Salesian College, Sonada-Siliguri

Library Policies and Guidelines

Brief History:

Salesian College Sonada (SCS) with its campus in Siliguri (SCSC) is a Government recognized minority educational institution of the Catholic Church, run by the Salesian of Don Bosco Kolkata Province where presently 2000 students do their Arts&Humanities, Commerce, Science and Professional Courses (UG & PG) streams affiliated to North Bengal University (NBU). SCS established in Shillong in 1933 was shifted to Sonada in 1938.
Salesian College Siliguri Campus (SCSC) was inaugurated on 9th July 2009. More than twelve honours general and professional UG & PG Courses are offered in the college.

The library at Salesian College Sonada has been named Verzotto Memorial Library in honour of Fr. Joseph Verzotto, sdb who rendered over three decades’ of dedicated service to the institution as its librarian.

Salesian College Sonada/Siliguri Libraries serve the information needs of the College community, the scholarly world, and the locals. The resources and services of the Libraries have been assembled to meet the specific needs of the members of the college community. The mission of the Libraries is based on the dual goals of providing access to information while ensuring preservation of library resources and collections. In achieving these goals, the Libraries will ensure access for all users who need information while implementing appropriate standards to provide for the preservation of library materials and resources. Individual users share access to the finite resources of the Salesian Libraries with all other users.

RESOURCES IN LIBRARY

Sl No No of Books Reference Book Journals E-Journals E-Books Magazines Encyclopedia Newspapers
1
60,000
15,000
50
20
500
20
30
08
No. Rare Books
CDs & DVDs
30
415

LIBRARY COMPUTER LAB AND WI-FI &INTERNET FACILITY

The SCS library is Wi-Fi enabled and the computer section is equipped with internet connection which Students and faculty may use exclusively for study/research purpose only. Viewing or downloading materials other than study related is prohibited and disciplinary action may be taken against persons engaging in such activities.

RARE BOOKS

The SCS library has a collection of rare books which may be availed on special request by researchers.

WRITING DESK

SCS students can avail themselves of assistance from the Library Writing Desk which helps students to write term papers and minor thesis with input on research methodology.

RESEARCH FACILITY

SCS library facilitates research activities by providing Research Scholars with a work station, access to library resources & internet. Food and Accommodation on Campus may be provided on payment of Rs.1000/- per day. Research Scholars should produce valid ID and a recommendation letter from his/her supervisor.

PART TIME WORK/VOLUNTEERING OPTION

SCS Students can opt to render part time service in the library in lieu of a Service Scholarship. Those interested in voluntary service can do so and gain valuable experience in eBLIS, library system maintenance, Database management, Scanning and documentation. They may be awarded a Certificate of Appreciatioe on satisfactory completion of a period of service.