Central Library

Central Library: The Central Library & Information Centre with a built area of about 2480 sq.ft. has a good collection of books including journals, CD ROMS, E-Resources. The library is managed by the librarian and the library staff.

Objective: The objective of the library is to support the college and its academic programmes by facilitating access to information resources and it is committed to preparing its users to be lifelong learners in an information-rich society.

Mission and Vision of the Library: The mission and vision of the Library is to make learners attain knowledge and skills to become accomplished readers, independent learners, critical thinkers, problem-solvers and informed citizens through the expertise of the library and the use of resources and services provided by the college library.

General Information about the Library
Name of the Library : Central Library, HCDG College
Year of Establishment : 1965
System of the Library : Open Access System
Working Hours of the Library : All Working Days, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Library remains closed on Sundays and other authorized holidays.
The last hour of every working day is used for office work and ordinarily no transaction takes place at this time.
Total Area of Library Building : 2480 sqft.
Total Seating Capacity in Reading Room : 50
Complete Address : Central Library, HCDG College, P.O.: Nitaipukhuri, Dist.: Sivasagar, Assam, PIN-785671, India

Library Rules
a) Every admitted student by submitting the money receipt at the library counter can collect his/her library card. The reader’s card remains valid up to the filling up of forms for the examination.
b) All the students should clear their dues and collect a No Due Certificate from the librarian before the filling-up forms.
c) A maximum number of two books shall be issued to a student and he/she can retain the books for a maximum period of two weeks or 15 days.
d) The same must be returned on the due date. Failing which a fine of Rs 2/- per book will be levied for every overdue day.
e) At the time of issuing books, the student is advised to check the pages, if there is any damage or mutilation of pages found, it should be brought to the notice of the librarian instantly.
f) The principal reserves the right to recall any book at any time.
g) In case of loss of any book or part thereof shall have to be replaced by the borrower or double the cost of the book may be deposited.

Library Membership Form: The Library Membership form can be downloaded in Library Membership form .doc and Library Membership form .pdf format.

Main Section of the Library
i. Reception Counter
ii. Periodical Section
iii. Reading Hall
iv. Internet Section
v. Circulation Section
vi. Reference Section
vii. Book Shelves
viii. E-Learning Section
ix. Reprography Section
x. Sankardeva Study Cell.

Service Provided by the Library
i. Automated Circulation System using Barcode Technology
ii. Reading Room facilities
iii. Periodical Service
iv. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
v. Reference and Information Service
vi. Internet Browsing
vii. E-Resources
viii. E-mail Service
ix. Digital Collection
x. Reprographic Service
xi. Library Orientation
xii. Current Awareness Service (CAS)
xiii. Assistance in Using E-Resources

Available Print Documents in the Library
i. Text Books
ii. Reference Books: Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Yearbook, Guidebook, Maps, Atlas, Directory, Books for Competitive Exam., Books on North-Eastern Studies, etc.
iii. Other Books: Book on Games and Sports, Books on Films, Music, Religious Book, Biography, Autobiography, Books on Sankardeva Study, etc.
iv. Thesis and Dissertation
v. Manuscripts
vi. Question Papers
vii. Journals
viii. Popular Magazine
ix. News Papers
x. Employment News

Available Non Print Documents
i. E-Book
ii. E-Journals
iii. CD: 4
iv. DVD: 5
v. Databases: 6
vi. Softwares

Other Special Facilities
1. Printer
2. Scanner
3. LCD Projector
4. CCTV Camera
5. Toilet
6. Book Bank
7. Remedial Course
8. Entry into Service
9. User Orientation Programme
10. Career Corner.

Automation: The library is fully automated with the Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) SOUL2.0. There are five computers devoted to the same, i.e. 1 server, 4 clients and 1 Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Circulation is being done with Barcode Technology.

Digital Library: The library has also developed its Digital Library cum Institutional Repository with Open Source Software “DSpace”. The resources of the digital library cum IR can be accessed in the library through 3 client computers installed in the e-resource section of the library dedicated to the purpose of benefiting the students as well as faculty members of the college. In addition, the users can access the resources of Digital Library cum IR from their own system, i.e. Desktop/Laptop and Mobile phone through College LAN and library’s Wi-Fi networking system.

National Library and Information Services infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST): N-LIST is college component of the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium (formerly funded by the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT). The N-LIST programme provides access to more than 6000+ e-journals (with back files for 10 years) and 199,500+ e-books. The Central Library, HCDG College is subscribed N-LIST programme. To access the resources, kindly click on http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in and give your user id and password.

Book Bank Facilities: There are a total of 919 books for the book bank and these books are issued to backward class students and economically unsound students.

Central Government Initiatives for Students (E-Resources)
  1. Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA)
  2. ePathshala
  3. e-PG Pathshala
  5. Manodarpan
  6. National Digital Library of India (NDLI)
  7. National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA)
  8. National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER)
  9. PM-eVidya
  10. Smart India Hackathon (SIH)
  11. Study Webs of Active–Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM)
  12. SWAYAM Prabha

Library Staff
Mr. Tinku Pegu, Librarian

Mr. Sibananda Sarmah, Library Assistant

Mrs. Dipika Boruah, Library Bearer