Library and Information Science

Our Library

The library is the heart of any academic institution and plays an important role in all academic activities of our institution. Keeping in view the aims and objectives of the college (institution), the library has been planned, developed & is constantly improvised by staff under the guidance of the library council.

The library has adopted an open access system so as to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources. The library has also established links with other important libraries at regional level, in order to provide inter – library access for the benefit of students and teachers of the college. To assist the students and research scholars in locating literature as well as information in research, general references & current awareness, computerized catalogue have been introduced.


  • To serve the academic community for the upliftment of the academic activities of the college.
  • To provide modern equipments for effective teaching, learning & research.
  • Providing computerized information, by electronic storage, retrieval and dissemination,
  • To cater to needs of the information to the users.
  • To provide current and complete information regarding the today’s trends.
  • To prepare the users for competitive examinations.

Physical Layout

The library has carpet area 14400 sq ft. It has been spread over two floors. Ground floor & First floor, having a seating capacity of 150 and 100 persons respectively.

The Ground Floor contains

Entrance to the library

  • Circulation counter
  • Text books and other references books section
  • New arrivals section
  • Information regarding CAS (Current Awareness Services) & SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information).
  • Reference Section
  • Subject Journals Section
  • Section for volumes of Journals
  • Section for current Journals/ Reports which are being subscribed in the library.
  • Browsing center with 10 computers.
  • All the systems in the browsing center are provided by OPAC.
  • 5 computers for library management software for housekeeping function.

The First Floor Has

  • A spacious reading hall.
  • Newspaper & General
  • Magazines section. Repository Section.
  • Question paper Repository section.

Services Offered

  • Lending of Books.
  • References
  • Articles Index Service
  • News Paper clipping service.
  • Inter-Library Loan
  • CD-ROM database search
  • Internet browsing facility
  • Book bank facility
  • Xerox

Gist of Library Resources

  • No. of Books : 63683
  • No. of Titles : 39644

No. of Journals

  • Subject Journals : 129
  • General Magazine : 57
  • Newspapers : 16

Library Timings

  • Week days : 8 AM to 8 PM
  • Sunday : 10 AM to 1 PM

Library Rules

  1. A borrower’s card will be issued to every student at the beginning of the year. It is not transferable. It should be surrendered at the end of the year.
  2. Admission to the library is only on the production of the Identity card.
  3. Book will be issued as per the time table framed for this purpose.
  4. Books returned later will be liable for the fine of 1.00 rupee/book/day
  5. Duplicated Identity card and borrower’s card will be issued on payment of Rs. 200/- & Rs 50/- respectively.
  6. Loan period 15 days.
  7. The student has to maintain discipline and silence in the library.

Department Information

  1. M.C.Siddalingaswamy    Selection Grade Librarian
  2. S.P.Udayashankar     Selection Grade Librarian

Department Staff

  1. Two Selection Grade Librarian
  2. One Library Assistant
  3. Four Library Attender

Phone no. with Extension

  1. 0821-2548236  Ext : 42,  43 & 45

Facilities (Labs, Department Libraries etc)

  • Access to 63,683  printed documents.
  • Automation of library resources through NEWGENLIB software
  • Using bar-coding system for circulation process.
  • Automated house-keeping functions.
  • Access to the E-resources.
  • Internet facilities to the users.
  • Access to E-Journals.
  • Access to Audio/Video materials.
  • Providing OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) to users.
  • News Paper Clipping Service.
  • Book Bank facility.
  • Inter-Library Loan.
  • Indexing and abstracting resources.
  • Xerox (Photocopier facility)

Activities of the Department (During the year 2011-2012)

  • Conduct  UGC Sponsored  Two Day National Conference on  “Managing College Libraries: Issues and Trends”
    • Paper are invited    =    120
    • Paper published    =    71

Extension Activities

  • Creating awareness  among the student about competitive examination user study program display the CD sources  providing  E-Resources

Programmes Thought (for UG Departments)

  1. Library Facilities 
  2. Course Content (For PG departments)
  3. Research Activities (projects)
  4. Publications / Journals by Department staff
    1. Worked as a Co-Editor of the Conference Volume “Managing College Libraries: Issues and Trends”  in year 2011
    2. Worked as a  Member of College Magazine
    3. Article published on Conference Volume “Managing College Libraries: Issues and Trends”  with Co-Authors
    4. MyLISA  Life member    
    5. Editorial Edit  Member Journal  JSSCM Published  JSS  College, Ooty Road, Mysore

Format of CV

Name                        :    M.C.Siddalingaswamy
Address                    :    Do. 4,  Block 34,  JSS Lay-Out
                                     Mysore – 570 011
Contact                     :    9900335780,  0821-2570191
E-Mail                        :
Qualification                    :    MA., MLISc.,
Area of Specialization                :    Academic Library   
Research Publication                :    -------------------------------------
Conference / Seminars / Workshops attended:     Two conference, Two Seminar
Research Projects (On going / Completed)    :    -------------------------------------
Award / Recognition (if any)            :    -------------------------------------
Any other information                :    -------------------------------------

Name                        :    S.P.Udayashankar
Address                    :    No. 9/1, Rajendra Krupa, G.S.S. Circle Lakshmipuram, Mysore – 570 004
Contact                     :     0821-2548333
E-Mail                        :   
Qualification                    :    MA., MLISc.,
Area of Specialization                :    Academic Library   
Research Publication                :    -------------------------------------
Conference / Seminars / Workshops attended:     Two conference, Two Seminar
Research Projects (On going / Completed)    :    -------------------------------------
Award / Recognition (if any)            :    -------------------------------------
Any other information                :    -------------------------------------