Guru Nanak College, Budhlada




1. Introduction


S. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Central Library

  The library of the college is well stocked with good collection of books, journals and other reading materials. The collection is augmented on regular basis according to the requirements of students and faculty. To facilitate a congenial atmosphere for reading, the library has been fully air-conditioned. The library subscribes different scholarly journals catering to the multi-dimensional and ever changing information needs of the users. The functioning of the library has been fully computerized using Bar-code system. The library provides Web-OPAC service to the users for finding any kind of bibliographic information related to library books from anywhere in the world. The library is well equipped with all state of the art information technology to render divergent services, i.e., CAS (Current Awareness Services), Xerox Service, Bibliographic service, Internet Service, Circulation Service, Information Advisory Service, Reference Service, Reading Service, Periodical Service, Book Bank Service,etc. The library has established its E-Library for which it has subscribed two major consortia namely N-LIST and DELNET in order to provide the students and faculty with wide range of e-resources in the form of e-books, e-journals, e-magazines, e-newspapers, databases, etc.

2. Library Rules

2.1 General Instructions-

  • Members should observe strict silence inside the Library.
  • Members should enter their roll number and name in the gate register and sign in the same before entering the library.
  • The students are instructed to carry their College ID cards on daily basis inside the library, and they have to produce it whenever asked by the library staff.
  • Members are advised not to keep money, mobile phones or any other valuable goods at the property counter.
  • Members are not allowed to carry eatables/drinks inside the Library premises.
  • Use of Mobile phones is not permitted inside the Library premises.
  • Members are not allowed to bring their Bags, Personal belongings; personal books, etc. inside the library. These must be kept at the property counter of the library.
  • Library does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to personal property left on its premises.
  • While leaving the library, members are required to show their books, notebooks, bags, etc. to the Library Staff on duty at the check- point.
  • Marking, scratching, damaging, mutilating, stealing, library materials or property will invite disciplinary action against the defaulters.
  • Members should leave the books on the reading table after consulting.
  • Members should not talk or discuss as they may disturb other readers. Reading halls are meant for individual study and research only.
  • Violation of library rules or misconduct by a member may invite discontinuation of the library privileges.

2.2 Other Rules

  • Registration should be done to become a library member prior to using the library resources.
  • Periodicals, Rare books, Reference books will not be issued and may be consulted only in the library premises
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately.
  • Library cards are not transferable. The Members is responsible for the books borrowed on his/her card.
  • The members can't be issued more than one book of same kind at a time.
  • Members are requested to check the condition of the book before getting issued. Any damage found in the books taken out for reading or borrowing should be brought to the notice of the staff on duty before getting issued, otherwise reader will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return the books.
  • Borrowed books are not permitted to be taken inside the library unless they are to be returned.
  • Books borrowed should be returned in good condition and before the due date, failing which, fine will be levied as per the rules of the library.
  • Overdue charges: An overdue charge of Rs 1/- per day per volume.
  • The members who are enrolled as members are required to get the clearance from the library before the final examination of the university.
  • Loss of any borrowed book must be reported immediately to the Librarian/Library Staff. The member must replace the lost book / pay the cost of the lost book as per the rules of library committee.
  • In case of loss of the library membership card, immediately inform in writing to the library staff. After checking and depositing requisite fee, the new library membership card will be issued.
  • Disturbing arrangement of books on stacks, misplacing books and misusing the library is punishable offence
  • The infringement of the library rules shall make the student forfeit the privileges of membership of the library in addition to the action taken as per the disciplinary rules of the college.
  • Members are advised to handle the books/ Journal very carefully; marking with pencil; writing or highlighting, tearing the pages or mutilating the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such case member shall be held responsible unless these are brought to the notice of the library staff at the time of issue.
  • Outsiders should have prior permission from the principal to enter or use the college library.


3. Library Collection

General Books


Reference Books


Printed Scholarly Journals




Daily Newspapers


Audio Video Materials



4. Library Services

  • Lending Service
  • Reference Services
    • Off-line
    • Digital
  • Current Awareness Service (CAS)
  • Photocopy Service
  • Reading- Room Service
  • Bibliographic Service
  • OPAC & Web OPAC Service
  • E-Library Service
  • Book Bank Service
  • Information Advisory Service
  • News Clipping Service
  • Spiritual Library Service
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

5. Library Advisory Committee

For the smooth functioning of the library of the college and safe guarding of the interests  of all sections of the library users, formation of policies, rules and regulations and implementing the library policies in effective manner, Library Advisory Committee(LAC) is constituted in the college.


Dr. Kuldeep Singh Bal (Principal)       Chairman



  • Prof. Bikramjit Singh                   Vice Principal
  • Dr. Satgur Singh                 Head, Department of Punjabi
  • Dr. Rekha Kalra                  Head, Department of Computer Science
  • Prof. Harpreet Singh            Head, Department of Mathematics
  • Dr. Rupinderjit Kaur           Head, Department of English
  • Prof. Ramandeep Singh       Head, Department of Physical education
  • Dr. Sandeep Kaur               Head, Department of Economics
  • Dr. Sukhwinder Kaur                    Head, Department of History
  • Prof. Harvinderjit Singh      Head, Department of Library science
  • Dr. Kulwant Singh             Head, Department of Hindi
  • Dr. Inderjit singh                Head, Department of Political science
  • Dr. Sangeeta                       Head, Department of Food Processing
  • Prof. Neelam Rani              Head, Department of Fashion Technology
  • Manpreet Singh                  M.A –I (History)    Student Representative
  • Surjeet Singh                      M.A –I (Political ) Student Representative
  • Sukhjinder Kaur                 B.A –I                   Student Representative



Loan Privilege





Teaching Staff


30 Days


Non-Teaching Staff


14 Days


Students (UG)


14 Days

Rs. 1 Per day

Students (PG)


14 Days

Rs. 1 Per day

  • The loan period, may be shortened by the Librarian, if the books are on special demands
  • Books given for loan period may be renewed for the further period, if no other user has reserved the books.
  • A member can reserve the book, which is on loan


An overdue charge of Rs1 per day per volume will be charged for late returned of books.

7. Library Circulation Section: Circulation section is the first contact point for faculty and users to handle the Front Desk operations of the library. Major activities of this section are:

1. Registration of new members

 2. Issue of barcode generated lD cards for users

3. Lending of books

4. Reminders for overdue books

5. Reservation of books..

6.  Renewal of membership cards, records and files.

7. Maintenance of compendiums.

 8. Sending reminders to users.

9. Operation of Circulation Module of Library Management software.

lssue/ Return Policy

      1. Every student can get two books issued at a time for 14 days. However proper sequence of activities to be followed to issue and receive the library books is listed as follows:
      2. While issuing Book:

      (1). Quickly check the book for any damage.

      (2). Enter details into the issue database.

       (3). Make sure that the user writes the details of the book on the library slip and signs on the book card. 

      (4).  Issue the books.

      (5).  Handover the book/ library slips to the user.

While receiving the books:

(1). Quickly check the book for any damage.

(2). Check due date.

(3)  Cancel the entry in library slip.

(4)  Cancel the entries from user account.

(5). Send books to stack for shelving


8. Library Collection Development Policy:

The collection development policy sets goals for the collection that reflect the library's mission. The collection development policy provides information to the library's stakeholders about how the collection is chosen, and it explains who is responsible for making decisions about the collection. The effectiveness of library functions is directly related to the Collection Development policy and the organization of information services. Collection Development

Outlines for the various procedures and methods necessary for collection development.

Library must make special provision in the budget to strengthen the new programmes with minimal learning resources. Based on the observations, an effort should be done to add books, journals and e-resources in the field of new programme.

Follow up with various funding agencies like UGC, DST etc. for augmenting finances to strengthen the collection development process.

 To support the new academic programmes and addition of new journals and database, library must follow up with various agencies like UGC, DST etc.

 For anywhere, anytime multiple accesses, there is a considerable demand for online database, e- journals, e-books. Our college library has excellent e resources access infrastructure like e resource corner in library and Wi-Fi connectivity.

E- Library




E-Reference Sources



Subscribed Resources


       WEB OPAC 


E - Resources

National Digital Library of lndia (NDLI) (https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in): National Digital Library of lndia {NDLI) is a virtual repository of learning resources. lt is sponsored and mentored by Ministry of Education, Government of lndia, through its National Mission on Education through lnformation and Communication Technology (NMEICT). lt is developed, operated and maintained from lndian lnstitute of Technology Kharagpur.

Internet Archive ( https://archive.ors ):The lnternet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge". lt provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books.

The World Digital Library (WDL) (https://www.loc.eov):The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of congress. The WDL has stated that its mission is to promote international and intercultural understanding, expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the internet' provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences, and to build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and among countries.

E-PG Pathshala: (https://epep.inflibnet.ac.inl).It provides interactive e-content in 70 subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts and humanities, natural & mathematical sciences.

E- Shod Sindhu: (https://ess.inflibnet.ac.inl). e-Shod Sindhu merges three consortia initiatives, namely UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, NLIST and INDEST-AICTE Consortium. lt provides current as well as archival access to more than 10,000 core and peer-reviewed journals and a number of bibliographic, citation and factual databases in different disciplines.

Shodhaganga: ( https://shodheanea.inflibnet.ac.in/). This digital platform facilitates open access to tndian theses and dissertations written in all languages. Online availability of electronic theses ensures a check on the duplication of ideas and information.

Shodh Shudhi: (https://shodhshuddhi.inflibnet.ac.in/). It provides access to Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS) to all universities/institutions.


Guru Nanak College Budhlada
Breata Jakhal Road Budhlada Mansa
Punjab 151502


Reception :01765 253146


Office : gncbudhlada@yahoo.co.in

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