Sarah Tucker college is a premier institution of higher education located at Tirunelveli in the heart of the State of Tamil Nadu in India, It is a religious minority Arts and Science College affiliated to the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University offering Graduate and Post-Graduate. Degree Programmes in a wide variety of subjects in Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Postgraduate Diploma and Doctoral courses in some subjects. The College Is located on a 40.61 acre campus with beautiful Garden and well furnished and aesthetically designed buildings.
Establishment of the library
The College Library was constructed using partial financial support from UGC is, located in the front of the main building on its right side. The new building started functioning from July 8 1986.
Total carpet area of the Central Library (in sq. ft) 3332.50
|On Working Days||On weekend|
|WORKING HOURS||09.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m.||09.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (Except Sunday)|
|Classification System :||Built-up area in Sq. Feet|
|Dewey Decimal Classification||3332.50 Sq. ft.|
|Open Access System||On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)||13 Dept. Libraries|
|Digital Library||INFLIBNET NList – Online Journals Facility||READING HALL|
|Reference section||Circulation counter||Stack room|
|Xerox room||Property counter||Journal & back volume section|
|01||Mr.E. Sugirtha kumar||M.L.I.Sc., M.phil.,SLET,|
|02||Mr.G.Alexander Stephen||10th , ITI||Library Assistant|
|03||Mr.N.Mari Saravanan||12 th||Library Assistant|
For better guidance and efficient functioning a library committee is formed under the head of Principal, with staff and students representatives. The library committee will meet at least once in a semester.
|1||Lending of books||OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)|
|2||Reference books||INFLIBNET-NLIST online journals facility|
|3||Conference / Workshops/ Seminars- Alert||Photocopying|
|4||Competitive Exam books collection||Open Access System|
|5||Internet browsing, Printing , CD Writer||Question Bank|
|6||Books / information search, Book location assistance||Digital Library Section / Internet Facility|
|7||Library orientation for fresh students||Ph.D Thesis.|
|8||Competitive Exam books||Back volume section|
USER’S ACCESS NORMS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES & SERVICES
|Eligibility of Library Tickets||10||07||05||05||03|
|Loan Period (for Borrowing of Books)||30 days||30 days||15 days||15 days||15 days|
|Renewal Transaction||2 |
|Fine (for late return of books)||-||-||Rs. 1/- per day||Rs. 1/- per day||Rs. 1/- per day|
|Loss of Books||Recovered either by same book or latest edition of the same book or paying triple the cost of the book (OR) Rs.200, whichever is high, with or without late fine .||Recovered either by same book or latest edition of the same book or paying triple the cost of the book (OR) Rs.200, whichever is high, with or without late fine .||Recovered either by same book or latest edition of the same book or paying triple the cost of the book (OR) Rs.200, whichever is high, with or without late fine .|
|Loss of Library Tickets / Issue of Duplicate Library Tickets||Rs.50/- per card for Duplicate library ticket||Rs.50/- per card for Duplicate library ticket||Rs.50/- per card for Duplicate library ticket||Rs.50/- per card for Duplicate library ticket|
|Issue of Journals / Magazines||Yes / issued for 1 or 2 days||Yes / issued for 1 or 2 days||Yes / issued for 1 or 2 days||Yes / issued for 1 or 2 days||Yes / issued for 1 or 2 days|
|Issue of Newspapers||Yes, on specific request||Yes, on specific request||No||No||No|
|Issue of Project Reports||Yes / issued for 2 or 3 days||Yes / issued for 2 or 3 days||Reference Only||Reference Only||Reference Only|
|Issue of Back Volumes||Yes / issued for 1 week||Yes / issued for 3 days||Yes / issued for 3 days on special permission / 2 at a time||Reference Only||Reference Only|
|Issue of CDs||Yes / issued for 2 days on requisition||Yes / issued for 2 days on requisition||Yes / issued for 2 days on requisition||No||No|
|Issue of Reference Books||Yes / based on the specific requirement||Yes / based on the specific requirement||Yes / issued for 1 day on special permission||Yes / issued for 1 day on special permission||No|
|Photocopying Facility||Yes / Rs.1 per page||Yes / Rs.1 per page||Yes / Rs.1 per page||Yes / Rs.1 per page||Yes / Rs.1 per page|
|Digital Library Access (use of Internet, Writer, Scanner, etc)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Total carpet area of the Central Library (in sq. ft) 3332.50
|Librarian’s Room||126 Sq.ft|
|Reference Section||496 Sq.ft|
|Circulation Counter||154 Sq.ft|
|Digital library||121.5 Sq.ft|
|Reading Hall||885 Sq.ft|
|Stack Room I||750 Sq.ft|
|Xerox Room||18 Sq.ft|
|Property Counter||12 Sq.ft|
|Stack Room II||546 Sq.ft|
|Journal & Back Volume Section||200 Sq.ft|
|Store room||24 Sq.ft|
COLLECTION PROCUREMENT POLICY
Students and staff members can send a written request of book recommendation to the librarian for purchase of books / periodicals on any time.
LIBRARY RULES & REGULATIONS
(Updated on 22.06.2018)
Library usage guidelines.
Library Properties / Materials handling
Membership / library card
1.All the students and staff members of this college are normally the members of the library. They are divided as UG, PG, Research, staff and non teaching staff categories.
|S.No||Category||Library cards / Books allowed||Lending period||No of Extension||Fine (Rs.)|
|1||UG students||03 / 03||15||02||1/ day|
|3||Research scholars||07 / 07||30||01||1/ day|
|4||Teaching Staff||Through Register / 10||30||01||–|
2.Each category member is given an allotted number of library cards as specified above and these cards are to be used for borrowing books from the library.
3.The representative of the each first year class may submit the list of names with register no., to the library to get the library cards.
4.The course completing final year students or a student, who wishes to discontinue the studies in this college, must surrender their library cards, library books and get a “No due certificate” from the library. If they are not able to surrender the library cards in good condition, a fine will be charged as Rs.50/ per card.
5.Loss of library card should be immediately reported to the librarian, in written format.
6.If a library card is lost by perusing student, duplicate card will be issued on verification and with a fine of 50/- (Rupees Fifty) for each card, lost.
7.A staff member to be resigned, relived or retired from the service or availing long leave, must surrender the books borrowed, periodicals, etc and get a no due certificate from the library, well in advance to avoid delay.
8.Members must use their library cards and borrow the books within their allotted limit. No member is permitted to use other’s library cards.
Loan Period Extension
Careful attention is needed while using the digital library. All the users using the library services are abide by the cyber law of government of India, and any violation will lead to the action as per the law.
INFLIBNET-NList online journals (For All departments.)
Our library is an institutional member in the INFLIBNET-Nlist consortium and presently subscribed for more than 5000 e-journals and 300000 e-books for all departments. At present the publication of the following publishers can be accessed by staff and students, in and outside of the campus.
No. Of Titles in INFLIBNET Database
|S.No||Publisher||No. of titles||Remark|
|1||American institute of physics||10||Online Journal|
|2||Annual reviews||33||Online Journal|
|3||Cambridge university press||224||Online Journal|
|4||Economic and political week||01||Online Journal|
|5||Indian journals||150||Online Journal|
|6||Institute of physics||46||Online Journal|
|7||Oxford university press||206||Online Journal|
|8||Royal society of chemistry||29||Online Journal|
|11||Oxford scholarship||902||Online Books|
|12||EBSCO host – net library||936||Online Books|
For more & updated e-journals details, please visit http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/
Our college is an institutional member with the following institutions for the benefit of user community.
PART – TIME EARN WHILE YOU LEARN SCHEME
Student desirous of joining this scheme in the library shall apply to the Principal in writing at the beginning of the year. Those selected under this scheme will be paid a small remuneration with the budget provisions under this scheme. At present 10 undergraduate students are working under the scheme.