Library

About Carmel Library


The college library began functioning in the same year of inception of college, i.e., in 1981. Initially there was only a simple hall designated for library purpose and that too within the college building. A separate building was blessed for library on 14 th March 2003. During 2003-2004, the library was computerized with open access to internet browsing systems, reprography and CD-RAM facilities. Barcode was introduced in the library in 2004. Barcode label in books and identity cards and Barcode scanner are used in the library.The KOHA software was introduced in the library in 2014.

All computers are equipped with Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and DspaceRepository are also employed in the library. Urkund,to check plagiarism, is made available to both staff and students. The library utilizes Vidwan Databaseto collect and document the profile,details of expertise, research works, awards/recognition of faculty members and research scholars.

The college library is fully automated with facility for catalogue searching, information retrieval, circulation, reservation, renewal, membership and statistics carried out with computer assistance. It houses over 30,000 books and has a collection of current awareness and general knowledge related materials from newspapers, periodicals and magazines for members to access. Through the N-LIST programme of INFLIBNET, staff and students can access over 6000 e-journals and 160,800 e-books.

The Library Club is an active body constituted to promote reading and extensive use of the library. The library also conductsinsightful lectures and book reviews for students and staff. The Best Library User Award instituted for both faculty and students also serves to encourage the spirit of reading and learning.The college library functions from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on week days and from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Vision


To provide the resources and facilities necessary to support and enhance the academic and extracurricular programmes of the college and serve the students, faculty and alumnae and the local community with efficiency and competency.

Mission


  • To support and enhance the Curriculum
  • To enhance personal development through a wide range of reading and learning materials
  • To promote the development of research skills as a basis for lifelong learning

Library Committee


Designation Name
President Dr. Sr. Licy A. D., Principal
Vice President Dr. Sr. Kochuthressia
Secretary Dr. Sr. Jesmi, Librarian
Members
Heads of the Department Dr.Princy K. G
Ms.Greatal Francis
Dr.Merin Francis
Dr. Pretty John P
Student Representative Sneha P., II B.A. Sociology

Library Staff



LIBRARIAN

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Dr.Sr. JESMI P J

LIBRARY STAFF

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Smt.REKHA ROY

LIBRARY STAFF

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Smt. LINDU E.L

LIBRARY STAFF

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Smt. ASHA JOSE

Library Rules

  • Perfect silence should be observed
  • ID Card is compulsory
  • Place personal belongings on the property counter
  • Scan the ID at the gate entry
  • Periodicals to be replaced in their respective places.
  • 4+2 books for UG and 6+2 Books for PG students should be issued at a time
  • Due date is marked on the date Label inside the book
  • Books may be retained only for 14 days. Fine will be charged for delay
  • Reference books will not be issued
  • Do not lend library cards to others
  • Do not lend library cards to others
  • Handle books with care. Do not destroy by tearing pages or scribbling. It is a punishable offense.

LIBRARY RESOURSES


Total number of books 31308
Reference 961
Journals & periodicals 96
Bound volume – journals 1582
Book bank section 434
Alumnae section 650
Newspapers 7
Maps 12
Globes 2
Thesis 23
Project reports 348
hand written magazine 8

DIGITAL RESOURSES


CDs & DVDs 622
Audio cassettes  

ARCHIVES


  • Bound volumes of periodicals
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • College Magazines
  • College Calendars
  • Project Reports
  • Theses

SERVICES


  • Current awareness & SDI Service
  • INFLIBNET - NList(Database)
  • University Question papers
  • Free Internet Browsing
  • News paper Clippings
  • User Orientation
  • Reprography
  • Circulations
  • Reference
  • CD Rom
  • Website

Malayalam E- Papers


E-Paper Link
Malayala Manorama Click here
Mathrubhumi Click here
Kerala Kaumudi Click here
Deshabhimani Click here
Madhyamam Click here
Mangalam Click here
Deepika Click here

English E- Papers


E-Paper Link
The Times of India Click here
The New Indian Express Click here
The Hindu Click here
Deccan Chronicle Click here
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