Origin and Growth
The Adoni Arts and Science College Library was established along with the college in 1962. Sri.Y.V.Subrahmanyam was the first Librarian.
To meet the increasing demand for books and to cater to the academic need of the under graduate students and the staff, a new Library block was constructed with the aid of the U.G.C in 1977.
The main objective of the Library is to help the students and the staff to enrich their knowledge by providing the latest books. Every year the books recommended by the various departments are added, besides those recommended by the Library Committee. Latest books and journals are added to the treasure of the library which provides an opportunity to both the teacher and the taught to keep abreast with the latest trends. The open access system has increased the utility of the library to the optimum level.
The Library began with a collection of 1046 books. The number increased by leaps and bounds thereafter. At present the number of books on the racks is.
The amount accrued in the Library fee fund and the U.G.C. Grants are utilized for buying books for the library. Besides, gratis is also accepted. All the books that come to Library by either gratis or otherwise are entered in the accession register.
Library Timings
The Library works from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. without any break for lunch to facilitate the students to utilize the library in their leisure hours to enrich their talents knowledge and intellectual faculties. The students are allowed to retain the books with them during examinations.
In keeping pace with the technological advancement, the Library was fully computerized in 2003.The Internet facility has been extended to the library during the academic year 2006-2007. During 2010-2011, an E-Learning Centre with six computers was commissioned with the UGC-CPE Grants. We subscribe to INFLIBNET with which the staff and the students can access to 750 E-Journals. The E-Learning Centre is kept open during the library working hours. A nominal amount of Rs 5/- per hour charged for browsing the net.
Library Books & Periodicals
There are 55913 books on the racks of the library at present. The library subscribes to 50 magazines, 18 daily newspapers and 10 journals.
Mode of Issue of Books
Hither to, books were issued to the staff and the students on producing the library tickets issued to them. But this practice was dispensed with, after the installation of LIBSOFT Software which was purchased under the UGC-CPE Grants. Circulation of books is carried out by using this software. All the books in the library were affixed Bar Code Sheets. All the students are issued Library ID Cards and they are issued books on producing their respective cards. The books are scanned with the Bar Code Reader and the issue date is fed into computer. Thus, the books are issued to the staff and the students and their record is maintained .in the library.
Every member of the teaching Staff is allowed to borrow 15 books. Of them 10 are departmental books, two Non-Departmental books and three magazines. Every student is allowed to borrow two books. Besides, meritorious students are issued two more books under U.G.C. sponsored Book Bank Scheme. All the students who score more than 60% marks in the previous year Public Exams are eligible to avail themselves of this scheme. Each student has to renew the book fortnightly. If they fail to renew the book a nominal fine of 25 paise on each book per each working day is collected. The amount collected through fines is credited to the library fee fund account. Physically Challenged students are exempted from periodical renewal of their books. They can keep the books borrowed for an academic year unless they want to change the book.
Library Staff
Sl.No Name Designation Qualification
1. Sri.B.Venu Gopal Librarian M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.phil., Diploma in yoga
2. Sri.K.Sudhakar Assistant Librarian B.A., P.G.D.C.A., B.L.I.Sc
3. Smt.BasavaJyothi Attainder S.S.C.
4. Sri. Kosigaiah Attainder S.S.C.
About 350 to 400 students and 30 to 40 lecturers utilize the services of the library every day. The library is planning to introduce Bar Coding system for all the transactions of the library in the course of time.
Library Committee
The Library Committee of the college consists of the Principal, the Correspondent and 5 members of the staff nominated by the Principal. The Committee meets once a term and reviews the requirements of the library. It ascertains whether the library has enough number of copies to meet the demand of the books which are used by the majority of the students and instructs the librarian accordingly.