LIBRARY

CENTRAL LIBRARY

RISHI BANKIM LIBRARY

KNOW YOUR LIBRARY

AN OVERVIEW

 Rishi Bankim Chandra Evening College (RBCEC), Naihati, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, was established in 1947. It is renamed as Evening Section of the erstwhile Rishi Bankim Chandra College, named after the Great Literateur Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. The college was shifted to this present location at Kantalpara on the eastern side of the track the next year June, 1948, when the day section of the college started.


The College Library of the Rishi Bankim Chandra Evening College named as ‘RISHI BANKIM LIBRARY’ is now located in 2nd floor of the new building ‘B-Block’. Rishi Bankim Library (RBL) has been running since the inception of the college itself on 1947. The library began its journey with the help of very small number of books of only commerce faculty. Now all streams such as Art & Humanities, Commerce & Management and Science with UG and PG (M.Com.only) are taught in this college. The RBL is computerized (Automated) through the Integrated Library Management software KOHA (Customized) with around 17,000 printed books. Library services are provided to students, faculties, co-staffs of the college and other members (outsiders) who satisfy required terms and conditions.

  

LIBRARY HOURS

 

The Library and the Reading Room are open from 3.30 PM to 9.00 PM on all days except on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, Sundays and Institutional holidays.

 

TECHNICAL PROCESSING

 

All the books procured in the Library are being classified with the help of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme by the Librarians to organize the books subject wise on the shelf in proper order for easy and timely access. After classification books are catalogued according to AACR2R and OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogue) are generated using KOHA Library Management Software. The Manual catalogue and Online Catalogue both are available for browsing and searching during Library Hours within the Library. The Web-OPAC is available for browsing and searching using IP Address.

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

All Under Graduate and Post Graduate students, non-teaching staffs, all types of faculties and administrative staffs of the College are eligible for library membership. Outside persons including ex-students may also be admitted on the basis of written application with proper documents to use the Library for reading and reference purposes at the discretion of the Librarian as Outside Members.

 

ACCESS TO VISITOR

 

Visitors may visit the Library during Library Hours (3.30 PM to 9.00 PM) on all Working Days. Outside students or research scholars may use the Library on the basis of written request with prior permission and proper documents.

 

MISSION OF THE LIBRARY

 The mission of Rishi Bankim Library is to provide and manage information resources to support teaching and learning process at the college and the informational needs of the library members.

 

OBJECTIVES

 The mission of the library is accomplished through the following objectives:

•        To evaluate, acquire, organize, preserve and provide information resources that adequately support the curricula of the college, the information needs of library community

•        To develop and maintain facilities that are conducive to study, research and reflection

•        To provide appropriate and timely access to the library’s resources

•        To foster productive relationships with internal and external members that promote and enhance the library’s resources and services

STAFF DIRECTORY

 

LIBRARIAN (ASSOCIATE RANK)                                

DR. SANTOSH KUMAR TUNGA                       

Phone (M): +91 9432080868

E-MAIL: tungask@rediffmail.com

 

LIBRARIAN

DR. LAKSMAN SARKAR

Phone (M): +91 9836314862

E-MAIL: sarkar12ku@gmail.com 

 

LIBRARY CLERK

Mr. Saikat Sarkar

Phone: +91 9432054154

 

LIBRARY PEON

Mr. Samar Chakraborty                                                         

Phone: +91 8013710200

Mr. Tusher Kanti Biswas

Phone: +91 9333213455

 

LIBRARY ATTENDENT

Mr. Dipankar Shaw                                                       

Phone : +91 8296614481       

Mr. Bappa Nayak

Phone :+91 9038270080

 

LIBRARY SUB-COMMITTEE


1. MEMBERS OF THE LIBRARY SUB-COMMITTEE

Chairman:      Dr. Debasish Bhowmick, Principal

Convener:       Dr. Laksman Sarkar, Librarian 

Jt. Convener:  Dr. Santosh Kumar Tunga, Librarian

 

Faculty Members:

                  Dr. Aprajita Dhara       

                  Dr. Dilip Kumar Karak

                  Dr. Amit Bhandari

                  Dr. Suvarun Goswami

 

Staff Members: Sri Somnath Bhattacharya

                           

Student Member: G. S., Students’ Union (Ex-officio)


2. ROLE OF THE LIBRARY SUB-COMMITTEE

Generally, the roles of the library sub-committee are as follows:

1.     Working as an advisory body and recommending body to the college authority like G.B.

2.     Making the rules and regulations of the college library

3.     Supervision of the accounts of the college library and approval of the financial requirements.

4.     Considering the planning, organizational procedures, development programmes, administrative measures and the like

5.     Selection of books, journals and other library materials.

6.     Consideration of any policy matter and taking any administrative decision related to library

7.     Recommend to the GB regarding all matters of the college library particularly financial requirement, future development programmes and major administrative decisions.

 

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

1.    PRINTED BOOK COLLECTION

 Library has enriched with important valuable books on different subjects / disciplines studied at UG and PG level. Without this there exist special collection on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, and General Reference Section. Beyond these collections, Central Library has an up to dated strong collection on Career Guidance. Some of the major subjects on which books are available are as follows:

 

SL. No.

SUBJECTS

1

Auditing

2

Bengali

3

Biography

4

Biology

5

Business Law

6

Career Guidance

7

Chemistry

8

Commerce

9

Computer Science

10

Costing

11

Economics

12

Education

13

English

14

Environmental Studies

15

Film Studies

16

Financial Accounting

17

Geography

18

Hindi Literature

19

History

20

Income Tax

21

Journalism

22

Library & Information Science

23

Mathematics

24

Management

25

Medicine

26

Novel

27

Philosophy

28

Political Science

29

Physics

30

Religion

31

Research Methodology

32

Sanskrit

33

Sociology

34

Stories

35

Statistics

36

Women Studies

 

2.      SPECIAL COLLECTION (PRINTED BOOK)

2.1. Career Guidance Books (Resource Cell for Competitive Examinations)

In Career Guidance section, there is a collection of Books on TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, CAT, MAT, UGC-NET/JRF/SLET, Banking, Insurance, PSC, RAIL, CSSC (School Service), SSC, WBCS, UPSC, books on general studies, general arithmetic, general English, verbal & Non-verbal reasoning, general knowledge, current affairs for different all India competitive examinations. The Section has been functioning from January 2005. However considering the need and importance all out effort is being made to enrich the collection of this Section

2.2. Book Bank Collection

Below Poverty Line (BPL) Card Holder, Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC); and needy, deserving and economically weaker students can avail Book Bank Facility. For this Rishi Bankim Library collected different syllabus oriented books for relevant students. Students are asked to contact with Librarians along with photo copy of such relevant documents.

2.3. Bankim Collection

The special attraction of our Rishi Bankim Library or Central Library is Bankim Gallery which displays the collection of Photos of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and his family members, museum objects and documents (including ‘Bangadarshan’ journal) collection on and by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. Here also have a large number of book collections on and by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

 2.4. Rabindranath Tagore Collection

Rishi Bankim Library has a good and valuable collection on Rabindranath Tagore (Thakur). This collection contains important books written by Rabindranath Tagore (including “Rabindra Rachanabali”) and books on Rabindranath Tagore written by different authors. Any library user can access this valuable collection.


3.      E-RESOURCES

Our Central Library is a member of N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) Project of Govt. of India which is executed by the e-ShodhSindhu consortium, INFLIBNET Centre through which the registered members of the library can access and download articles from 6,300 +  E-Journals, 185000+ titles under E-bray, 10800+ ebooks and 6,00,000 ebooks through NDL. Without this our library has a large collection of CD / DVD on different subjects which can be accessed by the library users.

 

4.      PERIODICALS COLLECTION

 Central Library has a strong collection of printed renowned journals in different languages on different subjects. Presently it subscribes sixteen (16) following printed journals. Beyond these journals there exist several magazines.

4.1. Printed Journals

1)      Accounting Research & Audit Practice (Quarterly)

2)      Applied Economics (Quarterly)

3)      Bagartha (Monthly) in Hindi

4)      Bangadarshan in Bengali

5)      Business Strategy (Quarterly)

LIBRARY SECTIONS

 

1. ACQUISITION SECTION

The acquisition section is responsible for Book selection, order, receiving of books and accessioning after checking according to order. After accession work of book, it is ready for next step of processing i.e., classification and cataloguing.

 

2 BACK VOLUME JOURNAL SECTION

After a particular duration and lack of space of periodical section back volumes of the periodicals are shifted to the Back Volume Journal Section in an organized way. Users can also access the resources of this section.

 

3 BAG DEPOSIT CORNER (PROPERTY COUNTER)

Library users are requested to deposit their bags / belongings here at the time of enter inside the library. Personal printed reading materials including Xerox copy are not allowed inside the library. Bag should be collected at the time of exit the library. Valuable things should not contain in the bag during library use.

 

4 BANKIM GALLERY

The special attraction of our Rishi Bankim Library or Central Library is Bankim Gallery which displays the collection of Photos of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and his family members, museum objects and documents (including ‘Bangadarshan’ journal) collection on and by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. Here also have a large number of book collections on and by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

 

5 BOOK BANK

Below Poverty Line (BPL) Card Holder, Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC); and needy, deserving and economically weaker students can avail Book Bank Facility. Students are asked to contact with Librarians.


6 CAREER GUIDANCE SECTION (Resource Cell for Competitive Examinations)

In this section, there is a collection of Books on TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, CAT, MAT, UGC-NET/JRF/SLET, Banking, Insurance, PSC, Rail, CSSC (School Service), SSC, WBCS, books on General Studies, General Arithmetic, General English, Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning, General Knowledge, Current Affairs for different all India competitive examinations. The Section has been functioning from January 2005. However considering the need and importance all out effort is being made to enrich the collection of this Section.

 

7 CATALOGUING SECTION

This section is act as bridge section between Acquisition and Lending section. In this section classify the procured books and catalogued according to AACR2R and OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogue) are generated using KOHA Library Management Software. After these steps of processing, books are send to book shelves and ready for issue. The Manual catalogue and Online Catalogue both are available for browsing and searching during Library Hours within the Library. The Web-OPAC will be available using IP Address for browsing and searching.

 

8 COLLECTIONS OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Rishi Bankim Library has a good and valuable collection on Rabindranath Tagore (Thakur). This collection contains important books written by Rabindranath Tagore (including “Rabindra Rachanabali”) and books on Rabindranath Tagore written by different authors. Any library user can access this valuable collection.


9 CURRENT ARRIVALS SECTION

In this section some important or valuable new books which are currently subscribed by the library are displayed for attraction of users or to notify users about current books. Books of this section are also available for access by the library users.

 

10 E-RESOURCE CENTRE

Our E-Resource Centre consists of 10 PCs with internet connection using WiFi network and all of them are connected with LAN. Through this E-resource Centre users can access e-resources (both subscribed and free), Web-OPAC of the library using IP address, Web-OPAC of others library throughout world, other open access resources, etc. Our Central Library is a member of N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) Project of the Govt. of India which is executed by the e-ShodhSindhu consortium, INFLIBNET Centre through which the registered members of the library can access and download articles from 6,300 +  E-Journals, 1,99,500+ ebooks and 6,00,000 ebooks through NDL.

 

11 LENDING SECTION

It is the first point of user contact in a library and almost user’s satisfaction depends on this section enormously. It is popularly known as circulation section. Library users can borrow the book as well as return the books through this section. This section also functions as an enquiry centre about library. Any type of query about library rules created by the users can try to meet by this section. Without this issuance of library clearance to users is an important activity of this section.

 

12 ONLINE CATALOGUE SECTION (OPAC)

OPAC is an acronym for “On-line Public Access Catalogue”. OPAC is a systematic record of the holdings of a collection. Its purpose is to enable a user of the collection to find out the physical location of the information in the collection. It is an access tool and resource guide to the collection of a library or libraries which provides bibliographic data in machine-readable form, facilitates search interactively on computer terminal by a user.

 Our library is using KOHA as Library Automation Software. With the help of OPAC module of this software anyone can search document easily by different search options like Author, Title, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Illustrator, Subject, Keyword, Series, Call Number and ISBN.

 

13 PERIODICAL SECTION

On receipt of recommendation from different academic departments, selection of periodicals is done on priority basis and orders are placed. Indian Journals are subscribed directly from publishers and local vendors. All Journals are displayed in the Display Cabinet. The current issues of Journals and the bound volumes of back issues of Journals may be issued for consultation of Library Readers.

 

14 REFERENCE SECTION

The Reference section of the library contains information-dense resources. In Reference Section, there is a rich collection of reference books which includes Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Yearbooks, Bibliographies, Gazetteers, Atlases, Handbooks, Guidebooks, etc. The reference shelves are separate from the other shelves. Current awareness services are provided by this section to keep up-to-date the users in their interest or subject areas. Services by this section are:

 

●Bibliographies or reading lists;

●Display;

●New titles list;

●Current awareness;

● Selective Dissemination of Information;

●Interlibrary loans.

 

15 REPROGRAPHY SECTION

Reprography is the reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means, such as photography or xerography. Our central library provides photocopying services according to its capacity to provide better services to the library users and ensure that users get better access to library resources. 

 

17 SYLLABUS AND OLD QUESTIONS PAPERS SECTION

In this section University syllabuses on different subjects are available for access by the library users. Without this old question papers of university examinations are also available for library users.

 

18 TEACHERS’ STUDY ROOM

A Study cum Research room is available for Teachers with sufficient airy space and seating capacity in silence environment. Other facilities like light, fan, purified water and attached refreshment room are also available. Faculties can read the documents collected from library and can discuss with their relevant groups on topic of their interest.

 

19 TEXTBOOK SECTION

This section consists of textbooks on different subjects and manages textbooks in different stacks of the library subject-wise. Our library provides open access facility to the users, so users can go to bookshelves directly and choose the book of their required.

LIBRARY RULES & REGULATIONS

1 MEMBERSHIP

The Library is open to all under graduate and post graduate current students, to all non-teaching staffs, to all teaching and administrative staffs of the College. Other persons including ex-students requesting use of the Library for reading or reference purposes may be admitted as Outside Members at the discretion of the Librarian. Outside members may be permitted to borrow only in exceptional circumstances and will then require making a cautionary deposit which shall be refunded on satisfactory completion of the membership.

Ø  To facilitate the process of extending library membership, the current students of 1st year B. A. (Hons. & General), B. Sc. (Hons. & General), B. Com. (Hons. & General) and M. Com. are asked to deposit their fee collection card to the Library Counter within 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm of any working day.

Ø  Requisition slips for documents are accepted within 6.00 pm and documents are issued from 7.00 pm for home.

2 CODES OF CONDUCT

Ø  Every member must sign the Entry Register available at the entrance.

Ø  New User should register as member at the counter before borrowing.

Ø  Members will not be allowed to avail the library facilities without valid membership identity card (Library Card).

Ø  Membership card is not transferable.

Ø  Eatables / bags / personal books / blank CD / photocopies or journals, etc. will not be allowed inside of the Library.

Ø  Users are requested to deposit their bags / belongings (other than valuables) at the Personal Belongings Counter or Property Corner or Bag Deposit Counter. The College accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any articles so left.

Ø  The Reading Room is for the purpose of study and not for discussion or Chat or not for social gatherings in the library.

Ø  Strict silence and discipline must be maintained in the Library.

Ø  Disciplinary action will be taken against those breaking the rules.

Ø  The Librarian shall from time to time have authority to maintain good order in the Library and may exclude from it or suspend from its use any reader who breaks these rules.

Ø  Readers should not mark, underline, dog-ear, write, tear pages or otherwise damage the library documents.

Ø  Newspapers, magazines and journals must be read only in the library on specific tables and should not be taken to any other reading areas.

Ø  No library material can be taken out of the library without permission.

Ø  Readers at the time of leaving the Library may be required to show at the door all books and papers in their possession.

Ø  Journals (unbound issues) / Reference Books / Reports will not be issued from the library.

Ø  No borrowing facilities will take place from the Reference Section; it is available only for reading room.

Ø  Books borrowed must be returned on or before the due date.

Ø  Users are requested to verify the physical condition of the book(s) before borrowing otherwise if any damage noticed during responsible will be rendered to the last borrower.

Ø  For late return of books, overdue charges will be collected as per rules.

Ø  Smoking, eating or drinking is strictly forbidden in the Library.

Ø  Cell phones MUST be turned OFF in the Library at ALL TIMES.

Ø  Please keep clean the library premises.

Ø  Keep the environment of study/education.

Ø  Suggestions on all aspects, of library services are welcome.

Ø  Please co-operate with us for smooth library services.

 

3 RULES FOR BORROWING DOCUMENTS

3.1 User eligibility to borrow books

Sl No.  Member Details          No. of Books   Loan Period

1          Faculty (Whole Time) 10        3 months

2          Faculty (SACT)          5          3 months

3          Faculty (PTT)  2          3 months

4          Non Teaching Staff (Parmanent)        5          3 months

5          Non Teaching Staff (Contractual)      2          3 months

5          U. G. Students (Honours)       3          30 days

6          U. G. Students (General)        2          30 days

7          P.G Students   3          30 days

 

3.2 Reference Services

Ø  Document issued for reading room is to be returned within the day.

Ø  Library users are requested to examine the library materials carefully after their issue immediately and if any mutilation or damage is found, it is to be brought to the notice of the library staff, otherwise the reader to whom document was issued last borrower will be held responsible for mutilation.

Ø  Rare and Reference Books, Journals and periodicals are issued daily during the working hours and are not for home-issue.

 

4 LIBRARY CAUTION MONEY

Ø  No Library Caution Money will be returned to the student under any circumstance, unless the following three documents are submitted to the library counter:

Ø  First Admission Pay-In-slip showing deposit of Caution Money,

Ø  Fee Collection Card / Fee Book, and

Ø  Library Membership Card (if any)

Ø  No Library Caution Money will be returned to the student if it’s not withdrawn within two academic sessions counting from the sessions he / she ceased to be a student in the particular class.

 

5 LIBRARY CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

Library Clearance Certificate is issued to all students from the Library on submission of library card (if issued) or fee collection card at the time of University Form fill-up, Re-admission and Leave or Transfer from the College. All faculties and staff members should obtain Library Clearance Certificate before leave / transfer the College or at the retirement time.

 

6 COST AND SANCTIONS

 6.1 Fines

Document late fine of 50 paisa per day in first month and Rs.1.00 per day in next successive months, will be charged for a book retained by a member after 30 days or the due date as stamped or on the expiry of the period of permitted extension.

6.2 Loss or Damage Material

For lost or damaged Library Material, user is required to replace this with new material of same title, same author, same edition or latest edition and of the same publisher. The damaged material will be handed over to the relevant user. Where the lost items forms part of a series and cannot be acquired separately, the user may be liable for the replacing the entire set with purchasing new set.

6.3 Loss of Library Card

If a member loses his / her library card, the loss should be immediately reported to the Librarian in written form. Duplicate Library Card will be issued on payment of Rs. 20.00 as token fine.

6.4 Theft and Mutilation

The wilful mutilation or defacement of library materials, the attempt at, or illegal / unauthorized removal of library materials, the attempt to obtain library materials or gain access to library facilities by false pretence or forgery, will be considered a major offence against the College and any person who commits such an offence may be reported to the Library Authority along with Principal for disciplinary action which may result a penalty, suspension or expulsion.

6.5 Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

Non-payment of fines and failure to comply with other Library rules and regulations may result in suspension of borrowing privileges.

 

7 LIBRARY FACILITIES

Ø  Open Access Facility

Ø  Internet Access Facility

Ø  Wi-Fi Facility

Ø  OPAC Searching Facility

Ø  Question Papers Searching Facility

Ø  Syllabus Searching Facility

Ø  CD-ROM / DVD Searching facility

Ø  News Paper Facility

Ø  Special collection Access facility


8 READER’S SERVICES

Ø  Keeping records of all registered members of all categories-students, staff, teachers and others,

Ø  Issuing and returning of documents

Ø  Keeping book reservation

Ø  Sending reminders for documents overdue and collection of fine

Ø  Maintaining statistics of issue and return of documents

Ø  Providing reading room facilities

Ø  Extending reference services

Ø  Compilation of bibliographies and documentation lists

Ø  Providing information services

Ø  Readers’ guidance as and when necessary

Ø  Rendering instructional services

Ø  Providing internet facilities

Ø  Other reader’s services

LIBRARY REPOSITORIES


1. QUESTION PAPERS

Digitized form of University question papers from 2020 of B. A., B. Com., B. Sc. (General and Honours) both CBCS system and Part 1, 2 and 3 are available in the Digital Library through the URL Link: http://rbcec.dspaces.org/.

 

2. SYLLABUS

Since our Rishi Bankim Chandra Evening College is affiliated under the West Bengal State University, so syllabuses of various courses of our college are followed by the West Bengal State University. Syllabuses of various subjects in CBCS format are available in the West Bengal State University Website : https://wbsu.ac.in

 

OTHER USEFUL LINK FOR OPEN ACCESS E-RESOURCES
 

NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRRARY OF INDIA

( https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/)

 

·         DIGITAL LIBRRARY OF INDIA

(http://www.dli.gov.in/)

 

·         WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY

(https://www.wdl.org/en/)

 

·         UNIVERSAL DIGITAL LIBRARY

(http://ulib.isri.cmu.edu/ )

 

·         PROJECT GUTENBERG

(https://www.gutenberg.org/)

 

·         DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS REPOSITORIES

(https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/opendoar/)

·         DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

(https://doaj.org/)

 

·         NISCAIR ONLINE PERIODICALS

(http://nopr.niscair.res.in/)

 

♣ONLINE RESOURCES IN SANSKRIT LANGUAGE

https://www.masteranylanguage.com/c/r/o/Sanskrit/Resources

https://library.ssus.ac.in/index.php?id=80

http://www.sanskritebooks.org/

http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/ebooks.php

https://www.onlinesanskritbooks.com/

 

♣GOVERNMENT OF INDIA E-BOOK (NATIONAL PORTAL OF INDIA)

(https://www.india.gov.in/my-government/documents/e-books)

 

♣HINDI e-BOOKS (Free)

https://epustakalay.com/

https://www.44books.com/

https://pdfbooks.ourhindi.com/

https://www.hindibookspdf.com/free-hindi-books/

https://www.ebookspdf.in/

LIBRARY EXTENSION PROGRAMMES

11.1. USER AWARENESS PROGRAMME
11.2. BOOK EXHIBITION
11.3. LIBRARY DAY CELEBRATION PROGRAMME

11.4 LIBRARIAN’S DAY CELEBRATION PROGRAMME

11.5 WEBINARS ORGANIZATION

11.6 ONLINE QUIZ CONTEST ORGANIZATION

11.7 WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

 

 

Gallery


Digital Library

Web OPAC

NLIST