A well-organised Library is there in the college. There is a separate Book Bank for the SC students. There are departmental libraries maintained by the individual departments. Books are issued to the students from the general library and sometimes from the departmental libraries. The Library records are being computerized. There is a separate Reading Room for the students supplied with thirty eight journals including popular and subject journals. It is accessibility to the students from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M on all working days.

Dept. of Library And Information Center

A well established library from the in caption of the college in 1944 On rolls of the Dept:
  • Lec. In Librarian Science - B. Prabhudas, M.A., MLIC.,
  • Record Assistant - GVLNS. Prakash
  • Attender - K. Naga Lakhsmi, M.A.,

Total No. of Books

  • General Library Books - 27,327
  • UGC Books - 9,300
  • Book Bank Scheme (SC&ST) - 5,000
  • Matching Grant Books - 1,773
  • Govt. Fund Books - 1,835
  • Total - 41,893

Reading Room:

  • Separate Reading Room Accommodates 60 students
  • News Papers, Journals, Magazines, Periodicals, Previous Year's University Question papers, Model question papers, syllabus are available for the students.
  • e-corner & Net Center is also available in the reading room.

Daily news papers & Journals

  • Available daily News Papers.
  • The Hindu, Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothi, Andhra Prabha, Vartha, Surya
  • Journals, Magazines and Periodicals - 40.

Important Factors of Library Automation

  • Information explosion
  • Increase in the number of collection of libraries
  • To explore the unlimited literature and information
  • Advances in the Computer and Communication technology
  • Avoids wastage of user time in locating the information
  • Provide wide access to resources in library
  • Better access
  • Quality in services
  • Resource sharing
Library Automation
The College Central Library is fully achieved automation using SOUL 1.0 software. It is genuine and licensed.
It has open Access System which enables students to have a direct access of the library collection, on line.
Book borrowing facility is through this Circulation Services.
Bar Code:
Issue of Books is based on BAR CODE system
Subject wise register Catalogue is made available

e-Journals & e-Books

  • One system is arranged at e-corner in reading room to access e-journals and e-books.
  • Degree final year students P.G. students and staff member have access to e-journals, e-books.
  • Access for 2,100 e-journals and 50,000 e-books is available.
  • This access is through N-List Program Member ship of IUC – UGC inflibnet.

Library Working Hours

  • College Working Days - 9.00 A.M to 7.00 P.M
  • Sundays and Other Holidays - 10.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M

Books Issue Timings

  • Students : 9.00 A.M to 10.00 A.M
                     1.00 P.M to 2.00 P.M
                     4.00 P.M to 6.00 P.M
  • Staff : 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M
It is open to Senior Citizens and Retired Staff of the college.

Internet Access Facility

In addition to the internet facility at NET STOP with 10 systems in the college library provides 2 systems for internet browsing, and for the access of e-journals and e-books.


  • To provide information to the students, Help line is established under the guidance of CCE, A.P.
  • Information with regard to all activities of the College if provided.

Career Guidance and Counseling

Career Guidance and Counseling is offered to the students Other Services

  • News paper clipping survey
  • Seminars and symposia of the staff is displayed
  • Bibliographic compilations
  • Books Exhibition
  • National Book week celebrations
  • Photography and Printing
  • Resource sharing
  • Prizes to best users

Text Book Collection

  • Every year latest editions are being added to the collection
  • Some of these books are the collections donated by teaching staff and Retired staff
  • Some copies are kept in reference cell.

SC & ST Book Bank Scheme

  • Text books are issued to SC & ST students
  • Under the scheme
  • Books are allowed to be borrowed and kept with them by SC students till the end of the academic year.

Reference Books

  • This collection includes encyclopedias, Dictionaries, GK, Current Affairs, CAT and MAT guides etc.
  • These books are placed in open access area.

Special Collection for Competitive Examinations

  • This collection includes objective type material on different subjects, books on Communication Skills, Mental ability, Reasoning, Aptitude etc.,
  • This collection made available for the students appearing for competitive examinations.

Digital Library

  • Maintained by the collection of subject CDs.
  • These CDs are donated by the teaching staff of various departments and acquired from the book sellers.

Circulation Service

Information about examinations, Competitions, Special Scholarships and Job Drivers is circulated and displayed.

National Book Week

Celebrated every year by arranging book exhibitions for one week to create awareness and importance of book reading in students.

Reading Software for visually challenged

This software is made available for students of visually challenged students. This is presented to the Dept. of Library and information center by one of the faculty, Dr. K.V.S.D.P Vara Prasad, Lecturer in Statistics.

Library Resources

The library is equipped with 44,522  Books and a collection of 4,790 journals, in a carpet area of 2100 square feet. In 2009-10, a digital corner was created in the reading room as an additional facility. The library has academic resources in the form of books, text books standard reference, current journals which include national, international, back volumes, e-resources such as full text/secondary databases, CDs/DVDs, AV materials, etc. The library maintains a special collection of material on national and international agencies (World Bank, UNO, EU, UGC, DST, etc) government documents, book-banks, rare materials, collection for civil service/competitive exams, etc, even with a limited budget.
The library has internet facility and reprographic facility. The BSNL Broad band (unlimited) give 100 Mbps speed and there is LAN facility in the net centre.
The students and faculty use the digital /e-library corner which has two computers and a collection of e-books, CDs and DVDs.    
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