S N DESAI GCET LIBRARY
The Central Library began its existence way back in 1996. Since then, it has grown in size and content along with the GCET to take the present shape. All these years, it has been the lifeline for the academic activity of the institute. At present, it stands as one of the best libraries in terms of the number of books and journals, an undergraduate degree engineering college can have a modem library with a lot of automation
Central Library serves the academic needs of about 1879 UG students and nearly 114 faculty members and about 56 technical, administrative staff of our institute. Besides its services are extended to a number of other organizations also.
The Library resources stand at about 18,131 volumes of books, and back- volumes of periodicals, CD, audiocassettes, thesis and standards. The journal subscription goes beyond 100. While all journal subscriptions are available in the present form, some are available in CD ROM form also.
The Library collection also includes a large section of expensive reference books, a large number of text book collection meant to cater for the courses running in the institute and a collection of books ear-marked for needy students (under fund available through GAA Book Bank).
The Central Library has been catering to the needs of the undergraduates, faculty and staff members of the 7 departments of our institute The book collection has been supporting the teaching, research, development and other professional activities of these departments. The demands of the ever-growing research areas multiple disciplines is being catered with the help of latest volumes, in almost all fields Engineering, Science, Technology and general areas.
Collections & resources
The Library collection consists of over 18,131 volumes (as on March, 2008), 109 Current Periodical subscriptions including 3 periodicals on Electronic media and around 25 Gifted periodicals.
The collection consists of books, reports, conference proceedings, back volumes of periodicals, standards, theses, CD-ROMs, Floppies and AV materials.
The Books are arranged according to Dewey Decimal classification. Each row of the racks has been labeled with the range of class numbers in the corresponding row.
The periodicals are arranged department-wise. Titles of periodicals are kept in the periodical section on the 1st floor of library.
The reference collection consists of Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks etc., and is housed in reference section.
The brochures, pamphlets, University calendars, Newsletters, Gifted periodicals, Annual reports, Faculty collection including Institute publications are kept adjacent to the periodicals section.
The non-book collection consists of standards, Institute theses, Foreign theses, reprints, patents are also available in the periodicals section.
The collection consists of CD-ROMs, Floppies and AV materials including a collection of video courses. It is housed in periodicals section