Central Library

College Library

The name of our library is the Nimapara College Library. The college library contains 30,217 volumes arranged in sections and sub-sections as per Stock Register. The members of the staff and the students and research scholars specially permitted by the Principal, may use the library.

Total area of the Library (Sq.mt) 655 sq.mt.
Total seating capacity Students reading room=100
Staff reading room=50
Working hours 10 AM to 5 PM
Working hours on holidays 8 AM to 1 PM
Before examination days 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM
During examination days 10 AM to 4.30 PM
During Vacation 10 AM to 1 PM
Lay out of the Library 15 departmental Library
Access to the premises through Fire extinguisher available Assistance to differently abled users by dedicated staff.
Details of the Library Holdings Total No
a. Print (Books, back volumes and thesis) 41494
b. Non-Print (Microfiche, AV)
c. Electronic (e-books, e journals) Automation is under process
d. Special collection
(e.g. Textbook, Reference books, Students)
Archived material.

The following are extracts of the library rules.

    • The college library will remain open from 9A.M. to 5P.M. with one hour lunch break. Any general public interested to use our library has to deposit Rs.50/- only as membership fee. Outsiders are not allowed to take books out side the reading room of the library.
    • The library remains open from 9A.M. to 5P.M. on all working days of the college. The issue and receipt of books will be between 10-30A.M. to 3P.M. The rest of time will be devoted for office work of the library.
  1. The borrowers should submit their requisition slips containing the names and catalogue numbers of books. The library cards of the borrowers should be produced before the librarian at the time of issue of books.
  2. Library cards will be issued to students only on production of identity card along with the admission receipt. The date of such issue shall be fixed by the librarian for different classes.
  3. No book shall be taken out of the library without the knowledge of the Librarian or until it has been properly entered in the loan register and entry attested by the borrower.
  4. Every borrower must examine the condition of the book at the time of issue, otherwise in case of mutilation.
  5. The following is a list showing the maximum number of books that may be issued to various classes of borrowers from the college library.
    • Teaching Staff (Subject Books)-15
    • Librarian/Head Clerk/ Demonstrator-05
    • Ministerial Staff/ P.E.T.-03
    • IV grade employees-02
    • +2 students & +3 Pass students (from general library)-01
    • +3 Honours student (One from general library & one from seminar library)-02
    • Books should be returned within the period allowed to borrowers. The period allowed for the students is 15 days. In the case of the members of the teaching staff, the time allowed is two months and in all other cases it is 20 days. When the last date falls on the authorised holidays, books shall be returned on the next working day of the college. Books or Journals or periodicals must be returned to the Librarian. The Librarian will not be responsible if these are returned to anybody except the librarian.
    • All books borrowed from the library should be returned before the Summer Vacation, the X-Mas holidays and the Puja Vacation.
    • Any book required by the librarian for some special reason, should be returned forthwith.
    • Books must be returned to the librarian at the counter only.
    • A borrower will have to pay a fine of Rs.0.10 per book for each day of delay in returning books.
    • A borrower against whom any fine is outstanding will not be allowed to borrow books from the library, until the book or books are returned and the fine paid.
    • The library deposit cannot be withdrawn so long as the library dues are not cleared.
    • Library clearance certificate can only be issued to a student who has cleared all the dues.
    • At the time of taking C.L.C. the student must surrender the library card. Otherwise the library clearance will not be issued.
    • The students who have not taken library cards must justify his/her Roll No. by either identity card or money receipt for taking library clearance.
    • In case the borrower’s card is lost he has to deposit Rs.1.00 for issue of duplicate card.
    • Day of issue of books for different classes will be fixed up by the Librarian.
  6. The librarian shall report to the Prof. in charge of the library against persons responsible for the improper use of library books such as markings or other notes, tearing or removal of pages or pictures or disfiguring the book in any way. The Prof. in charge will report against those guilty of such offence to the Principal for suitable punishment.
  7. Certain books may be reserved by the principal for exclusive use on the recommendation of the members of the teaching staff concerned.
    • Rare books, periodicals etc. will not be issued to the readers for home use without the special permission of the Principal.
    • Text books will not ordinarily be allowed to be taken out of the library;discovered later, the presumption will be against the borrower.
    • It is a very serious offence for one borrower to sign for another and borrow books in another’s name.
    • The borrower, who has lost or damaged or defaced any book, must replace a new book. If the book is one of a set or series and the volume cannot be obtained single, the whole set or series must be replaced by the borrower. Should the book be not available, the borrower may have to pay according to the following rules prescribed by the Director of Higher Education, Orissa Vide his Letter No. 2G-2986-C2.
    1. The borrower has to pay three times the cost of the original price(catalogue price) of the book which is out of market and out of print.
    2. Present market price of the book is to be realised from the borrower for books which are available in market.
    3. The librarian must see that the book is returned by the borrower. In case it is not possible the price may be collected. But when the price of a book cannot be ascertained by the librarian the price fixed by the Principal shall have to be paid by the borrower.
    • The users of the Library must observe strict silence. When they are obliged to speak to the librarian, they should speak in a low voice. None but the members of the staff may go inside the library.
    • Unauthorised persons, who will try to force their way into the library, may be turned out by the library staff.
    • Spitting, smoking, sleeping inside the library room and putting one’s legs on the library furniture are strictly forbidden.
    • It is to remember that to disturb other students who are absorbed in reading is a serious offence. Such lack of civic sense will be seriously dealt with by the Principal on the report of the librarian.
  8. As the library is the store of knowledge it must be respected by all. It is the fervent desire of the Principal that the borrowers should contribute if possible either in cash or in the form of books to the library. Such contributions for the development of the library will be gratefully accepted by the Governing body of the College.