General Library



Our library, the Treasure House of Knowledge, was started in the year 1962 in a building attached with Arunachalam Chettiar High School, Pallathur with nearly 1500 books. Later on, the library was shifted to our College Campus. A separate building for library was opened up in the year 1973.the largest block on the ground floor is very spacious and measures 4434sq. Ms. Sampath gowri has the pride of being the first Librarian in the year 1962. Ms S. Shyamala, Mrs.P. Usha Devi, Santhanam, Ms. C. Savithri has served for the benefits of students by enriching the learning resources motivated and helped in updating their Knowledge. With adequate reading facilities for 100 users at a time. It has a comprehensive collection of books and periodicals, rather the library as program of services processes a mission of supporting learning by providing Information services to meet the needs of students and facility. The SAC Library is fully automated. The SAC library has always been proud of its special collection.

The Library has purchased 18968 Books to the Collection and also subscribed 38 Printed Journals and Magazines for Periodical Section. We are a Permanent Member. Institution N-List Program. “ N-List” – National Library and Information Services for Scholarly Content” Being Jointly executed by the UGC- INFONET- 2.0 Digital Library consortium. It provides the widest range of Online Resources with free of Cost.

We can read and use an unlimited free download from N- list Package. We have added the free open Access journals and E- Books. Shodhganga - ETD-2, 00,000/- theses and dissertations. DOAJ- Directory of Open Access Journals, NDL- National Digital Library-consists as 1 million E- Books this package is covered with all subjects. We have adequate resources in our Library for our research scholars. It is very useful for research scholars.

VISION

  • Suppression of illiteracy
  • Suppression of poverty and unemployment’s through educational attainments.
  • Education to all irrespective of caste and religion.
  • At least one graduates in every home.
  • To provide good infrastructure facilities in libraries.
  • To provide quality reading materials viz.books and periodicals in the libraries.
  • To install modern techniques in libraries to enhance services.


MISSION

  • Our mission is to produce disciplined, skilled, within society committed and honorably upright intellectuals through high quality education and study.
  • Promoting awareness of cultural heritage, appreciation of arts, scientific achievements and innovations.

LIBRARIAN: Dr.K.SENKODI B.Com, M.LISc, M.A. (History), M.Pil, Ph.D,
Academic Qualifications: B.com.,BLISC.,MLISC.,M.phil.,M.A.,PGDCA.,PhD.,
Project work
M.phil: An Evaluation of university Library web side
PhD: Assessment of Information Access pattern of faculty members of Alagappa University and its affiliated college
S.No. National International Total
1. Seminar 10 - 10
2. Conference 1 - 1
3. Workshop 1 - 1
4. Publications 2 2 4
Library Software Skills:
Nirmals, Libsys, Auto lib, Soul.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT: S.BALAKRISHNAN DME,
LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

The college library has an advisory committee, the principal is the chairman of the committee and the librarian is the convener two teaching staff from Arts, science and commerce act as members. The advisory committee meets periodically and discusses on the annual budget allocation to the general library for the purchase of books and magazines. The head and the staff members of each department are consulted about the necessary books for the respective subjects in time with the syllabus and to update their knowledge. Each department has its own library for each one-faculty members should take an in charge of it.

Seethalakshmi Achi College Library Total Books as on Date: 21.6.2019

TOTAL NO OF BOOKS; 18968
REFRENCE BOOKS: 3120

Innovative Infrastructure Facilities

  • Establishment of departmental libraries.
  • Establishment of three computer Library
  • Internet connectivity in different segments of the College.
  • Automation in Library.
  • E-communication by SMS

PERIODICAL SUBSCRIPITION

Periodical Section:

Periodical Section provides inspiration, recreation and current Information to the readers. Due to the vast Knowledge explosion, Periodical literature plays an important Place in these days in all fields. Whether it is Science Arts, or Humanities. More than 30 percent of the readers of this library visit only this section due to the special facility provide to non-members

More than 4 years back bound volume is available. The current issue of the Magazines is being displayed on the reading table. Bound Periodicals and back issues are arranged alphabetically by title

Periodicals do not circulate because they are very costly and single Copies only available.

We have Subscribed 38 Journals both National and International with leading Magazines also Subscribed in our SAC Library.

ONLINE DATABASES:

Other Useful links

S.No. ONLINE DATABASE E- JOURNALS E- BOOKS
1. N- LIST 6000 93809
2. Shodhanga ETD 2,00,000 Thesis and Dissertation
3. DOAJ 10,000 10,000
4. NDL
LIBRARY OBJECTIVES:
  • To meet Dr.S.R.Ranganathan’s five laws of library science.
  • To support the curriculum of the college
  • To enable students to have information retrieval skills from a wide range of resources including books, magazines, the Internet and CD-ROMs.
  • To encourage them to experience success and enjoyment in the use of their library.
  • To develop awareness about reading habit & it’s important and pleasure.
REFERENCE SECTION

The Reference section is to assist the clientele to use the resources of the library in an effective manner leading in their optimum utilization. SAC Library has “ Reference Books” include materials such as Dictionaries. Encyclopedias, Which Common reference books and are therefore not lent out.

Such reference section may be referred to as “ Reading Tables”. The Information found in reference books are Organized for Quick and easy use. Arranged in a Subject wise arrangements. We have 412 New Updated and latest edition books are purchased for the reference section.

We have subscribed 38 Current Periodicals

1. National List.
2. International List
3. Magazines.

SAC Library subscribed regularly the following valuable daily News Papers.
1. Thinamani
2. The Hindu
3. Indian Express.

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP & CIRCULATION DETAILS:
Membership:
SAC Library has more than 1072 Membership in our Institution. Students and Staff Members Newly added Membership details given in the table below.

2018- 2019 Membership Details

S.No. USER DETALIS NO. OF MEMBERSSHIP
1. Students 1072
2. Teaching Staff 52
3. Teaching Staff 22
CIRCULATION SECTION:

This section represents the hub of library activities were lending out books to the readers is facilitated of all the library activities, the circulation of books for home use is a major public service provided by the library. Nearly all the members of the library visit this Section for getting books on loan for home use at one or the other time.

In the circulation section various function are undertaken viz. Registration of new Members, lending of books, Remainders for Overdue book, Reservation of Books, Renewal of Books, Records and files. Members to search books by title, Keywords and subject through OPAC (On- Line Public Access Catalogue)

Per day More than 120 Students and Staff Members Visited in our Library. And also nearly 20 books are circulated per day.

1 YEAR STUDENTS

Introduction:

“ Special user Education Programme” has conducted by SAC Library for all the 1st year Students at A Hall” More than 150 Students have participated in this Program.

The Main theme of the program is to give the information about different kinds of Library Sections & Services and how to use it.

FOCUSSED ON:

  1. 1. Importance Of Library.
  2. 2. Library Rules & Regulations.
  3. 3. Collection about library.
  4. 4. To identify potential Sources of Information.
  5. 5. To teach about Digital Library and Subscribed Database Details.
  6. 6. To train how to access the reliable Information, including computer based and other technologies.
  7. 7. List of Services offered by the Library and their features.
  8. 8. To develop successful search strategies for book selection.
  9. 9. General Motivation for improving reading habits.


This Program will help the participants to learn the practical ways, such as importance of Library in higher Education, Library Timings. Penalty details, and Collection details, theses & Dissertations importance, Digital Library Information.

LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATION

The library is open to all members of the college both Staff and Students on every working day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Students should visit the library frequently and do intelligent reading references work without neglecting general good reading.
  1. 1. Strict silence shall be observed in the library.
  2. 2. No member shall take any printed book or notebook into the library.
  3. 3. Books must not be marked or defaced. The pages should not be earmarked. Students should examine each book before borrowing it and report to the librarian any damage found there in. If they fail to do so they will be held responsible for any damage detected after their use of the book.
  4. 4. Periodicals placed on the magazine racks should not be mishandled. They should be replaced on the racks after use.
  5. 5. Reference books and periodicals will not be issued but all are available for reference within the library.
  6. 6. Overdue charges shall be imposed on each day a book is overdue. Absence from the College shall not be admitted as an excuse for delay in returning a book
  7. 7. Date labels shall not be tampered with
  8. 8. The librarian may recall any book at any time even before the expiry of the normal period of loan
  9. 9. No Staff or students are allowed to lend books to any one in or outside the College.
  10. 10. Books will not be lent to either students or staff during the vacation.
  11. 11. Books when in use must be handled carefully.
  12. 12. Books can be borrowed against token only.
  13. 13. Department libraries Mentioned above rules of the main library is also apply to the department libraries.


Conduct of Library user:
  1. 1. The mobile phones are to be switched off or to be kept on silent mode in the library reading hall.
  2. 2. The library is not responsible for any loss of any personal property brought into the library.

The central library of Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women pallathur has proposed conduct an essay competition and group quiz, in order to inculcate the reading habit of the students. Librarian was the coordinator for the programs and has received the list of names from the departments. The details regarding the circular copy is attached herr with.

Dr. P. Muthumari Librarian Alagappa University Constituent College of Arts and Science Paramakudi. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “ Role of Libraries in Academic Institution” on 19.01.2019

To stress the importance and effective utilization of the library resources and services, the library organized library week celebrations every year. Students Participate in various competitions such as Essay Writing and Kavithai have been conducted. The students from various departments have emphasis the importance of reading habits among the students community. A special lecture delivered by Dr. P. Muthumari Librarian Alagappa University Constituents College of arts and Science Paramakudi He has stressed the need and importance of the reading habits and Role of libraries in academic Institutions how to use the resources and services available in the library and E- facilities can be effectively utilized. He has also distributed the prize of the winners at end of the programe.



Dr. P. Muthumari Librarian Alagappa University Constituent College of Arts and Science Paramakudi. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “ Role of Libraries in Academic Institution” on 19.01.2019

To stress the importance and effective utilization of the library resources and services, the library organized library week celebrations every year. Students Participate in various competitions such as Essay Writing and Kavithai have been conducted. The students from various departments have emphasis the importance of reading habits among the students community. A special lecture delivered by Dr. P. Muthumari Librarian Alagappa University Constituents College of arts and Science Paramakudi He has stressed the need and importance of the reading habits and Role of libraries in academic Institutions how to use the resources and services available in the library and E- facilities canbe effectively utilized. He has also distributed the prize of the winners at end of the programe.

The central library of Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women pallathur has proposed conduct an essay competition and Kavithai, in order to inculcate the reading habit of the students. Librarian was the coordinator for the programs and has received the list of names from the departments. The details regarding the circular copy is attached have with



Dr. M. Dorairajan, Librarian. St. Joseph’s College Tiruchirapalli. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “ Library as a Learning Resource Center” on 01.02.2018.

To stress the importance and the use of library, during library week celebrations many competitions like Essay writing and Quiz were conducted for students and students participated with great enthusiasm.

Library Week:

Our Respected Principal Dr. S. Ramuthai has delivered an inspiring speech about the importance of library and vividly explained about the father of library science. The Chief Guest distributed the prizes and certificate to the winners.

The central library of Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women pallathur has proposed conduct an essay competition and group quiz, in order to inculcate the reading habit of the students. Librarian was the coordinator for the programs and has received the list of names from the departments. The details regarding the circular copy is attached have with


Dr. K. Chinnasamy Associate Professor & Head Department of Library and Information Science. M.K. University Madurai. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “ Current Trends in Library Information Science” On 3rd February 2017.


To stress the importance and effective utilization of the library resources and services, the library organized library week celebrations every year. Students participated in various competitions such as Essay Writing and Kavithai has been conducted. The students from various department have emphasis the importance of reading habits and Current Trends in library among the students community a special lecture delivered Dr. K. Chinnasamy Associate Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science M.K University. Madurai. He has stressed the need and importance of the reading habits and Currents Trends in library how use the resources and services available in the library and E- facilities can be effectively utilized. He has also distributed the prize to the winners at the end of the programe.

The central library of Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women pallathur has proposed conduct an essay competition and group quiz, in order to inculcate the reading habit of the students. Librarian was the coordinator for the programs and has received the list of names from the departments. The details regarding the circular copy is attached have with


Dr.S.Thanuskodi Professor Head, Department of Library and Information Science Alagappa University, Karaikudi. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “Innovative Electronic Information Science”. On 25th January 2016.

To stress the importance and effective utilization of the library resources and services, the library organized library week celebrations every year. Students participated in various competitions such as Essay Writing and Quiz have been conducted. The students from various departments have emphasis the importance of reading habits among the students community a special lecture delivered by Dr. S.Thanuskodi Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science Alagappa University Karaikudi. He has stressed the Electronic Information Science and how effort the resource and services available in the library and E- facilities can be effectively utilized. He has also distributed the prize to the winners at end of the programe.

The central library of Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women pallathur has proposed conduct an essay competition and group quiz, in order to inculcate the reading habit of the students. Librarian was the coordinator for the programs and has received the list of names from the departments. The details regarding the circular copy is attached have with


Dr. C. Baskaran Librarian, Alagappa University, Karaikudi. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “ In the world of Books….” on 7.02.2015.

To stress the importance and effective utilization of the library resources and services, the library organized library week Celebration every year. Students participated in various competitions such as writing Essay and Quiz has been conducted. The students from various departments have emphasis the importance of World of Books among the students community. A special lecture delivered by Dr. C.Baskaran, Librarian. Alagappa University, Karaikudi. He has stressed the need and importance of the reading habits and how to use the resources and services available in the library can be effectively utilized. He has also distributed the prizes to the winners at the end of the programme.

The central library of Seethalakshmi Achi College for Women pallathur has proposed conduct an essay competition and group quiz, in order to inculcate the reading habit of the students. Librarian was the coordinator for the programs and has received the list of names from the departments. The details regarding the circular copy is attached have with


Dr. P. Ganesan, Asst. Librarian, Alagappa University, Karaikudi. Delivered a Special lecture on the Topic “ Reading Books- Need of the Hour ” on 14.2.2014.