The SDMCU library, the powerhouse of the institution, is a pride of our college. Our library is housed in a state of art 11,860 sq.ft building with all modern amenities and facilities having a seating capacity of 400 users. A well stacked collection of 1,10,806 books, 145 journals and  periodicals which include rare books, thesis, dissertation, bound volumes of journals, student research projects, American library article collections, book bank books, departmental annual reports and non book materials like E-journals, E-books, and CAL packages.

SDMCU library stays open 365 days a year


Digital DSpace – A unique digital library
Complete automation through EERPMS
Rare Kannada literature collections

Inter-Library Membership

Inter-library membership is a facility through which libraries can share our resources and make a wide range of them accessible to our students. Through this collaborative facility, libraries can ensure maximum reach of distinctive resources to deserving students, no matter where they are located. SDMCU library has inter-library memberships with a number of entities-

  • Mangalore University Library, Mangalore
  • 22 sister institutions of SDM which include colleges of higher learning. This collaboration with SDM libraries is made possible through EERPMS, in-house developed software.

Library automation

EERPMS, software developed in-house allows complete automation of the SDMCU library ranging from acts of automated borrowing of books to ensuring that every student spends at least 40 hours a month using library’s resources. This system enables the library to keep a check on stock and generate reports on trends of library usage at frequent intervals. Through this system, we identify best library users at the end of every month through the automated facility.

SDMCU library also has DSpace, a digital library setup that houses student research projects, CAL packages, E-journals, E-books and content related to science and technology; freely accessible for all students.

Orientation program

The library conducts an orientation program for all newly admitted students at the beginning of the academic year. The library staffs familiarize the students with all the facilities, responsibilities, regulations and benefits related to library usage. This tradition has ensured that students are well aware of all dynamics of the library and make the best use of it.

Working Hours

The library stays open all days of the year, including holidays.

8.30 AM


9.00 PM

Library Sections

  • Property Counter – To keep personal belongings
  • Attendance Counter – To scan ID cards during entry and exit
  • Circulation Counter – To issue, return and renewal of books
  • Reference Desk – Open access to refer the books in the library
  • Competitive Examination Study Corner – Supporting students for competitive exams
  • OPAC: A digital facility to search library catalogue to locate books & periodicals
  • Digital library:  A collection of digital documents
  • Stack Section – Books at stacking area- limited accession
  • Periodical Section –To refer Journals/Magazines & News papers 
  • Students’ Reading Hall – Reading area for students
  • Staff Reading Hall – Reading area for staff
  • Siddavana Oriental Library – Collection of 2,800 books of archival value 
  • PG Section –Reading hall for Post Graduate students
  • Ha. Ma. Na Research Section – A collection of 28,052 books donated by Dr. Ha.Ma.Nayak, the former vice chancellor of Gulbarga University
  • Ram Shree Mugali Section – A collection of 1800 books donated by a well known literary figure- Late R.S Mugali
  • CD ROM Section – A collection of educational CDs & DVDs
  • Technical Section –Acquisition, Organization and bar-coding of library materials
  • AC Room – Air Condition reading room facility for best library users.

Special Activities of the Library

  • Best Reader Recognition – Recognizing students as best readers for their extensive and disciplined use of library
  • Information Sharing Board – Pooling information about a specified topic by students
  • Special Information Zone – To display articles on special issues from periodicals
  • Paper Clipping Albums – Paper clippings of special events

Library Service Offered

  • Open Access – Users can easily select a book of their choice on their own.
  • Loan – Issue of books for a maximum period of 7 days
  • Over Night – Issue of books for an overnight reference
  • Reference – Books for reference in-library
  • Book Bank – To provide books for economically and socially backward students
  • Book Selection from Students – Opportunity for student s to suggest new titles to the library
  • User Education – To create awareness about library functions among the students
  • Incentives for Sports Students – Additional books are provided to sports persons on their request
  • Tips for Research students – To assist students  in searching the books on a topic of their research
  • Inter Library Loan – A form of resource sharing with other libraries
  • Xerox / Reprography Facility – The users are allowed to take photocopy of library resources
  • Display of New Arrivals – To display the latest accessed books to library
  • Current Awareness Service – Maintain reports articles and patents etc. on current issues
  • Selective Dissemination of Information – To give selected information related to different departments
  • Library for the Public – Public are allowed to use the facility on  a membership
  • What is Special Today? To display articles on events and information related to the specific days regularly
  • News Paper Clippings – Collect paper clipping on Science & Technology, Education, Business and Health
  • Book Exhibition cum Sale – To conduct book exhibition annually in collaboration with different publishers and book sellers

Rules and regulations

  • Users must avail membership at the very beginning of their course.
  • Users must deposit all belongings at the property counter before entering the library.
  • Users are not allowed to bring printed books and mobile phones inside the library.
  • Users must maintain complete silence inside the library.
  • Users must take good care of their borrower’s cards, which are not transferable. A duplicate borrower’s card can be availed on payment of Rs.10, if the original is lost.