An Autonomous Institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University (AISHE ID: C-36540) | A few seats are available for M.A. Tamil, M.A. English and M.Sc. Botany in aided stream. Applications can be obtained for the above programmes from the college office.

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About the Library

Harvey Library named after Mr. Craig Harvey has been the functioning in the present building, which was built on the generous donation of Rs.1, 00,000 Since 1949.

The Library has a collection of over 87333 volumes. The collection consists of Books, Periodicals, Encyclopedias, Yearbooks, CD s etc., we follow open access system so that the students could browse through the books directly from the shelves or use the OPAC to view the list of books available in the library or search for the book which they require.

The members make use of the journals and periodicals and reference books in the reference section which is housed in the first floor of the library.

We have been using library automation software called Autolib since 2004 and the software has been updated and upgraded to web version last year. The library has reprographic facilities.

We subscribe to over 20 journals and 08 dailies and other periodicals. The issue-return services, catalog service (OPAC) are all computerized and barcode technology is used to simplify the process of issue return and stock taking.

In an academic year library is kept open on all days and is kept open even during vacation, except on Saturdays and Sundays and other public holidays.

The college has a library committee consisting of all the heads of the Departments and the Principal. Any matter related to the library is taken care of by the library committee.

The library has been named after Mr, J Craig Harvey., who has made a donation of Rs. 1,00,000/- to the college for the construction of a library building. This is the largest single donation so far received. The Harvey library this stone was laid by Sir C.V. Ramman, Kt., F.R.S., Nobel laureate, M.A.,Ph.D., Dsc., LL D.., on Friday, the 7th march 1947. The Harvey was opened by (Diamond Jubilee Madura College) his excelling the maharajah of Bhavnagar Governor of Madras on the 11th october 1949.

The library built up area is 6000 Sq.ft with a seating capacity of 200 readers. It is well stocked, and presently has a collection of over 87000 volumes on different subjects. Latest publications in the fields of Tamil, English, Sanskrit, Hind, Botany, Zoology, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Commences, Mathematics, Sociology, Economics and Philosophy are continuously added to the collection to equip students with a wide range of academic materials. The library also subscribes about 23 Print journals of national and international repute. All prominent national dailies are also subscribed in the library. The college library is semi-automated and a full-fledged online service is provided to its users. The library also has a Wi-Fi facility.

Vision

The library provides access to diverse print and e-resources which in turn helps in establishing quality service, enhancing research in all spheres.

Mission

The library aims to nurture intellectual inquisitiveness among the socio-cultural milieu of students and staff in order to develop a sense of social and academic solidarity.

Library Working Hours
9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.Monday - Friday
9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.Saturday

Resources

Resources Madura College
(Autonomous)
Madura College (Autonomous)
Self Financed Stream
Books 87262 11978
No. of Titles 42600 5522
Reference Books 1200 52
Periodicals 8 -
No. of International Journals 15 -
E- Journals N-LIST - 6522 N-LIST - 6522
E-Books N-LIST - 1,37,809 World E-library (About 30 lakhs e-books) N-LIST - 1,37,809 World E-library (About 30 lakhs e-books)
Library Consortia DELNET DELNET
Ph.D Thesis 158 -
CD-ROM 410 Nos. 18 Nos.

IRINS

IRINS is web-based Research Information Management (RIM) service developed by the Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre. The portal facilitates the academic, R&D organizations and faculty members, scientists to collect, curate and showcase the scholarly communication activities and provide an opportunity to create the scholarly network.

https://maduracollege.irins.org/

NDLI

The National Digital library of India is a virtual repository of learning resources which is not only just a repository with a search/browse facilities but also provides a host of services containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media for the learners/users community. It is a project under Ministry of Education, Government of India , through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The objective is to collect and collate metadata and provide full text index from several national and international digital libraries, as well as other relevant sources. The NDLI provides free of cost access to many books and designed to hold content of any languages and provides interface support for 10 most widely used Indian languages. It is developed, operated and maintained from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.


To become a member of Madura College NDLI Club the user has to register at the following links using the institution passkeys available at the library.

https://club.ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

NLIST

The N-LIST Project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the INFLIBNET Centre. The authorized users from colleges can access e-resources and download articles required by them directly from the publisher's website once they are duly authenticated as authorized users through servers deployed at the INFLIBNET Centre.


https://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/

DELNET

DELNET-Developing Library Network, New Delhi is a major resource sharing library Network in India connecting more than 7700 institutions in 33 states in India and few other countries comprising of Universities, Colleges, R&D organizations, medical hospitals, etc. DELNET is devoted to the Modernisation & Networking of Libraries. It was registered as a Society on June 30, 1992. It is located in Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus, New Delhi.


https://discovery1.delnet.in/


https://deldress.delnet.in/

Library Automation

We have been using library automation software called Autolib since 2004 and the Software has been updated and upgraded to web version last year. The library has reprographic facilities to the students at nominal rates.

The library has two printers and a flat bed scanner. We also have a barcode label printer. We have an audio visual system consisting of a television and a DVD player for the benefit of the users.


http://43.204.247.203:8080/AutoLib/index.jsp

Talking Library

A separate section for the visually challenged users is housed in the library premises which consists of computer systems, wireless headphones and an echo dot speaker to play our in-house collection of Audio books and also the audio books subscribed through Audible.



Resources Madura College
(Autonomous)
Madura College (Autonomous)
Self Financed Stream
Books 87262 11978
Reference Books 1200 52
Periodicals 8 -
No. of International Journals 15 -
E- Journals N-LIST - 6522 N-LIST - 6522
E-Books N-LIST - 1,37,809 World E-library (About 30 lakhs e-books) N-LIST - 1,37,809 World E-library (About 30 lakhs e-books)
Library Consortia DELNET DELNET
CD-ROM 410 Nos. 18 Nos.

Library Rules & Regulations

  • Users have to scan their ID card at the e-Gate register.
  • Books will be issued to students/staff who produce valid ID card.
  • Books should be returned within 07 days from the date of issued.
  • Magazines and back volumes will not be issued.
  • The library follows an open access system. So books taken from the racks should not be replaced. They should be left on the table.
  • Renewal is allowed if the concerned book is not reserved by others.
  • Books not returned by the due date will be charged an overdue fee of Rs.1.
  • Books borrowed from the library cannot be exchanged.
  • In case of loss of issued books, inform the librarian immediately.
  • In case of loss of membership book, latest edition should be replaced with late charges. If the borrower is unable to replace the lost book, three times the price of the book will be charged.
  • Personal books and files should be kept in the rack at the entrance of the library. Plain sheets may be taken instead.
  • Strict silence should be maintained inside the library.
  • Discussions are not allowed inside the library.

Library Committee

The college has a library committee consisting of all the heads of the Departments, Principal, one representative from non-teaching staff, and Student representative.

Purpose

LAC plays an advisory and advocacy role regarding the Library on matters of general policy, planning, programs, goals, and objectives in its support of teaching, learning, research and community‐building needs of the Madura College

Objectives

  • Requesting Facilitating communication collections, programs, services, infrastructure, and communication mechanisms in the library .
  • To provide a forum for discussing College library the students needs and expectations for information.
  • To advise the library on policy matters concerning services, resources and facilities.
  • To provide an opportunity to raise and discuss initiatives in the provision of library and information services.
  • To facilitate communication between the Library and the Management.

About Readers Club


Committee Members

The readers club of Madura College consists of the staff (both teaching and nonteaching) and students as its members many like book reviews direct the authors, have been conducted.

Aims

  • 1. Active encouragement of reading for pleasure is the core part of every student's educational entitlement
  • 2. Extensive reading and exposure to wide range of books make a vital contribution to every student's educational achievement
  • 3. Teachers foster a love of reading, that is passed on to students and also encourage students to share their reading experience and make recommendations to each other.
  • 4. Make all its members not only Good Readers but also Creative Writers too.
  • 5. Aid its members in the in the creation of original works;
  • 6. Discuss and critique works of all kinds;
  • 7. Form a community of mutual support and creative endeavours

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote interest in reading Books
  • To develop extensive reading habits
  • To explore world literatures
  • To introduce the books released recently
  • To give a glimpse of major ideas, philosophies and ideologies

Programmes Conducted by the Club

  • Library week Celebrations
  • Book Reviews
  • Meet the author
  • Poetry Reading by the Students
  • Book publication by the Club Members
  • Creative Workshops for students
  • Extension Activities

Staff

S.no. Name Designation
1 DR. C. Hema Librarian
2 Mr.S. Sivaraman ,SSLC., Library Assistant
3 Mrs.S. Manjula, B.A., CLISc., Library Assistant
4 Mrs.S. Meenakshi, M.Sc.,CLISc., Library Assistant
5 Mr.D. Wilson Kennedy, HSC., Office Assistant
6 Mr.L. Gobinathan, ITI., M.Com., MLISc., Library Assistant (S.F)