Library at a glance


The Library of Heramba Chandra College encourages knowledge dissemination among the learning fraternity of the College supporting the vision and mission of the College. It aids to increase the consciousness of acquiring the necessary information to excel in the field of Higher Education. The learners are made aware of the books, periodicals, references etc. of their respective subjects. The Library helps the learners to gather multi-faceted information and knowledge concerning their field of study through physical and electronic resources. It believes in the advancement of the learners in their path of knowledge and wisdom to implement the quality education of the institution. Each learner is given equal importance in the Library, Herambachandra College in terms of Library Services.


The Library has two parts : (i) Heramba Chandra College Central Library, and (ii) Heramba Chandra College Seminar Library. Both of the Libraries are equipped with a diversified collection of subject-based resources including the acquisition of ~40,000 books with their various updated ramifications to meet the quest for knowledge of their uses. They meet the demands of the students of B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com.; the teachers and other staff-members of the College. In addition, Geography Departmental Library is also there in the College. The Central Library is on the third floor in the college building with an area of 282.31 Reading facility is available in the Central Library with the seating capacity of 70 persons at a time. The Central Library for all three Colleges has been filled with rare books since the inception of these three colleges. The Seminar Library has an area of 45.62 situated at the ground floor in the college building. The users may enrol themselves as the members in both the Libraries for borrowing books, availing reading facility etc. Library resources are maintained under both open and closed access.


The Library has started using Open Source Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS) Koha for Library Automation since 2015. Koha is currently hosted through a Linux Cloud with a high-performance free search engine called Zebra in the back end. Library has commenced various automation work such as cataloging, barcode generation, patron management etc. An Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is designed for the users of the library for searching the available resources of the Library accessible via world wide web. It enables the retrieval of resource data of the Library through field searching, topical searching, advanced searching etc. Library is equipped with its own Data Server which accelerates the metadata digitization process of the library resources.

Services & Facilities

  • Book for Home Issue
  • Book for Day Issue
  • 24x7 Web-OPAC
  • Reading facility
  • Remote Access of E-resources
  • Online Databases
  • E-journals and E-books under Consortia
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Periodicals
  • Library Class
  • Open Educational Resources
  • CCTV Surveillance
  • Reprographic Services on-Demand
  • E-materials for Research on-Demand
  • User Awareness about Resources

Service Hours for the Users

11:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

11:30 a.m. - 02:00 p.m. (Saturday)


Feedback Form for the Students

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Library Committee

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Contact Email

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1. Memorendum of Understanding with Bengal Library Association for Library Data Cloud Server Maintenance and Services

    Date : 17-05-2022 ; Time : 02:30 p.m. ; Place : Principal's Room, College


2. Library Class for departmental students mentored by departmental Teachers and the Librarian

    Scheduled as per departmental routine ; Place : Central Library, College


3. Student Awareness and Instruction Program on Library Services as a part of Observation of the Students' Week during 02-01-2023 to 07-01-2023

    Date : 04-01-2023 ; Time : 01:45 p.m. to 02:45 p.m. ; Place : Room No. 15, College


4. World Book and Copyright Day Observation along with Publication and Magazine Committee and Internal Quality and Assurance Cell

    Date : 03-05-2023 ; Time : 11:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ; Place : Auditorim and allied premises, College