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 centre for the college in achieving its aim. The library is housed in a spacious and well-lit three storied building called the library block. Reading Room, Reprography and Internet etc. are some of the facilities being provided by the library. It has a strong collection of nearly 24000 volumes of books including reference books, 336 bound volumes of journals and 491 CD-ROMs. 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)
Facilities of the Library include two spacious reading halls with adequate furniture, open access to the documents, air-conditioned internet section having 20 computers which provides internet facility to the students. The library has a Teachers Lounge for more informal and relaxed reading. The college library is fully automated using latest hardware and software with OPAC (Open Public Access Catalogue) facility. The entire library block is under CCTV cameras surveillance. The library has a wireless intranet. In future, the library proposes to make the library block centrally air-conditioned and to install RFID, Web- OPAC and Biometrics technology.
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
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 increases in size every year to accumulate the expanding horizons of knowledge for the students.
The library has its own blog addressed at http://bcaslib.blogspot.in/