Center Library

Center Library

The MPCA College Library is the soul of the institution and it acquires, processes, preserves and disseminates information to the user community with the motto of empowering knowledge. It has an extensive collection of books, reference materials for satisfying the academic and research needs of the students and faculty. The Library and Information Centre consists a Reference Section, Circulation Section, Periodical Section. The library has automated all its library activities to provide effective and wide range of academic resources such as books, journals, online databases. The library always encourages all students and faculty to recommend new books in order to strengthen their collection. The students and faculty members can also suggest new titles by completing necessary formalities.

Objectives and Activities

  • To supplement the instructions imparted in the classroom.
  • To function as an independent teaching, encouraging and promoting the use of books in the ways beyond those suggested or required by the classroom.
  • To assist and support the study and teaching in the respective college. It helps to meet the reading requirements of the students as well as the teachers of the college.
  • Make available to the students, books and allied reading material relevant to the courses offered in the college;
  • Make available the books and documents required by faculty members in preparation of their instructional courses;
  • Provide supplementary books and reading material to help in study and teaching at the college;
  • Provide a comprehensive selection of authoritative books and documents needed by the faculty members to pursue their research programmers;
  • Promote the proper use of reading material available in the stock; and
  • Train the students in making use of the library properly and derive full advantage of it, by integrating the library with the educational courses.

Working Hours:

The library shall function during the following except holidays:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6.00 pm.

Library Open Access:

All the library members have partial open access to library documents. This facility is granted to library members to encourage their reading habits and promote maximum use of library documents.

Library Resources:

The library having 5000 titles and 10152 volumes including reference and text books. Books are being arranged on open access shelves for easy search and retrieval purposes.

Reference Collection: 

While most of the books that are available in the library can be issued by the students or faculty, some of the books are kept exclusively for reference purposes. The reference books can be photocopied.

Textbooks Collection:

Textbooks for undergraduate courses are arranged in a separate area. Since only a limited number of copies are available for each individual title, students are encouraged to buy their own textbooks.

Light Reading Collection:

The Library also having an impressive number of light reading collections that include literature, self-development books and Competitive Examinations Books for improving the reading habits, especially, among the students.

News Paper Collection:

Library has subscribed newspapers both in English and Tamil and Telugu languages, so that the students can read as per their comfort.


Library has been subscribing a good number of periodicals to satisfy the academic and reference needs of both students and faculty. At present, library is subscribing to 60 periodicals.

Book Bank Services:

Library documents can be borrowed for home use normally during the lending hours as specified by the librarian. Library will issue books for a whole day an hour before the closing time and the book must be returned from the first hour of the opening of the library on the next day. The students can borrow three books from library.

Borrowing Period:

Issuing period for various library documents for different categories is as follows:

Faculty and Staff: 8 weeks
Students and Other Readers:15 days

Reserved Books:
Faculty and Students:1 book for overnight

Faculty and Students:2 for overnight Thesis, dissertations, books of plates, rare books, books out of print, reference books of general nature such as encyclopedia, directories, hand books, pamphlets, shall not be issued for home reading and can only be consulted in the library

Borrowing Conditions:

Books shall be loaned subject to the following conditions.

  • Borrower should be satisfied with the library document lent to him/her is in sound condition and the pages are neither missing nor torn. In case a library document is found to be damaged and the same has not been reported to the Library Attendant, the borrower shall be held responsible for such damage(s) and the borrower shall be required to replace it or pay the value there of as determined by the Librarian.
  • Library document should not be spoiled by underlining or writing with pen, pencil, ink or by any other means.
  • Library document loaned for the normal period may be renewed for one more loan period on production of the same, provided they are not already claimed by other readers.
  • Library document is non-transferable, and students/faculty cannot borrow library documents(s) on other member’s account.
  • Library documents which in the opinion of the Librarian are not in good condition shall not be issued for home reading.
  • Library documents to be taken on loan should be presented at the check point.

Fines and Penalties:

The following charges shall be recovered for each library document after the decided period of loan from the borrower.

i. Text Books: Rs. 3/- per day during overdue.
ii. Library documents issued for overnight: Rs. 3/- per day during overdue.

Books lost:

The member shall report immediately to the Librarian for loss of any library document(s) borrowed from the library. The following charges shall be recovered for the loss of library document(s).

i. General book: Replacement or the current price to be paid
ii. Text book and reference book: Replacement or current price to be paid.

Unauthorized removal of the library documents: Removing library documents without getting them properly issued is a serious misdemeanor.