About the Library

The fully automated Digital Library at St. Paul’s College stands as a testament to the integration of modern technology and extensive resources. Established in 1965, it has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of the academic community. With an impressive collection of approximately 37,000 print books, 31 lakhs e-books, and over 6,000 e-journals, the library offers a vast array of knowledge to its users. What sets it apart is its embrace of digitization, as the digital library serves as a robust platform for storing and retrieving digital content. This state-of-the-art facility enables students and faculty members to access a wealth of information conveniently and efficiently, enhancing their research and learning experiences. With cutting-edge facilities and a commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, the fully automated St. Paul’s College Library continues to foster academic excellence and intellectual growth.

At St. Paul’s College Library, open access is granted to its extensive collection, allowing every member to freely explore the materials arranged in accordance with the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). With a strong Wi-Fi connection and full automation powered by the Koha library management software, the library leverages modern technology to provide seamless access and efficient management of resources. The online web OPAC system enables users to easily search for and retrieve library materials, further enhancing the accessibility and convenience of the library’s offerings.

Library General Rules

  1. While entering the library, Personal belongings like bags, umbrellas are to be kept at the property counter. White paper/Notebooks may be taken inside for the purpose of taking notes.
  2. Use of Mobile Phone is not allowed inside the Library.
  3. All persons entering the Library should register themselves in the Gate Register
  4. While entering the Library students should wear the ID cards.
  5. Books of the Reference section will not be lent out; they may be consulted in the Library.
  6. Strict silence shall be observed within the Library premises.
  7. Readers will be responsible for any damage caused to books or any library property. To be safe, when a book is issued, the reader must point out if any defect noted concerning the book. Otherwise the presumption will be that the book was quite intact when issued.
  8. To borrow a book from the Library, find out the required book by searching the catalogue or with the assistance of the Library staff. 9. The period of loan is 14 days, after which period a fine of Rs.1/- per day per book will be levied. Overdue charges should be remitted at the time of Return of books.
  9. Members are not allowed to sub-lend the books of the library.
  10. Transfer Certificate and Caution Deposit will be issued only after the clearing of all dues to the library.
  11. A member of staff who proceeds on leave or on transfer must return all books borrowed from the library before proceeding on leave/transfer.
  12. For loss of books, the following procedure will be implemented. If the copies of the book are available with the suppliers, the book has to be replaced with a new one. If it is not available, the value of the lost book will be realized at three times face value of the book.
  13. The Principal and the Librarian have the right to call back any book at time.
  14. Periodicals should be replaced in the same display position of the rack after use.
  15. All users should return the books borrowed from the Library before the closing of the academic year.