Welcome to Library and Information Centre (LIC) of College of Fine Arts (CFA). LIC is a Knowledge hub containing rich and comprehensive high-quality information resources on Animation, Applied Arts, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. LIC provides access to wide range of comprehensive and suitable information resources and services to support the teaching and research needs of students and faculty of CFA. The pleasant learning space of LIC creates conducive learning environment inspiring students to excel in their education and research. LIC with its modern state-of-the-art facilities serves as an innovative partner in supporting the teaching, learning and research activities contributing significantly to the Institute’s mission of academic excellence.
- To establish and maintain an effective relationship with the students, faculty, and researchers to provide efficient information services.
- To select, collect, organize, preserve, manage and provide access to information sources in print and digital forms to support learning, teaching and research in the college.
- To develop and provide quality collections, user facilities/services and conducive learning environment for study and research.
- To manage information resources effectively to promote the optimum utilization.
Library used Koha Software package for library automation in 2017. The library has automated house-keeping operations and developed library database. The library database consists of all the books, back volumes of periodicals, CDs/DVDs, current journals and theses/dissertations. The database is accessible to all users within the library and also on the campus network. Computers are placed in LIC to use OPAC and Internet to access library resources for the academic purpose.
LIC collections include Books, Reference Books, Text Books, Journals, Serial Publications, Magazines, Newspapers, Theses, Back Volumes of Journals, CD-ROMs, VCDs, DVDs, etc. The collection is growing rapidly as new books are added regularly every year.
- Books Arrangement
LIC follows Dewey Decimal Classification System for classification of books and organizing the collection on the shelves in numerical order. Shelf number helps in locating the books on the shelves easily. The collection arrangement charts giving main class numbers, shelf numbers for major subjects are displayed on the shelves.
Library has excellent quality of about 5996 Books on various subjects viz, Advertising, Animation, Calligraphy, Cinematography, Indian Artists, Decorative Arts, Fine Arts, Photography, Indian Painting, Indian Sculpture, Journalism, Mass Media, Packaging, Television Production, Environment and other allied areas.
- Reference Books
Reference books are the books to be consulted for reference within the Library. Library has good collection of Reference books which include Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Bound Volumes of Periodicals, Theses, Maps, Important Subject Reference Books, Text books, Syllabus & Question papers, Rare and Valuable books, Out of print and irreplaceable documents, Oversized and special books.
- Current Journals
LIC receives 22 scholarly journals and 5 newspapers. Journals are displayed in alphabetical order in the journals display racks for easy reference and consultation.
- Back Volumes of Journals
LIC has good collection of about 251 bound volumes of journals. LIC binds and preserves scholarly and other useful journals every year for easy reference and future use. The bound volumes of journals are arranged alphabetically on the shelves.
Library has good collection of about 762 BFA & MFA theses on Animation, Applied Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and allied subject areas which are arranged course-wise according to student roll number for easy reference and use.
Library has 162 e-resources such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc on various topics are for use by the students and faculty. Computer systems with multimedia facility and Internet connectivity are provided to access these digital resources. The details of these resources can be searched using the computer catalogue.
Library & Information Services
- OPAC Service
The OPAC enables users to search and find the documents available in the Library easily and quickly. OPAC (Computer Catalogue) allows search by author, title, subject, keywords, boolean searches as well as through several other access points. The shelf number indicates the location of book on the shelf. The library provides orientation on the use of the OPAC to the users.
Users can know the status whether a book is available in the Library or not. They can reserve the book, if the book is issued out. Users can also access the new books list from OPAC. Multimedia links are provided to enable users to access table of Contents and abstracts for some books. Library provides access to the scanned pages of Table of Contents to important reference books.
- Circulation of Books
Library Circulation comprises the activities of lending library books and other materials to the users for reading at home. A circulation section is one of the key sections of a library.
- Reference Service
Reference Service covers various user-friendly and helpful services. The objective of reference service is to help the users in various ways. Readers may approach the Circulation Desk for information or any assistance in the use of the Library Collections and Services. The primary purpose of Reference Service is to assist students, faculty and researchers in locating the required information, or information sources available in the LIC or elsewhere. Staff provides assistance in locating the misplaced books to the users. Users are requested to contact the Library staff members in case of any difficulty in finding the required information in the library.
- Current Awareness Service
Current awareness services help users to keep up to date with the latest professional developments in their field of interest. CAS is provided to the users by sending list of new arrivals, display of new books, journals list of contents pages of latest journals etc.
- Internet Service
• Internet facility is open for the registered users of the Library only.
• Users are advised to make use of this facility only to support their academic and research activities.
• Users are requested to make way for the others to use the facility.
• As for the safety of the systems, please bring to the notice of the Librarian any misuse of the systems.
• Internet facility is available between 9.00 am to 8.00 pm on all working days.
• All the computers are equipped with the Electronic Surveillance Software to detect the Internet sites visited and searched by each user.
• Librarian reserves the right to stop extending this facility to a person found misusing, apart from initiating disciplinary action as per the rules.
- CDs/DVDs Service
The Library multimedia collection has 162 of CDs, DVDs, and streaming titles. Browse our DVD titles on our OPAC or search the Libraries Catalog. Visit our Streaming Media web page for help finding our streaming audio and video titles.
- Bibliography Service
Library provides information about books and other materials related to specific subjects. Bibliographies on a particular topic will be prepared and provided to the users on their request.
- Press Clipping Service
The Library observes the following hours in the working days:
Monday – Friday: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Note: The Library is closed on Saturday, Sundays & Closed Holidays.
Users are requested to observe the warning bells and facilitate the closing of the library without any problem.
- The first warning bell/ buzzer will be given 15 minutes in advance.
- All transactions with members at the Circulation counter will close 10 minutes before closing hours.
- The second warning bell/buzzer will be given 5 minutes before closing time.
To ensure proper security and surveillance of all potential locations of the Library, 11 CCTV cameras are installed at different locations in the Library. The Digital Video Recorder continuously provides real-time outputs of all 11 cameras for viewing at the ‘Console Room’, and also at specific terminals located at Security Checkpoint and other sections in the Library. The DVR recorders will store the real-time outputs of all 11 cameras in its memory. CCTV Installation at the Library has immensely facilitated the effective surveillance of all important locations of the Library.
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