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.