Library

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

Library Information

Library is core benefitted to the Students, Research Scholars and Faculty members of Master of Social Work (MSW) for their post-graduate programme excellent learning atmosphere. Since it is Social Science related course books journals are major subjects under Social Science.

Here in this library you can find, borrow and read course and reference books and consult journals and databases within the Social Sciences subjects. The library offers orientation programme for fresher for the use of effective usage of information available in Library. There are reading places; computers stations Magazine area and Newspapers for the use of its members.

Course:

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (M.S.W)

Working Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 8.30 AM to 7.00 PM
  • Saturday : 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM

Circulation:

Library has a large collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, CDs etc., all of which are available for lending to patrons and members of the students, Research Scholars and Faculty for specified time periods. The library also provides quiet areas for studying as well as facilities for accessing electronic resources and the Internet. Additionally,

Reference:

Reference sources are great resources to use as you get started on you. They are not intended to be read cover-to-cover, but rather provide. you with more concise information as you begin to explore a topic.

These materials are usually used to find facts or provide broad overviews of topics. They should not be used as major sources for papers or other projects. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, and style guides are some of the most common reference materials found in the Library’s Reference Collection.

Periodical:

The Periodicals Section is the place where needed information could be found in journals, magazines, newspapers, and other serial literature. COLLECTION: There is a growing demand in the areas of newspapers, journals and magazines research.

Audiovisual:

The Audiovisual Collection contains both online resources and multimedia items to borrow. The Library provides facilities for you to watch and listen to audiovisual material.

DVDs and Videocassettes:

The Audiovisual Collection includes a large amount of DVDs, which can be viewed on any of the computers in the Student Computer Suites.

Library Collections: 

Details of Books, Journals, Magazines & Newspaper collections.

Sl.No Details Number
1 Total No of Volumes till Date 2024
2 Total No of Titles 407
3 Text Books      1604
4 Reference Books 209
5 Total No of CD’s Available    239
6 NPTEL Video Lectures 78
7 Total No of Journals               18
8 Study Materials Published 42
9 Magazines 05
10 News Papers 11
  • Library also memberships in INFLIBNET N-List programme. Under INFLIBNET N-List reader can access following services can avail 
  • Computer Science Library is holding total 2024 volumes with 407 titles including 209 reference collections.
  • CD Collections:Total 34cd collections available in different subject texts books and reference collections.
  • NPTEL Video Lectures: Total22 number of NPTEL Video Lectures with various topics available in library collection.
  • Study Materials:Study Materials compiled by faculty members are available both printed format and soft copy format. There are more than 20 subjects study Materials soft copies available in library.

Eligibity:

  • The library is open to all members of the University community. Service is not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or political status; or because of emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation. For a patron/user to qualify to borrow materials, he/she must be registered and have a valid Srinivas University ID card.
  • Materials cannot be checked out until the ID card is issued.
  • Members other than students and staff will not be allowed to borrow materials. They may however use the library for reference services only.
  • All members are expected to carry their cards on them if they intend to check out items. An individual who ignores this expectation will be denied the privilege of checking out materials until he/she presents his/her card at the library.
  • The use of the library may be denied for due cause such as failure to return library materials or to pay penalties, destruction of library property, disturbance of other members, or any other illegal, disruptive, or objectionable conduct on library premises.

 User Responsibilities and Conduct

  • It is a member’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behaviour in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons.
  • If a member creates a public nuisance, that may be restricted from the Library and from the use of the library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the library.

Loan Periods

  • A student may borrow two books for UG Students and Three Books for PG Students at a time for two weeks.
  • Generally, reference books do not circulate. Upon special arrangement, some reference materials may be checked out overnight.
  • Books may be renewed once if there isn’t a waiting list for the title.
  • Periodicals do not circulate.

The Librarian may establish the loan period for special collections or materials which are temporarily in great demand.

Renewals

Renewal is when a borrowed item is checked out again on return to the library.

  • Renewal requests are accepted for most books on the open shelves
  • Renewals are granted unless the item has been recalled, is needed for reserves or has not been requested by another reader.
  • Overdue materials are not renewable.
  • Length of renewal depends upon the status of the borrower and type of material involved. This period is the same as the checkout date.

Use of the Library

  • Bags etc. are to be left at the security check point on entering the library.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the library
  • Food, drink and other consumables are not to be brought into the library or consumed there.

Study Space

  • Due to the limited study space in the library, study space cannot be reserved.
  • Books and personal belongings left unattended to be done at the risk of the owner.

Noise Policy
The library is committed to providing a welcoming environment that is conducive to study.

  • All library users must therefore refrain from making noise while using the library
  • The use of cell phones in the library is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

 Internet Use Policy

The Library provides access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the members of the university community. The library committee has established the Internet use policy to ensure appropriate and effective use of this resource. Access to the Internet is available to all students. However, this service may be restricted at any time if usage is deemed not to be consistent with established guidelines.

Channel of Complaint

Users with complaints about other users can talk to any of the Library Assistants. On the other hand, if the complaint is about any of the Assistants, or about the non-functioning of any of the library systems and services, it should be made to the Librarian. 

Departing Procedures

All students are required to clear their library accounts with the Librarian and get the NO DUE CERTIFICATE (NDC) from the Librarian before graduating or leaving the University.

Salient Features

  •  Automated Library
  • Audiovisual Section
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity campus
  • Library Website
  • Digital Library

Library Services

  • Books lending service (Borrowing facility)
  • Books reservation/renewals
  • Open Access Facility
  • New arrivals
  • Reference/referral Service
  • Digital library
  • Inter library loan
  • Reprography
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Current awareness service
  • Audiovisual facility

INFLIBNET Information

MSW Project List

NPTEL Video Lectures

Study Material List of MSW