A library is the heart of an educational
institution. It is the hub of academic activities of the college, i.e., a trinity of the library
staff, reading materials and the readers. Patidarrang College library was established
simultaneously with the parent organization, Patidarrang College in 1989.
The library has over 15000 Text books and
reference books along with 2 journals and 6 magazines. The library with its open access system
and spacious reading area provides a good reading environment. The library takes initiatives to
nurturing reading habit. Students are always encouraged to do the optimum utilization of library
resources. Considering the fact that majority of the users belong to the economically poor
families the library takes extra care of them. A well-planned wall magazine “Granthakuti” is
prepared by the library users. To promote reading habit among the users library has introduced
the “Best Readers Award” which is distributed in the Librarians’ Day.
The library is partially automated with the
Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) SOUL 2.0. One number of server and one number of
clients are working in the SOUL 2.0 environment. Beside that library subscribed to N List which
is provided by INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad from where thousands of online books and journals can
be accessed. The library has also developed its digital library cum Institutional Repository
with Open Source Software “DSpace”.The library has opted institutional membership of National
Digital Library of India (NDLI). Users can access the e-resources from their own system i.e.,
Laptop Mobile phone through college LAN and WiFi Networking system.