Library is a powerhouse of any educational institution. As a major source of information provider, 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. It has more than 80,000 collections which include Rare Books, Periodicals, 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, CAL Packages etc.

Inter-Library Membership

The library has an institutional library membership of

  • British Library – Bangalore
  • American Library – Chennai
  • University Library – Mangalore

Automation of the library

The library is automated with EERPMS, an in house developed software, for Data Entry, Information Storage, Retrieval, Circulation, Stock Verification, OPAC, Report Generation, Bar-Coding of Books, Scanning Student IDs etc.

Digital Library

DSpace digital library software builds up digital collection. At present Student Research Projects, CAL packages, E-Journals, E-Books and information related to Advances in Science and Technology are collected and are made available for the library users.

Working Hours

From 8.30 A.M. to 9.00 P.M. on all working days.

365 days Open

Library will kept open 365 days.

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 Regulation

        • Membership is compulsory for the Users.
        • Users are required to deposit their bags/belongings at the property counter before entering the library.
        • Bringing printed books inside the library is prohibited.
        • Using mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited.
        • Maintain silence in the reading halls.
        • Borrower’s tickets are not transferable.
        • Duplicate borrower’s tickets will be issued on the payment of Rs. 10/-per card.
        Contact for further details:

        The Librarian

        S.D.M College, 

        Ujire – 574240

        Belthangady Taluk, D.K. Karnataka

        Office: 08256-236221,236225(Lib Ext.229)

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