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 1789 square meters; the library has in its collection more than 41318 volumes with 9560 titles on Engineering, Science, Management and Humanities and subscribes to 90 technical journals, 5727 online journals and 12 online databases. It has the capacity to accommodate 460 students at a time. It has membership with VTU Consortium, DELNET, National Digital Library and it is enabled with Wi-Fi technology and CCTV Surveillance System.

“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.

1 Dr. Nalini Rebello Chairperson
2 Dr. Felcy D' Souza Librarian
3 Ms. Jenifer Saldanha Member,EC
4 Ms. Bharathi Rao Member,EE
5 Mr. Prashanth Kumar Member,ME
6 Ms. Apoorva K Member,CV
7 Ms. Sona M Member,CSE
8 Ms. Chithralekha J Acharya Member,MBA
9 Mr. Satyendra Bhat Member,MCA
10 Dr. Rajesh Kumar P C Member,PHY
11 Ms.Sabina Rachana Crasta Member,MATHS
12 Ms. Pramila Rita D’Souza Member,CHE
MON-FRI 8 a.m to 8 p.m
SATURDAY 8 a.m to 5 p.m
SUNDAY & PH 9 a.m to 1 p.m
8 a.m to 10 p.m
SATURDAY 8.30 a.m to 1 p.m


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 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 :General, SC/ST

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.


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, scanning, printing and spiral binding

Library members can avail Photocopy, scanning, printing and spiral binding 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.

Archiving and access to online newspaper clippings

Archiving and access to online newspaper clippings

User Education through - orientation/information literacy programmes/library awareness quiz

User Education through - orientation/information literacy programmes/library awareness quiz

Access to E-Resources

Access to E-Resources

Current Awareness Service

Current Awareness Service

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 Geetha Library Assistant
Ms Preethi Library Assistant
Ms Seema Fernandes Jr. Asst. Clerk
Ms Asha Laveena Flores Attender
Mr Anila Kumar Yerabovi 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.
  • 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


Faculty members, research scholars and students and other staff of the Institute are eligible to become the members of the Library./p>

Central Library is also an active member of the following Institutions/Organizations for resource sharing, inter-library- loan and document delivery services.

  • NITK
AS ON 31.03.2017
Books 41318
Titles 9560
Journals (Print) 90
E-Journals 5727
E-Books 10176
IS Codes 134
Back Volumes of Journals 1403
CD-DVD ROMS’s 1832
Project Reports 1855
Thesis/ Dissertation 3
Computer Systems 19
Scanners 1
Printers 3
Barcode Scanner 3
Photocopier 1
Head Phones 10
  • Books (P/O)
  • Journals (P/O)
  • Project Reports
  • Thesis/ Dissertations
  • Back Volumes of Journals
  • I S Codes
  • Case studies
  • Question Papers (P/O)
  • News Papers and Magazines
  • Audio-Video Cassettes
  • Photocopier
  • Printers
  • Reading Rooms with adequate furniture
  • General Reading Room for personal books/laptops and group study
  • Wi-- Fi connectivity
  • Book Bank Scheme (General/SC/ST)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Digital Library
  • Easylib Software with barcode technology
  • EPAC:  Online Access to Library catalogue
  • CCTV Surveillance System

Total floor area – 1789 Sq.mtrs.in 3 Floors


Central Library SJEC in collaboration with DELNET New Delhi jointly organized one day National workshop on “DELNET: Resources, Services and Facilities and KOHA: an open source library integrated management software on 6 th May 2014. More than 80 Library professionals, LIS students from Mangalore University and Research Scholars from various Institutions, in and around Karnataka were participated in the workshop.

Dr. KhaiserMuneebulla Khan, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Library and Information Science in Mangalore University, was the Chief Guest of the inaugural function. Dr. Felcy D’Souza Librarian SJEC and the co-ordinator of the workshop welcomed the gathering. Key note address was delivered by Dr. H.K.Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi. The objectives of the workshop were highlighted by Dr. Sangeetha Kaul, Network Manager, DELENT. Presidential address was delivered by Rev. Fr. Joseph J Lobo, Director- SJEC.

The workshop comprised of three sessions namely – “New Trends in Managing Libraries”, presented by Dr. H K Kaul, followed by “Networking Libraries through DELNET”  by Dr. Sangeeta  Kaul, and Omkar N Safapuri, Consultant - DELNET Coordination Unit, Bangalore, and “Consortium for E-journals and E-books”. The post lunch-break sessions consisted of “Koha: an Open  Source Integrated Library Management System, by Dr Sangeeta Kaul. The sessions concluded with an open discussion and feedback from participants of member- institutions. At the end as a token of love and appreciation the dignitaries were presented with a memento by Dr. Joseph Gonsalves, Principal-SJEC. Dr. Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA and the Chairperson of the Library Committee proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Olivia Sequiera, Asst. Prof. Physics Department was the MC of the program.


A user awareness programme on workshop on “Ebscohost- Business Source Elite” e-resource was organized to the faculty and students of the Department of Business Administration on 4 th August, 2015 at 3.15 p.m. in the MBA Computer Lab.

Mr. D.T. Edwin, Training Specialist - South India, Ebsco Information Services India Ltd was the resource person of the progamme. Ms. Babitha Rohit, Asst Professor, MBA welcomed the resource person. Dr. Felcy D’Souza, Chief Librarian of SJEC introduced the resource person to the gathering. The resource person demonstrated the e-resource ebscohost business source elite and its advanced features, its uses and goals to the end users. In order to better utilize the e- resource using various formats, he also provided training on HML, PDF, Email, Cite, Permalink, Share and Videos., at the end Dr. Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA and Chairperson of the Library Committee presented a memento the the resource person and Dr. Anjali Ganesh, Professor , MBA proposed the vote of thanks.


An industry-academia training program was organized by the Central Library to the students of Management of Business Administration on 22 nd of April, 2016 at 9.30 a.m. on the topic “Reinvent and Transform” at Mechanical Engineering Conference Hall. The resource person for the session was Mr. Ronald Mendonca, Principal Consultant and Coach at Smart Solutions, Mangalore. Dr. Felcy D’Souza, Chief Librarian, SJEC introduced the resource person to the gathering.

Mr. Ronald Mendonca spoke about innovation in industries and skills that companies require. He asked questions to test the knowledge of the students by probing some questions and gave many important tips to the students which they need to apply in their day to day life. Through an activity he taught the students the importance of networking in day to day schedule. He gave information regarding some of the bank examinations and also gave insight about how to reinvent ourselves. The students from I year and II year MBA and faculty members from the Department of Business Administration were present for this training program and vote of thanks was proposed by Diana Mathias, student of I year MBA.


St. Joseph Engineering College IEEE Student Branch in association with Central Library organized user awareness workshop on “IEEE Explore Digital Library” on 7 th April 2017. The Workshop began with a prayer song led by College Choir. Dr. Nalini Rebello, HOD, Civil Engineering and Chairperson of the Library Advisory Committee welcomed the gathering. Dr. Felcy D’Souza, Librarian, introduced the resource person Mr. Akshay Prasanna, Sr. Manager – Global Information Systems and Technologies Pvt. Ltd (GIST), Bangalore. The main objective of the workshop was to bring the awareness about IEEE and its resources among faculty, research scholars and students which would help in their research and publications and also to enhance the knowledge.

The Resource Person gave a detailed insight on IEEE and its resources. He also briefed about the basic search, advanced search, remote access, up-to- date access through mobile apps, choosing topics for projects from IEEE and its importance for placements, creating alerts on new articles and topics, different type of search techniques which help to narrow down the search results etc. He also added on how to publish paper in IEEE conferences and journals and its importance to the students to strengthen their profile for placements as well as for seeking higher studies in abroad. He also highlighted on the free courses available on subjects and plagiarism. There was a good response from the faculty, research scholars and students, who have actively participated in the interactive session and cleared their doubts. The session was informative and very useful. At the end, Dr. Bini A.A, Associate Professor and member of Library Advisory Committee proposed the vote of thanks. Mr ArunAlvares IEEE SJEC Student Branch Chair honoured the resource person and Ms Alisha Patrao compered the program. Around 35 faculty members/research scholars and 20 students participated in the workshop.

“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”