St. Agnes College Library and Information Centre

St. Agnes College Library (Under Graduate)


The library of this renowned college aims at developing a comprehensive collection of materials in the various streams of the college like Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Science and Technology, giving vital support to teaching and research in the college. The library has grown over the years to be one of the best college libraries in the region. The library operation is computerized. There is a wealth of material which includes over 60,000 books and print and electronic journals. The library has incorporated newer dimensions to help students in acquiring excellence in their curricular and co-curricular pursuits of education. (E-Mail: )

St. Agnes Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research Library (Post Graduate)

The Post Graduate Centre has its own well equipped and well managed library with modern infrastructural facility. Since it is an extension centre of the Under Graduate library students are provided with an opportunity to utilize both UG and PG library. The Library has WIFI connectivity which enables the users to use their own Laptops within the campus. The PG library has a collection of more than three thousand books and subscribes to various electronic resources through Institutional memberships. More than 6000+ e journals and  30,30,000+ e books can be accessed under The Project entitled “National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)” of INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad. Resources covered through HELINET Database. of Rajiv Gandhi Health University of Health Science, Bangalore, also can be accessed.


To acquire, organize, preserve and provide information resources (in a variety of formats) that adequately support the curricula of the College and Institution and the teaching and research needs of the students and faculties.
To provide access to the library’s collections in various formats most useful to clientele both on and off the campus.
To create an environment that provides facilities conducive to study and research.
To incorporate new technologies for supporting the objectives of the library.
To orient users to become fully developed lifelong retrievers, evaluators, and users of information.
To provide services that facilitate the use of the library to acquire knowledge.

Rules and Regulations

General Instructions/ Rules and Regulations

• The library is open every working day from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and on Saturday till 1.00 p.m.
• Maintain a respectful and quiet environment conducive to study and research.
• All books, magazines, and furniture must be handled with care.
• Books lost, torn, defaced, marked, or damaged in any form shall have to be replaced by the borrower along with the fine as fixed by the Librarian.
• Students are expected to examine the books issued to them and draw the attention of the librarian if they are found damaged.
• Users are responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen materials identified in their name.
• Report any loss or damage immediately to library staff.
• A student caught in damaging the furniture, etching, or scribbling on tables, chairs etc., will forfeit the privilege of using the library for the year.
• Photocopy facility is available and the books, magazines and other reading materials of the library should be given for xeroxing to the xerox centre from inside the library.
• The computers available in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) should be handled with utmost care. After using the computers, it should be shut down properly. The users are instructed to enter the details in the register kept inside the LRC.
• WiFi facility is made available. Users are allowed to bring their Laptops and for Internet connection, WiFi passwords can be collected from the library staff.
• Students shall note that the library is not a place of recreation or relaxation. If any student is found misbehaving in the library, the case will be reported to the Principal with the identity cards surrendered by the student. She will not be given any library facility until he/she gets the Principal’s permission in writing.

The procedure to use the library

• To use the library facilities, students must become members by registering his/her details with the library.
• Every student who wishes to use the library shall produce his/her identity card (RFID) at the entrance to get into the library and to borrow the books.
• The library is not responsible for personal belongings. Do not leave valuables in the Property counter. Carry only one notebook and a pen inside the library.
• Students must sign in to the user’s entry register kept at the entrance, till they get their Identity card.
• Students cannot carry any books out of the library except the books issued to them.
• Using Mobiles is strictly prohibited in the library. If the student is found using the mobile inside the library, it will be confiscated and handover to the principal and a fine of Rs.100 will be collected.

The procedure for the Issue of Books:

• At the beginning of the year, three Borrower’s Tickets will be issued to every student once the Roll numbers are assigned by the college.
• The passport-size photographs should be fixed to the borrowers’ tickets.
• Books are issued at the circulation counter of the library.
• Books are issued to the students on all days of the week.
• A student should present the Borrower’s Ticket as well as the Identity Card each time to borrow and return the books.
• The Borrower’s Tickets must be kept carefully by the student and are to be used for the entire course of study until a student leaves the college. If the tickets are lost, the student should report the fact immediately to the librarian and make arrangements to get another set of tickets with a fine of Rs. 25 per card.
• Open access system is followed in the library and students themselves are allowed to locate the books and get them to the counter for borrowing the same.
• No student is allowed to take more than 3 books at a time for reference. (2 text books and 1 fiction/general).
• A book must be returned after a week. The book may, however, be renewed if there are no pending requests for the item.
• The books must be returned on the specified day. If failed to return, Re. 1 per day will be charged.
• The operation of circulation of library books has been computerized. Students will strictly adhere to the instructions and procedure for borrowing and returning the books.
• Sub-lending of Library books whether in or out of college is strictly prohibited.
• Before the closing of the academic year, the Final Year students are permitted to borrow three books from the library by paying an amount equivalent to the cost of the books as a caution deposit. They are permitted to keep these books till the last day of the examination as per the timetable. The books must be returned on the following day to the library and the caution deposit claimed from the librarian. If the student fails to return the books on the specified day a fine of Rs.5/- per day will be charged. The marks cards will be withheld until they clear all dues.

Access to Digital Resources:

• Users may have access to the library’s online resources, including e-books, databases, and journals, through designated library systems.
• Collect User Id and Password from the Librarian to access digital resources.
• Follow the library’s guidelines for accessing and using digital resources, including any licensing restrictions or copyright laws.

Periodic changes regarding the rules and regulations of the library will be put up on the notice board.
Users are encouraged to provide feedback or suggestions regarding library services, resources, and facilities.

Every student will make the best use of the library and enhance their knowledge.