“A LIBRARY IS NOT A LUXURY BUT ONE OF THE NECESSITIES IN EDUCATION AND QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE”
A Library is a collection of various sources of information which is accessible to a defined community- students and teachers, for reading, reference or borrowing. An ideal library contains books, periodicals, newspapers, e-books and others. The first library consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing- the clay tablets.
MAHESHTALA COLLEGE LIBRARY SERVES IN THREE MAJOR WAYS OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
1. It serves a practical role in sharing e-resources, physical resources such as books, journals, periodicals and newspapers etc. These contents of libraries help teaching and learning and is of immense benefit to teachers and students.
2. The second role of the library is in preserving and organizing documents and ideas so that they are accessible for future learners.
3. Thirdly, the library plays a vital role in the social and intellectual sphere by bringing together people and ideas, orienting them to newer paradigms and enabling the present students to update themselves for the future.
This practical role of sharing resources in between teachers and learners in the classroom motivates them to come forward in knowledge-sharing and transforming their nebulous ideas to reality and makes the Library one of the most important organs of the college.
With a tradition of a remarkable combined effort of Principal, all the staff members of the college, the library staff and the Librarian, the Maheshtala College Library is progressing ahead to meet the pressing demands of the users by rendering various services both through manual and IT-based systems. We are progressing steadily towards fuller automation using both the Non-Digital and Digital information sources but definitely with a human touch.
Maheshtala College Library is well equipped with textbooks, reference books, journals, periodicals, newspapers, online resources and competitive examination materials. It provides an ideal environment for intellectual enquiry with its multiple study space and resources. The user-centric facilities and services provide seamless access to resources and to evaluate scholarly information to learn and create new knowledge.
The library is spacious, airy and comfortably located in a separate building adjacent to the main block of the college. Students and teachers can spend their time in an aesthetically soothing ambiance while reading books or engaging in academic pursuits.
The Central Library is well- equipped with Open Access System and is available for use to all students of the college. Besides more than 16000 books and journals, students can also access academic journals, periodicals and important dailies. The students can avail Reading and Lending facilities by paying library fees and library deposit (refundable) at the time of admission that entitles them to a Reading and Lending Card respectively