Father of Library Science:
Shiyali Ramamrita (S. R.) Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science:
1. Books are for use
2. Every reader his/her book
3. Every book its reader
4. Save the time of the reader
5. The library is a growing organism
Jogamaya Devi College sincerely witnesses 88 years legacy of learning and profound collection of archival heritage enriched Library to support students and academicians. This institution feels proud of serving the illustrious women in pursuing their glorious path. This is one of the renound girls’ colleges in Kolkata as well as in West Bengal with around 2000 students.
All students and teachers are always cordially invited to use library premises to encourage reading and learning, and to support academic growth of organization.
The College has one Central Library and 19 Seminar Libraries for respective departments.
Central Library :
The Central library operated and serves from the groundfloor of the heritage building of Jogamaya Devi College; located at S. P. Mukherjee Road; Kolkata-26; Main Campus Building.
Central Library offers a adequately spacious and well-lighted reading room facility for library users. Nearly about 80 students may use reading room at a time. Library hours for users from morning 6.30AM to 11.30AM, till 10AM on Saturdays. It has a great collection of more than 60000; with text and reference books; and subscribed few important journals, newspapers and magazines to meet reference services .
Library has a good quality archival collection of Sanskrit, English and Bengali literature, Philosophy, Mathematics, History and so on as reference collection.
Central library serves as a core library for General and Honours course students for circulation of books. Membership cards are issued from here for students. It offers stock verification process for all departmental seminar libraries. There are various facilities offered by Central Library.
Central library resources catalogue is maintained by SOUL 2.0. Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) search facility is limited within Central library access points. There are computers provided with internet connection for students and faculty in Central library. Open access facility is provided within a limited areas for stacks for purpose of security related to resourses.
Central Library fortunate enough to received grant under P. C. Chandra Gyandhara Project and developed an extension in library with very useful knowledge building collection. A huge collection of resources build under RUSA fund and library renovations has been done with help of the same.
Seminar Library :
There are separate seminar libraries in every department for the use of the Honours students & teachers.
The departments namely; Bengali, English, Communicative English, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Political science, History, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Botany, Zoology, and Commerce all has enriched Seminar Library collection. Seminar libraries are located in both the existing location; in Main building as well as in Administration Building.
Seminar libraries are supervised by the Central library. Here, the collection developed as per the demand and the requirement of teachers and students. After acquisition of new books, central library processing the newly acquired books for accessioning, cataloguing, classification and preparation of subject bibliography, after entering the barcodes. Then, the newly purchased and processed books are sent to the respective departments.
Seminar collection registers for all seminar libraries maintained by Central library, and the respective department representatives of seminar library maintain their own seminar libraries after handover of books.
Moreover, all five library staffs are regularly taking care of library resources, maintaining and operating circulation, helping patrons to find and search catalogue, helping to resolve their queries, and sincerely communicating with students as well as faculties to better serve them and to grow together..