Central Library

Netaji Mahavidyalaya Library was started along with the establishment of the College in 1948 in order to cater the academic and research needs of the college family, comprising of faculty members, research scholars, students, and non-teaching staff members. Since then, the College Library has been evolved to live up to the expectations of its immediate clientele. It is one of the well-equipped libraries in this zone. The College is proud of its library system, which comprises of the Central Library and 21 Departmental Libraries. The central library can provide most of the facilities needed to quench the thirst of knowledge enhancement, to all the associated people. The college is grateful to those scholars and educationists of Arambagh locality and Bankura district who have contributed enormously to enrich the library variously. We are also thankful to UGC for the library for the grant that they have sanctioned for the growth of this library.



The College library system comprises of the Central Library of about 8000 sq. ft. and 21 Departmental Libraries of varying sizes. The Central Library is housed in a three-storied building in the campus. The main features of the library are summarized here.

  1. Open access system.
  2. Complete automated bibliographic data searching facility.
  3. Online Public Access Catalogue for bibliographic data and member search.
  4. Automated circulation system through bar code.
  5. A digital library comprising of six computers and dedicated internet connection.
  6. Reprographic facility.
  7. INFLIBNET-NLIST membership for faculty and students.
  8. Local History Collection Museum.



  • All categories of members are entitled to borrow books from the Central Library as well as from Departmental Library.
  • SOUL is utilized in library automation. Databases of books, journals and thesis etc. are created and being updated. Facilities for searching Databases and Internet are also available to all users in the different floors of Central Library. OPAC and WebOPAC services are available.
  • There is one reading room in the Central Library.On the first floor there is a reading room for the current journals. The students are helped to consult with reference books available in reference section.
  • All the students are provided with the Xerox / scan facilities of the relevant portion of the books and journals etc. available in the library.
  • Searching On-line Journals, Databases, E-books and Internet facilities are available in the Central Library and particularly in the Centre for Digital Library and Documentation with six nodes.
  • The question papers of all examinations of B.U. since 2012 have been uploaded in the Institutional repository which may be accessed through LAN portal.
  • A CD-ROM database has been provided.
  • Digitization of rare texts is being initiated.
  • To make the students acquainted with the employment opportunity in various sectors and to help them to prepare for various competitive examinations, the library plays a vital role 



At present, the Central Library has over 43,693 volumes of books, 38 periodicals and journals, 9general dailies, andnon-book materials such as reports, pamphlets, maps and CD-ROMs. 
Apart from printed books the college proudly announces the addition of 3828 e-journals and 80409 ebooks by subscribing INFLIBNET-NLIST program.
The library is proud of various gift collections she received through the passage of time. Some of them are listed below.


Number of books: 135

Jogesh Chandra Roy (1859 – 1956), a noted scientist, antiquarian, writer was born in Dighra village in Arambagh subdivision of Hooghly district. He passed the Entrance (1879) from Burdwan Raj School, and the FA and BA (l882) from Hughli College. After completing his MA in Botany in 1883 he joined as lecturer at Cuttack Ravenshaw College. He also taught at Calcutta Madrasah College, Chittagong college and Presidency college for some time, then again at Cuttack Ravenshaw College till his retirement in 1919. In 1920 he returned to Bankura.

Jogesh Chandra ray was awarded the Vidyanidhi (1910) by the PanditSabha of Puri, RabindraSmrtiPuraskar, Rampran Gupta Puraskar, JagattariniSvarnaPadak by Calcutta University and SarojiniPadak. Calcutta University awarded him an honorary doctorate. He died on 30 July 1956.

When this college was established in 1948, he donated some of his priceless books to the library. We can better say that, the college library started her journey with the patronage of the great scholar. The books are mostly on religion. These books now are our proud collection of rare books.



Dr. Kamal Krishna Ghose Collection
Number of books: 1732

Late Dr Kamal Krishna Ghose (YoB – YoD), was the Professor and Head of the Department of Business Management in University of Calcutta.

After his demise, his family gifted his entire personal collection to the college. The subject s of the books varies from management to literature, religion to psychology. The library feels privileged to house the collection of such a versatile scholar.


Netaji Collection
Number of books: 161

We have some books on the life and works of the great son of India, NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose. Here we have also works of many freedom fighters and statesmen of India. The number indicates only the number of books with which the collection was initiated. Presently the section has the one hundred volume “The complete works of Gandhiji”; works of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, speeches and writings of many prime ministers and presidents of India.


Dr. Ambuj Basu Collection
Number of books: 1036

Dr. AmbujBasu was the ex-professor of Bengali of this college. After his demise, his family donated his entire personal collection of books and other documents to the library. The library feel proud to hold such an invaluable collection of various disciplines.


Old and rare book section:
Number of books: 190

The collection consists of the books of Vidyanidhi collection and some other books like twenty volume set of International Encyclopaedia of English Literature (1886 edition). All books in this section are more than one hundred years old. Their pages are brittle in nature. So, if anyone wants to study them, they have to do it under the direct supervision of any library staff.


Resources available through Inflibnet-NLIST facility:


Apart from the printed documents, college subscribes INFLIBNET – NLIST program, through which any member can access 80409 e-books and 3828 e-journals from anywhere and anytime by logging in.


Periodicals and Journals

The college library subscribes 35 periodicals and journals on different disciplines.

Daily Newspapers:

  1. Ananda Bazar Patrika
  2. The Telegraph
  3. The Times of India
  4. Sangbad Pratidin
  5. BartamanPatrika
  6. Aajkal
  7. The Statesman
  8. Lipi
  9. ArambaghPatrika

Employment related newspapers:

  • Employment News
  • All India Appointment gazette
  • কর্মক্ষেত্র   (Karmakshetra)
  • কর্মসংস্থান (Karmasansthan)
  • কাজকেরিয়ার        (kaaj Career)

Competitive magazines:

  • সাফল্য (Safalya)
  • যোজনা (Yojana)
  • সেরা প্রস্তুতি (Sera Prastuti)
  • সাকসেস (Success)
  • Achievers
  • GK& World vision
  • Competition Success Review
  • Frontline
  • PratiyogitaKiran
  • Banking Services Chronicle




 Centre for Digital Library has been established in 2015 in the first floor of the new building of the Central Library. The digital Library has a learning Resource Centre (LRC) and a reading room. The Digital Library Management Software Dspace, has been developed by MIT, USA. It is an open source software and has been customized to suit our requirements. Dspace accepts all forms of digital materials including text, images, video and audio files. The Institutional Repository management Software is Drupal. 
The Learning Resource Centre has been set-up with six nodes for Teachers, Students, Research Scholars and Academic Administrators for retrieving On-line journals/books and for internet browsing. Besides this, the users may search Online Public Access Catalogue

Library activities

  • The Central Library used to organize a rare and old book exhibition.
  • To make new students aware of the optimum use of library, User Orientation program is also organized every year in small batches in the library reading room.


Library Hours

Week Day

Central Library

Monday to Friday

10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


10 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.






Sri BasudebAdhikary – MLib, MPhil


Sri Sanjay Karak – M.L.I.S