Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan


Father of Library Science in India

“Library is the heart of educational institutions. Well functioning heart keeps the body healthy and lively. Efficient library creates healthy educational atmosphere”.


First Law: Books are for use

Second Law: Every reader his/her book

Third Law: Every books its reader

Fourth Law: Save the time of the reader

Fifth Law: Library is a growing organism

About library

The K.L.E.Society`s Jagadguru Gangadhar College of Commerce library (Jnanamruta) was established along with the inception of the college.  The library functions as a heart of the institution with an independent and spacious building which is surrounded by the greenery. The library building has a carpet area of 696 Sq. Mts with two floors. The different sections of the library help to perform effective library services. The library accommodates one lakhs + books in its stack rooms and around two hundred students at a time to read in the reading rooms of the library. A separate reading room facility is also provided to the girl students in the library.

Vision and Mission

Vision: To support seamless access to the widest possible spectrum of information resources such as print, digital and online materials relevant to the curricular and innovative research needs of the academic community.

Mission: To equip and integrate all information resources for intellectual growth and creativity of the students and faculty for their lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Strategic goals

  • To enhance the capability of the library resources to meet the teaching and learning needs.
  • To develop digital infrastructure of the library operations and services
  • To create an atmosphere wherein students and faculty may carry on reading process enjoyable

Library Timings: The library will be kept open from 8:30 A.M to 4: 30 P.M

Library Advisory Committee:        

Dr. D. V. Honagannavar                   : Principal permanent Invitee

Prof. (Smt) Sujata Patil                   : Convener

Prof. S. A. Gani                                 : Member

Prof. B. S. Patil                                : Member

Ms. Soubhagya Arali                      : Organizing Secretary

Membership: All the students enroll for the course are eligible for membership

All the faculty joined in the institution are eligible for membership

Rules and Regulations

  • Only registered members of the college are allowed to use the library.
  • Users are  not  entertained without the valid I.D. card, and it is Non-Transferable
  • Reference books and Periodicals are not issued outside the library premises.
  • Apart from text one book will be given for home reading for eight days.
  • Members shall be held responsible for the loss & misuse of ID card.
  • The borrower shall be held responsible for any damage noticed at the time of returning the book.
  • All the books shall be returned on or before the due date. For overdue books shall be charged Rs.5.00 per day.
  • A material lost by the Member shall be replaced either with latest edition or pay Triple the price of the material.


Inter Library Loan: It is not possible for any institution, however rich its resources, to buy all the books published even in a discipline. Hence, it is inevitable to depend on other sister organizations to share information sources for the mutual benefit of users.

News paper clipping Service: Press clipping service is one of the most important services in a library. The press clipping means the cutting of news items which are useful to the students and staff. These paper cuttings will be displayed for one week and will be filed for future reference.

Users Orientation Program: The fresher’s are formally introduced to the library sources and services at the beginning of every academic year. The students of each class are taken to each section by the library staff and are introduced to the diverse sources and services, so as to make them familiar with the library to gain maximum use of the library.

Book Talks: Every year the library conducts Book Talk program on different authors.

Library Resources

Best Practice

Read a Book and Get a Pen: the student give an opinion about the book which  they  read and get a pen as a  reward.

Digital Library

A digital library is a special library with a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. The digital library functions as follows:

  • To provide a friendly interface to users
  • To avail of network facilities
  • To support library functions
  • To enhance advanced search, access, and retrieval of information
  • To improve library operations
  • To enable one to perform searches

Digital Library Facilities:

The college digital library facilitates 603 E-books, 11 CD & Videos, and subscribed 33 E-journals through E-Shodh sindu N-List program for the Faculty, Students and Administrative staff to provide instant access to digitized information and consist of a variety of information, including multimedia. The digital library provides following services;

  • E-Resource Awareness and Guidance: Library staff guide them to browse the documents depending upon their requirements with the available resources.

  • Internet Browsing Facility: For effective usage of Internet for collection of right information during the time of its necessity to all Teaching Faculty, Students, and Administrative staff. In this direction, all Teaching Faculty, Students, and Administrative staff use the Internet for various purposes such as browsing required information, E-mail communication and career options etc.

  • E- Book Reading Facility: Digital books make the learning process more interactive and engaging. The digital library provides 603 E-books for the e-reading.

  • Listening to motivational talks: Audio visual communication is a productive form of communication. It helps deliver information, increases the production value, evokes emotional responses. The library accommodates 11 CD & Videos to recall memories, enhance brain activity and to develop the listening skills of the students.

Open Access Resources



E-database :

Useful links (Vijayi bhava DCE Youtube Channel) (Ghyan nidhi)