Central Library of the Dhruba Chand Halder College, is the nerve centre for all academic activities of the Institute. It is located at first floor of the Library Building, spreading over 3,700 sq feet. The library is well equipped housing about 25,000 books approximately. Since there is little scope for an open-rack system in the library, all books are kept in almirahs or shelves in the inside space.The Library is computerized with KOHA library management software. The completely automated functioning of the library makes the transactions much easier. Author-based, Subject-based, Title-based and Publisher- based searching of OPAC (Online Public access Catalogue), Access to e-books and e-journals through INFLIBNET NLIST Consortium and Institutional membership help the users to find their required information easily. There are separate reading room for faculty and students. The sitting capacity of the reading room of the library is for 60 readers.
A number of computers have been installed in the library for the readers so that they are able to find the books they want with a click of the mouse. The books are all catalogued digitally, in accordance with the norms of library science. There are, in addition, a number of journals requisitioned by the different departments.
- Sudeshna Moitro
- Sri Surojit Bhattacharya, Library Clerk