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Library

The Library was established in 1937 along with the college. Previously situated on second floor, the Library was shifted to ground floor in 1993 due to excessive structural weightage. It was completely renovated during 2014-2016 with mainly the generous donation by renowned industrialist and Ruia alumnus Mr. Arun Meghani in memory of his father whom the Library is named after.

Enriched with more than 1.36 lakh print books and back volumes of periodicals, and subscription to 88 national and international journals, the Library is fully computerized in all its operations. Based on the criterion of usage, the collection is segregated uniquely in ‘Active’ and ‘Passive’; and arranged subject-wise using Colon Classification scheme. Library also houses distinguished collection of 5500+ rare books and 250+ rare Manuscripts. Significantly, the Library is 3-times recipient of the National Archives of India grant for digitization of its rare collection.

The Library was established in 1937 along with the college. Previously situated on second floor, the Library was shifted to ground floor in 1993 due to excessive structural weightage. It was completely renovated during 2014-2016 with mainly the generous donation by renowned industrialist and Ruia alumnus Mr. Arun Meghani in memory of his father whom the Library is named after.

Enriched with more than 1.36 lakh print books and back volumes of periodicals, andsubscription to 88 national and international journals, the Library is fully computerized in all its operations. Based on the criterion of usage, the collection is segregated uniquely in ‘Active’ and ‘Passive’; and arranged subject-wise using Colon Classification scheme. Libraryalso houses distinguished collection of 5500+ rare booksand 250+ rare Manuscripts. Significantly, the Library is3-times recipient of theNational Archives of India grant for digitization of its rare collection.

Mission of the Library

To preserve the past knowledge, support the present learning through accessibility of information resources, and assist in shaping the future of all the patrons of Ruia College.

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Best Practices of Library

  • Automated circulation 
  • Automated Stock-checking 
  • Reference & Referral Service 
  • Free access to scholarly databases 
  • Inter-Library Loan 
  • External Membership 
  • Reprographic Facility 

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Activities of the Library

At the beginning of every academic year, the Library organizes orientation for all new students. Apart from this, the Library conducts many activities every year. In February 2008 and October 2012, Library arranged a ten-day ‘Certificate Course in Basics of Library & Information Science’ for the library support staff to provide them training on all practical aspects of library functioning and hands-on experience of computer. Support staffs from various institutions participated and were trained by expert librarians. Bringing good unnoticed books from its extensive and varied collection to users’ notice, Library arranged ‘In-house Book Exhibition’.

Library also organized lectures by Ms. Nalini Raja (INFLIBNET’s National Coordinator for Western zone) on ‘N-LIST e-resources and Shodhganga’ in January 2012 and February 2018. To support the research culture of Ruia, the Library organized a workshop on ‘Searching and Managing Information’ by Dr. Shamprasad Pujar in February 2015. It consisted of – Effective Searching with Google & Beyond and Management of References using Zotero: Free Reference Manager. To orient the college researchers about ‘Urkund’ anti-plagiarism software, Library organized an online training session in June 2019. Jointly with IQAC, the Library organized a national online seminar in May 2020 on ‘Research Writing and Enhancing Visibility’

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Message from Head of Department

  Welcome to Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College’s Dr. P. D. Meghani Library. We have been serving the Ruia patrons since year 1937. Being an academic library, though the collection is primarily study-related, we are very keen in acquiring classics and award-winning leisure reads as well. Reading different genres of fiction and nonfiction is equally important as the prescribed textbooks and reference sources. It enriches not just the vocabulary but the overall personality. See you in the Library!
- Veena Thakare, Librarian

 

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