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About Library

History of Central Library:

Until December 2008, St. Xavier's College had various departmental lending libraries and reading rooms namely:

  1. Arts & science lending and reading sections
  2. B.Com lending and reading sections
  3. Economics, Political Science& Sociology lending sections
  4. Book Bank

All these departmental libraries and the book bank got merged into one integrated centralized library since January 16, 2009. This got christened as Fr. Verstraeten Central Library in July 2015.


With the introduction of centralised library, the readers are given access to library documents, books and periodicals irrespective of their departments. The new centralized system provides open-access, where the readers find out their required books from the library shelves.

Thanks to UGC funding in 2008, after it had declared St. Xavier's as a Centre with Potential for Excellence (CPE) in May 2006 and the College became the first autonomous college in West Bengal in July 2006, the Central Library organized the retro-conversion of all the books and classified them under the scheme of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Sear's list of Subject Headings and Anglo-American Cataloguing scheme.

The entire database of the library was initially kept in LIBSYS-4.0 which has now been converted to KOHA open source Integrated Library Software (ILS), with the latest version 16.05.

All the books in the library are now catalogued, bar-coded and RFID tagged for easy circulation and better security.


Libraries in Campuses:

  1. St. Xavier's College Central Library
  2. Raghabpur Campus Library
  3. Department of Education Library
  4. The Goethals Indian Library and Research Society 

Library Team:

 

Assistant Director:

Rev. Dr. Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ
Contact No. 22551106


Librarian:

Dr. Chinmay Mukhopadhyay
Contact No. 22551251


Library Staff:

  1. Mr. Sougata Chattopadhyay (SC) - Library Assistant, Contact No. 22551-238
  2. Mr. Arup Sarkar (AS) - Library Assistant, Contact No. 22551-253
  3. Mr. Pintu Bagh (PB) - Library Assistant, Contact No. 22551-253
  4. Mrs. Jhunu Chatterjee (JC) - Library Assistant, Contact No. 22551-238
  5. Mr. Clement Baptist (CB) - Library Clerk, Contact No. 22551-252
  6. Mr. Jaideep Biswas (JB) - Library Clerk, Contact No. 22551-255
  7. Mr. Tapas Singha (TS) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-238
  8. Mr. Lawrence Subir Biswas (LSB) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-241
  9. Mr. Kinkor Mandal (KM) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-253
  10. Mr. Prodip Mondal (PM) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-247
  11. Mrs. Teresa Champa Gomes (TCG) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-247
  12. Mr. Ashish Sardar (AS) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-241
  13. Mr. Kishan Mardi (KM) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-241
  14. Mr. Nasir Gaji (NG) - Library Book Binder, Contact No. 22551-241
  15. Ms. Soma Das (SD) - Library Attendant, Contact No. 22551-241
  16. Mrs. Krisna Sardar (KS) - Library Cleaner , Contact No. 22551-241

       

Library Committee:

  1. Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J., Principal & Chairperson
  2. Prof. Bertram Da 'Silva
  3. Rev. Peter Arockiam, S.J.
  4. Dr. Charlotte Simpson Veigas
  5. Prof. Ayan Chandra
  6. HODs & Professors-in-Charge
  7. Ms. Jayati Adhya
  8. Mr. Saugata Chattopadhyay
  9. Dr. Chinmay Mukhopadhyay
  10. Rev. Dr. S. Xavier, S.J. (Secretary)
     

Library Purchase Committee:

  1. Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, S.J., Principal & Chairperson
  2. Rev. Peter Arockiam, S.J.
  3. Dr. Charlotte Simpson Veigas
  4. Prof. Ayan Chandra
  5. Dr. Partha Pratim Ghosh
  6. Dr. Chinmay Mukhopadhyay
  7. Rev. Dr. S. Xavier, S.J. (Asst. Director & Convener)

Floor Plan:

Ground Floor
  1. Library Reception
  2. Library Office
  3. Asst. Director Office
  4. Library Lending Counter No.1
  5. Library Lending Counter No.2
  6. Library Lending Counter No.3
  7. E-Resource Access Centre for Advanced Studies and Research
     
1st Floor
  1. Reference Section
  2. Newspaper, Journal & Magazine Section
  3. E-Resource Access Centre
  4. Reprography Centre
  5. Cubical Facility For Faculty Members
  6. Rare Book Collection
  7. New Arrivals
  8. Dept. of Education Library & Reading Room