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About Library :

    A) Introduction:

  • The Library collection is developed keeping in mind the interests and needs of all its users. It contains general course related books, specialized books, general reference books, special subject oriented reference books, rare collections, Audio and Video CDs, e-book CDs, e-journals (in print form). The collection comprises of books in English, Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit language. Majority of the famous literary works by the Indian and foreign eminent authors are added in the collection. The periodical collection is also divided into general and subject related periodicals.
  • The college library is a Member of INFLIBNET’s N-LIST Programme through which e-resources can be accessed of renowned Academic Publishers like Cambridge, Elsevier, Springer, Oxford, Academic Press etc. It provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles of all subjects with a special collection of Scientific Journals. Downloading of e-books is also provided. Along with NLIST the library is also a member of DELNET; Jayakar Knowledge Resource Centre Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune; Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune; National Digital Library Repository.
  • Throughout the year the library receives donations of books from various Central and State Government Institutes and from Individuals. The library has an excellent collection of Rare Books which dates back to 1830s and huge collection of Reference Sources like Encyclopedia (General and Subject Specific), Dictionaries (General and Subject Specific), Biographies, Directories, Almanacs, Yearbooks etc.
  • Every year several Visually Impaired students take admission in Modern College, Shivajinagar. The College has a whole takes special care of these students. Library has special collection and facilities which is provided to the Visually Impaired students.
  • B) Access:

  • Father of Library Science Dr.S. R. Ranganathan proposed Five Laws of Library Science in 1932 detailing the principles of operating a library system. They are -

    1. Books are for use.

    2. Every reader his/her book.

    3. Every books it's reader.

    4. Save the time of the reader.

    5. Library is a growing organism.

    The first four laws mainly emphasizes on the usage of books, increasing accessibility of books, how readers should be made aware of the variety of books in the library, ways in which every book purchased in the library should get accessed at least once during its shelf-life, ways of increasing reading habits and ways in which users time should be saved in the library by providing services efficiently and effectively.

    Keeping into consideration these laws, the Modern College Library provides Open Access to all staff and students.

    C) Arrangement of Books:

    The books are arranged in a classified manner and the library follows Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Scheme.

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Dr.S.R.Ranganathan,Father of Library Science in India
SR Ranganathan
Important Links
University Grants Commission
National Education Policy 2020
Government of Maharashtra
Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016
Progressive Education Society, Pune-5
Modern College, Pune-5

Reference Links
Rare Book Society of India
Internet Archive
Encyclopedia Britannica
Marathi Vishwakosh
Hindi Vishwakosh

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