B.Ed Library of Shri Shikshayatan College was established in the year 1963. From its inception the library has developed as a separate and indispensable unit for B.Ed. Department. Till date B.Ed. Library has 6523 books. It subscribes to 7 educational journals, 7 periodicals/ magazines and 3 daily newspapers.
B.Ed. Library caters to subjects like Education, Bengali, English, Hindi, History, Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Work Education. There are books on Art & Craft, General Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Subject Encyclopedia, Subject Dictionary , different pictorial Encyclopedias, and a variety of Reference books. Wall maps, CDs also feature in the library’s collection.
B.Ed. Library has an air-conditioned reading room with issue-return counter, Librarian’s desk and sitting arrangement for 30 users.
- Library orientation programme
- Lending service
- Reference service
- Reading room service
- Computer printout from selected website for teachers only
- Referral service
Planning for computerization for B.Ed. Library was initiated in the year 2003. Data entry has started for library documents from 2004. Issue-return service and record keeping for issue-return have experimentally been introduced from the year 2006 only for the students. Finally computerised issue-return service in the B.ed. Library has started from 2007. Time to time library stock checking is done. There is a magazine rack where current magazines are displayed. Back dated magazines and newspapers are preserved for a particular time frame. Educational journals are displayed on the reading room table for easy access to the users. Users are guided by the Librarian for important and current topics which are relevant for their syllabus. Back volumes are kept in different racks.
Since December 2013 library has purchased DDC 23rd Edition to properly classify the new multi faceted, complex and ICT oriented subjects. Only books are catalogued in computer. The facility of computerised catalogue search for the books are given within the library.
In B.Ed. Library student enjoy the facility of Lending Service from Monday to Friday. They can keep the books with them for seven (7) days. The library provides open access facility in reading room. Besides this, the user (student and staff) can avail of photocopy services.