, duly recommended by the concerned HoD or office order of joining in the college.The members are supposed to be conversant with and agreeable to the library rules.

Issue / Return Rules

  • Users are divided into the following categories – their entitlements, maximum number of books & number of days of issue is proposed in the following table

Sl. No.

Member’s Category

No. of Books

Issuing Period

1.

Faculty

5

15 Days

2.

Students

3

15 Days

3.

Technical Staff

2

7 Days

4.

Administrative Staff

2

7 Days

5.

Guest Teacher

2

7 Days

Fine For Late Return Books / Journals

  • Retaining books for more than the stipulated period is liable to be levied for amount of Rs. 0.50 / day / book. The collected fine will be deposited in accounts section and proper receipt will be provided to the member. Membership to the newcomers will be given against request and recommendation by the competent authority like office order etc. User(s) has to return all issued books to the library when he/she is out of station for more than fifteen days.

Magazines & Newspapers:

The following daily newspapers and monthly magazines are available with the Library and all these are available online too:

Magazines

  • Achievers
  • Pesa Prabesh
  • Competition Master

Open Courseware & MOOC:

E-Books & Digital Library:

Open Audio Books:

Open Access E-Books:

Open Access e-Journals:

List:

Databank:

» ADB Open access repository (Economics)
» IMF Data (Economics and Development)
» World Bank Data (Economics and Development)
» Research Data Repositories
» Access to Archival Databases: AAD
» Data.gov
» E-Stats: Measuring the Electronic Economy
» Global Development Finance
» Global Economic Monitor
» RBI Database
» Science Education
» UN Data
» WHO | Data and statistics
» World Bank E-Library
» Census of India
» Economic and social data service
» Free Economic Data
» Asian Development Bank Resources

Scientific Information:

Syllabus of Multidisciplinary Courses (MDC) in Fundamental of Library & Information Science