“Library is the heart of the educational institution,” said Dr.S.R.Ranganathan-father of library science in India. SCAS Library is the heart of the Saintgits College of Applied Sciences functioning as an information disseminating center catering to the needs of students, faculty and staff for academic excellence. SCAS library has specialized collection of academic & general books, peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-resources and non-book materials. There is a collection of 7300+ volumes of books, 31 printed journals & magazines,11 newspapers and 100+ DVDs/CDs.SCAS Library is automated with SOUL-Integrated Library Management Software developed by INFLIBNET. SCAS Library has access to e-resources of NLIST (college component of e-Shodh Sindhu) & DELNET. SCAS library has DSpace-digital software for digital documents like previous year question papers, question banks, articles of faculty members, etc. SCAS Library exists to disseminate the right information to the right person at the right time.

External Institutional Memberships
  • NLIST- National Library & Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content
  • DELNET-Developing Library Network
  • NDLI-National Digital Library


1.DELNET-Developing Library Network

DELNET is Library Network refers to an interconnected platform of some group of libraries with certain agreements aims to satisfy and fulfill their user’s needs. Each library performs by sharing resources to each other on-demand basis.

It provides access to the following facilities:

1)Inter-Library Loan- 3,50,00,000+ (Books available for loan)
2)E-Journals-5000+ full-Text E-Journals
3)List of Journals-1,00,000+
4)Thesis/Dissertations -1,00,000+

3. D-Space (Digital Documents)

SCAS Digital Library preserves and enables easy and open access to digital documents like previous year question papers published articles by faculties, e-journals, etc.

2.NLIST-National Library & Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content

It is the college component of e-ShodhSindhu consortium with access to 6000+ e-journals, 1,99,500+ e-books under NLIST and 6,00,000 e-books through NDL.

4.OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue):

The Library OPAC can be accessed on the internet to search all the bibliographic records available in the Library database through a web- based search interface. The OPAC can be searched by Author, Title, Subject, Member Status accessed, etc.

Library Rules and Regulations:

  1. Strict silence should be maintained in the library.
  2. Registration should be done to become a library member before using the library resources.
  3. No personal belongings are allowed inside the library.
  4. Enter your name and sign in the gate register kept at the entrance counter before entering the library.
  5. Textbooks, printed materials and issued books are not allowed to be taken inside the library.
  6. Combined study and group discussions are not allowed within the Library.
  7. Using cellular phones and audio instruments with or without speaker or headphone is strictly prohibited in the library premises. With the permission of the librarian, the users can be allowed pen drive for collecting data from the library computers.
  8. Show books and other materials which are being taken out of the library to the staff at the entrance counter.
  9. Library borrower cards (College ID Card) are not transferable. The borrower is responsible for the books borrowed on his/her card.
  10. Refreshments of any kind should not be taken anywhere on the library premises.
  11. When books are issued, students must enter the details of the book in the issue register kept in the issue section first, then only the books will be issued, when books are returned the process is the same. At the time of issue, students should check the pages of the issued books and if pages are found missing, they should report the same to the Librarian before leaving the counter. On returning the books, if pages are found missing, then the last borrower of the book shall be held accountable for the missing pages and shall accordingly be fined.
  12. Students can reserve books at the circulation counter in case they are already issued. Books in demand may not be renewed.
  13. The Librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately.
  14. Reference materials (including Reference Books, Periodicals, Magazines, and News Papers) should not be taken outside the library
  15. Students are required to handle books and reading material very carefully. Marking library books with pencil or ink, tearing the pages, or spoiling the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such a case, the last reader will be held responsible unless he shows the Librarian at the time of issue that the book had been previously marked or damaged. In the event of damage of any kind, the last reader will be liable to compensate for damage. Books will have to be replaced.
  16. The college leaving certificate or transfer certificate will be issued to the student only after he/ she has returned all the library books and cleared all library dues.
  17. First-year students should get their library membership only after submitting a membership form.
Item Total Number
Printed Books 7300+
Printed Journals & Other Periodicals 30+
Newspapers 11
Bound Volume of Journals & Periodicals 243+
SCAS Library Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) 7000+
DVD/CDs 200+
Digital/E-Resources N-LIST-E-Books 1,99,500+
N-LIST-E-Journals 6000+
DELNET-ILL Service Books 3,50,00,000+
DELNET-E-Journals 5000+
DELNET-E-Thesis/Dissertations 100000+
DSpace (Digital Documents) 100+

Working Hours of the Library:

Library Working Hours- 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Holidays- Public Holidays, Second Saturdays, and Sundays.


  • Students should collect receipts when dues are paid.


  • Staff should collect receipts when dues are paid. Dues collected should be paid to the college office at the end of each semester and receipt should be produced to the Principal. Dues collected should also be recorded daily in a register with details by the librarian.
  • 2 Books will be issued for 10 days and reissued for 5 days for U.G Students and 3 books for 10 days for P.G Students and reissued for 10 days. If any member fails to return the book on the due date stamped in the date slip pasted in the last page of the book, the fine will be charged @ Rs.2 per day.
  • 6 books will be issued for staff members (including general books and subject books). Subject books will be issued for 120 days and general books will be issued only for 20 days. If anybody fails to return the books on time, a fine amount of Rs.5 per day per book will be charged.

Book Lost

If the books are lost, then the borrower shall replace the books of the same edition or latest edition of the book after getting permission from the Librarian.

Care of Library Books

Library users are required to handle the books/ Journal very carefully; marking with pencil, writing, or highlighting, tearing the pages, or mutilating the same in any other way will be viewed very seriously. In such cases, readers shall be held responsible unless these are brought to the notice of the library staff at the time of issue.

Reference section

This section has Encyclopaedia, Dictionaries, Textbooks, Reference books, Back volumes, etc., which are only available for reference. Users can make use of these resources. In this section, journals, general magazines, and newspapers and newsletters are available. They are arranged alphabetically. The latest issues are displayed on the display rack and other previous issues are arranged in the drawer. Bound volumes of periodicals are arranged in rack alphabetically and are taken only for reference within the library.

Note: The above rules and regulations are applicable for all staff and students who are members of ‘SCAS Library’.

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