Library and Information Centre

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life."

About Us:

A Higher Education Institution is treated as a temple of learning and Library its sanctum sanctorum. Library is reservoir of information and knowledge. Hence it plays a critical role in the dissemination of knowledge. A user-friendly library impacts positively the learning process.

St Philomena College Library became operational in 1958 with a modest collection of titles. Library Services were provided functioning from the first floor of the main College Building. The arrangement continued until 1969 when the arrangement was shifted to a new Block with a plinth area of 9236.64 SQ FT ((858.42 Sq. Mtrs.). The important Sections in the Library are, Separate Reading Room for Men & Women Students & Staff, Work Area, Reference Section, News Paper Section, Stack Section and Weed out Books Section.  A Separate Pre- University College Library was set up in the year 2005 when St. Philomena Pre-University College was carved out from the Degree College. The College is also having Separate library for Post- Graduation Students.

Timings of the Library:

The College Library functions on all working days from 8.30 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. and on

Saturday 8.30 A.M. to 1 P.M.  It is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


To provide seamless access to the broadest range of information resources, including digital, online databases, print, and non-print materials relevant to the curriculum, informational and innovative research needs of the academic community and to support the institution and its stakeholders. This means giving the right information to the right users at the right time and in the right format.


To help college students and staff reach their best academic potential and foster their intellectual development and creativity, the objective is to give the appropriate information at the right time in the right way.

Objectives of the Library:

  • To provide a student-centered learning environment where students can pursue learning independently beyond the classroom.

  • To augment and maintain learning resources in print and electronic mode in different branches of human knowledge in support of the academic pursuits of the College and share them among the knowledge seekers, particularly the student community.

  • To promote the habit of reading among the students

  • To meet the requirements of the students and the staff in their research pursuits.

  • To help the students develop general awareness by supplying them with material on current affairs.

Library Collections

The library collection includes Textbooks, General books. Reference books, Rare books, Literature Books, Personality Development & Value education books, periodicals, bound volumes of journals, newspapers and educational CD/DVD’s.



Membership of library is open to the Students and Staff of the College. The Library provides to each student One Membership Card for Reference and Two Borrowers Cards to borrow the books. The cards will have to be returned to the Library at the end of the academic year before collecting Admission Tickets for the University Examination. The Cards are not transferable. The Teaching staffs are provided with 1 reference Card and 10 Borrowers Card and Non-Teaching staff with 2 Borrowers Card. Library facility is extended for reference to Alumni, Parents and the public. 

Duration of Borrowings:

A book can be borrowed for a period of 15 days by the students. It can be renewed for 15 more days provided that book is not demanded by any other member. If the book is not returned within the due date, a fine of Rs.3.00 per day will be collected as overdue charge. The Staff should return the books before the end of the academic year.

Library Automation:

The Library is fully Automated using web based Library Management Software “e Lib iNext”. Barcode technology is used for easy transaction. OPAC facility is available which allows the readers to search the books by Author, Title, Publisher, Accession Number, subject, Class No., Keywords etc and helps them to know the status of availability in the library and reserve them if they are lent out. Orbit Scanners had been installed in entry point of the library to track students and staffs check in check out to the library. .

Internet & Wifi Facility:

The library subscribes to BSNL optical internet connection to provide Free internet services to the staff and students.

 Journal Archives:

The library maintains a good collection of journals and magazine archives in bound volumes. This includes,

  • Current science – from 1984

  • Resonance- from 1997

  •  Indian Journal of Marketing- from 1975

  • Economic & political Weekly – from 1998

  • Southern economist – from 1980

  • Social Action – from 1980

  • New Frontiers in Education – from  1972

  • Journal of Chemical Sciences

  • Journal of Biosciences  

 The library maintains a good collection of journals and magazine archives in bound volumes.

Remote Access:

The Library is using eLib iNxt software WEB- OPAC, which provides all the knowledge available through the library on any device from anywhere.

  • Subscription to INFLIBNET – N-LIST programme - A college component of e-ShodhSindhu consortium with access to 6,000+ journals, 1,99,500+ ebooks under N-LIST and 6,00,000 ebooks through NDL.  http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/

  • Extra reading materials for the advanced learners.

  • Annual Best Library User Awards

  • Organizing Book Exhibition and awareness programmes

  • Orientation to New students on the use of library resources.

  • Compilation University Exam questions papers

  • New Arrivals Display

  • Deposit Scheme Book facility during April/ May Examination

  • Information about library is provided in the College website https://spcputtur.ac.in/aminities/library

  • Links are given to useful websites, e-books, e-journals and e-newspapers. https://spcputtur.ac.in/e-resources


1. The students are required to comply with the library rules and regulations which are highlighted in the College Calendar. Strict silence must be observed in the Library.

2. Students are prohibited from carrying edible items and chewing at them inside the Library.

3. Students must behave in a reasonable and seemly fashion in the Library and should not damage Library property or disturb other Library users.

.Library membership is compulsory for all the students.

5. Library cards are not transferable.

. Each student is issued with two Borrower’s Tickets and a Reference Ticket.

7. Books are issued to the students only against the Borrower’s Ticket

8. Books borrowed must be returned within 15 days.

9. A student who fails to return the book within the Due date shall pay an overdue charge.

10. The book borrowed may be renewed on production of the book before the expiry of the due date. However, renewal requests are not honored if that particular book is demanded by the other students.

11. Students have to sign the Register whenever they visit the Library.

12. Students have to examine the book in detail while borrowing, to know whether all pages, maps, charts etc., are intact and in case the above are missing; it should be immediately brought to the notice of the Library Staff.

13. Students will take good care of the books taken out. Any damage will be dealt with a fine.

14. Magazine, Question Papers and Reference Books are issued only on production of the Reference Ticket.

15. Students should return Library books and surrender their Library cards and obtain No Due Certificate before receiving Admission Tickets for the University Examinations.

Abdul Rahman G
Librarian (Selection Grade)
Teaching from 27 Years
With us from 28 Years

"Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life."

Support Staff
Mrs Zita Noronha
Mrs Catherine Crasta
With us from 12 Years
Mr Peter Clifford D’souza

Library Advisory Committee
Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro
Assistant Professor
Abdul Rahman G
Member Secretary
Librarian (Selection Grade)
Dr Vijay Kumar M
Vice Principal
Head- Kannada
Associate Professor
Dr K Chandrashekar
Associate Professor
Head, Dept of Physics
Abhishek Suvarna
Assistant Professor
Lt Johnson David Sequeira
Assistant Professor
Premalatha K
Associate Professor
Geetha Poornima K
Assistant Professor
Bharathi S Rai
Assistant Professor

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