Library is considered to be soul of any educational institution and it plays a very important role in the field of education. Education and library adjoined together; one cannot be separated from another. Library is aptly referred as heart and soul of any educational institution.

Degree College library is the hub of all library activities established to accomplish the research and academic objective of the college. It is located in the second floor of the Degree College building giving access to its rich and paramount collection of primary and secondary Resources to its entire user’s community. Keeping in view of its vital role, the library is being constantly augmented by the acquisition of latest books, journals and electronic resources.

The library has adopted the Dewey Decimal Classification system (23rd Edition) for classifying the books and AACR –II system for cataloguing.

Working hours of Library : 08.00 am to 4.00 pm
Circulation Counter Timing : 09.00 am to 04.00 pm
Reading Hall is kept open for 08 hours ( from 08.00 am to 04.00 pm)
Library is open on all working days except Public & National holidays.
Reading hall remains open from 08.00 am to 5.00 pm during examinations.
During vacations , it remains open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Library at Glance

Sr. No. Branch Text Books Books Reference Total
1. Science 453 365 38 856
2. Self Finance 972 144 1116
3. Information Technology 171 186 357
4. Computer Science 105 105
5. Commerce 546 72 618
6. Arts 55 36 03 94
Total 2234 801 41 3146

Periodical – 19

Sr. No. Name of Periodical Periodicity Language
1. The Week Weekly English Weekly National
2. Vivek Vichar Monthly Marathi Magazine National
3. C.S.R. Monthly English Magazine National
4. G.K. Monthly English Magazine National
5. Chanakya Mandal Monthly Marathi Magazine National
6. Lokrajya Monthly Marathi Magazine National
7 . Science Reporter Monthly English Magazine National
8. PCQUEST Monthly English Magazine National
9. Open Source for you Monthly English Magazine National
10. Current Science fortnightly English Journals National
11. University News Weekly English Journals National
12. Marketing Management Quarterly English Journals National
13. Brand Management Quarterly English Journals National
14. Manakshti Monthly Marathi Magazine National
15. Yojana Monthly English Magazine National
16. Kurushetra Monthly English Magazine National
17. Prtiyogita Darpan Monthly English Magazine National
18. Pratiyogita Sayatha Monthly English Magazine National
19. Success Mirror Monthly Hindi Magazine National

News Paper – 6

Sr. No. Name of Newspaper Language
1. Loksatta Marathi
2. Sakal Marathi
3. Maharashtra Times Marathi
4. Indian Express English
5. Times of India & Mumbai Mirror English
6. Employment News English

Donated Books – 164

Projects Report – 41

C.D & DVD – 40

Software for University Libraries (SOUL) is an state-of-the-art integrated library management software designed & developed by the INFLIBNET Center based on requirements of college and university libraries. It is user-friendly software developed to work under client-server environment. The software is compliant to international standards for bibliographic formats, networking and circulation protocols. After a comprehensive study, discussions and deliberations with the senior professionals of the country, the software was designed to automate all house keeping operations in library. The latest version of the software i.e. SOUL 2.0 was released in January 2009. The database for new version of SOUL is designed for latest versions of MS-SQL and MySQL (or any other popular RDBMS). SOUL 2.0 is compliant to international standards such as MARC 21 bibliographic format, Unicode based Universal Character Sets for multilingual bibliographic records and NCIP 2.0 and SIP 2 based protocols for electronic surveillance and control.

Degree College Library started in 2009. General collection items include books. The library is in possession of 3150 volumes of primary and secondary materials including Indian and foreign books, Back Volumes of Journals.

In the starting of every academic year an orientation program is conducted for the benefit of the new students i.e. B.Com, B.B.I., B.M.S., B.A.F., B.Sc, C.S., I.T. The programmed covers the usage of library collection.

New Arrival list is provided to make aware the students and staff on library websites & during classroom teaching.

Library also subscribes to 05 daily newspapers and 12 most popular magazines. The book selection work is done by:

  • Principal
  • Members of Library Committee
  • Students
  • College staff


Sr. No. Year No. of Books Expenditure(Rs.)
1. 2012-2013 252 79556
2. 2013-2014 47 9926
3. 2014-2015 696 122205
4. 2015-2016 128 176142
5. 2012-2013 252 79556
6. 2016-2017 709 103093
Total 1832 490922

Journals / Periodicals / Magazines

Sr. No. Year No. of Journals Expenditure(Rs.)
1. 2013 – 2014 Nil Nil
2. 2014 – 2015 12 12690
3. 2015 – 2016 12 13230
4. 2016 – 2017 18 15025


Sr. No. Year No. of E-resources Expenditure(Rs.)
1. 2012 – 2013 Nil Nil
2. 2013 – 2014 Nil Nil
3. 2014 – 2015 Nil Nil
4. 2015 – 2016 Nil Nil
5. 2016 – 2017 Nil Nil

The library has a key role in supporting the academic activities of the institution by establishing, maintaining and promoting the following library facilities and information services.


  • Computerize Book Circulation.
  • Reference Service.
  • Referral Service.
  • Inter-Library Loan Service.
  • Bibliography Service.
  • Current Awareness Service.
  • OPAC Service in Library.
  • News Papers Clipping Service.
  • Reprography Service.
  • Printing Service.
  • Internet Service.


  • Book Reservation Facility.
  • Open Access Facility.
  • Reading Room Facility.
  • Reprographic Facility.
  • Internet Facility.
  • OPAC Facility.
  • Power Backup.
  • New Arrivals Display
  • Audio-Visual CD’s/DVD Facility.
  • Library User’s Orientation or Information Literacy to new enrolled Student & Faculty.
  • Career Development Related Information Display and Notification.
  • Remote Access Facility for Faculty.
  • Digital Library Facility on our library web page.
  • Literature Search.
  • News Paper Clipping

Library rules for the students of the College :


  1. College Identity Card is compulsory for library use
  2. Reader has to sign at the entrance before entering in the Library.
  3. Strict silence and discipline must be maintained in the library.
  4. Talking or group discussion is not permitted in the Library.
  5. Eatables, Audio-Visual device, cell phones, and other equipment & their use are strictly prohibited in the library.
  6. Library staff has the right to ask anyone causing disturbances to leave the library.
  7. All cases of the violation of rules will be reported to the Principal for suitable action.
  8. In case of any difficulty readers can approach the Librarian.
  9. Co- operation of the students is earnestly sought in observing the rules.


  1. Two passport size photos, Library membership form& fee receipt is necessary for library membership.
  2. Library book will be issued to the students for home lending for seven days.
  3. Two books will be issued for home lending on library card.
  4. The book issued for home reading must be return to the library within seven days.
  5. After due date fine will be charged Rs.1 /- for per book per day. (Sundays and holidays will be consider)
  6. Pure reference books, issues of periodicals, magazines, Question Paper set and news papers will not be allowed out of the library or for home lending or external use.
  7. No books will be reissued without presenting them physically.
  8. The book may be re-issued for a week provided there is no demand for the book from other students.
  9. The readers are advised to check the books for any missing pages while borrowing them.
  10. No book in damaged condition will be accepted from the reader. Mutilated or spoiled books will have to be replaced by the borrower.
  11. Loss of book must be reported to the librarian immediately.
  12. If the book is lost or damaged by the students or if the pages are missing from the book, the value of the book shall have to be paid at the current price. If the book is rare or out of print & the cost of the book is too low, amount decided by the principal must be paid.

Dr. Sangharsh S. Gajbe


(M.A.(Pol. Sci.), B.Ed., B.PEd., MLISc, M.Phil, Ph.D & NET.)

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Mr. Manohar P.Sachale

Library Attendant

H.S.C., (MS-CIT)

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Mr. Yogesh S. Suryawanshi

Library Attendant

B.A., (MS-CIT)

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A college library committee is constituted for advisory or administrative purpose. It serves a useful means of liaison between the teachers, librarian and student community. However, library committee is advisory in nature towards safeguards of library and library services.

Sr. No. Name Designation
1. Dr. Harshal M. Bachhav, I/C Principal Chairman
2. Dr. Sanghrash Gajbe, Librarian Secretary
3. Dr. D. M. Sapkal Member
4. Dr. Jyothi V. Mallia Member
5. Dr. Vilas S.Patil Member
6. Dr. Alpa K. Patel Member
7. Asst. Prof. Subhangi Rajguru Member
8. Asst. Prof. Uma Tanwar Member
9. Asst. Prof. Suparna Dutta Member
10. Asst. Prof. Rakhi Gulati Member
11. Asst. Prof. Jivan Rothe Chairman
12. Asst. Prof. Shrinivas Dudgal Secretary
13. Mr. Manohar Sanchale Member
14. Marshal N.Nadar (Student Rep.) Member
15. Jain Rakshita Ajitkumar (Student Rep.) Member

Moreover, all the teaching staff of the college use to give list of the new books to be purchased for the library. Major responsibilities of Library Advisory Committee are:

      1. Short range and long range planning regarding
        • Book Acquisition
        • Space requirements
        • Manpower developments and planning
        • Infrastructure requirements
        • Policy Decisions in respect of library
      2. Sharing of Resources
      3. Guidelines for effective utilization of library resources.
      4. Maintenance of E-resources – CDs, DVDs, Data bases, various library software and anti-virus systems.
      5. Technical up-gradation.
      6. Reporting to the Principal regarding any other requirement.

The Library Advisory Committee considers the development proposals of the library and budget allocations and policy decisions. It also provides directions for a structured and balanced growth of the library and to provide improved facilities and innovative services. Allocation and utilization of funds and introduction of developmental programs and requirements of the users are addressed and approved by the Library Advisory Committee

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