Library Services PDF 

A school library is a service library.  A Library even with a small collection can provide good library service by organizing all its resources using modern techniques. The members should have open access to documents. The School Library is required to cater to the curricular, co-curricular, hobby, recreational and other general information needs of the students and faculty members. Keeping in view the limited resources at its disposal, it has to provide “Best reading for the largest number at the least cost”.

Ranganathan’s Five laws of Library Science namely:

1.   Books are for use,

2.   Every Reader his Book,

3.   Every Book its Reader,

4.   Save the Time of Reader,

5.   Library is a growing Organism,

are kept in mind while framing the services to the readers.

ISSUE AND RETURN OF BOOKS

Issue and Return of a book is the most important activity of the school library from the angle of students. Therefore, the Circulation System (also called Charging and Discharging) should be such that it is least cumbersome and less time consuming.

All Students and teachers are having their school identity cards with a particular barcode for the library use. Books are issued and returned with the help of a barcode reader. Books are classified according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and kept in separate labeled shelves.

PERIODICALS

A good number of periodicals are being subscribed for the students and teachers. Every class are having library period twice in a week. The readers are getting enough time for reading periodicals during their library periods. Apart from that the back volumes of periodicals are issued for overnight reading.

 RESERVATION OF BOOKS

Members are allowed to make reservation for any book they need. A formal Reservation Slip should be filed in and handed over to the Librarian. Members will be informed of the availability of the book when returned by other member.

REPROGRAPHIC SERVICE 

When any reader requires one or more copies of the same size or in reduced or enlarged form the same may be provided on no profit no-loss-basis.

CURRENT AWARENESS SERVICE (CAS)

  CAS is the service meant for the speedy announcement of newly acquired information or documents. The main objective of CAS is to keep the students and other readers abreast of current developments in their respective fields of interests as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Web OPAC

           Web OPAC provided in the Library site is enough to know about the resources of Library online.

NEW BOOKS DISPLAY

All new books added into the stock are displayed on notice board for a pre-determined period so as to bring them to the notice of students and teachers.

PRESS CLIPPING SERVICE

Newspapers are the most important source of latest information. The most appropriate cuttings of write-ups, editorials, letters, statements, news items, events etc. are organized and stored in a classified manner on a computer for future reference in the library.

REFERENCE SERVICE

Providing ‘Reference Service’ is the most important aspect of reader’s services in a library. Library is having a solid and sound collection of recent editions of reference books.

SUGGESTION OF NEW BOOKS

A suggestion register is available in the library for getting the right choice from the readers.