The Sadakathullah Appa College Library has emerged as a Knowledge Resource Centre, catering mainly to the information needs of the Faculty, Research Scholars and students. The Library is functioning since its inception from the year 1971.
It is shelved as an independent department on the campus with a floor area of nearly 3,600 sq.ft. Now, a new building is being been constructed with a ground floor area of 6000 sq.ft and 6000sq.ft as its first floor.
Automation of this library consisting of over fifty one thousand books and documents has been completed and is put to use. Library users have always cherished memories of availing of the services of this treasure-house of documents since the past decades.
The collections in the library include Books, National and International Journals, standard newspapers and magazines and online e-resources. The Library is equipped with all modern facilities on par with International standards.
It gives training to students to get access to books and journals using standard websites like NPTEL. We are also a member in INFLIBNET-NLIST & DELNET for accessing their databases. We receive a lot of e-resources (i.e e-books, e-journals) from these databases.
The library provides Information Services, Reference Services, Bibliographic Services and Reprographic Services. On a whole, it is a great pride to say that SAC Library acts as “The Ocean of Knowledge” which quenches the thirst of the library users.
The library is providing a happy, user friendly atmosphere for learning and distribution of knowledge and information.
RULES AND REGULATION OF THE LIBRARY
1. Perfect silence should be maintained in the library.
2. All days are working days except Sunday and Government holidays.
3. The Library works from 8.00 a.m to 6.30 p.m [Without any Break]
4. The Library will be open on Saturdays, Examination days and Semester holidays from 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.
5. The personal belongings of the students (bags, books, notebooks, etc.) should not be brought inside the library.
6. Library users should not move the chairs.
7. Cellular phones and audio instruments are strictly prohibited in the library premises.
8. Enter your name and signature in the Gate Register before entering the library.
9. Students will not be permitted to enter the library without ID cards.
10. Two Books will be issued for UG students, 4 Books for PG Students, M.Phil and Ph.D Scholars
11. Teaching faculty can borrow five books. However the duration of lending should not exceed one semester.
12. Non-Teaching staff can borrow three books only. However the duration of lending should not exceed one semester.
13. For students, the books are lent for 14 days. Books should be compulsorily returned on the due date. In case, if the due date falls on a holiday the books should be returned on the next working day.
14. Books shall be renewed once on request while being returned. A second renewal shall be made at the discretion of the Librarian.
15. An overdue charge of Rs.0.50 paise will be collected per day for not returning the book on the due date.
16. Loss of library books should be immediately reported to the Librarian.
17. In case if the borrower loses or damages the library book(s) he / she has to replace the book(s) or pay triple the cost of the book(s).
18. Journals, Magazines, Thesis, Project Reports, Reference Books, CD / DVD’s and Newspapers are for reference only.
19. Any kind of marking, underlining or clipping of the books is completely forbidden.
20. No Due Certificate must be got from the Librarian while relieving from the college.
21. Library books be used with utmost care and be returned without any damage. Damaged book(s) shall not be accepted and they have to be replaced by the borrower.
22. Exchange of library books among staff members or students should be avoided.
23. The Librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member should abide by it immediately.
24. The library accepts donation of useful manuscripts, books and journals etc., for the use by staff and students.
25. If any user is found to violate the rules, the College will take severe action on him/ her.
INTERNET LABORATORY RULES
1. Do not talk unnecessarily with other students
2. Do not touch, attempt to repair, open, tamper or interface with computers,cabling, air-conditioners or other equipment in the Internet laboratory
3. Do not change the setting arrangements or install / uninstall any programmes without permission.
4. Do not log on to social websites like Facebook, Orkut, etc..,
5. Do not misbehave in the Internet Lab
6. Do not use Pen drives
1. Follow the instructions given by the staff members.
2. Do use the Internet lab often, to utilize the literally immense database resources available for free unlimited downloads.
3. Sign in the “Internet and Browsing Entry Register” kept for users.
4. Respect fellow users and handle all equipment in the laboratory, with care.
5. Do save your work after downloading files:
My Network ---> SERVER-PC ---> Users ---> PUBLIC
or send the files to your mail ID.
6. Do not shutdown the computers while leaving.
INFLIBNET: N-LIST(National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content.
Total No.of Books(15668+36292): 51960
Total No. of National Journal : 35
Total No. of International Journal : 10
Total No. of Magazines : 50
Total No. of Newspapers : 9
Total No. of AV sources (CDS / DVDS) : 566
Total No. of Projects / Thesis : 1892
Total No. of Back volumes : 1060
Total No. of our College Publications : 76
E-Resources Database : INFLIBNET : N-LIST, DELNET
1. Circulation Service
2. OPAC Service (On-Line Public Access Catalogue)
3. Infromation Alert Service
4. Current Awareness Service(CAS)
5. Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
6. Reference Service
7. User Orientation / Information Literacy
8. Book Bank Facility
9. Referral Service
10. Photocopying / Scanning / Printing / CD burning Services
11. Literature Search
12. E-mail Alert Service
13. Plagiarism Checker Service
14. ISBN No. issuing Service
15. Academic and Research Connect Platforms Services
16. Access to E-Books and E-Journals