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Before becoming the member of the Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya Library, you have already become a member of the Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya family. You are earnestly welcome to our Central Library and we are glad to receive you. At the outset, let us lay before you the historic past and rich tradition of the Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya. The college has been established with the vision of providing best possible

education and infusing a sense of discipline, self-reliance and social responsibility among the young generation, irrespective of their socio-economic status.

Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya (formerly Charuchandra Evening College) is considerably one of the youngest colleges of the city. It was established in 1985 in Lake Market of South Calcutta, the date of its inauguration being 15th July of the same year. It was then shifted to ‘Chittaranjan High School for Boys’ located in Kasba. It was however shifted to its present location bearing the address 27E, Bose Pukur Road, Kolkata-700042 on 9th October, 2002. The classes continued to be held in the evening. The college witnessed the shift from evening to day classes from the year 2005 and was renamed Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya on 1st April, 2005, taking the name from the locality wherein it is situated. It is affiliated to the ‘University of Calcutta’. In the journey of thirty years, the college has braved through the constraints that were perceptible in its nascent stage and succeeded in becoming one of the promising institutions dedicated to the materialization of true knowledge and learning.

The College is proud of its own library. It is the nerve centre of learning process in the College. This library is situated on the first floor of the college. Total area of the library is 1150sq. feet. The library possess about above ten thousand (>10,000) books and many journals. Library regularly subscribes two journals (hardcopies). There are 35 seats for reference work. This library is a member of N-LIST (a project funded by the MHRD through INFLIBNET), which provides electronic access to nearly 6000 journals and 1,35,000 e-books. Besides many unnumbered open access journals may be accessed through DOAJ and other portals which are linked with our website. Books had been purchased by UGC fund, State Govt. Fund and also College fund. Besides this the college has a UGC- remedial collection and Book Bank for poor and backward students.

Duration: A. Library hours:

a) Monday to Friday: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

b) Saturday: 10.00am to 2.30 pm

B. Borrowing Hours:

a) Monday to Friday: 11.00 am to 1.30 pm (For UG) & 3.30pm to 8.15pm (For PG)

‘KOHA’: an integrated library management open source software (version 3.18.03) is installed for Library automation. Database of books is being created and updated. Facilities for searching database through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available in the library terminals. Internet facilities are also available in the library terminals.

The college has entered into the ‘NLIST: National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content’ programme which is jointly executed by UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi.

A learning resource centre has been set up with eight terminals for students, scholars, teachers, staff and also administrators through online subscribed (NLIST) e-journals, free e-journals and free e-books, old e-question papers since 2015. Internet browsing facilities should be given to all members of the college. The user may search all resources from all the terminals due to LAN connection.

Digital Library beyond campus has also been introduced to browse online subscribed journals for the registered faculty members and staffs of the College only. All registered members can access the subscribed online journals through NLIST programme from anywhere.

The membership of the College Library is open to the all regular students, teachers, scholars, non-teaching employees, ex-nonteaching employee and ex-teaching employees. Among them, ex-nonteaching employee and ex-teaching employees can use only library but they have no lending facilities. All categories of members are requested to contact with Membership Registration Unit. All newly enrolled members of Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya family are requested to register their name at Central Library as Library Membership to avoid the difficulties in future.

a.Criteria for membership: All regular students of this College are eligible for the membership.

b. How to be a member: Regular students may get their Library Cards after the time of admission but they have to sign it by the Librarian producing acknowledgement card along with money receipt to the library from 11-00 a.m. to 1-30 p.m. on all working days except Saturday within stipulated date.

c. Duration of membership: For a session only. Students must renew their library cards for the next academic session as they have to surrender their cards & borrowed books at the time of form fill up prior to University Exam (Library Clearance mandatory).

1. Teaching Staff of the College:

a. Permanent: The permanent full time Teaching staff of the College (Principal/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Librarian/ Assistant Librarian) will be allowed to borrow not more than twenty (20) books at a time for a period of ninety (90) days.

b. Contractual Whole Time (CWTT)/ Part-time (PTT)/ College appointed Full time contractual: The person who will be appointed by the College authority as Contractual Whole Time(CWTT)/ Part-time (PTT)/ Full time contractual Teacher/Assistant Librarian in various departments will enjoy library facilities and services till the expiry of his/her service and he/she will be allowed to borrow not more than fifteen (15) books at a time for a period of ninety (90) days.

c. Honorary & Guest: The person who will be appointed by the College authority as Honorary /Guest in various departments will enjoy library facilities and services till the expiry of his/her service and he/she will be allowed to borrow not more than five (05) books at a time for a period of sixty (60) days.

2. Non-Teaching Staff of the College:

a. The Non-Teaching Staff of the College (Permanent & Contractual Full Time) will be allowed to borrow not more than two (2) books at a time for a period of ninety (90) days.

3. Students:

a. Regular: Regular student will be allowed to borrow not more than two (2) books at a time from a period of fifteen (15) days. Any student member could issue (loan) his/her book for the 1st15 (fifteen) days and can be renewed for maximum 2 (two) times at same duration if no demand is reserved by another member in the mean time for the same book.

b. Dropped out: Dropped out student who completed the college classes but have not appeared in the University examination, will have to take re-admission in the college in order to avail the library facilities.

c. Failed: Failed student will be allowed to enjoy the reading facility after getting permission from the Principal of the College until the next university examination start.

4. Alumni:
a. Alumni of the College will be allowed to enjoy library facilities except borrowing facility after getting permission from the Principal.
5. Outsiders:
a. The Principal/Librarian may give permission at his/her own discretion to enjoy the library facilities to outside teachers/scholars/students from one day to one month at a time.

A) Library card will have to be produced always at the time of entering into the library. Enter into the library will solely depend on the discretion of the librarian.

B) Unauthorised members are not allowed to enter into the library.

C) On entering the library, every library member/user will be required to write legibly his/her name in full and his/her department/address (for outside member), Card No., arrival & departure, etc. in the Walk-In-Register specially provided for the purpose and kept at the entrance.

D) Before getting books issued, any mutilation or marking should be pointed out immediately to the In-Charge of the circulation counter and his/her initials be obtained there, otherwise the member shall be responsible for mutilations and markings discovered afterwards

E) All members/users shall maintain perfect order of library system and keep silence in the library.

F) The cards are not transferable and Loan Card must be produced to borrow books. The Reading Card must be produced to use any library materials in the Reading Room and also produced for computer network searching.

G) No users are allowed to enter inside the Library working and service premises carrying with his/her personal belongings i.e. bags, Xeroxed documents, laptop, portfolios, satchels, attaché cases, umbrellas, flat files or file covers, personal book, folders, etc. All belongings shall be deposited in the prescribed counter.

H) It is not permitted to the library with personal books or already issued books.

I) Assembling in front of the Central Library of the College, loudly speaking and gossiping, using mobile, smoking inside the Library premises is strictly prohibited.

J) For loss of lent book/s, borrower should inform to Circulation Section timely for necessary suggestions as per College library rules to avoid the complexity on this issue

K) Books issued to the students must be returned within stipulated date. In default, an overdue charge Rs.1.00 will be levied for each day.

L) While borrowing a book, every borrower is expected to examine it carefully and the cases of mutilation, defacement or damage, if any, should be brought to the notice of the library staff at the lending counter.

M) The person to whom the book was last issued, will be responsible for any sorts of damage of the book.

N) Students are allowed to go near the closed almirah for the purpose of book selection. Computerized catalogue as well as Manual catalogue is also situated there for this purpose.

O) Please ensure the content of a document before borrowing it, as a borrowed book may not be taken back on that date.

P) Students are allowed to choose any documents for their reference work in the library.

Q) REFERENCE BOOKS and NOT TO BE LEND OUT books are not allowed to borrow or students are not allowed to leave the library with these books in any case.

R) Students are bound to replace the book in case of loss or damage.

S) In all cases of controversies the Library Constitution and Library Rules & Regulation is the final.

T) Library Cards are not transferable.

U) If a library card is lost, it must be reported in the library after General Diary to nearest police station. Duplicate library card may be issued which is chargeable.

V) Library Clearance is mandatory for every member of the Central library at the end of his/her study/service.

A) Computer Using Hours

a) Monday to Friday : 11.30am to 3.30pm (UG) & 4.30pm to 8.00pm

b) Saturday: 11.30am to 1.30pm

B) Students will use computer/internet only educational purpose(study, class project) under the supervision of departmental teachers and also permission of the Librarian.

C) Students will not be permitted for the following purposes

a) Playing games

b) Forwarding E-mail

c) Surfing any social network site like facebook

d) Surfing any obscene or obnoxious website

e) Installing, updating, downloading of any kinds of software

D) For any violation, disciplinary action may be taken by the Principal/College authority.

E) Students will surf internet not more than thirty (30) minutes at a time.

F) Students may have opportunity to download previous question papers, syllabus, study materials after taking permission of Library staff. Any other materials may be downloaded by only taking permission of the Principal or the Librarian.

G) Any personal file should not be stored in the computer after completion of work.

H) Food or drink must not be taken in the E-Zone area.

• OPAC search facilities • Automatic Issue-Return Service • Internet facility through Wi-Fi • On-line journal use facility • Xerox/printing facilities by permission of the Principal • Reference Service • Career guidance service • Guidance to prepare project work • Special borrowing facility after library clearance • Question Bank • Syllabus for all subjects • SMS service

• Fully Web-OPAC search facility • Study materials supply service • Reference lists on demand basis • Clipping Service for the Career Advancement Document delivery

All library staffs are very cooperative & eager to solve the problem. Every single suggestion is very vital for the smooth running of the library and for this purpose. Users may feel free to contact with the Librarian at library.nbmv@gmail.com