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The Bhandarkars' Collge library is housed in a spacious three storied building in Southern part of the campus. The new Sri Venkatraya Bhandarkar Memorial Library is housed in Late Smt.Usha H. Shantharam Memorial building. Two terminals are provided at the entrance can be used to gain information regarding status of availability and particulars of any book. The in house activities of the library have been computerized using 'Easylib' software. A bar-coded system of issue and return of books is currently in use. Our Library follows Dewey's Decimal Classification System. Clink Cyber Cafe Software is installed for management at internet centre. Signature pad via electronic pad is introduced. Power backups undisrupted power supply facility is available for circulation and internet facility

Working hours:
  • Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 am - 5.15 pm
  • Saturdays: 9.00 am - 01.00 pm
  • It remains closed on Sunday and declared holidays

Library Statistics:
Sl.No. Particulars Details
1 Area of the library 35000 sq.ft.
2 Library Users 250
3 Seating Capacity 350
Library Resources:
Sl. No. Resource Nos
1 Books 83415
2 Digitized selected books 140
3 Print Periodicals 151
4 Bound Volume of Journals 265
5 CD/DVD ROMs 303
6 News Papers 12
7 Students Project Report 184
8 Question Papers All Semester exams - hard copy
Library Services:
  • Bar-coded borrowing facility
  • Overnight borrowing
  • Access to Internet
  • OPAC - access through computer by criteria like title, author, keyword, accession number, publishers etc.
  • Book Bank
  • Department Library
  • UGC N-list - access 2000 core journals and 50000 full text information
  • CDs
  • Inter Library Loan
  • Reference Service
  • New Arrival Display
  • Reprographic service
  • Reference Service
  • Library Science Certificate Course
  • News Paper Clipping
  • Career Information
Library Rules:

Two books in lending section can be borrowed for the period of one week. Text books in Reference Section can be borrowed for overnight lending. The books for overnight lending are issued during the closing hours and need to be returned by next day morning. CDs/DVDs can be borrowed for short period. Project Report is meant for reference only and cannot be issued. The reference books like encyclopedias and dictionaries are for reference only and cannot be issued.

The application for borrowing the books are to be duly filled and dropped into separate box before 9.40 am. The available books will be issued between 1.45 pm and 5.00 pm on the same day. If the issued books are not taken on that day, the books may also be also being collected on next day before 9.40 am. Renewal of issued books is not allowed. However, books can be reissued only if there is no demand from other user. The library can recall the books issued to the user at any time if required.

The bar-coded ID cards will be issued to all the staff and students of the library which need to be produced while borrowing books and other materials. In case of loss of ID cards, a duplicate ID card will be issued after paying fees.

The Old students and Publics may however avail library facilities with membership.

Any member who is leaving the college in the middle shall return all the books and periodicals and pay overdue charges, if any, to get the No Due Certificate.

Contact information:
Ananda, Librarian,
Bhandrakars' Arts & Science College Library
Telephone: +91 8254 23259, +91 9481181174
Email: [email protected]