Library

The Library has closed access system and is open for eight hours a day without a break from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM. There is a spacious reference section having a seating capacity of hundred students at a time and a separate seating arrangement also exists for the staff. Library subscribes to more than seventy-five academic journals and magazines, and nineteen Local and National Newspapers (including Konkani, Marathi and English).

Current Awareness Service is provided to the staff and students by displaying latest information regarding Arts, Commerce and Science subjects and different Scholarships available for staffs/students in various organizations / institutes. General Knowledge and other related information is displayed on the Notice Board. Latest additions to the library are displayed on the New Arrival Book Stand. The library has a book bank facility for the needy students. Under this Book Bank Scheme students are given textbooks for term duration to facilitate their study.

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Rules for Library Users

  • He/She should be a bonafide Student of the College.
  • Each student shall be issued three cards (two for home issue and other for reference). These cards are non-transferable.
  • Students are permitted to keep a book for a maximum period of one week from the date of issue.
  • In case of unavailability of any text book the student is required to fill a Requisition Slip which is available at the issuing counter and has to submit it to the library one day in advance.
  • Books may be renewed at the discretion of the librarian.
  • student should possess a valid Identity card to gain entry into the college library.
  • Periodicals and newspapers are not meant for home lending.
  • If a student fails to return a reference book, newspaper or, periodical issued to him/her before leaving the library, a fine of Rs. 5/- per day will be charged.
  • Students are required to observe absolute silence in the library.
  • Students found guilty of any misbehaviour can be denied entry in the library at the discretion of the Librarian.
  • In case of loss of reader’s cards, a duplicate card may be obtained by a student on payment of a stipulated fee.
  • Loss of a reader’s card should be reported to the Librarian immediately.
  • Students are requested to examine the books issued to them and report any damage before actually taking the book. If a student damages/marked or loses a book, he/she will have to replace the same or will have to pay a fine as determined by the college authorities.
  • If a book is not returned within the stipulated time, a fine of 1 Rupee per day for the first week and, two rupee per day will be charged until the book is returned. If a student fails to return a book for more than three weeks, his/her home lending facility will be withdrawn.

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Services of the Library

The College Library has recently launched following innovative Current Awareness Services (CAS):

  • Inter Library Loan (ILL) Facility.
  • Paper Clipping Service.
  • Independent Room facility for Group Discussion Bibliographic Compilation Service.
  • Reference and Referral Service.
  • Overnight Reference Book Lending Facility.
  • Current Awareness Service.
  • User Orientation Programme.
  • Information Display and Notification.
  • Internet Browsing and Laser Printouts Facility.
  • Wi-Fi Connection.
  • Electronic Resources in the form of CD’s and DVD’s.
  • Online electronic journals and Electronic Books from Nlist.
  • Weekly Electronic Bulletin of D.M’s Library – Gyan Ganga.
  • Information Literacy Programme.
  • Photocopying and Scanning Facility with Online UPS Connectivity
  • Look for a Book Programme.

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Key Features & Attributes

Students are welcome to use the library during and after the college hours. Students may also use the library during holidays. Students have an opportunity for their choice of books on any subjects.

Reference section of the library is having good number of titles in commerce, along with arts and science books. Our reference section is qualitatively stocked with wide range of books such as Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Year books, Maps, Project Reports, and Research Reports of Reputed Organizations. Besides this, to boost the students for further study, library provides directory of higher education, Career related information, Scholarships offered by the different organizations, competitive examinations books and many more.

Exclusive information on any given topic can be found in the library by consulting Reference Resources. We have good collection of Encyclopedias to enhance the reader’s vocabulary and knowledge. In addition to print media, the library has educational databases on CD’s and DVD’s like encyclopedias, Handbooks, Maps, etc, which quench the thirst of knowledge from time to time of the serious readers.

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College library is having good number of reading materials including fiction, non-fiction, reference books, text books in the form of print and non-print materials to provide curricular support to the instructional programme and reading material to inculcate life – long reading habits among the students.

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The Library is provided with Wi-Fi broadband connectivity, whereby the users can access internet using their Laptops. We have installed computers in the library exclusively for faculty and students to browse academic information from internet, doing project work, write CDs and DVDs and get laser print outs.

Besides this we are also having 1400 CD’s / DVD’s on various topics. To support the serious reading and research habits of the students, library also subscribes to electronic journals (6000) and electronic books (32,00,000) through N-List of UGC. Students are welcome to use these resources free of cost. Library is also providing latest information through its website.

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Users of the library can search for books by Title, Author, subject, Keyword etc through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) where users come to know about the detailed information of a particular title i.e.: – number of copies, status of the book, call number, location etc. Books are issued to the students through computerized system.

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The library organizes four scholastic book fairs from different publishing houses during the year. Students and faculties are encouraged to select the books for the library and purchase the books, CD-ROM’s for their educational needs.

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Our college library has emerged as one of the best libraries in Goa. The library has been made use of by P.G. Students of Goa University and teachers, from various educational institutions besides, our college teachers and students. To encourage students towards the best use of the library, library has instituted best reader prizes to male and female students every year. The library also conducts an Annual Essay Competition for students in the memory of Late S.H. Kulkarni.

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  • Mapusa – Anjuna Road, Ghateshwar Nagar, Assagao, Khorlim, Mapusa, Goa 403507
  • 0832-2268488
  • info@dmscollege.ac.in