Department of Library and Information Resources Centre
Visakha Government Degree College Central Library was established since the inception of the college in 1975 with a small collection of 25 books in printed format. It is located as a separate building recently constructed and funded under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2016. The library is equipped with fire alarm and CCTV surveillance. The Central Library provides services for the retrieval and use of print and electronic collection of resources with adequate infrastructure and open space for reading called green library. The Library is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm on all working days.
As time passed by Central Library collection is now having well-stocked collections of both print and electronic format. Its collections include a wide range of subject fields of knowledge namely science, arts and commerce. The collection of printed books and electronic resources satisfies the information needs for all academic and related activities of the students and staff. The Central Library has membership in UGC INFLIBNET N-LIST that provides online access to 6000 e-journals and other e-resources. Our institution has also registered for the National Digital Library to access e-resources.
The library is automated with integrated library management software using Koha. Koha is an open source integrated library management system with freedom to modify the software. It is maintained by a dedicated team of software providers, volunteers, and library technology staff from around the globe. Easy to use by the staff as well as patrons with basic computer skills. It is developed with all basic and important library modules to cater to the automation needs of our college central library. Koha is a fully web based software with all necessary modules to perform traditional library operation in modern/technical. environment. It is distributed under the General Public License. Koha has no vendor lock-in, no set term contracts, and no restrictions on changing support or exporting your data at any given time. We have the freedom to tailor software speciﬁcally to our requirements, our collection, our budget and our patrons. Koha’s main strength is its web accessibility and ease of use. It supports all library house keeping activities such as acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serial control, patron management and online public access catalogue. It supports web 2.o tools.