The Library of Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishtan's College of Engineering was established in 1990, the same year when the college came into being. The library is located on the first floor of the A wing building of the college. Mrs. Varsha Dange served as the first librarian of the college library from year 1991.The library which started with an initial collection of 1000 books has now grown up to a rich collection of 32824 books and 754 bound volumes of National and International periodicals.
Having established a user-friendly environment in the library, the present library team manages the library with prompt and effective, online & offline library services.
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Area of the Library:
|1.||Total Area||: 404 Sq mtrs.|
|2.||Reading Hall||: 182 Sq mtrs.|
Library Functioning Schedule:
|1.||Working days||: Monday to Friday|
|2.||Working Hours||: 08.45 AM to 08.00 PM.|
|3.||During Exam||: 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM (Saturday & Sunday).|
Daily Turnover Of the Library:
|1.||Circulation Counter||: 96 Books approximately|
|2.||Reading Hall||: 125 Students for reading|
Total Collection of the Library :
AICTE online Periodicals added during the year 2018-2019
Collection Development: Every year new books are added to the library collection. This year i.e. 2017-18 the library has purchased 521 books, subscribed 56 National and 03 AICTE online links.
Inter library facilities:
IIT Central Library, Mumbai
British Council Library(BCL), Mumbai
NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning)
Computerization of Library
Library software e-Granthalaya has been purchased and all major activities namely Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, and Serial Control have been computerized. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and Internet facilities are made available. This year we have also upgraded version eG3 Rev. No. 31 of the e- Granthalaya software.
Computer LAN of the Library :
Assistant Librarian's Desk
Bar Coding of Library Collection: A barcode printer and two scanners are used for bar-coding purpose. Borrowing Tickets have been followed since 2012.
LIBRARY FACILITIES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTIES AND NON TEACHING STAFF
Home Lending:The counter for home lending is kept open between 9.30 am to 1.15 pm. and 2.00 pm 6.00 pm to on all working days of the week. Students, Faculties and Non teaching staff can borrow books from this counter. Generally students can borrow two books for one week, Faculties can borrow seven books for six months and Non teaching staff can borrow three books for a period of three months.
Reference Service: The library staff assists the readers in finding their relevant books. Readers are also provided with relevant documents, which are of their interest. They are also shown the technique of finding information through computerized database.
Current Awareness Service: List of content pages of the Periodicals/ Magazines is given to the readers on demand. The College subscribes eight Daily Newspapers, these news papers are kept in the Reading Hall.
OPAC: OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) have been provided to have an easy access to the collection of the library. The library staff helps readers in browsing the computerized database through OPAC.
Inter- Library Loan Facility:The College Library provides inter library loan facility to the readers for extra reading needs of its readers. From IIT Mumbai Central Library and British Council Library (BCL) Mumbai.
Multimedia Facility:The library has six nodes for Internet browsing, NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) IIT Video lecturers these computers are provided with headphone and printer in sharing connectivity.
Photocopy Facility:The library have a rich collection of reference and rare books that cannot be issued out for home reading. Readers can get a part of those documents Xeroxed at the rate of Rs.1 per page.
Book Bank:Book bank facilities available only for SC & ST Scholarship Students Under Book Bank Scheme of Special District Social Welfare Officer, Mumbai City. For two semesters in the academic year, sets of books are given to the SC & ST Scholarship Students.
Grievance Redresser of The Students:
Consultation with the Librarian:Students can consult the librarian for problems related to the library and its services. The librarian will try to settle them in her capacity or forward them to the Principal of the college.
Suggestion Box: A suggestion box is kept in the library seeking valuable suggestions and recommendations from the readers. The suggestions made by them are taken up and discussed in the library committee meeting and healthy suggestions are implemented.
|1||Mrs.Varsha V. Dange||Librarian||
Mobile No: 9757311269
Tel.:022 -24070547,24038716,24071385 Extn.1131
Email Id : Varsha.firstname.lastname@example.org
|2||Mr. R.A.Kamble||Assistant Librarian||
Mobile No. 9082026830
Tel.: 022 -24070547,24038716,24071385 Extn.1132
Email Id: email@example.com
|3||Mr. Premkumar H More||Assistant Librarian||
Mobile No. 9702760589
Tel.: 022 -24070547, 24038716, 24071385 Extn.1132
Email Id :firstname.lastname@example.org
|4||Mr. Suresh H Mokashi||Assistsnt Librarian||
Tel.: 022 -24070547, 24038716, 24071385 Extn.1132
Email Id: email@example.com
OTHER LIBRARY ACTIVITIES:
Library Orientation program:Every year the library conducts Library Orientation program for new comers in order to make them aware of the library facilities available for them.
Book Exhibition: Every year the college library holds the book exhibition cum sale event of recent publications and to facilitate bulk purchase of books. For the academic year 2017-18, the library conducted one day Book Exhibition on 12th August 2017.
Book Stacking Area
15 PCs connected on LAN
Seating capacity: 15
Access to e- resources like online magazines, journals, conference proceedings and institute library content server
General Reading Section
Seating Capacity: 150
Facilities:News papers, notice board with latest updates
Faculty Reading Section
Air conditioned room
Seating capacity: 20