USHA PRAVIN GANDHI COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE
Juhu Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai – 400 056.
ID & Library Cards of students –
After being admitted and confirming the SAP number, students will get their Identity Cards and Library Cards.
Student Identity Card is the Student’s identification when he or she is on campus or required to document that he or she is enrolled at Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Students can obtain their Library Card from the library after completing the necessary formalities at the library counter.
Library has provided a facility of online catalogue in KOHA library management software, in which users can search and check the availability of a book of their choice in all the institutions of SVKM.
Issue – Return of books for students –
Students are provided open access to the collection of the library. They can search for a particular book in OPAC or they can check the physical availability of that particular book in shelves. If they are unable to find the books, library staff helps them to search the book they are searching for.
Students can borrow one book at a time on their library card for seven days. They may renew the same for another seven days if the book is not in demand by any other user.
Reservation of books –
Students can reserve books which are not currently available in the library. As soon as the reserved book returns, the students will be informed.
Overnight book issue –
Books are issued to students for overnight reading on request if multiple copies are not available at the home issue counter.
Issue – Return of books for staff –
Regular staff can borrow up to ten books from the library for the entire semester. Library has a practice of making separate library card for every staff member.
A record of day to day entries of check-outs and check-ins is kept in KOHA library management software.
Inter Library Loan –
The Library offers Inter Library loan service to students and staff of all the institutions under the umbrella of SVKM.
They can borrow books for reference for a short period through a proper channel of institutional Librarians.
There is a separate register kept in the library to record the issue-return of books through Inter Library Loan service.
Reference Resources –
Students can use Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, Competitive exams material etc. for certain references related to their studies, assignments and project work.
Library users can refer certain online resources made available under the SVKM consortia, which includes more than 1,00,000 e-books (E-brary), about 7,000 e-journals (ProQuest, EBSCO, JSTOR) and certain useful databases like IEEE, Science Direct, Manupatra, Springer, etc.
Library users may refer to the E-Resource User Manual to search information from available articles or databases.
Library Reading Hall –
The Library has two fully air-conditioned reading halls with a total seating capacity of more than 200 users at a time. A separate seating arrangement is made for staff and students. The reading hall remains open between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on all working days.
During examination period the reading hall on the second floor remains open between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. on all working days.
Internet Access through Wi-Fi –
Apart from the computerization of library system including Koha Library Management Software and printing facility, library has provided four computers with internet facility for library users. Such access is provided for educational purposes only.
Audio Corner –
Audio Corner facility is provided to students to listen to music and audio books and watch videos under the guidance of library staff and faculty.
Newspapers& Periodicals –
The Library subscribes to 14 newspapers and 24 magazines / journals in print format for its users. Students can refer them within library.
Syllabus & Question Papers –
Files of Syllabus and Questions papers of previous years are available at the Library counter for reference of the students and faculty of all the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Current Awareness Service –
Information about new additions in the library collection, content list of journals, employment opportunities for students, forthcoming events like seminars, conferences, competitions, examinations, etc. and other relevant notices are put up on the library notice board from time to time.
Lists of books –
Subject-wise lists of books in the collection are provided to users on request.
Photocopy service counter is available in the campus which caters to the need of students.
Turnitin (Anti-Plagiarism Software) –
Library staff helps the faculty and students to check their dissertations / research publications, etc. using this software.
Membership of American Centre Library –
The Library has institutional membership of American Center Library, located at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). Faculty members and students can visit this library to go through its collection for general reading as well as for their specific studies and projects.
Facility to Ex-students –
Ex-students pursuing higher studies are provided the library reading hall facility on request.
Baggage Counter –
Baggage counter for students is made available at the entrance of the Library. While handing over their bags to the Security Guard at the counter students write their names and SAP numbers in the register kept on the desk and collect the baggage tokens to identify their bags.
Suggestion Box –
Students can drop their suggestions related to library collection and services in this box which is kept near the entrance of the Library on the second floor. Members of the College Library Committee certainly give importance to good suggestions received from users.