Circulation Section handles the Front Desk operations of the library and is very important because it is the first contact point for faculty and users to the library. Efficient functioning Circulation Desk leaves a lasting impression on the user and hence it is very important section of the library.
Major Activities of the Section are:
1. Issue and returns of Learning Resources (Primarily Books).
2. Attending the User's query for effective interpretation of library rules and regulations.
3. Registration of new Members and issue of barcode Generated ID Card for Users.
4. Inter Library Loan Service.
5. Operation of “Circulation Module” of Library Management Software SLIM ++. Maintenance and updatation of all data related to users at Circulation desk in SLIM ++ software.
6. Sending Reminders to overdue documents users.
7. Display of Books during Seminars/Workshops.
8. Maintenance of Compendiums.
9. Correspondence & No Due issuing.
10. Library Orientations/Information Literacy.
11. Assisting the users for accessing OPAC and Reference.
12. Assigning Library Staff duties for Saturdays/Sundays.
Issue/Return of library materials is the routine operation of any library. Proper flowchart/sequence of activities to be followed to issue and receive the library books is defined as followed:
While Issuing Book:
Quickly glance the book for any damage.
Enter details into Issue Database (using Barcode Scanner).
Issue books using SLIM software.
Print issue slip .
Handover the books/Passbook to the user.
While receiving the books:
Quickly glance the book for any damage.
Check Due dates for necessary action.
Cancel the entries from user Account in SLIM.
Send them to Stack for Shelving.
Loan Criteria/Borrowing entitlements for faculty/Students/Admin
Documents that Can and cannot be borrowed
Books that can be borrowed:
Books from the Lending section be borrowed.
CD ROMS, DVDs a can be borrowed for a period of one day.
Books that cannot be borrowed:
Journals Bound Volumes, Loose issues of journals and the latest available issue of the magazines are to be referred within library premises and are not available for issuing out.
Dissertations/Project Works submitted by SPCE Students are not issuable.
Renewals/Reservations and Over Due/Fines
Books can be renewed for another same term if there is no demand on them. The renewal must be made on or before the due date.
There will be a overdue charge Re.5/- per day per book.
Loss or Mutilation of documents by Students
Library materials are to be handled with care.
If a book is lost or mutilated beyond usable condition, then the book has to be replaced with the same or latest edition of that book.
If the book is out of print, then same book should be replace by Xerox copy with leather binding and golden embossing, if original copy is not available for Xerox then five times the cost of the book has to be paid to the library.
If the book is reported (in writing) as lost/ misplaced, the overdue charges are not levied in such case from the date of report until the same is replaced(it must be resolved within two months).
Theft/Misuse of Library resources:
The theft or abuse of Library resources like books, journal issues, reports, and dissertations will be viewed very seriously.
Each case will be examined to ascertain its genuineness and the matter will be reported to the LAC/Principal for further action.
|| Category of Users
|| No. of Books Issue
|| Issue Period(Days)
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| 2 .
|| Ad hoc Faculty /Visiting Faculty
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|| Administrative Staff
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|| Ph.D. Students
| 5 .
|| M.E. Students
| 6 .
|| U.G. Students
| 7 .
|| Institutional Membership
About Cyber Library
The SPCE Library has set up Cyber Library with over 15 Pentium computers working in a networked environment through connectivity provided by Hathway and Syscon using 40 Mbps High Bandwidth Leased Line. The Online full text databases like, Springer, Science Direct, IEL, ASCE, ASME, J-Gate E-Journals and Pearson, McGraw-Hill, TMH, Proquest, ASTM E-books Link, In addition, facilities like Web Opac, NPTEL online lectures and digital library will also be accessible to the scholars.
Salient features of SPCE Cyber Library:
Cyber library in a networked environment with 15 computers using a dedicated 40 Mbps leased line.
Open Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 5.30pm.
Both reading and computing facilities.
Access to full text online journals through and other library e-resources.
IP based Web Cameras for surveillance to enhance security of the library resources.
Cyber Library-Acceptable Use and Code of Conduct:
1. Do Not Connect Your Mobile To Computers.
2. Do Not Install Any Software Without Prior Permission Of Librarian.
3. Do Not Download Movies OR Songs.
4. Do Not Remove LAN Cord, Keyboard And Mouse From The Computers.
5. Do Not Save Any Document On The Desktop.
6. Kindly Scan Your Pen Drive, CDs OR DVDs Before Use.
7. Keep Your Mobile On Silent Mode.
8. Eatables are not allowed inside the Cyber Library.
9. Take Care Of Your Own Belongings.
10.Turn Off The Computer After Your Work Is Completed.
11. All Drives Will Be Formatted after Every 15 Days by IT team Without Any Intimation.
12. Library will not be Responsible For Any Data Loss.
13. Kindly Co-operate With IT Team For Minimum Downtime Of The Computers.
14. Please Inform to Librarian in Case Of any Computers Problem.
15. Please Keep The Cyber Library Clean.
16. Keep Silence In Cyber Library.
Special Collection under Book Bank Scheme for SC/ST category students
This is a Semester – based scheme.
A student must be a member of the library to avail this facility.
A student has to apply in the prescribed form, available in the Central library or can be download from central library website.
The books available under this scheme are displayed book bank section.
Students have to enclosed attested copies of parent’s Income certificate/ Pay slip, Mark list, caste certificate, cast validity certificate.
Book will be issued availability for the period of one year.
The book must be returned on or before last day of his / her theory examination of each semester.
Eligible student’s list will be displayed on notice board.
Extra books available in this scheme may be issued to the remaining applicants irrespective of their parent’s income and caste, at the discretion of the authority.
SPCE Central Library has implemented Knimbus remote access software as a tool to provide access to the user community. User can access all the subscribed and in house e-materials through the library on any device from anywhere on a single platform rather than just being a list of links to separate publishers platform.
For generating quality research work SPCE library provides plagiarism check through Turnitin software.
Library houses all important reference sources like Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, handbooks and Manuals, Statistics, Yearbooks. The collection ranges from general to subject specific sources. All the reference sources are housed in the Reference section. Users can also contact staff on duty for any assistance. Library also has access to online reference sources which may be accessed from the library as well as college website. SPCE library also has institutional membership of IIT, Mumbai library and INSDAG. (Institute of Steel Development And Growth).
NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. These lectures have been purchased from NPTEL and made available by SPCE Central library through dedicated server and in-house user friendly interface. The access is available via link http://nptel.spce.ac.in.
Users can get photo copy of the required library material only for educational purpose from central library Xerox machine by paying nominal charges.
SPCE central library provides Wi-Fi network to its users. To avail this facility students will have to fill agreement form available at Xerox center or can be downloaded from central library website.
Research articles published in print version subscribed by SPCE library are indexed through Library Management Software system and are preserved for future references. This database is available to our users through Web OPAC.
An An online public access catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply library catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users search a library catalog principally to locate books and other material available at a library. SPCE Central Library is computerized with the help of Library management software called SLIM. Library catalogue created by SLIM software is available at http://slim.spce.ac.in/iopac/. Students can search the required books in the library as well as status of any library material.