LIBRARY

"Library is a Growing Organism" – says Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, who is considered to be the father of library science, documentation, and information science in India, in his fourth law of library science.

Like other theological seminary libraries, the library of Bishop's College also treated as one of the most important organ of the college, as it not only is a repository of books and documents, but also a resource/information centre, and centre of several academic activities.

The Number of holdings (books) shelved in the general stack rooms and reference room is more or less 33,000, and number of back volumes of bound journals is more or less 15,000. Over 500 volumes of new books on an average are being added to the library collection every year through acquisition and gift. The library receives over 150 serial publications through subscription, journal exchange policy and also as gifts.

The library is automated through KOHA Open Source software. Catalogue/database of books, articles of periodicals and of books is searchable in the OPAC Terminals within library local area network. Circulation and library record keeping are also maintained through KOHA software. Simultaneously the library also maintains manual card index and manual circulation system for safety.

In order to serve the research students, in particular, the library subscribes to JSTOR Digital Library Portal and also EBSCO host portal that provides ATLA Religion Database with the support of North India Institute of Post Graduate Studies (NIIPGTS). This facility is available only within the library WIFI network.

Communication to the Bishop's College Library

The Librarian
e-mail: librarianofbishopcollege@gmail.com
Mobile: 09836426575