LIBRARY ORIENTATIONLIBRARY ORIENTATION
Welcome to the Library Orientation
This program is for students who would like
to learn the basics of library usage.
INDRAPRASTHA COLLEGE LIBRARY
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Indraprastha Library strives to create a lively and
enriching intellectual environment for students.
Its collections caters to both the students’ academic
and recreational requirements.
Library is equipped with high-tech CCTV and Electronic
Article surveillance system.
User-friendly fully computerized On-line Library
catalogue is available for access to students.
In an open stacking system students can browse the
entire collection themselves.
Indraprastha College Library has a comprehensive
collection of Books, Periodicals and Academic
Books: The library is a proud possessor of over
1,00,000 books written in various languages like
Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Bengali and Punjabi. These
books are shelved under three broad sections,
General Section ,and
Reference section includes books that are meant for
consultation in the Library only. For example,
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Year Books, some special
volumes of miscellaneous subjects.
General Section includes books on various subjects like
Gender study, Performing arts – Drama, Dance, Music;
painting, architecture etc..
Stacks Room stock the maximum collection of the Library
under specific department headings like History,
Economics, Mathematics etc.
Periodical is a published work that appears in a new
edition on a regular schedule. The most familiar examples
are the newspaper, often published daily, or weekly; or the
magazine, typically published weekly, monthly or quarterly.
Other examples would be a newsletter, a literary journal or
learned journal, or a yearbook. These examples are
referenced by volume and issue. "Volume" refers to the
number of years the publication has been circulated, and
"Issue “refers to how many times that periodical has been
published during that year.
Academic Journals ..
An academic journal is a peer-reviewed
periodical in which scholarship relating to a
particular academic discipline is published .
In our library we subscribe to journals
published in India and Abroad for example:
Indian Historical Review, Economic &
Political Weekly , Times Literary supplement
some special features
. The Book Bank has text books on various subjects
for needy students. These books are issued for a
For details students are advised to contact:
Book Bank In-Charge - Dr. Aruna Gupta
Department of Hindi
For issue of Books - Mrs. Gauri Kiroula
Semi Professional Assistant
Library offers special facilities for the physical
For VH Students
Braille Dictionaries for consultation only.
Braille books for circulation, available in Hindi and Pol. science
Daisy Books (CDs of Text Books available for circulation)
20 blank Audio Cassette can be issued to each VH student for a
One Cassette cum MP3/CD Player can be issued to each VH
Student for a year.
They can issue documents from Reserve section
between 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.
And sit anywhere in the college with their Reader, but return
them by 5.00 p.m. positively.
PHOTOCOPY SERVICE IN THE
Library Photocopier is available only for Library
books and the documents which are not issued.
Students should give requisition at the Reserve
The charges are Rs. 0.50 for each A4 paper size.
Students will received the delivery of photocopies
after payment from Xeroxing Point between 10.30
and 11.30 a.m. , the following day.
Due to copyright issue, the whole book is not allowed
When is the library open?
8:30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Circulation hours for students and faculty members
8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
CIRCULATION ON Saturdays
9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
(ENTRY WILL BE ALLOWED ONLY WITH LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
LIBRARY WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON ALL SUNDAYS AND
How to become member of Library ?
Students after getting their College ID cards
may collect the requisite form available at the
Library Office and submit the same duly filled
along with a passport size photograph.
Library rules: Stop Light –
a list of what you can and cannot do in the library!
WHAT I MUST DO :
ENTER QUIETLY AND OBSERVE SILENCE
FOLLOW LIBRARY RULES
NOT MUTILIATE OR DAMAGE BOOKS
USE OF MOBILE PHONES IS PROHIBITED
PLEASE KEEP YOUR ISSUED BOOKS,
PHOTOCOPY MATERIALS, BAGS,
UMBRELLA, WATER BOTTLE ETC.
DON’T LEAVE YOUR VALUABLES e.g.
PURSE, MOBILE PHONES, LAPTOP ETC. ,
THE COLLEGE AUTHORITIES WILL NOT
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS, IF
Books: why you need to come to the library ?
Text books, General books related to your discipline.
Students can issue maximum of 5 books from the
stacks at a time
How long can you keep the library books
- 2 Weeks or for 14 days
Hold or Reserve : You can Reserve books on
Step 1. Student should get their required books from the
Step 2. Before getting any book issued students must
satisfy themselves that its pages are intact. If any page is
missing, the Library Staff should be informed and get the pages
signed by them, failing which they will be held responsible for
the missing pages and would be required to replace the book.
Step 3. Hand over the books and Library Membership
Card to the staff available on Main counter for issue of books.
Step 4. Take the Issued books from the Delivery counter
near the Check Point.
Step 5. Get Due Date stamped from the Check point
Step 6. Books are now issued to be taken away from the
Library for a period of 14 days.
Students should know…
Students are entitled to issue maximum of 5 books.
Students must return the issued books on or before
the date last stamped (or within 15 days from the
date of book issued)
If any of the issued books are not returned in time,
you will have to pay fine.
For re-activation of the Library Card students should
Contact the Library Office.
FINE for Late
return of Library books
For any book late up to 2 days – No Fine
For any book late up to 5 days – Rs. 10/-
For any book late up to 10 days- Rs. 20/-
For any book late up to 15 days- Rs. 30/-
Fine for any book late more than 15 days –
Rs. 30/- + Rs. 10/- per day and library card
will be BLOCKED
(for reactivation of card, contact the Librarian)
Duplicate Library Card
In case you lose your Library Membership
Card, a duplicate card can be obtained on
payment of Rs. 100/-.
Please do not lend your library membership
card, as you will be held responsible for any
missing pages or lost books issued against
your card .
NO DUE CERTIFICATE
Every student is required to obtain a NO
Due/Clearance Certificate from the Library before
taking their University Roll Number/Admit Card or
leaving the College after returning the library books.
Failed students are required to return their Library
Membership Card within One Month from the date of
declaration of the result, failing which they will not be
issued the Clearance in future.
RECORD FROM LIBRARY CATALOG
Includes AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, and
DATE OF PUBLICATION.
SUBJECT HEADINGS describe content.
CALL NUMBER and LOCATION specify where
item is shelved in I P College Library.
Example of CALL NUMBER:
O : 1M88 P9
CLASSIFICATION SCHEME: COLON
Books are classified according to ‘COLON
CLASSIFICATION Scheme devised by Dr.
S.R. Ranganathan, a well known
Mathematician and Professor of Madras
University and considered as Father of
Library Science in India.
MAIN CLASS: Class Numbers
representing broad subjects
4 Journalism (Mass Media & Mass communication
D68(B) Computer Science
O: English Literature
O15 Sanskrit Literature
O152 Hindi Literature
O153 Punjabi Literature
O157 Bengali Literature
Main Classes …
L Health Science/ Medicine
M Useful Arts
N FINE ARTS
Main classes …
W Political Science
OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue) Main Page
DR. BABLI MOITRA
(Staff Council Committee)
– One teacher Representative from each Depts..
Dr. Meenakshi Khanna
Associate Professor (Department of History)
In-charge (Library Services)
Mrs. Gauri Kiroula
SEMI PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT
Mrs. Chandni Pareek
Jr. Library & Information Assistant
In-charge ( Periodicals & Stacks)
Circulation counter In - Charge
Mr. Kashmir Singh
Jr. Library & Information Assistant
Location : II Floor
for attending Fiction & English
Mr. Mohan Chand
Location: First Floor (New Stack ROOM)
Mr. Rajender Bhatt for attending History & Political
Location: Library Office
Mr. Prem Lal for attending Library office work
Location: Ground Floor New Stack Room
Mr. Ram Het
Philosophy & Psychology
Mr. Taj Abbas
Location: Ground Floor Old STACK
Mrs. Sudesh Poswal
For attending books of
Hindi & Sanskrit Literature
Mr. Dinesh Kumar for attending Current
Magazines , Reserve, Reference and General
In-charge Property & checking
Mr. Jagdish Prasad
Location: II floor Old Stack for
attending Bound Periodicals
Mr. Amit Kr. Kanoujia
Location : First Floor Old stack for
attending Economics and Commerce
Mr. Kuldeep Singh
ICT Resource Centre
Large variety of
information available on
Internet’s Search tools
Yahoo! and Google etc.
Students can access
the e-journals through
University –wide -
A STUDENT WHO IS FOUND TO MAKE AN
EXEMPLARY USE OF THE LIBRARY
SHALL BE AWARDED A PRIZE ON THE
IT IS WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE
LIBRARY TO TAKE AWAY ALL RIGHTS
AND PRIVILEGES, IF ANY MEMBER DOES
NOT ABIDE BY THE LIBRARY RULES.
Any questions ?