College has a state-of the-art Library with a collection of more than 35000 books, 250 technical journals (69 Indian and 167 International), 3300+ CDs, 300 DVDs, etc. The Library is located in Annex Block-II of the college building occupying an area of 800 Sq meters. Entire document collection is computerized using Libsoft package. Library has a server and 10 client PC's. The databases of Library are accessible to the PCs in the campus through LAN. Accessibility means you can conduct search on any subject and make reservations using individual ID and Password. Specialist librarians are on hand to give you specific advice and guidance on any particular subject.
In order to fulfill the Vision and Mission of GAT, Library has set itself following objectives. They are
A digital Library has been developed by Library. It consists of digital documents downloaded from the Internet as well as those purchased from outside sources. A Library Home Page is also being developed to help students in getting instant and easy access to Internet sources available free of cost.
Library has purchased following types of Resources based on the needs of the readers:
A small section of books are devoted exclusively for consultation within the Library and hence each such book is stamped as "REFERENCE COPY". The following are some of the types of Reference books stocked by Library.
In order to make the books easily accessible to the students and faculty, entire book collection is being classified according to Dewey decimal classification and arranged on the shelves according to subject sequence. Each book bears a classification symbol, which helps both students and staff either to locate or replace the books to the shelves.
To keep abrest of latest developments in information technology, the central library is fully computerized using Libsoft package. Library activities such as acquisition , cataloguing, journal control, Issue/Returns, etc. are computerized. A Web OPAC ( Open Access Public Catalague accessible through LAN and internet) is available to facilitate searching, retrieving and reservation of books by any author/title or on any subject quickly and efficiently. OPAC is also connected to LAN inside the college campus and also accessible on internet for students and staff.
Library has created a Book bank for the benefit of the SC/ST students. Another book bank is also developed since 2008 to lend extra book/s to merited students.
All students and faculty members of GAT are eligible for borrowing books and other types of documents from of the Library. An extra book is lent to each student who secures 75% or more marks in semester examination.
In addition to lending of documents, Library offers wide verities of information services to its readers. They are: