We in this college are acutely aware of the need of a very good library, which may serve both students and staff. Few things can equal the lasting pleasure of a good book carefully read, and few things can have greater influences in molding character, and through character even destiny itself. DBS superbly equipped, expertly maintained and newly refurbished Library with a computerized user friendly data filing system functions as an invaluable aid to every aspiring scholar. The Library employs library management system and several terminals are provided for students and faculty to search for books/research material online.
It boasts of an impressive stock of nice number of books. It also subscribes to a range of national and international journals, making it one of the largest selections in the colleges of Kanpur University. The general library with its open-rack system, spacious reading room and reference section provides an atmosphere conducive to the exhilaration of mental discovery. Students are encouraged to become sagacious users of the library. The ever-efficient Library staff are available to assist students to find material for their Projects and Research. The library, as a final year student puts it, is really well equipped with all kinds of books, may it be novels, course books, magazines or newspapers.
At present the college has almost fully computerized and well rich library. In addition to this every P. G. department has its own departmental library. The college library is well furnished with a common study hall for students. The library is equipped with the DELNET and INFLIBNET facilities which connects our library to various national and international libraries. We plan to computerize the functioning of the library fully till next session and cataloguing and listing of books have been computerized. Working hours of the Library : On working days : 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and On Examination days : 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Almost 175 students per day visits library for their needs. Library is having the open access system. 126 journals subscribed to the institution.
Total Collection of books are as under :
|5d||Peer- reviewed Journals||Nil|
|5e||Back volumes of Journals||2422|
|6a||CD’s / DVD’s||145|
|7a||Repository (World Bank , OECD , UNESCO etc. )|
|7b||Interlibrary borrowing facility||Yes|
|7c||Material acquired under special scheme Books (UGC , DST etc )||9382|
|8||Material for Competitive examinations|
|8a||Competitive Books including both Yojna and Employment News in Hindi and English||983|
|8b||Book Bank : Competitive Magazines||30|
Total carpet area of the Central Library (in sq. ft) is 676.96 sq. m. with 100 seating capacity of the Central Library. DBS is having 14 departmental libraries.
Services/facilities available in the library are Circulation, Clipping, Bibliographic compilation, Reference, Reprography, Computer and Printing, Internet, Inter-library loan, Power back up, Information display and notification, User orientation /information literacy.
Average 275 books issued / returned per day 5 Ratio of library books to the number of students enrolled