Central Library

About the Central Library

The Central Library of the college has kept pace with emerging challenges, perhaps one of the best technical libraries in the region. The state of the art library stretches over 2000 square meters; the library has in its collection more than 35000 volumes with 8900 titles on Engineering, Management and Humanities and subscribes to 120 technical journals, 3152 online journals and 8 online databases. It has the capacity to accommodate 445 students at a time. It has membership with VTU Consortium, DELNET and NITK and it is enabled with Wi-Fi technology and security systems with Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV).

“Life happened because I turned the pages”
Albert Manguel

Information is one of the most important ingredients of our academic activities. Information leads to the generation of knowledge. An academic institution always takes necessary steps to gather or procure relevant bits of knowledge from various sources. Needless to say it is the Library and Information Centre of the institution that is entrusted with the task of procuring, organizing and displaying the various sources of knowledge in different media and also disseminating them to the users. Library is considered to be a “Delivery Room for the Birth of Ideas”. Without a good library, no education system is complete and perfect. I invite you to visit the library in order to enjoy the wealth of information resources available in the library in various forms.

Regular Working Days Days Timings
Mon - Fri 8am to 8pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday & PH 9am to 1pm
Sessional/ University Examination All Days 8am to 10pm

Circulation Section

Working Days Days Timings
Mon - Fri 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday 8.30am to 1pm

Lending

Library provides lending service to both the faculty and students. All the books are bar coded and barcode scanners are used for issue and return of the books. Bar Coded ID cards are issued to all the library members. The student members of the library can borrow books for a period of 7 days. The faculty can borrow ten books and return the same at the end of the particular semester. The users are requested to return the borrowed books to the library on or before the due date to avoid the penalty of Over Due Charges. Members are requested to obtain the NO DUE CERTIFICATE from the library at the end of the course or service.

Renewals

Renewals shall be made upon presentation of the book borrowed for an additional period of one week only provided there are no other demands for them.

Reservation Facility

If a desired book is in use at the time requested, a “hold” may be placed on it by completing a reserve slip. The reservation slips are kept in the circulation section. When the book becomes available, it will be reserved for the requested user for one day. Users are requested to check the status of the reserved book daily.

Book Bank Scheme

Book Bank membership is granted on payment of admission fees Rs. 25/- and a refundable interest free deposit of Rs. 500/- for UG and Rs. 1000/- for PG (MBA/MCA) Student (of which 50% is refundable). Two text books will be issued for the duration of a semester and must be returned latest on the last examination day of that semester.

The UG Scheduled Tribe students are given this facility free of charge.

Reference

Readers may approach the Reference Desk for information or any assistance in the use of the Reference Sources. Types of Reference sources available in the Reference Section of the library are:

  • Atlases
  • Biographies
  • Case Studies
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Competitive Exam Books
  • Dictionaries
  • Directories
  • Encyclopedias
  • Gate Question Papers
  • Handbooks
  • Lab Manual
  • Old Univ. Exams Question Papers
  • Old Issues of News Papers
  • Project Reports
  • Placement Books
  • Reference Text Books
  • Reports
  • Thesaurus
  • Year Books

Text books can also be issued for overnight loan after reference hours against ID card which should be returned the next day within 15 minutes of opening of the reference section of the library, failing which an overdue charge of Rs.10/- per every half an hour will be charged.

Electronic Public Access Catalogue (EPAC)

The entire Library collection including books, journals, CD-ROMs etc. can be searched through the web enabled Electronic Public Access Catalogue (EPAC).

  • Search for catalogue of books, journals and non book materials by Author, Title, Subject, Keyword, Publisher and Accession No. Call No. wise for members on a network environment.
  • Provides list of new arrivals to the library
  • Provides information on items borrowed/reserved by the members
  • Provides facility to submit request for a new item

Link to EPAC is given in the intranet of the Institute which is accessible through out the campus.

Inter-Library Loan

The Central Library offers Inter-Library-Loan service to its users for the books and periodicals articles not available in the library by procuring them from DELNET, New Delhi. The Central Library, in turn, also lends its resources to the libraries of other government and academic Institutions on reciprocal basis.

Online Access Service

The library has online access to the journals published by IEEE, ASME and EMERALD. IP based intranet access for online journals are provided within the campus. Central library has an access to 453 online journals.

CD/DVD ROM Service

Users can browse CD/DVDs related to their subjects which gives the bibliographical information along with abstracts of journal articles, seminar papers, conference proceedings, projects, EDUSAT programmes, book reviews etc. This facility helps them to collect the entire information about the quantum of literature available related to their topic within short span of time.

E-Question Paper Service

All the question papers of University exams are scanned and e-question papers are uploaded in the intranet. The users can access the question papers from their desktops anywhere in the campus, i.e., even from their hostels. Users can save the question papers on their CD’s/pen drives.

Bulletin Board Service

Through this service users are made aware of the new library services, facilities, current events, paper clippings on Employment News, Placement tips etc.

New Arrivals

New Arrivals provide latest additions to the library. Newly arrived books are displayed in the New Arrival Rack placed at the entrance of the library.

Photocopy Service

Library members can avail Photocopy facility within the library.

Overnight Issue of Reference Books

Text books can also be issued for overnight loan after reference hours against library ID card which should be returned the next day within 15 minutes of opening of the reference section of the library, failing which an overdue charge of Rs.10/- per every half an hour will be charged.

Print journals are subscribed by the Central Library on the recommendations received from the academic departments.
(Department wise List of Core Journals for the Year 2014)

Back issues of the journals are maintained in the periodical section of the library.
(Department wise List of back issues of journals up to the year 2012)

IEEE-ASPP

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The content in IEEE Xplore comprises over 160 journals. It provides access to full-page PDF images, including all original charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs and illustrative material.

http://www.ieeexplore.ieee.org

TAYLOR AND FRANCIS ONLINE

Taylor & Francis partners with world-class authors from leading scientists and researchers, scholars, and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, they publish in all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science & Technology, and Medicine sectors. One of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works.

http://tandfonline.com

PROQUEST

ProQuest supports researchers of every type—students at every level, faculty and information professionals—with vast, varied information packaged digitally for enhanced discovery, sharing, and management.

http://search.proquest.com

SPRINGER

Springer provide researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals,  books, series, protocols and reference works. The SpringerLink online journal collection includes more than 3000 e-journals. Through the Springer Journal Archives collection almost every journal is available online from Volume I, Issue I.

http://link.springer.com

ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ASCE library provides access to full text journal articles and abstract of conference proceedings, standards and magazines.

http://ascelibrary.org

ELSEVIER’s SCIENCE DIRECT

Science Direct is the web based interface to the full-text database of Elsevier Science journals, one of the world’s largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. The Science Direct offers a rich electronic environment for research journals, bibliographic databases and reference works.

http://www.sciencedirect.com

KNIMBUS

Knimbus database provides one-click access to all the subscribed e-resources and selected open access e-resources.  Select and search specific sources from below to get results from these 'paid for' resources. This database will provide full text access to those resources subscribed by your library.

www.knimbus.com

DELNET

DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially supported by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology,

DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store and disseminate information besides offering computerized services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible. Central library is the active member of DELNET.

http://www.delnet.nic.in

EPAC

EPAC is a web-enabled search engine that can be accessed on Intranet, as well as on Internet. EPAC can be used to browse/search for an item (book/non-book), along with its details and the availability, in a particular library.

EPAC Provides:

  • Search for catalogue of books, journals and non book materials by Author, Title, Subject, Keyword, Publisher and Accession No. Call No. wise for members on a network environment.
  • Provides list of new arrivals to the library
  • Provides information on items borrowed/reserved by the members
  • Provides facility to submit request for a new item

Link to EPAC is given in the intranet of the Institute which is accessible through out the campus.

http://192.168.102.1/epac/mainpage.aspx

E-QUESTION PAPERS

All the question papers of University exams are scanned and e-question papers are uploaded in the intranet. The users can access the question papers from their desktops anywhere in the campus, i.e., even from their hostels. Users can save the question papers on their CD’s/pen drives

Click here for E-Question Paper

NPTEL

NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which provides E-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Science and humanities streams. It is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programme that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering in India were chosen initially. Contents for the above courses were based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India.

http://www.nptelvideos.com

OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. They allow users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. The Aim and Scope of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

http://www.doaj.org

FACULTY JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Link below provides the bibliographic details of the faculty articles available in the library in e-format. Full text of the article will be made available for academic use only against request through e-mail: library@sjec.ac.in

Click here for Faculty Journal Publications

TRANSACTIONS

Link below provides the bibliographic details of the faculty articles published in the Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals. Full text of the article will be made available for academic use only against request through e-mail: library@sjec.ac.in

Click here for Transactions

E-CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Link below provides the bibliographic details of the conference proceedings available in the library in electronic format. Full text of the article will be made available for academic use only against request through e-mail: library@sjec.ac.in

Click here for E-Conference Proceedings

SJEC - News Archives

Link below provides news clippings and other publications related to SJEC that have been published by various newspapers and online media portals.

Click here for SJEC News Archives

Dr Felcy D'Souza Librarian
Mr Francis Edward Pereira Asst. Librarian
Ms Gloria Jacintha D'Souza Library Assistant
Ms Prima Lobo Library Assistant
Mr Rithesh D'Souza Jr. Library Assistant
Ms Thara Library Assistant
Ms Soumya Library Assistant
Ms Geetha Library Assistant
Ms Preethi Library Assistant
Ms Poojyarai A. Library Assistant
Ms Seema Fernandes Jr. Asst. Clerk
Ms Asha Laveena Flores Attender
Mr Anila Kumar Yerabovi Attender
Mr Bauthis Prakash D'Souza Attender
Mr Dinakar Security
  • The Library is primarily intended for the use of students and staff of this College.
  • Personal belongings like bags, books, coats, mobile, umbrella and caps etc. are not allowed in to the library.
  • Personal belongings like bags, books, coats, mobile, umbrella and caps etc. are not allowed in to the library.
  • The library property should be treated with utmost care. Writing, drawing on the reading tables is strictly prohibited.
  • Every college student is expected to cultivate a high standard of conduct or behaviour.
  • Library membership and borrower cards are not transferable.
  • One Borrower Card will enable the member to borrow one book at a time and he/she will be responsible for the book drawn on this card.
  • Loss of Borrower Card and library membership card shall be intimated to the Librarian in writing. Duplicate card will be issued at the cost of Rs. 10/- per Borrower card and Rs.100/-per Library membership card after verification.
  • In case of damage or loss of book, the member shall be required to replace it or pay double the cost of the book.
  • If a book is overdue following penal fee will be levied on overdue book
    Period of Borrowing Penal fee per day
    First three days form the due date Rs:5/-
    Next three Rs:10/-
    The defaulters after the above period of due date have to pay all the late fees and double the cost of the books to the accounts department before issuing the hall ticket
  • To obtain “No Dues Certificate” from the College, members should return all books borrowed, pay overdue charges if any and surrender the borrower’s cards/library membership card to the library.
  • For any further clarification about the Library services the Librarian may be consulted

STRICT SILENCE MUST BE OBSERVED IN THE LIBRARY, READING ROOM AND THE VERANDA LEADING TO THE LIBRARY.

“To become a superb centre of stored knowledge resource for education, teaching and research”

“To serve as a user friendly resource centre by incorporating latest technology”