About Library

Library Rules and Regulations
Services & Facilities

1. About Library :

           “A room without books is like a house without windows”. Library is considered as the nucleus of the academic activities. The intellectual pursuit in any academic institution will certainly be affected by inadequacy of library facilities. Considering this view in the year 1998, library started functioning only with 240 books covering area of 1200 sq. ft. having sitting capacity of 60 persons. Umiya Arts and Commerce College Library exist to support undergraduate and post graduate teaching and research in the field of Arts and Commerce. Having a specialized collection in the area of Arts And Commerce and its allied areas, library pursue higher value of knowledge, creativity, wisdom and empowers its users to be connected with literature published/available in the field through its collection and networks.

           To extend electronic Facility and with a Mission to promote online learning and project/ Assignment work Umiya Arts and Commerce College for Girls providing facility of Laptop Library to the Final Year students from the year 2019-20. We have 15 Laptops which can be borrowed by Students/Faculties for the duration of 15 days.

Mission :

           Umiya Arts and Commerce College for Girls Library is committed to providing quality service and an excellent collection of materials to support the mission & goals, educational and research needs of students, faculty and staff in support of the college for diverse curriculum.

Vision :

           The library is the heart of UACCG’s intellectual ambitions and the first source for information where student’s needs are library’s to priority, faculty find the resources essential for their teaching and researches, and students graduate with the realization that the library is indispensable.

Library Membership :

           Library membership is extended to all students, faculty members and staff upon joining the institute, without any enrollment fees. The Alumni too can continue usage of library with only Rs. 200/- p.a.as fees.

Library Hours :

During academic day
7:30am to 6:00pm
7:30am to 1:00pm
7:30am to 1:00pm

*Library is accessible to all 24*7 all the year round.

About Collection :

  • Total Books – 13,506
  • E- Books – 534 ( Free Download on online )
  • Journals – 38 ( National and International )
  • Magazines – 14
  • Faculty Minor Research Project – 05
  • Newspaper – 09
  • Reference Sources like Encyclopedia, Dictionaries, Year Book, Atlas
  • N-List Subscribed since 2012-2013
  • Library Software - Yes ( SOUL 2.0 )
  • Laptop - 15
  • E-BOOKS 534

Borrowing Privileges :

User Category No. of Books Duration
Students 01 14 Days
Faculty Members 15 1 Year
Staff Members 05 6 Months

Library Committee :

  • Principal : Dr.Sangeeta Ghate
  • Librarian : Mistry Shilpa
  • HOD of all Subjects

Library Rules and Regulations:

  • Library Timing:  7:30 am - 5: 30 pm
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Library remains open on Sunday
  • Students are allowed to Library only on production of their authorized college ID cards.
  • No personal belongings and text books allowed inside the library.
  • Enter your name and sign in the entrance register kept at the entrance counter while using the library.
  • Strict silence and discipline should be maintained and no group study allowed inside the library.
  • Using mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library premises.
  • Books will be issued on to the library card holder for a period of 14days. On 15th day onward a fine of fine of Rs.1/- per day will be levied for overdue books.
  • Books for overnight can be issued and Rs. 5/- is charged for late submission.
  • Books should be handled with care. Marking on the books, tearing pages etc are most objectionable and may lead to initiation of stringent disciplinary action on the member.
  • If a book is lost or damaged by anyone, the cost of the book is to be paid by the concerned person.
  • Issuance of library books is limited to one book per student.
  • Borrowed books are non-transferable and a borrower shall remain responsible for material issued to him/ her until it is returned.
  • Reference books, journals and magazines are only for consultation within the library and are not to be taken out of library premise.
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately.
  • Users should obey the library rules and regulations. Violation of rules and any act of misbehavior to the library staff will lead to strong disciplinary action.

Laptop Borrowing Policies:
  • Laptops will be issued only to Final Year Students for, for academic purpose only.
  • Students/ Faculty can borrow it for the duration of 15 days.
  • The laptop can be procured by paying deposit of 500/- and personal details in a form given by the college [Aadhar Card].
  • If the submission is beyond 15 days, fine of 100/- per day would be charged.
  • The laptop must be submitted in as it is condition, without any damages. If found any damage, the expense will be recovered from the student.
  • The personal data from the Laptop must be cleared while submitting.

Following Library Services and Facilities have been providing for the Students and Teaching Community.

  • Circulation Service
  • Reference Service
  • Laptop Library Service
  • Book Bank facilities
  • Over Night Book landing Facilities
  • Photocopying, Scanning and Printing Facilities
  • Free Internet Facility
  • Career Guidance and Counseling for Students
  • Library Orientation Programme
  • Book exhibition
  • Display of New Arrivals Books
  • Access to subscribed database through Wi-Fi and Fiber optic connectivity along with N-List and open access database
  • Old-Question Papers

Library Automation:

           The Library has computerized its services and activities with the implementation of SOUL 2.0 software and follows the barcode system for issuing books. It also provides OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).

           Through the OPAC users can search the library materials by: Title, Author, Subject, Publisher keyword etc.


           The following e-resources may be accessed by both the staff and the students of Umiya Arts and Commerce College for Girls only with a Username and Password. If you do not have one, kindly approach the Library Office.

Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission, New Delhi (Ministry of Education, Govt. of India). It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in March 1991 as a project under the IUCAA, it became an independent Inter-University Centre in June 1996. INFLIBNET is involved in modernizing university libraries in India using the state-of-art technologies for the optimum utilisation of information. INFLIBNET is set out to be a major player in promoting scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India


    The Project entitled "National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)", being jointly executed by the e-ShodhSindhu Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi provides for i) cross-subscription to e-resources subscribed by the two Consortia, i.e. subscription to INDEST-AICTE resources for universities and e-ShodhSindhu resources for technical institutions; and ii) access to selected e-resources to colleges. 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 now 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.


     National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a virtual repository of learning resources which is not just a repository with search/browse facilities but provides a host of services for the learner community. It is sponsored and mentored by Ministry of Education, Government of India, through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDLI provides user group-specific services such as Examination Preparatory for School and College students and job aspirants. Services for Researchers and general learners are also provided. NDLI is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for 10 most widely used Indian languages. It is built to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is designed to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. It is developed, operated and maintained from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.


           Theses and dissertations are known to be the rich and unique source of information, often the only source of research work that does not find its way into various publication channels. Theses and dissertations remain an un-tapped and under-utilized asset, leading to unnecessary duplication and repetition that, in effect, is the anti-theses of research and wastage of huge resources, both human and financial.

The UGC Notification (Minimum Standards & Procedure for Award of M.Phil. / Ph.D Degree, Regulation, 2016) dated 5th May 2016 mandates submission of electronic version of theses and dissertations by the researchers in universities with an aim to facilitate open access to Indian theses and dissertations to the academic community world-wide. Online availability of electronic theses through centrally-maintained digital repositories, not only ensure easy access and archiving of Indian doctoral theses but will also help in raising the standard and quality of research. This would overcome serious problem of duplication of research and poor quality resulting from the "poor visibility" and the "unseen" factor in research output. As per the Regulation, the responsibility of hosting, maintaining and making the digital repository of Indian Electronic Theses and Dissertation (called "Shodhganga"), accessible to all institutions and universities, is assigned to the INFLIBNET Centre.

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