JSS COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
Affiliated to the University of Mysore & Re-Accredited by NACC with ‘B’ Grade
The JSS College Library and Information Centre was established in the year 01-08-1983 and started functioning in the present city i.e. Kollegal, Later it has been shifted to the own campus in the year 1995.The Library and Information Centre got its own separate department in the magnificent block since 2005 with adequate area of 3419.46Sq.ft. The Library and Information Centre started functioning from 2006 with the same area. The building accommodates sections such as Stacks, Reference, Circulation, Periodicals, Technical Section, Digital Library, Learning Resource Centre, Librarian Chamber, Photo Copying Section, AV Aids Section and Office
The Library and Information Centre has a collection of 12,829 Volumes in the year 2007-08 with 452 users and 55 staff members. At present, the Library has its stock about 14380 Volumes of books and 30 current periodicals at national and state level as print copies to cover a wide range of subjects to facilitate users to access current academic and learning Literature. Presently the library has 1+2 library staff members serving 724 members in addition, the academic community of other institutions and general public has been using the library resources. Of organizes “The User Education / Orientation Programmes” for to the students & Staff in beginning & between of every academic year.
The Library and information center management is the base and core activity which helps the user community in identifying and accessioning knowledge resources in an academic institution effective management of the library support excellence in the students support divergent research needs on and off the campus, continues to adopt change and contributes in strengthening the academic life in the campus of the institution in all respect.
Maintenance of service area:
Calm and neat atmosphere has been maintained users are provided with a clean and silent environment including dust free environment in the stack and reading areas. For their cleaning and mopping activities including maintenance of reading tables, chairs are outsourced.
Special deposit scheme:
Under this scheme it provides an opportunity to off campus users especially economic backward classes to avail the books and other materials at affordable cost.
Library book exhibition:
As regular annual features a set of reputed book publishers and distributors are invited to display the recently published books in an exhibition. So that book selection process is possible for faculty members and students.
Extended hours of services:
It is kept open from 10.00am to 5 Pm except Sunday (Saturday 10 am to 1.30pm) and public holidays. Circulation of books is available during the library hours.
Information Literacy programme:
It conducts an orientation programme for the new students admitted every year. They find it useful to know about the resources available in their discipline and all other facilities they are provided.
Library best User Award:
It provides every year best user award in the form of Cash/Book to the best user from the each discipline. So that more students can be attracted to visit the library and use the resource.
User feedback practice through suggestion box & Feedback form:
It has user feedback practice by maintaining suggestion box and getting user feedback on various services provided to them. So that user satisfaction level can be increased.
Internet access facility – Easy access to e resources:
It provides internet access facilities to the users for e mails, browsing internet accessioning e- resources/ e journals database OPAC in easylib software. It is fully computerized with Barcode technology and also LAN facility, UPS connectivity etc.
Automation of in house services:
It provides a database of all the documents available in the library to fully automate all the library functions and services in networked environment.
Library Resources and others:
Programmes/special lecture organized by the department