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The central library of the College of Agriculture, Pune was established in 1908. It is one of the oldest agricultural libraries in India. It has a seating capacity for 150 students in the common reading area.
The primary mission of the library is to support the education and research programmes by providing physical and intellectual access to information consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the College. Library aims to develop a community of the College.
|The collection of the library includes books, journals, reports, maps, conference proceedings, CD-ROM data bases, video cassettes, etc. The library currently receives over 100 periodicals of which 59 are subscribed while the remaining are received on gratis. In addition, over 4000 journals are accessible on line due to CeRA and J-Gate subscription. The total holding of the library exceeds 60,000 documents. The library offers services such as reference service, user guidance service, circulation service including inter library loan and document delivery service, xerox service, internet, CD- ROM search service, etc.|
Library automation / Computerization
The Library is using the “SLIM++”, an integrated, multi user, library management software package that supports all in-house operations of the Library. SLIM++ consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serial control, article indexing and OPAC. Library automation / computerization activities are in progress.
This centre is equipped with 30 computers having internet facility. Three Inverters of 10 KVA capacity have been installed in the Centre. Besides, there are two laser printers, e-mail server, CD-mirror server for storage of VCDs, DVDs, etc. The software enables to search multiple CDs & DVDs together with a single search command for comprehensive search. These products are searchable under network environment by all the users simultaneously.
Audio Visual and Multimedia support
The Library has one television set, one VCR and 25 video- cassettes on agricultural and allied subjects. This facility was started from 2000 with the help of University library. The educational video-cassettes on agriculture are made available to the users.
This facility is specially created / developed for farmers. The special collection of books, reports, newspaper clippings in Marathi language on specific crops are purchased & made available to the farmers.
Unique instructional material
Special collection of books and other documents procured for competitive examinations such as ICAR entrance exam, JRF, SRF, NET, MPSC, UPSC, & other competitive examinations developed and made available to the users.