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Our College library play important role in educational process of the institution. Library is valuable resources for students, staff, researchers etc.A Library is considered as a storehouse of knowledge. A well-organized library is essential for teaching and learning process, especially when the emphasis is shifted from classroom teaching to learning centered process. The library service enriches the quality of the learning process.

Infrastructure facilities:

The library is housed in a first floor of Dr. Ghali College building specially planned for the purpose. It is designed to provide comfortable reading accommodation in abundant light, fresh air and serene atmosphere. It has adequately equipped furniture. The area of the library is about 78.28 sq. meters. Our college library has 31074 books and subscribes 46 periodicals and 12 newspapers. Library is fully computerized and users (teachers & students) get the information on computer terminals about books and periodicals.

The College has facilities of e-resources of INFLIBNET-N-LIST. Through these facility 6247 e-journals & 135000+ e-books are available to stakeholders

The library followed D.D.C. Scheme for classification and AACR II. system for cataloguing.


  1. 1. To develop collection of reading resources useful for various courses.
  2. 2. To provide various library services and facilities to the readers.
  3. 3. To support research activity for its progress and qualitative development.
  4. 4. To preserve and conserve the collection of reading material in the library.
  5. 5. To support parent institution for developing quality of learning and teaching.
  6. 6. To Provide Books for Various job-related examinations to the students.
  7. 7. To Provide reading culture among the student, faculty and the Society.

Best Practices of the Library

  1. 1. Assistance to poor and deserving students.
  2. 2. Value Added services to differently abled students
  3. 3. User Orientation & Information Literacy to student.
  4. 4. Career /Employment Information.
  5. 5. Suggestion Box and timely response.
  6. 6. Displaying new arrivals list.
  7. 7. Organizing book exhibition.
  8. 8. Reading motivation day ( 15 th Octomber) celebration in the memory of Late Ex .President of India Dr. A. P .J. Abdul Kalam.

Library Staff

Sr. No.Name of FacultyDesignationQualification
1 Mr. Savekar Rajendra Sakharam Librarian M.Sc.,M. Lib.& I. Sc., M .Ed, NET, SET.
2 Mr. Pawar Popat Kalu Library Clerk B.A.
3 Mr. Jadgale Ashok Sambhajirao Library Attendant H. Sc.
4 Mr. Gavali Raju Babu Library Attendant B. A.
5 Mr. Rane Suresh Baburao Library Attendant S.S.C.
6 Mr. Kutakole Subhash Laxman Library Attendant B.Sc.

Working Hours

Library Time - 7.30 am. To 5.30 pm. (Monday to Saturday)

The circulation counter remains closed on all Sunday’s and National holidays. The reading hall and Periodicals section remain closed on selected national holidays. The library is proud of having many rare collections of encyclopedia’s, dictionaries in various languages, research articles, thesis, dissertations of our staff and authors in the Gadhinglaj area.

Stock verification:

Stock verification is done every year to take a review of the circulation of books and prepare a list of missing books. The physical verification of all holdings of the library is done annually with help of staff members and library staff. Stock verification is carried out with the help of separate sheets containing accession numbers in consecutive order.

Library Committee:

Every year the college constitutes Library Committee for its smooth functioning of its activities. The main objective of library committee are to decide and adopt policies to govern the management and programs of the library, to prepare the annual budget, rules and regulations of the library. The committee also looks into students grievances, if any. The committee consists of Principal as a Chairman, Librarian as a Secretary and senior faculty members of each department of college.

The library committee for the academic year 2016-17

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation
1.Principal Dr. Mangalkumar R. Patil Chairman
2. Librarian Shri. Savekar R.S. Secretary
3. Shri. Bhukele S.J. Member
4. Dr. Sanghraj S.S. Member
5. Dr. Masal N.B. Member
6. Smt. Arabole S.A Member
7. Dr. Sawant R.S. Member
8. Dr. Patil D.M. Member
9. Shri. Janvekar S.N. Member

Library Services

1. Library provides following services to its users:

  • Separate Notice Boards for displaying information about Entrance examinations, Competitive Examinations, Campus Interviews, etc.
  • Reference services
  • E-Resources under N-LIST facility of INFLIBNET (Ahmedabad ,Gujrat)
  • Newspaper Clipping services
  • Current Awareness Services
  • Open Access Services
  • E-mail Services
  • Providing previous University Examination question papers to the students and the faculty.

2. The library provides following computerized services:

  • Cataloguing and accessioning through software.
  • Online circulation service of books with barcoding facility.
  • Online books search facility through OPAC (in Campus through LAN)
  • Online books search facility through Web-OPAC
  • Online books issue/return facility through NEW GEN LIB software
  • Report generation through NGL Software.
  • Status and name of books / borrower.
  • Statistics. Annual reports, stock Checking etc.
  • Smart card service ( Identity -card and Library borrow card together )
  • Q. R. code service for searching books available in Library.

3. Support facilities available in the library

  • Library Automation Software with Online Public Access Catalogue
  • INFLIBNET facility.
  • Nine computers.
  • Broadband Internet facility for students and staff.
  • Reprographic facility (in College Office ) - One.
  • News Paper Reading Section
  • Separate Section for Research work and Research publication.
  • Free access to the students in the library

4.Library Extension Work

We are conducting 1 year bachelor degree course in Library & Information Science (B.Lib.&I.Sc.) affiliated to Yashvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. It is recognized by UGC, New Delhi.

Library collection at a Glance as on 31/03/2017

Sr.No. Particulars Numbers
1 Total No.of Books 31074
2 Total no.of Titles 24360
3 Total no. of Text Books 17217
4 Total no.of Reference Books 13852
5 Total no of Competitive Exam Books 618
6 Total no of Bound Volume 171
7 Total no of News Papers 12
8 Total no of Journals/Periodicals 46
9 Total no of CD's 56
10 Online e-Journal (NLIST)- Library Consortium (e- shodhsindhu ) 6247
11 Online e- Books (NLIST)- Library Consortium (e- shodhsindhu ) 135000
12 Total Cost of Books in Rupees 3718291.00

Circulation Statistics during Year 2016-2017

Month Check Outs Check ins RenewalTotal
Jan 1121 1040 10 2171
Feb 1050 940 7 1997
Mar 930 785 15 1730
April 860 814 25 1699
May 287 240 60 587
June 789 741 71 1601
July 1155 1029 45 2229
Aug 1245 1121 35 2401
Sept 1089 988 62 2139
Oct 1072 1032 65 2169
Nov 1097 858 28 1983
Dec 1087 959 17 2063
Total 11777 10547 440 22764

Online Public Access Catalogue Usage 2016-17

Sr.No. Month Total Hints
1 Jun 141
2 July 148
3 Aug 115
4 Sept 119
5 Oct 227
6 Nov 335
7 Dec 342
8 Jan 365
9 Feb 417
10 March 560
11 April 247
12 May 156
Total 3172

Future proposals:

We propose to have a separate and independent Building of Library including reading hall, audio-visual facility room, periodicals section for students and the staff, Stack section which will help us to promote the dissemination of information more effectively.

Contact :

Rajendra S. Savekar
Dr. Ghali College, Gadhinglaj,
D- Kolhapur.(Maharashtra)
Ph-02327-222119 extension no.23
Mob.- 09403452999.
E-mail- drghalicollegelibrary@gmail.com.