- About Us
The Library of Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh is temporarily housed in a hall measuring75 X 30 sq.ft on the second floor of the college building. The Library hall is surrounded by noise free and inviting reading environment for the readers. The Library hall has the facility to accommodate 75 readers at a time to access the information resources available in the library. The Library operates from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on all working days. The Library subscribes to 82 periodicals and has the collection of 18000 books and other documents in the subject fields of Humanities; Social Sciences; Information and Communication Technology; Fashion Designing; Management and other related areas. The special collection of the Library consists of CDs and DVDs on ICT and other subjects of interest on Value Education, Biographies, etc.The budget allocation for collection development is made available by the college and UGC from time to time.
The Library has computerized its operations in 2004 using Libsys software, which was produced by the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad.The Circulation functions-membership, issue and return are the first ones to get automated and gradually the entire operations of the Library. The database of the library collection can be accessed by the user through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) using the software. The library has automated the acquisition of books and Stock verification. The library has four computers that are connected with each other and has scanner and printer. The library is provided with an INTERNET connection to access World Wide Web for immediate information requirements and for email facility. The library is connected to LAN within the Campus.