About The Library


The library of Barasat College is located on the 2nd floor of the main Building of the college. It consists of two dedicated wings- Library for Humanities and Sciences and the Library of Commerce. The library has a collection of more than 32,312 volumes of books and six titles of journals. The library provides a host of facilities to the users (both students and faculties). It offers Reading Room facility which can accommodate over 50 users at a time. The functioning and management of the library is efficiently supervised by an active Library Committee which meets regularly to ensure optimum use of facilities and to frame policies for futuristic development.
At the library,all books are barcoded and arranged by Call Number. In book classification the library follows Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) method. In addition, the library is a bonafide member of INFLIBNET N-LIST project. Through INFLIBNET N-LIST project the library can access more than 32,00,000 volumes of E-books and more than 6000 E-journals with back issues. The library also subscribes two daily newspapers and two employment related weekly newspapers. Multiple OER Repositories Links are accessible and available through the library WEBOPAC. The users can access important repositories by simply clicking on the links even from home. The users are also guided to obtain relevant results from the global Directory of Open Access Repositories like Open DOAR. In addition, the users, especially students are encouraged to make use of the resources of National Digital Library. The library offers computer facilities with high-speed internet connection.
The functions and services of the library are partly automated. Web-based open access cataloguing services (WEBOPAC) are in operation. The library also boasts of reprographic service to users and particularly to the students.
The library uses KOHA 21.05.08 integrated library management system. The users search their documents through OPAC. All the documents of the library have been entered in KOHA and this goes a long way towards a complete automation of the platform.

Library Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 10:00 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 18:00
Thursday 10:00 18:00
Friday 10:00 18:00
Saturday 10:00 16:00

Library Staffs

# Name E-mail Deisgnation Educational Qualification
1 Mr. Prakash Rabi Das Librarian BSc. (Hons. Botany), BLIS, MLIS, MPhil.
2 Soumitra Biswas Librarian (Evening section) M.Phil., MLIS., M. Com.
3 Sri Debdulal Banerjee Library Staff NA
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