Library & Reading Room

One among the most advanced of its kind in Kerala in terms of automation and scientific classification of books, the 3000 sq.ft. odd library of Pampa College has more than 20, 000 books, 20 odd journals, seven newspapers and 20 odd periodicals with back volumes. It is the first of its kind library in Kerala and M.G.Universities to use Dewy Decimal Classification Scheme, the most advanced and scientific method of global standards used for effective library maintenance. This facilitates the library to be linked to the University Grants Commission nationwide network so that students from anywhere, even from outside, can access information from the network. Open access system enables students with hassle free and easy access to books. Internet connectivity and photocopiers available in the library helps students to pool and store whatever study material or information they require either from the books or from the world wide web.

1. The college Central Library is divided into the following sections.
(i) Reference Library
(ii) General Library
A. Central Library
2. The Central Library shall be under the charge of the College Librarian.
3. The Department Libraries, if needed will work under the control of the respective Head of the Department and shall be a part of the Central Library. One of the teachers of the Department may be nominated by the Principal to supervise the function of the Department Library.

B. Reference Library
Books for references and rare collections are available from the Reference Library. Books and other collections of the Reference Library shall not be given for circulation but the students may be permitted to make use of the books in the reading room.

C. Regulations regarding the General Library
1. The General Library will be open from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
2. A Student is permitted to borrow only one volume at a time, However, more than one volume will be issued to post Graduate student with the permission of the Head of the Department

Books Shall be issued in the following schedule
i. S 1 and S 2 Students - 1st working day of the week
ii. S 3 and S 4 Students - 2nd working day of the week
iii. S 5 and S 6 Students - 3rd and 4th working day of the week
Post Graduate Students may borrow books at any time during working hours.

4. Each student will be given a library card which is to be handed over the Librarian on taking books. The card will be given back when the book is returned. No book shall be issued from the General Library, without submitting the library card. If the library card is lost or damaged, a duplicate card will be issued only with the permission of the Principal, on payment of Rs.25/-
5. Books taken out by the student shall be returned within 14 days from the date of issue. Books taken out before the commencement of a vacation shall be returned on the first working day after the re-opening of the college.
6. Any book borrowed by students may be recovered at any time even if the period of loan has not expired.
7. Failure to return the books on the due date shall entail a fine of 50 paise per day of delay for each book.
8. Any student who fails to pay library fines and dues or fails to return the books on the due date, shall not be entitled to borrow any more books from the Library, till the books are returned and the dues are cleared.
9. During the closing of each month, the Librarian will submit the list of students who have incurred library fines during that month and a statement of books overdue.
10. Spoiling or damaging the books in any manner, writing or underlining of passages etc. on leaves of books, tearing of pages, pictures etc are punishable with heavy fines.
11. If any book is lost or damaged or mutilated, the borrower shall be required to replace the book with fine or pay such compensation as may be fixed by the Principal.
12. If one or more volumes belonging to a set or a series is lost or damaged and a new volume is not separately available, the borrower shall be required to replace the whole set or series.
13. Before leaving the counter, borrowers shall examine the books taken by them and point out any mutilation or defects in any book to the Librarian, and shall be marked in the book and get it initialled by him. Otherwise, the borrowers will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation observed.
D B Pampa College has entered in to the 46th year of glorious educational service to the nation. Today, the college has strength of nearly 1050 students and over 55 faculty members serving in 14 departments. The college offers 8 U. G programme and 4 P. G programmes.