SNSCE Library: A house of Knowledge

The Central Library of our college is housed in the ground floor of the Main Block in an area of 691.20 Sq.m with 150 Seating Capacity. The objective is to provide learning/information resources and access to read or print e-resources to support the overall institutional community. SNSCELIB is equipped with the latest books, journals in the field of Engineering, MBA, MCA, Science and Humanities, and daily Newspapers/Magazines. To enhance the user satisfaction, the library subscribes to DELNET on line Resources, including 1795 periodicals Indexed in abstract and 969 periodicals in full text. All the library resources can be accessible through bar coded technology. The Library is fully computerized for all its housekeeping operations using in house development library software that is well maintained and updated regularly. State-of-the-art technology is used for the library functioning and services.

SNSCE Library: Fostering an environment of discovery and intellectual exchange that inspires lifelong learning and critical thinking.


SNSCE Library to strengthen and enhance the teaching, research and service of the college and to promote intellectual growth and creativity by developing collections, facilitating access to information resources, teaching the effective use of information resources.

Establish right contact between the right book and the right reader at the right time.
Encourage and promote the systematic acquisition organization and dissemination of knowledge.
Organize the collection to provide prompt efficient services to the users
Co-ordinate the activities, cooperation and assistance among departmental libraries
Act as a center of information in all departments.

Central Library

 Timings and membership

Working Days - 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
2nd and 4th Saturdays - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Membership and Time Period for Books and Non-Book Materials
Particulars Student Staff
UG PG Faculty Non-Teaching
Books 14 5 20 4
Non-Book Materials 14 5 20 4
Time Period
1st Issues Duration 30 Days 30 Days
Renewal Duration 30 Days/2 Times 30 Days/2 Times

Resources Statistics

S. No Resources Total No.
1 Books Volume 36889
2 Books Title 8926
3 e-BOOKS Volume 6138
4 e-Books Title 2407
5 Project Reports 1026(U.G 629+P.G399)
6 Journals 139
7 Magazines 26
8 Audio-Video CD’s 3763
9 Back Volume 1282
10 E-Journals (DELNET) 969
11 NPTEL Video Content 4359
12 News Papers for Central Library 07


book bank scheme

SNSCE Central Library maintains a book bank scheme mainly of undergraduate level text books to help students. This scheme runs on the premise that each student should posses at least one text book for each subject throughout his/her 4 years of study. Procuring these books from the distributors is an arduous and expensive proposition and also some editions are not available in the market. Book bank scheme is devised to overcome this problem. Each and every student is benefited through this facility. The library issues a circular in the beginning of every semester and all the students may avail the benefit as per the schedule announced by therein.


Principal, HODs and faculty members recommend the best books that cover the entire syllabus of the subject as per Anna University. These books are purchased and accessioned in the central library and issued to each student (one set) through concerned department for a period of one semester. At the end of the semester the student has to return all the books and then books of the next semester are issued on the 1st day of the semester.


Every academic year, up to the month of July, applications in prescribed form are invited from the students admitted in SNSCE. The collected application forms are verified and then in the first week of August a schedule of distribution for each class is made. The students are expected to return the books issued to them immediately after the end of their semester examination.


If any damage found in the book at the returning time the student will be penalized as per library norms. This amount is collected and then spent for binding of used books and purchase of new copies. Because of this policy the books are preserved and increased every year.

Benefit #1

The presence of textbooks improves the student’s academics and enhances the performance in internal and external examinations.

Benefit #2

Students can save a lot of time and money. No need to buy books from market at higher rates and with difficulties.

Benefit #3

Students can borrow four extra books of their choice from the library through library borrowers tickets normally issued to all students.





Library Automation

The groundwork for the computerization of the library was started with the manual entry of the details of the books. These details were fed in the data entry terminals and stored. The automation work gained momentum with accuracy by the provision of assistance from commercial software of CAPMPUS i LIB. The library has its own sub LAN consisting of 7 terminals, one server to support library software, OPAC services and other in-house computerization activities are done within the library. Web Based OPAC has been created for all the resources available in the library. Data can be accessed from various search points. Circulation activities were computerized providing statistics on the issue and return of books. Introduction of barcode technology helped to achieve maximum efficiency in providing accuracy, speed and reliability in issue and return procedure.

Classification Scheme

The documents in the Library are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) 19th Edition.


Book Bank Scheme

Recommended text book from each department that covers the entire syllabus of the subject are issued to all the students in the beginning of each semester and it is collected back after their semester exams.

Skill and Career Development

Five books (Arithmetic, Analytical Reasoning, General English, English Practice Grammar and Winning at interviews) related to Placement is issued to all the students in the beginning of the first year and renewal is done in every semester and those books are collected in the fourth year after their placement. We are having more than 600 copies in each title.

Current Awareness Service (CAS)

Three news papers (Indian Express, Economic Times and Business Line) is issued to all the class rooms to enable them to know the current affairs. Once in a semester a Written Quiz competition is conducted related to the current affairs and Prizes are given.

Library Session

Library Session “Effective techniques / activities for promoting the usage of Library resources / services through Faculty Members” and “User Literacy Programme held in the Central Library” were conducted by Mrs.Shynee Martin, Librarian, SNSCE. All the faculties / Student community of SNSCE were benefited in the session.


  • Collection of requirements of books, journals, magazines etc., for every academic year/ semester from all departments and recommended to the top Management for procurement.
  • Monitoring the availability of reprographic facilities to all the students.
  • Up gradation of infrastructure like providing/ increasing the internet Connectivity, digital library facilities, e-resources etc.
  • Recommendation for updating the available books with new editions.
  • Weekly one hour is allotted in the time table as library hour for students
  • OPAC service is installed for book access
  • Establishing a clean and calm environment inside the library to motivate the readers.
  • Fully automated barcode based user entry system
  • Installation of CCTV for effective functioning.


  • Open access system
  • Digital library
  • Issue of reference books to during off working hours
  • Photocopier facilities
  • Responsive Web Design
  • OPAC (on line public access catalogue ) facilities
  • Separate department libraries
  • Additional books are issued for staff and students whenever required and
  • Question Bank facilities
  • No budgetary limit (need based budget)
  • Free internet access


  • Bar coded circulation (Issue, Return and Renewal)
  • Open Access System
  • Digital Library Service
  • Reference Service
  • Multimedia Resource Service
  • Internet & Image Scanning & Barcode Scanning
  • User Education Program
  • Reprography
  • DELNET Access, Online Database Service (e-journals & e-books)
  • Web OPAC Service
  • Audio – Visual service ( LCD projector, Wide screen, More than 1836 CDs/DVDs, Wi- Fi Internet etc.,)
  • NPTEL E-learning Facility
  • NDL Access.
  • Bar coded User Entry System