The College Library was set up in 1995 with the mission to cater to the information needs of the students and the faculty. The library functions as an information resource center for the college in achieving its aim.
The library is housed in a spacious and well-lit three storied building called the library block. Lower ground floor is being used mainly as stack room with a facility of reading space for 15-20 users. Upper ground floor is being used for circulation cum reference service, stack room, staff working area, entry-exit and some reading area for some 15-20 users. The top floor is mainly used as a reading room with a capacity of 120 users and a free air-conditioned Internet facility with 20 computers.
The Library has a staking length of 3396 ft. having a strong collection of more then 24000 volumes of books including reference books, 336 bound volumes of journals. The student books ratio of the library is 1:23. Library also has 1238 CD-ROMs/ DVD- ROMs. The library has developed a computerized record of more then 11000 journals’ articles with bibliographic details. These are used by students for their projects. Apart from the in-house collection, the library has full access to the thousands of journals online which are being subscribed to by the Central Reference Library (University of Delhi). The Library is also subscribing to N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure of Scholarly Contents) Programme - (a collection of E-Resources under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium)
The college library is automated using LSEase software of LibSys Corporation. The library block is under eight CCTV cameras surveillance with a recording facility. The library has its own intranet.
Services and Facilities
- OPAC – Online Public Access Catalogue
- Separate Reading Room facility for students and Staff members
- Air-Conditioned Internet Room freely available to the students and the faculty
- Article Indexing Service – Bibliographical details of the journal articles are computerized and disseminated to the users on demand
- Open Access
- Lending service and Reference Service
- Newspaper Clippings
In future, the library proposes to make the library block centrally air- conditioned, migrate to KOHA (an Open Source Software) and to install RFID, Web- OPAC and Biometrics technology.
The library organizes orientation programmes and information literacy programme for the students. The library also organizes, to cultivate reading habits amongst students, Book Exhibitions and Displays on a regular basis. Our library grows in size and services every year to accumulate the ever expending horizons of knowledge.
The library has its own blog addressed at http://bcaslib.blogspot.in/