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Maulana Azad College

Maulana Azad College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade
DBT Star College with Star Status
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Library Profile

The College Library was started in the same year of college foundation (1926) with the initial Grant of Rs. 10000/-, which had been utilized in purchasing 2255 books. Library Grants are gradually increasing over the years and numbers of books are presently reaching to one lakh approximately.


Reading Room 800 sq.ft.
Stack Room 4500 sq.ft.
Library Office 650 sq.ft.
Total Area 5950 sq.ft.

Budget and Financing:

The financial sources of the Library are mainly the Grant from the Govt. of West Bengal and the Grant from the University Grant Commission (UGC). The sanctioned grant is proportionately allocated to each Department of the College to purchased books.

Present Collection

Now the Library possesses 90,000 volumes of Books purchased from the Grant received from State Govt. and U.G.C.

Apart from these, there are books donated by Fort William College, the then Presidency College, and also Books purchased by W.B.C.S. Coaching Centre, Pre-Exam Training Centre from UGC-CPE and DST grants.

Presently the total number of books comprising of all sections is about 1,00,000 (one lakh).

Manuscript Section:

Library has rare Arabic and Persian manuscripts kept in a separate small Air-Conditioned room:

Arabic 10 Manuscripts
Persian 78 Manuscripts
Urdu 20 Manuscripts
Other Languages 02 Manuscripts
Total: 110

Journals and e-Resources:


  • Indian Journal of chemistry Section (A),
  •  Indian Journal of Experimental Biology,
  • Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics,
  • Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics,
  • Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Abstracts,
  • Indian Journal of Radio Space Physics
  • Annals of Library & Information Studies
Indian Academy of Sciences
  •  Bulletin of Material Sciences
  • Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Journal of Chemical Sciences
  • Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Pramana Journal of Physics
  • Proceedings (Mathematical Sciences)
  • Sadhana (Engineering Sciences)
  • Resonance journal science education
  • Current Science
  • Journal of Biosciences
  • Journal of Genetics


Under the Programme of NLIST-INFLIBNET:

  • American Institute of Physics.
  • American Physical society.
  • Annual Reviews
  • Cambridge University Press.
  • Institute of Physics.
  • Oxford University Press.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Economic and political weekly.
  • Indian Journals.
  • Netli brary –eBooks.
  • Ebrary-eBooks.

DELNET connectivity

Library Rules

  • Personal Books and bags are not allowed in the Library
  • Library Membership card is not transferable.
  • Library membership Card must be returned to the Library at the end of the session.
  • Books cannot be lent out without the Library Membership Card.
  • If the Library Membership card is lost, a fine of Rs.5/- only will be charged to issue the Duplicate Card
  • Books issued from the Library must be returned within 15 days.
  • Books issued once, may be reissued for further period of 15 Days
  • Books of special categories such as rare books, reference Books, Dictionaries, Thesaurus, encyclopedias etc. cannot be lent out.
  • Students without a valid Identity Card are not allowed to use the Library Reading Room.
  • Any breach of Library Rules and /or discipline will result in the cancellation of the Students’ Membership Card.

Library Operation, Services & Facilities

  • Working Hours:
  • Weekdays - 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
  • Saturday - 10 A.M. to 2-30 P.M.
  • Open Access System for Faculties, Staff Members and Students of PG Courses.
  • Computerized Issue system using KOHA for
  • Students
  • Faculties
  • College Staff
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) available in the Library and all the Departments
  • INFLIBNET- NLIST for the teachers and willing students and staff.
  • DELNET connectivity is available
  • Privileges of the Library User Members for Circulation:
    Category Period Number of books
    Teaching Staff Member 60 days 30 volumes
    Non-teaching staff Member       30days 10 volumes
    Part Time Teaching Staff Member   30 days 5 volumes
    Post Graduate Students 15 days 5 volumes
    Under Graduate Students 15 days 2volumes
  • Air-conditioned Reading Room:
  • for the students having seating capacity of 60
  •  for the teachers, a separate cubical
  • Internet facility for students and teachers in the reading room of the Library.
  • Electronic & Wooden Display of New arrivals of Books and Journals
  • CCTV- Monitoring in Reading Room, Stack Room, and Front Office of the Library
  • Air-conditioned stack of Rare Book and Manuscript section.
  • Reprographic facility (free of cost.)
  • Lamination Facility of Library card and for other purposes if required for staff members (free of cost)
  • Display of Rare book and Manuscripts.
  • Computerized cataloguing.
  • Computerized Serial control
  • Departmental Seminar Library facility for the   Under-Graduate (Honours) and Post Graduate Students.
  • Ex- students/Alumni and ex teacher are also allowed to use the resources by visiting the library.
  • Reference Service.
  • Pest control periodically.
  • Intercom facility
  • Drinking water facility.
  • Fire Extinguisher Service
  • Automatic Generator Service during Power Cut/Load shedding.

Library Management

Nayyer Jamal

Qualification: M.Sc. (Chem), M.Lib.Sc. (AMU)
Designation:Librarian (Selection Grade)
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Associate Staff

  • Sri Pradip Kr. Das (Library Bearer)
  • Sri Tapan Gayen (Library Farrash)
  • Smt.Arati Sardar (Library Peon)

Library Advisory Sub-Committee:

  • Nayyer Jamal (Librarian &Joint Convener), Mobile: 9804184309
  • Suparna Mitra (Joint Convener), Mobile: 9433007868
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