Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's

late. Tatyasaheb Mahajan Arts and Commerce College

Chikhali - 443 201, Dist.-Buldana (MS)

Affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

Department of Library

   नही ज्ञानेन सदृश्य पवित्रमिह विद्यते । 4:38 (There is nothing as pure as knowledge) Indian culture is seen as the main foundation of knowledge, prudence, dispassion, salvation and renunciation. That is to use knowledge wisely to benefit the world. And dispassion that I should not receive any reward while using the knowledge for the welfare of the world. And development of the whole human race means salvation. This great message is reflected in the Indian Enlightenment tradition. Knowledge tradition, generation and transmission of knowledge was done orally from one generation to another.

पुत्र ऐसा द्यावा। ज्ञान भक्ती मार्ग लावा। ( Son should be given like this, Pathway to knowledge devotion). Prior to the invention of paper and printing by Johannes Gutenberg (1468), transmission of knowledge was done in India through cave sculptures and pictorial scripts, copperplates, inscriptions, etc., largely preserved knowledge on bamboo discs, clay bricks, leather and cloth. India was a world leader in knowledge accumulation and dissemination. Among the ancient universities (14), Taxila, Nalanda, Vallabhi, Vikramshila, Kashi, Kanchi, Nagarjuna, Somapura, Kanthalur Sala, Jagadala, Odanpuri, Pushpagiri, Travancore, etc., students from all over the world studied in India due to the acharyas (Scholars) and available books. You can see that it could be taken. Even in the age of advancement in digital technology, Chat GPT, Artificial Intelligence, the place of traditional library remains intact. Hence, the college library is functioning as a learning resource center.

   The National Digital Library of India along with the Information Library Network service provides E-journals e-books, 24x7 remote access. Rich reference books in traditional library services and college libraries including more than 95 encyclopedias, more than 56 dictionaries, selected works of Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and complete work of Barnard Shaw, 25 maps of geographical information, 07 geographical encyclopedias,54 periodicals available in print form, since last twenty years ,more than 16 Years- Books, 05 News papers. Including Autobiography and biographies and religions books like Vedas, Bhagwad Geeta Kuran, Bible etc. Reference and textbook and more than 27086 Books, Materials published by state, national and international level publishers in three languages namely Marathi, English, Hindi are available in the library. The library has partly open access. The library having special processing section. The library used Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme. For the classifying the resources and these books are arranged subjectwise on stack. The library adopting classification scheme for arrangement of books, However books are arranged in three types on stack;

1. Arrange old books as per DDC scheme(Subject wise)
2. Arrange the books Studying Class. i.e. B.A. I,II,III
3. Arrange new reference books as per serial number in display rack.

The library is open for reading ten hours a day. Other library services are available to students from 10 am to 6 pm. The affairs of Issue-Return have been computerized since 2010 through the library management system SOUL 2.0. A specious reading room capable of seating 150 students, book processing room, book collection room, two issue-return counters are available in the library. Apart from this, water cooler, three computers, printer, Xerox machine are available for the students.