Library & Info Centre

History of the Library:
The Jyoti Nivas College Library is the nerve centre of the college that provides the students, teachers and the research scholars with the tools for the acquisition and advancement of knowledge.

The JNC Library was established in the year 1966 in Frazer Town, and shifted based later when the college shifted to Koramangala in1976. The Library was first housed in a small room, and then shifted to a large hall where it gradually developed into a big library, with a collection of around 30,000 books and 75 Periodicals and Journals. As the college began to grow and develop there was a shortage of space to store library materials.It was also growing difficult to accommodate students and staff. A strong need was felt for a bigger building to house the library. Consequently in the year 2000, the present building, which comprises of a basement and four floors, was constructed. Jyoti Nivas College has made vast improvements in the field of library and information services. The overall purpose of the library and information centre is to support the curriculum offered at the Jyoti Nivas College. The function of the library is to support and enrich classroom instruction through a collection of carefully selected material based on courses and programs offered by the college.

1. Library Floor Plan
1: The Basement :
Religion and Value Education books
Previous year question papers for the staff
Syllabus, CD-ROM Collection, Linguaphone, Encyclopedia
Dictionaries and Competitive examination books
2: Ground Floor :
Luggage counter
Circulation counter
Reading Room
Journal Magazine Section
3: First floor :
Previous year Question Papers for the students and Internet Browsing section

Arts & Humanities Section :
Travel and Tourism
Economics, Human Rights
Public Administration
Physical Education
History and Maps

4: Second Floor
Natural Sciences
Applied Sciences and MCA. Sciences
Mathematics and Applied Sciences and MCA

5: Third Floor :
Book Bank Section
Commerce and Management
MCom (FA)
B.Voc Banking and Finance

6: Fourth Floor :
MA English Literature
Media and Mass Communication

The library is a multimedia information service centre. It has a carefully selected and a growing collection of more than 79000 books and subscriptions to around 159 current periodicals and journals and variety of non-print information sources. Non-print format including videos, slides, CD-ROM databases and computer based technologies are available to provide a wide range of information for library patrons.

Library patrons are encouraged to use the library for study, research, browsing and self-improvement. Professional staff is on duty to assist with reference, research and reading guidance. The staff provides assistance in the use of the information centre and its resources.

Library Collection Statistics
Books (Print) - 78136
Non-Book Materials - 1499
Journals/ Magazines - 159
Newspapers - 21
Total - 79815

Library Timings
Monday to Friday : 8.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday : 8.00am to 4.00pm
The library remains open on all working days except on National and Gazette holidays.

• Books
• Circulation
• Inter Library Loan
• Current Awareness
• Institutional Membership
• Newspaper clipping service
• Referral Service

• Internet Access Facility
• Book Bank Facility
• Digital Library Facility
• Printing Facility
• CCTV Surveillance Facility
• Online Database Access Facility
• Question Bank Facility
• Remote Access Facility

Library Best Practices :
• Computerization of library with standard software (NewGenLib)
• Theme based book display
• Displaying New Arrivals
• Suggestion Box
• Inclusion of sufficient information about the library in the college Website.
• Keeping the library premises neat and clean.
• Compiling a list of Current Serials/journals/Magazines.

Every department can borrow few books for ready reference. Only those books, which have more than one copy, can be issued to the Department against the signature of the departmental head. If a single copy is available, it will be kept in reference section only. All the departmental books would be available in the department for ready reference. A proper record will have to be kept by the department for these books and the department will be responsible for them.

Book Bank
The library issues the books of SC/ST Book Bank to the SC/ST Students only. This service is without any charges. The student is Required to produce the SC/ST certificate for availing of this facility.

Institutional Membership :
Our library has institutional memberships with
1. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
2. Bangalore University, Bangalore

General Instruction :
• Identity Card is compulsory for getting access to the library services for staff and students.
• Borrowed books should be returned on the exact due date, failing which a fine of Rs.2 per day would be charged.
• Renewals are allowed only once on the exact due date and when there are no claims by others.
• Loss of borrowed books must be reported in writing to the librarian at the earliest. The misplaced book must be replaced immediately.
• Reference Books, periodicals & project reports will be available for reference only.
• Books should be handled with great care, and mutilation of books in any manner will be heavily fined.
• A borrowed book, if recalled by the librarian has to be returned immediately.
• Faculty members can borrow fifteen books, PUC and UG students can borrow two books, PG students can borrow three books, & research scholars can borrow four books.
• Our library issues books everyday for all the students and staff.

• Developing Library Network (DELNET)
• N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content)-INFLIBNET
• Galileo Integrated Digital Learning Canter (GDLC)
• The British Council, Bangalore (Online Membership)

Digital Information Resource Center :
There is a separate Internet section with 10 terminals for exclusive use of students and staff to surf the internet.

Staff details

Sr. Swapna
Library Administrator

Dr. Basavaraja M.T
M.Sc., P.G.D.L.A.N., Ph.D., UGC-JRF, K-SET

Manjunatha S
B.Com., M.L.I.Sc., K-SET

Soumya R
Library Assistant
B.A., M.L.I.Sc

Sundresha. B. V
Library Assistant
B.A., M.L.I.Sc

Dores Mary. Y
Library Assistant
B.A., B.L.I.Sc

Nagaraja. A D
Library Assistant
Dip. Lib.Sc., (B.A)

Andrews Viguladass

Prakash B.V.

Anthony Mary


Contact Details :

Sr. Swapna
Library Administrator
E-mail :
Phone : 25530137 [208]

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