The College offers one of the best libraries in the state of Kerala. It has a valuable collection books, periodicals, CDs and other audio visual aids. A saperate section for blind students with Braille literature and Digital Talking Book Library has been set up. A well organised Digital Library under MPLAD work of Sri P.V. Abdul Wahab M.P. has been set up. Access to e-resources has been provided by the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre of UGC, Ahmedabad. A state of the art, fully air conditioned Audio-Visual Theater is attached to the Library. The Library structure, named after Moulavi Abussabah Ahmed Ali, the founder of the Campus was commissioned by His Excellency the then President of Inda Dr. A.P.J. Abul Kalam, on 17th November 2002.
Organizational set up
Our college follows a centralised library system. Books, which are required for immediate references, are only available in the department collection. The college library building is functional and modular in construction. It has an area of 27,000 sq. ft. in two floors – Ground floor and Upper Ground floor.
The Ground floor houses circulation section, reprographic (photocopying section), newspaper reading section, Librarian’s office, Internet Browsing Corner, technical section, general reading area, periodicals section, catalogue section, career corner, UG stack area, UG reference section, manuscript section, Insight (a corner for visually challenged) book bank section, audio-visual theatre and digital library.
Upper Ground Floor
In the upper ground floor postgraduate section, journals section, research section, and bound periodicals section are accommodated.
The library at present has a collection of 86,755 volumes including textbooks and bound periodicals. The audio-visual section has a collection of 700 CDs, 160 gramophone records 40 films and 17 manuscripts. The library subscribes to 167 periodicals (Data as on 04/06/2016).
Arrangements of the collection
Books are arranged on the shelves according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), a scientific scheme of classification. This type of arrangement will help to keep the books on the same subject together with those on related subjects coming next to them. Open access facility is provided in the library to help the reader browsing the stack and selecting the books of his choice.
The Library offers Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) – a computerized catalogue service.
Most of the books in the library are bar coded. This helps the circulation counter in issue and return of books quickly. Members are given bar – coded ID cards and books are issued on producing the I D cards.
The library provides the following services.
Working hours of the library will be as follows
|Monday – Friday||8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturdays||8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Newspaper Section||8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Undergraduate Section||8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Postgraduate Section||8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Interval (on Fridays)||12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
All members of the staff, students, research scholars and non – teaching staff of the college are members of the library. Membership of the library is open to the following categories also.
a) Staff of Sister Institutions
b) Students of Sister Institutions
c) Retired Teachers of the College
d) Neighbourhood people
e) Others at the discretion of the Principal
Application for membership has to be made in the prescribed form, which can be had from the library. Applicants other than permanent staff and students of the college should get an undertaking from the permanent faculty members of the college.
Lending of books
The members are eligible to borrow the number of books given against each category.
|Category||No. of books|
|e)||Non – Teaching staff||2|
|g)||Staff of Sister Institutions||2|
|i)||Public (Eligible to borrow only general books)||2|
Issue & Return
Books shall be issued from / returned to the library at the time and in the manner notified by the library from time to time. The present timings are as follows
|Issue of books|
|9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|U. G. Students||12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m.|
P. G. Students
|9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Re-issue / Return of Books||8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.|
The digital revolution has changed the way of the library is used. Our digital library is supplementing large stock of books and periodicals. Access to National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (NLIST) resources are available using the user name and password allotted from the library. More than one lakh e-resources are available through this programme.
Dr Manzoor Babu V
Ph: 9846 766 564
Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Website: www.library.farookcollege.ac.in
+91 495 2440664 Librarian: Dr Manzoor Babu V
EPBAX: 313, 314