The SDM Library, with its wide range of collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services, fills an essential requisite in the intellectual pursuits of our students, faculty, and the surrounding community. SDM Library, a Classic Centre with state-of-the-art technological applications holds knowledge resources related to Arts, Science, and Commerce subjects. The entire collection of books, print journals/magazines, and its wide range of e-collection including e-journals, e-books, online databases, non-book materials, etc. Our mission is To provide comprehensive high-quality information resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the SDM community. To bring the right information to the right person at the right time in the right format.
The library has a very rich collection of books on various branches of knowledge our library came into existence in the year 1964. Later in the year 1987, the Library was shifted to the present independent building. Servicing as the college's nerve centre, almost 57000+ Collections of books are Housed in the Library.
To build a state-of-the-art knowledge resources center for Arts, Commerce, and Science subjects
To acquire need-based resources to meet information requirements of the academic community of the Institute; and,
To provide proactive and innovative information services to the academic community.
To provide modern tools for accessing information.
To disseminate up-to-date technical knowledge.
To network with leading libraries.
´Inspires intellectual curiosity, facilitates learning and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new knowledge. Aspires to be the leading organization in building and transmitting information and knowledge resources in the field of Arts, Science, and Commerce.
LIBRARY RESOURCE and COLLECTIONS
The Library has a collection of 57000 printed textbooks
The total area of the Library: is 8582.14 Sq.Ft.
Total Books in Number as of 31.12.2022: 57000+
Total Number of Reference Books: 11000+
Total Number of Donated Books: 980+
Total Number of Magazines & Journals: 22
Total Number of Newspapers: 10
Book issue system: Fully Automated (Manual and Computerized Issue)
Library Management Software: E-Lib 1& Koha 22.11
Library Website: https://sdmchonavar.org/library/
e-books, e-Journals, and Database: https://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in
The library offers traditional services such as Reference Service, Referral Service, User Guidance Service, Cataloguing and Classification Service, Circulation Service including Document Delivery Service, Weekly display of recent additions of periodicals and books, Bibliographic Services, Digitization of documents, scanning service, and Specialized services such as digital repository services for SDM publications & theses, Web-based Online Public Access Catalog (Web OPAC). Information literary services such as Library orientations. The library has been using KOHA, an Opensource Web-based Integrated Library Management software for its housekeeping operations. Using OPAC, users can search the Library Online Catalogue by Author, Title, Subject, and keywords. Also, the users can know the latest additions of periodicals and books and the status of a document (whether on a shelf or on an issue).
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED BODIES
The library has the institutional membership of TWO national-level organizations
eShodh Sindhu Consortium - The library is part of eShodh Sindhu Consortium, a national-level consortium of higher educational institutions affiliated with University Grants Commissions.
ShodhGanga - ShodhGanga a national-level initiative of Information Library Network (INFLIBNET), Ahmedabad offers centralized online theses hosting facilities to higher education institutions of India. Education institutions can deposit a copy of Ph.D. theses produced in these institutions in ShodhGanga to showcase and enhance the visibility of their respective research activities.