PG- Library

About Library

St Philomena College was founded in 1958 by Msgr Fr Antony Patrao, a missionary, who conscientiously believed that education was the best means of empowerment. His conviction that the religious, spiritual, social and economic interest of the students could be best served through education made this region an educational hub. Even in the nascent stages of its growth the College showed all the signs of becoming a centre of excellence. A fully fledged centre of excellence is yet to be realized, but efforts towards this end have not ceased.

St Philomena College Post Graduate Library was established in 24 July 2011. It is functioning independently from St Philomena College Library. Post Graduate Centre is offering six P.G Courses. They are MSW, M.Com. M.Sc. (Physics), M.Sc. (Mathematics), M.Sc. (Computer Science) and MA (Economics).

The Library functions on all working days from 8.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. and on Saturday 8.30 A.M. to 2.00 P.M. It is closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

Library is located on ground floor of the P.G building in a 3353.59Sq.Ft/311.67Sq.Mt. area with good lighting, air conditioned and ventilation. At present we have total collection of more than 8660+ books. We follow Dewey decimal classification system.


To be a premier institution for higher education constantly in service to the society in the field of education and welfare.


To educate and train the young knowledge seekers for their holistic development to make effective contribution to the society.

  • To provide opportunities for higher education to the young knowledge seekers.
  • To prepare the student optimise the various social resources for sustainable growth and development.
  • To sensitise the student about the social needs and problems.
  • To provide guidance and support for the all round development of personality of the students.
  • To help the students accomplish their career opportunities.


Library Collections:

Sl No Type of Document Numbers
1 Number of Books 8660+
Number of Titles 4734
2 Thesis and Dissertations   235+
3 Periodicals
  Journals     26
Magazines     18
News papers     10
4 Bound Volumes of Journals   212+
5 Non Book Materials   190+
6 E- Books 4430+



  • Lending Service
  • Book Reservation
  • Book Renewal
  • Paper Clipping
  • Reference Service
  • T Facilities, Digital Library And E-Resources
  • Bulletin Board Services



  • Circulation Counter.
  • Reference Section.
  • Periodical Section.
  • News Paper Section.
  • Digital Library/ Internet Browsing Centre.
  • Reading Room:- We have a spacious reading hall with seating capacity of 70 students and also we have separate section for Staff and Research Scholar.
  • Career Guidance and Counseling Cell.
  • Stack Section.
  • Property Counter.


Professionals Working in the Library

Name Designation E Mail
Mr. Manohara S G Librarian
Mrs. Noothana Kumari M Librarian

Membership Details and Borrowing Privileges

Faculty Members, Research Scholars, Students of Post-Graduate Departments and Administrative Staff of the College are members of the library. Each member is issued with a membership card and borrowers tickets as per their eligibility given below.

Faculty 15+01
Research Scholar 03+01
Post Graduate Student 03+01
Office Staff 02+01


Library Provides Open Access System:

System used in the library is open access. Students/Staff can go directly to the racks and select the book of their choice.


Lending service:


  1. Each student is issued with four Borrower’s Cards and a Membership Card.
  2. For the career guidance books, only the Borrower’s card with yellow colour is preferred.
  3. Books issued for home reading must be returned within 15 days. Due date is found on the due date label pasted on the book.
  4. The book once borrowed may be renewed on production of the book at the counter, before the expiry of the due date. However renewal requests will not the honored if that particular book is demanded by other students.


  1. Each Staff is issued with Fifteen Borrower’s Cards and a Membership Cards
  2. For the career guidance books, only the Borrower’s card with yellow colour is preferred.
  3. Books issued for home reading must be returned within 30 days. Due date is found on the due date label pasted on the book.

Outside Members:

Those outsiders such as alumni/staff/ other than regular members who are willing to borrow books from P.G library are requested to get permission letter from chairman.


Library Rules and Regulations

General Rules and Regulations

  • Strict silence must be observed in the library at all times.
  • Students are prohibited from carrying edible items to the library.
  • Library membership is compulsory for all the students and Staff.
  • Library cards are not transferable.
  • Students have to swipe the ID card for Movement Register purpose whenever they visit the library.
  • While entering the library, students/staff should produce their Identity Card. They are not allowed to bring their own books inside the library except a note Book.
  • Reference books, theses and project reports and periodicals/bound journals are not home issued.
  • Students should not keep money or any valuable things in their bags kept at property counter.
  • Students shall be held responsible for any damage done to the books while in their possession. Students are advised to check the books issued to them in the library. If any damage is found, the same should be brought to the notice of the Librarian. Complaints about the book will not be entertained at the time of returning books.
  • 100.00 will be charged for duplicate card in case of loss or damage of Library card
  • For loss of Library book the member has to pay the price of the book plus fine.
  • Students must behave well in the library and must not damage library property or disturb other readers.
  • A member who fails to return the book within the due date shall pay Rs 3 per day as overdue charge.
  • The book once borrowed may be renewed on production of the book at the counter, before the expiry of the due date. However renewal request will not be honored if that book is demanded by other members.
  • Students should return library books and surrender their library cards to the library and obtain No Due Certificate before receiving admission tickets for the examinations.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed inside the library.
  • Eating and sleeping are not allowed in the Library.


Rules and Regulations of Digital Library

  • Identity card must be presented and deposited before using the digital library facility.
  • Strict silence must be observed in the Digital library at all times.
  • CD/DVDs should not to be taken outside the Library.
  • Changing the settings and display of the Computers kept in the Digital Library are not allowed.
  • Recreational Activity like Playing games, Online Chatting and Accessing Social Networking sites are Prohibited.
  • Browsing of Dating, Networking of friendship and porn website is strictly prohibited. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters.
  • Downloading, Installing and running of software other than those already installed on the computer station not allowed.
  • Illegal / Unlawful activities such as hacking, deleting of files, Changing/ Tweaking of system configuration /passwords resulting damage of system and network are prohibited.


The computerized Library services made available with full fledged computer facility from the academic year 2014-2015 with the purchase of the multi user ‘E-LIB’ software. All the in-house activities of the library like accessing and cataloguing, member’s data, circulation service, serial control and report generation etc were computerized.


Other Features

  • Fully Computerized library Services.
  • OPAC: Online Public Access Catalogue is available in the library.
  • Free Broad Band Internet facility with BSNL Optical Connection.
  • Annual Best User Award
  • Organizing Books Exhibition and user awareness programme.
  • Compilation University exam Questions paper.
  • New Arrivals Display
  • Deposit Scheme Book Facility during May-Jun Examination.



Sl No Periodical Title Periodicity Subject Type Language
1 Deeksha- Journal of Social work Bi-annual Social work Regional English
2 Rajagiri Journal of Social Development Bi-annual Regional English
3 Indian Journal of Social Work Bi-annual National English
4 Niratanka-Samajakaryada hejjegalu Quarterly National English & Kannada
5 Kurukshethra Monthly National English
6 Social Action (HY) Bi-annual National English
7 IUP Journal of Financial Risk Management Quarterly Commerce National English
8 IUP Journal of bank Management Quarterly National English
9 IUP Journal of Applied Finance Quarterly National English
10 IUP Journal of Account Research Quarterly National English
11 Indian Journal of Commerce and Management Studies Quarterly National English
12 Pramana- Journal of Physics Monthly  


National English
13 Indian journal of pure and applied physics Monthly National English
14 Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society Quarterly Mathematics National English
15 American Journal of Mathematical Science Bi annual International English
16 Indian Journal of Information and Computer Science technology Bi-annual Computer Science National English
17 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and technology Bi-annual International English
18 Southern Economics Monthly Economics National English
19 Arthashastra : IJER Fortnightly National English
20 Indian Journal of economics: Policy in emerging economics Bi-annual National English
21 PEARL-Multidisciplinary Journal Bi-annual Multidisciplinary Regional English
22 Resonance Journal of Science Education Monthly Science Education National English
23 Material Science Monthly National English
24 Current Science Fortnightly National English
25 Anveshana Bi-annual Management Regional English
26 AIMS Journal of Research Bi-annual  


Regional English


Sl No Periodical Title Periodicity      Type Language
1 The Week Weekly National English
2 Out look-English Weekly National English
3 Out look-Hindi Weekly National Hindi
4 Tell me why Monthly National English
5 Electronics for You Monthly National English
6 Social welfare Monthly National English
7 Employment news Weekly National English
8 Yojana Monthly National English
9 Frontline Fortnightly National English
10 Udyogavarthe Fortnightly Regional Kannada
11 Spardha Spoorthi Monthly Regional Kannada
12 Digit Monthly National English
13 Karnataka Today Monthly Regional English
14 Prathiyogitha Darpan Monthly National English
15 Poovari Monthly Regional Tulu
16 Spardha Jagatthu Monthly Regional Kannada
17 Psychology Monthly Regional Kannada
18 Kridadarshini Monthly Regional Kannada


Sl No Newspapers  Language
1 Udayavani Kannada
2 Vijaya Karnataka Kannada
3 Suddi Bidugade Kannada
4 Prajavani Kannada
5 Vijayavani Kannada
6 Hosadigantha Kannada
7 The Hindu English
8 Times of India English
9 Business Line English
10 Deccan Herald English


Web Resources for Teaching and Learning

Useful link to the web resources

N-LIST – is a digital library facility of National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content. Our college library has been a participating member of this network. Students can enroll by giving their e-mail IDs and a dedicated password will be provided. More than 3828 e- journals and more than 1,34,000 e-books are available on this database.

The National Digital Library is an all digital library that stores information about different types of digital contents including books, articles, videos, audios, thesis and other educational materials relevant for users from varying educational levels and capabilities.  It provides a single window search facility to access digital contents currently existing in India as well as other digital sources under a single umbrella.  At present more than 80 lakh digital resources are available at no cost.

Factbites : :

Wolfram Mathematica :

SCIRUS: Scientific Search Engine – Library Research Guideshttp://www.scirus

Search HathiTrust’s digital library :

DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals :


Public Library of Science

Open for Discovery

  • PLOS is a nonprofit publisher and advocate of Open Access research.
  • 140,000+ peer reviewed articles published to date
  • 6+ million Views and 1.9+ million articles downloaded monthly

Virtual Library :


Gateways : http://www.renardus

MATHGUIDE-State and University library Gottingen(SUB) Germany :

d m o z : Book Online :

The Socio Web :

LiB WeB :

Indian Academy of Science :


World Wide Science.Org: The Global science Gateway :

Khan Academy : Education company :

OLnet : http://www.oln

UGC InfoNet- Digital Library Consortium : www.ugcinfonet

ipIN :

Emerald Insight :


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