Prabhu Jagatbandhu College Library

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta

About the Library

From the inception of this college in 1964, our Founder, Dr. Tinkari Ghosh, established the college Library. Two ornamental antique almirahs with books from his personal collection are assets of our library. Couple of years later, Professor Bipin Krishna Ghosh donated a valuable collection of books as the “Bankim Chandra Ghosh Collection”. In keeping with this tradition, Dr.Shyamal Kumar Sengupta, erstwhile Reader of Bengali, also donated a large number of books on different subjects. At present our Central Library has 22000 books (reference and text), along with about 20 magazines, periodicals and two newspapers. Significant help in career planning for students is provided through Pesha Prabesh, Karmakshetra, Career 360, Protijogita Kiran, Competition Success Review and Employment News on the shelves. This treasure is accessible to every student through the ‘Open Access System’. Each student will be provided One (1) library card for reading and lending. With the Book Bank facility one may borrow one book at a time from the Book Bank Shelf, a separate section of the Central Library. A student may take any material – books, journals, magazines, newspapers – even restricted Reference Works, from the library and peruse it in the Reading Room, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., every working day. The well- furnished Reading Room can accommodate 50 students at a time. The Library also provides Internet services. The complete titles in the collection are in the process of being digitized. Central air- conditioning is being installed in the Library. In addition to the Central Library, each department has a fine collection of text books in the Departmental Library. Student of the those departments may borrow these books. Students must respect the sacred nature of all books and reading matter. These are valuable tools for the development of all students. Hence, any damage caused to books and any reading material will be treated as a serious offence. The offender will suffer severe disciplinary action.