Education, a medium of great change, ensures a development in educational, social, economical and cultural fields. As well it in influences all aspects of human life enabling each and every body develop one’s personality, character and professional career.
Educational institutes play a vital role in the comprehensive development of human society. Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House, Kolhapur, is one of the most prestigious institutions in the Western Maharashtra. Many schools, colleges, and professional colleges are successfully run by this institute.
On 1st June 1971, The New College, Kolhapur, was established to provide educational facilities to the students of Kolhapur and many surrounding villages. In the beginning, there were 150 students and a handful of teaching staff. There were only two streams Arts & Commerce. Later in 1974, Science stream was started to fulfill the demands of the society. The New College has accomplished a tremendous success in maintaining the tradition of excellent results in University examination, sports and fine arts. It was possible due to the sincere efforts of the students, able guidance of the teachers and the continuous encouragement of the institution. Today the college has been recognized as a ‘Quality College’ in Western Maharashtra.
The library department established on 1st June 1971.The library plays a very vital role in the development of the college. Library provides the best of books which are essential for the development of students and the teachers. Today more than 3000 students, teachers and non-teaching employees avail of the facility of enhancing and updating their knowledge. The UGC has granted a lot of financial assistance in different ways to improve infrastructure and facilities and extensive services.
The library is renamed after a devoted ex-student and life member of Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House, Late H.T. Aparadh to commemorate his grand services by the Institution.
The College had a three storey spacious and separate library building. It included spacious and separate study rooms for boys, girls and faculties. It had stack room, periodical section, administration section and service area, special reference section Rare book section, Internet Section, Binding, Repairing section, Reprography section
There is sufficient number of cupboards to accommodate books and journals. The reprography facility is available in the library. The library is computerized and also interconnected to other colleges in the city as per suggestion of the peer Team. The facility of multimedia and internet is also available in the library.
The College had three storeyed separate library building. Some special feature of the library Building.
A) Preservation & conservation of Reading materials:
a) Daily cleaning, dusting of books.
b) Use chemicals & other medicine for exterminate vermin & insects.
B) Weeding out policy:
a) Out of syllabus books.
b) Damaged books.
For the circulation of books our Library has ‘Borrow Card’ system. For issuing books we have adopted the open access system for college staff & third year degree student while closed access system for students.
Non- Teaching staff
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A large number of resources are available on the web and students are provided with Eight computer for internet facilities. The internet facility is available in the library for students and faculty. It is free of charge.
Our college library is fully computerized. The library uses online Vidyasagar software for the library automation. OPAC provided for searching of documents. Used Barcode Technology for Speedy & accuracy Transaction .The library used Vidyasagar- Easy & Useful Software, this is online library software following facilities/ futures of this software
New arrivals (books) received and display box.
User feedback is collected on all aspects of library services formally through suggestion box appropriate actions are initiated regularly on the suggestions received from the readers.
The reference books are made available to the readers during library hours. The personal assistance as guidance and help is provided, if required new readers to make use of the reference book.
Study Room facility is available to students and faculty members, during the library house i.e. 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. During the examination time the period will be extend.
The sets of University examination question papers are made available to the faculty and the students from the library.
1. Reprography Service
2. Current Awareness Service
The library brings out the following current awareness services
a. The list of books newly purchased is being displayed for the information of teacher
b. The list of periodicals is also being displaced on the notice board
3. OPAC Service
4. Reference Service
5. Indexing services
6. Clipping services
7. User orientation / information literary
8. e-journal service
9. Circulation Service
The poor needy & intelligent students are given suitable work in the library and paid to make themselves able to avail of education. In the year 2018-19, six students facilitate this scheme.
a) A library management certificate course of Shivaji University, Adult & Continuous Education Department organized from 2006-07 to till date .
b) Digistisation of college magazine “Kshitij” from 1970-71 to 2018-19
c) Ranganathan Day on the occasion of Ranganathan (Father of Library Science) Birth
Anniversary library celebrated 9th August on ‘Ranganathan Day’ to know the reader
about Ranganathan contribution in the field of library science & importance of library.
d) This Library has organized one day National workship jointly organized by The New
College, Kolhapur & SUCLA College Librarian Association on28/08/2017 for Shivaji
University affiliated college Librarian on ‘Modern Library & Challenges to Librarian.”
e) On the occasions of birth & death anniversaries of national leaders, great writers, they are paid homage by displaying their prominent works for the benefits of the students.
f) The successful students, sport persons and participants in various competitive examination are appreciated and the new stories with their photographs are displayed in the showcases.
Information about various competitive exams, carrier guidance, Employment News etc. are always display and the awareness is created among the student for preparation of competitive exams.
1 . Digitization of Library.
2. To collect various databases (CD- Rom) available.
3. To make the library as one of the best information center.
4. To adopt RFID Technology.