Sections of the Library Essay
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1. Acquisition Section – The objectives of the Acquisition are Selection , Ordering and Accessioning of books in Accession Registers. The library procures those books which are recommended by the teachers / Scientists of the university. Further Chief Librarian also takes initiative in selecting books of general nature and text books. The list of recommended books is placed before the Primary Purchase Committee (PPC) exclusively for selection of books and periodicals. Orders are placed when the PPC approves the list of books and journals. 2. Processing Section – Processing Section undertakes two vital functions, viz.
, (a) Classification and (b) Cataloguing (a) Classificaton — Class numbers are given to the books according to the Dewey decimal Classification Scheme (DDC). (b) Cataloguing — Books are catalogued according to Anglo American Cataloguing Rules -II (AACR-II) . For each book three entries are prepared. 3. Circulation Section – The function of the circulation section centers round issue and return of the books. The lending period without fine is one month. The over due fine rupee one per day is charged on every book issued beyond the lending period. 4. Current Periodical Section – Current Periodical Section is located at the ground floor.
In this section , journals which are subscribed to the library for the current year are displayed. 5. Reference Section -Reference books are not issued , but readers may consult it within the premises of the Library. The reference books are shelved in three different Halls. Reading Hall – I : For current information. Reading Hall —II: For books on Agriculture and allied subjects. Reading Hall– III: For books on Home Science 6. Text Book Bank Section – There is a separate Text Book Bank ( TBB ) Secton in the Library. Books from TBB are issued for one semester against a nominal charge of Rupees 2 ( two) for each book.
7. Reprography Section – The facility to photostat is also available in the library against a nominal charge of 75 paise per document. 8. Exhibition-cum-Conference Section – In this section collection of books / documents of a few eminent scientists are available . Informations regarding different courses inside and outside the country are also found here . 9. Stack Areas – The library is proud of having large stack areas. Side by side, the facility for reading is also available in this stack room 10. Back Volume Section – A large number of bound old journals are available in the Back Volume section.
These journals are arranged alphabetically by title. 11. Computer Unit – Computer unit is the latest addition . Preparations are about to develop this section. SectionAbout The Stacks— The Dewey Decimal System (000. 00 ABC)The stacks are generally considered the NON-FICTION section of the library. Here, books are classified and arranged by number in the Dewey Decimal System. The general categories for Dewey are below: 000 Generalities 100 Philosophy & psychology 200 Religion 300 Social sciences 400 Language 500 Natural sciences & mathematics 600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The arts 800 Literature & rhetoric 900 Geography & history This is not a section students “browse”—it is difficult to locate a book if you don’t know its number! Reference—REF The second Dewey section—usually not for general checkout. Oversized—OvzThis is the third Dewey section, where books that are too large for the shelves in the stacks are located. In-house readers usually know that the Guinness Book of World Records is on the first shelf of this section.
Biography—B 92The biography section is placed just before fiction. Here, you find books on a specific person, organized alphabetically by last name. Short Stories—SCLocated between Biography and Fiction is the Short Story Collection.
Books that are only made up of short works are located here. Fiction—FThe fiction section is alphabetized by author’s last name. Books by each author are then organized by title. Graphic Novel—GrNvlThis collection is the “Not for Checkout” collection. We try to keep a variety of comics, manga, and special graphics for your in-house use. If you’ve never read something like this, ask a librarian for suggestions! Different materials used in the library 1. magazines 2. newspapers 3. reference books 4. encyclopedia 5. dictionaries 6. books films 7. computer terminals 8. audio-visual equipment circulation books.