Library

A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference.

Library Quote

Reading improves the mind like a hospital improves the body.

Book Collection

The library which started with an initial collection of 6,500 books has now grown up to a rich collection of 34000 books , 1600 bound volumes & Many More.

Book Collection

The Library Centre has got a collection of over 34000 stocks, comprising of books, periodicals, back volumes, reports, standards-both Indian & International , technical papers, photocopies and reprints

Library Infrastructure

Library Centre occupies ground and first floor of the building situated in a separate building at the centre of the campus.The floor area is 850 square meters

OPAC

Library Centre has 4 servers comprising of different servers like Library Management server, digital library server, CD/DVD server, client content manager server.

Frequently Asked Questions
Quick Access >> F.A.Q

  Where is the Library Located ?

Library is located at Ground Floor in two sections Main Library and Arts & Science section
Stack Room / Reference room is also there above the Main Library.

  What are the timings of the library ?

On working days : 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m
Before and During examination days : 8.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.(Reading Room No.3 Only)
During Vacation : 9.00 a.m. to 5.00p.m.

  How many Books M D College Library owns ?

44000 books, which includes Senior College Books UG & PG, Junior College Books & MCVC Dept Books,

  Can I get a tour of the M D College library ?

Virtual tour is not available on the website However you can visit the library physically to see the various sections.

  How do I get a library card ?

Once your Identity card is ready you can take the library card from the library against the fee receipt, fill the card with one recent photo and submit to the library. You will get the library card in two working days.

  Is Library is automated ?

Library is automated using SLIM Software

  Where can I get the current Newspaper and Periodicals in the library ?

Current newspapers and periodicals are in the main library. Marathi and Hindi magazines are in the Arts Section.

  Can I make suggestions to the library ?

Yes, you can put a suggestion. There is a suggestion box kept in both the sections of the library where you can drop your suggestions.
You can also give online suggestions by clicking on Online FeedbackOnline Feedback

  Does the library own Audio/Video and Multimedia material ?

Library have more than 500 CD/DVD on various subjects including free CDs comes along with the book.

  Where is the lost and found property ?

At the reprographic counter you can enquire for lost & found property.

  How many books can I take at a time ?

Following are the rules for issuing the books under various user categories

Class Books Magazines Duration in days Fine in Rs
Junior College students 1 0 7 1 per day
UG Students 2 0 7 1 per day
PG Students 2 0 15 1 per day
Research Scholars 5 2 30 NA
Sr. Staff Members 20 5 180 NA
Jr. Staff Members 10 5 180 NA
Non Teaching Staff 5 2 30 NA
Unaided Staff 5 2 30 NA

  Do you have overnight issue book facility ?

Yes, we can give book for overnight issue (carrel issue) also with prior request. However the fine of the same is Rs 5/- day.

  Does the library provide Career guidance books and magazine for various exam preparations ?

Yes, we have more than 300 books on career guidance and competitive exam preparations. Library subscribes few magazines also under this category.

  Can I use Laptop in the Library ?

Yes you can use for academic purpose only, but library does not have separate area for the same.

  Is Wi-Fi is available in the library ?

Wi-Fi is not available in the Library.

  Can I check my lending status online ?

Yes you can check the lending status via OPAC which is available on net by giving your library membership number through this link http://183.87.146.253/w27/

  What do I do if will not find any book which shows in OPAC ?

You can fill the demand slip and submit to the issues counter. Library staff will search the book for you.You can fill the demand slip and submit to the issues counter. Library staff will search the book for you.You can fill the demand slip and submit to the issues counter. Library staff will search the book for you.You can fill the demand slip and submit to the issues counter. Library staff will search the book for you.

  Is Library staff helps me to locate the book?

Yes, Staff will guide you about arrangement of the books in the library and also locate the book .

  Can I Suggest A book to the library ?

Yes any user can suggest the book which is not available in the library via library site, mail library@mdcollege.in or through suggestion box.

  Where is the Cyber café ?

Cyber café is in the main library funded by UGC Network resource centre. One machine we have kept for multimedia. Timings for internet section are 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.You have to make entry in the register .

  Can I reserve a computer in the Library ?

It is on first come first basis. However we do allow sitting longer hours if any other users are not there.

  Can I Use Internet in the Library?

Library provides Free Internet to all the college students who have registered as Library member .
   1.  Seven computers for net surfing.
   2.  One Computer for Multimedia.
   3.  Printout charges in Rs.
        B & W 3/-per page (one side)
        B & W 4/- per page (Both side)
        Color text 5/-per page
        Color image 8/- per page
      Scan document 5/- per page

  Can I use Mobile device in the internet section ?

Yes, with prior permission and only for academic purpose.However use of mobile phones is not allowed in the library.

  What to do if I am not finding right information on Google ?

You can take help of the Librarian; she will help you to search right information with minimum hits.

  How to save my time while searching information on net ?

Use Boolean Operators i.e. AND, OR & NOT for narrow down the search. Still if you find difficult you can ask Librarian to assist you.

  How can I get E resources ?

Go to this link in College library website E-Resources to access E -resources.

  Can I download E books available in the library ?

You can send a request to Library. You will get the softcopy in your mail if it is required for Academic Purpose and not for commercial use.

  Can I copy the internet material for preparing the project ?

Yes you can However; you have to follow the copyright rule strictly.

  Where can I get open access Journals of my subject?

Pl check this link for open access journals of your subject doaj.org

  Where can I get the Syllabus?

The entire syllabus we have put in library site with this link mdcollegelibrary.in/Syllabus.aspx & University of Mumbai website can also refer for latest amendments.

  Where can I get the Question papers ?

At the reprographic counter and also the OPAC machine in the library.Question papers can also available on Institutional Repository 192.168.1.17/jspui/

  Is Question bank is available in the library?

NO

  Can I request any book/s which is issued to another user ?

Yes, you can put a demand slip in writing or inform the library staff.

  Can I take photocopy of all library material ?

No, you can take photocopy of Library material as per copyright rule.

  Where is the text book section ?

All the text books are kept in the main Library near the issue counter. Text books are arranged Class wise.

  I need help to prepare bibliography for writing research article (give link)

Take help of the Librarian

  Is lamination is available in the library ?

NO

  Can I have the old magazine that library discards ?

Pl checks the notice board when we display the old magazines for sale.

  Can I get UGC NLIST password to access e resources ?

Pl. sends mail to library@mdcollege.in giving your membership details at the start of the year.

  Do I have to pay the fine if I return the book late after due date ?

Yes, as per rule mentioned above in home issue policy

  Can I renew the books ?

You can renew the book before the due date, if no demand is made for the same book by another user.

  How many times I can renew the books?

Twice , if fine is not due on that book.

  Can I take my personal books inside the library ?

No, as it is open access library we will not allow personal books. However in Reading room no.3 you can sit along with the bag.

  Can I study with my own notes in the Library ?

You can allow only single note book inside the library.

  What should I do if I lost the Library books/magazines borrowed from the library?

Cost will be recovered as per below mentioned rule as well as fine of the book/s to be charged separately.
If issued book is lost or damaged by any user then the same book or later edition has to be replaced.
If the lost book is not available any where in Mumbai then cost will be recovered in the following manner
   1. If the book is published before 1985’s then 5 times cost of the book will be recovered.
   2. If the book is published in between 1986’s – 1999 then 2 times cost of the book will be recovered.
   3. However after 2000 publications same cost will be recovered.
In case of periodicals same cost will be recovered.

  What should I Do If I lost the Library card?

You immediately report to the library for loss of the card. Duplicate card can be made by paying Rs 20/-

  Where do I submit the book review ?

You can submit book review to the librarian or send via mail to library@mdcollege.in giving your membership details and book accession number, author and title. Book review can be in any language(English, Marathi or Hindi)

  How can I contribute to Library Blog / twitter?

You can go to Library blogor Twitter and subscribe as e mail or in the followers list. You can post a comment on Post or else you can send mail to the library. We will add your contribution and notify you.

  How can I contribute to College Library website ?

You can contribute by writing small inspiring stories, poems, articles or any contemporary issues and send by mail. Library will edit the content if required and then publish in the website.

  Can I add Library face book as a friend ?

Yes you can. But you must give the identification in Facebook

  Can I get personalized service to my mobile phone ?

Please put a request to Librarian giving your mobile number and email Id.

  Can I use Mobile in the library ?

NO, You have to put your mobile in Silent mode.

  Can I use Ear plugs keeping mobile in silent mode ?

NO, because it distracts other users to study.

  What you will do if any user is not maintaining the discipline ?

Library will fine the user minimum of Rs.50/- to Rs.500/- . User membership can also be terminated for the whole year.

  If any user misuses the internet facility what library will do ?

We have a tracking system of all the machines. If any user misuses the facility we will terminate the library membership. Serious cases will report to the higher authority for further action.

  Can I contribute to college magazine?

Yes, you can send softcopy via mail or hard copy of your article to the library. We will forward to the editor of the magazine. Article can be submitted in Marathi, English or Hindi language.