"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."

- Carl T. Rowan
Highlights of Library | Some stand-out features of Loyola's Library

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain

I. History:

The library at Loyola Degree & P.G. college considered to be one in the twin cities . The Existing Loyola Library building was inaugurated on 25th January 2002. The total area of the Library is 1234sq.yards. The maximum seating capacity is 220.

II. Library Organization:

The Library books are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. The Library was computerized by using Barcode technology, OPAC (On-Line Public Access catalogue ) facility is also provided. There is Reference section in the left hall, Periodical section in the right hall , and Lending section , Librarian cabin and Post Graduate section i.e., Masters in Computer Applications in the ground floor .In the first floor we are having Under Graduate collection with No’s 001 to 590 and Post Graduate sections like, chemistry M.Sc., Biotechnology M.Sc., Food technology , in the Cellar Under Graduate books with classification No’s 600 to 900 , Projects done by students, Book bank facility, and CPE books (College of Potential of Excellence) are available.

III. Objectives of the Library:

1. To support the aims and objectives of the institution.
2. To assist the parent body in carrying out its academic Programmes by providing necessary resources of services.
3. To create of maintain a favourable environment of continuous to the pursuit of learning, teaching of Research and Development.
4. To provide varied authoritative of up-to-date Resources in a variety of formats.
5. To cater to various needs of the users.

IV. Functions of the Library:

1. To update resources of render effective services to the users.
2. To provide necessary Bibliographic tools to the users.
3. To function as a teaching Instrument by becoming an integral part of teaching Programme.
4. To feed the intellect of the students and encouraging effective teaching of Research activities of the teachers.
5. To Promote Library Culture among the students.

V. (A) Print Form Resources:

1. 58,200 Volumes
2. 14,550 Titles.
3. Print form Journals-125
4. Bound Volumes /Back Volumes-1350
5. IDC( Information Dissemination centre O.U)

V. (B) Electronic Information Resources:

1. Compact Disk (CDS) - 1084.
2. VCD's – 62
3. Audio & Video Cassettes -19

V. (C) Electronic Online Resources:

1. N –List (National Library Information services Infrastructure for scholarly content)
2. DELNET (Developing Library Network)

V. (D) E-Learning Centre:

1. E-Learning Centre consisting of 20 Desktop Computers.

VI. Special Collections:

1. Projects- 6500.
2. Books on competitive exams- 450.
3. Photos - (Book Review, National Library week, New arrival, Books & Journals)
4. Atlas- 10.
5. Book Bank -386.
6. CPE (Centre for Potential Excellence) -2453.
7. Previous Year Question Papers.


1. Reference section:
Reference Section provides answers to the queries of the users and established right Contact between the right reader and the right book at the right time and in the right Personal way. The Reference section is in two Halls.

2. Periodical Section :
For inculcating reading habits among the students a separate periodical Section room is established. It contains Newspapers, Periodicals and Journals. It also has some general books for leisure time reading. This Service gives students relaxation from reading heavy texts during leisure hours. Back –volumes are also present in the same section. The reading room of the Library also stacks the Previous Semester End Question Papers and the question papers of various competitive examinations; many students consult the previous question papers. The previous question papers of different competitive examinations help students facing the competitive exams.

3. Reprographic Section:
The expedite the transmission of knowledge and to increase the availability of texts for teaching purpose and to remove the chores of manual transcription by students, the Reprographic Section is established In the Library with a Canon Xerox machine.

1. Current Awareness Service (CAS):
To keep pace with the ever expanding information explosion and for providing an effective and efficient system for the maximal utilization of the Library, this service is provided in our Library. The methods of CAS followed in our Library are:

A. Display of new Arrivals:
Books jackets and many times the books themselves are displayed in an elegant manner in the New Arrivals Stand at the entrance of the Library to attract the attention of the users.

B. Current Contents :
The contents pages of the periodicals are photo copied and are prominently displayed in the Notice Boards of the Library.

C. Selective dissemination of information (SDI):
SDI is the service whereby one individual client is given selective information, which matches the statement of his/her requirements. Under this service, many students participating in competitions like elocution essay writing debates etc. are provided with information. The administration of the college is also provided with all relevant details of information for special occasions.

2. Book Bank:
Book bank was established with special Assistance of UGC. Textbooks and routinely used reference books are loaned for 6months period for deserving and economically backward students who cannot afford to buy their personal copies. Book Bank is strengthened with nearly 300 books.

3. Notice Board Display Services:
Certain regular features are displayed on the Notice Boards of the Library. These displays draw the attention of casual on-looker or passer-by in the Library corridors and could be benefited by them. Regular displays of
1. Word power from the Readers Digest is done to increase the vocabulary of the students
2. Know your English from the columns of the Hindu.
Along with these, advertisements of various academic and competitive examinations are displayed for the benefit of the students. To encourage the participation of students in sports activities the column of newspaper and periodicals are displayed. Certain special features and photographs of eminent personalities are also displayed from time to time. This service improved the standard and quality of library service and thereby leads to an improved image of the Library.

4. C.D. Issue Facility :
The different compact discs obtained by the Library are also used by the students of the E-Learning Centre.

5. Old Question Paper Bank Facility :
The previous question papers of semester End Examinations are placed in the reading room for helping the students prepare for examinations. Along With these, model question papers of various competitive examinations are also placed for the benefit of students.

VIII. General Rules of Library:

1. To borrow books from the Library, an application must be made prior to borrowing books from the issue counters.
2. Books will be issued only on presentation of the identity card of the student on which his/her photograph and signature has been attested.
3. Borrowing on other’s identity cards is not allowed and their Library membership will be cancelled if found guilty of the same.
4. No one is allowed to sub-lend the library books which he/she has borrowed.
5. For 1& 11 year students, a maximum of three books and for the final year students, a maximum of four books at a time will be allowed.
6. The borrower will be held responsible for loss, exchange or damage done to the books which he/she has to replace the new and latest book of that title, after reporting to the Librarian.
7. The borrower should not mark with pencil or pen on the pages of the book. Before leaving the Library – counter, the student must carefully check the books issued to him/her. If any damage is noticed, it must reported to the Librarian at once, the student be held responsible for it later.
8. The loss of a Library book should be immediately reported to the Librarian.
9. Books must be returned to the Library on or before the due date stamped on them. If not, an over-due charge of 2 Rs. Per day will be collected from the defaulter.
10. No books will be issued to those who have not cleared their over-due charges in full.
11. The Library hours are 8.30. a.m. to 5 p.m.
12. Surveillance Cameras are installed in the Library as a security measure.
13. Strict silence is maintained in the Library and the Reading Room.