Shahid Matangini Hazra Government General Degree College For Women

Government of West Bengal, Affiliated to Vidyasagar University

Chakshrikrishnapur, Kulberia, P.O: Kulberia, Dist: Purba Medinipur, PIN: 721649

About the Central Library

Shahid Matangini Hazra Govt. General Degree College for Women is committed to providing quality education and empowering women to become confident, capable, and independent individuals. As an essential resource for students, the college proudly presents its central library, conveniently located on the first floor of the academic building, spanning 525 square meters.

The central library is a vast repository of knowledge and information for the college community. It boasts an extensive collection of books, reference materials, and other resources carefully curated to meet the academic requirements of students and faculty members. The library houses approximately 3200 books, thoughtfully organized into 11 subjects offered by the college. In addition, it provides access to a range of e-books, e-journals, and other digital resources available under open access (OA) initiatives. Additionally, to enhance accessibility, the library has recently established an online drive where faculty members have compiled subject-wise e-contents, books, and previous year question papers.

The reading hall of the library offers a peaceful and quiet environment for study and research, with comfortable seating arrangements for 30 students. Additionally, this room is equipped with two computers connected to high-speed internet, facilitating students' engagement in research and effortless access to digital resources.

Presently, the library is staffed by a dedicated professional (librarian) committed to assisting users with their academic needs. The library is an integral part of the college, playing a crucial role in supporting the academic activities of students and faculty members, as well as promoting a culture of lifelong learning.

Library rules and regulation

A. General:

  1. Strict silence, decorum and discipline must be maintained in the library. The use of cell phones is not allowed. Smoking, eating, sleeping and talking loudly are strictly prohibited in the library.
  2. Documents taken out of the shelves must be left on the table. Replacing the books on shelves is not encouraged as it may get misplaced. A misplaced book is like a lost book.
  3. No library material can be taken out of the library without permission. Unauthorized removal of anything belonging to the library will be treated as theft and dealt with accordingly.
  4. Briefcases, bags, umbrellas, lunch boxes and other personal belongings must be deposited at the entrance.
  5. A student found disfiguring the books and tearing pages from the books/magazines will be penalized by the cancellation of their membership in the library and by imposing a fine to cover double the cost of the book/ magazine.
  6. If any user wants to take books from the library for reading purposes, then he/she has to properly check in/check out at the register meant for.
  7. Whenever there is an increase in demand for a particular book(s), the librarian will regulate the use of such books in such a manner, as he/she considers proper.
  8. A Non-member can use the library material on the premises with the permission of the principal.

B. Circulation:

Users are divided into the following categories - their entitlements, the maximum number of books and the number of days of the issue are proposed in the following table.

Sl. No Member’s category Books Issuing period
1 Students (Honours) 3 7 days
2 Students (General) 3 7 days
3 Faculty 10 180 days
4 Office staff 2 14 days

C. Rules to borrow books:

  1. Library books will be issued to the students only on the production of an individual’s identity card. While borrowing a book, each user must be physically present and make an entry in the issue/return register with the book title, full roll number, department name and signature.
  2. The users will receive an email notification in their registered mail id after issuing books from the library. It is advisable to check the Barcode No. and the Due date of the issuing books. If not, report to the library immediately.
  3. In case the book is damaged or lost, then the library users will be required to pay double the original cost. In the case of rare books, three times the cost will be charged.
  4. Readers should not mark, underline, write, or tear pages of library documents.
  5. Students may reserve a particular book, if the same is borrowed by someone else, by filling ‘Hold’ available in the library.
  6. In case of emergency, the librarian may recall a book at any time.

D. Renewal of books:

Users can also renew the books again after the completion of the charging period, subject to not being requested from some other user.

E. Koha (ILMS) services:

Koha, an open-source, integrated library management software, is being adopted to automate the entire library system. It offers various services through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) interface. Users can log in to it with their account credentials received in their registered email ID. They also can check their borrowed books, due dates, overdue, browse books, etc.

F. No-dues Clearance Certificate:

The final semester students must clear their library dues (borrowed books, library fines, etc.) to obtain a ‘No Dues Clearance Certificate’ from the library before filing their semester form on or before 7 days.

G. Provisions for amending the library rules:

The competent authority reserves the right to relax the rules as and when deemed necessary.

Library E-Resources

N-LIST resources

(To get a User ID and Password contact with the Librarian)

Departmental Resources:


  1. Open Textbook Library -
  2. e-PG Pathshala -
  3. Project Gutenberg -
  5. Rare Book Society of India -
  6. College Open Textbooks -
  7. Internet Archive -
  8. NCERT -
  9. DOAB -


  1. NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository -
  2. Directory of Open Access Journals -
  3. National Digital Library of India (Journals) -
  4. Open Access Library Journals -



Additional resources

  1. National Repository for Open Educational Resources (NROER) –
  2. National Program on Technology Enabled Learning (NPTEL)-
  3. e-Gyankosh -
  4. Khan Academy -
  5. MIT Open Course Ware -
  6. edX -
  7. Coursera -
  8. Udemy: Online Courses -

Library automation

The library uses state-of-the-art library management software Koha to manage the collection and provide services to the users. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) provides easy and quick access to the library's collection over the intranet. All the resources, and services like its web-based library catalogue, new book arrivals, membership form, e-resources, etc. are being updated regularly through an interactive library web portal accessible at [Intranet only]. Users can use it to search for books, check availability, renew and reserve materials.

Scan this QR Code to get access to the library OPAC

Library Facilities

The central library at Shahid Matangini Hazra Govt. General Degree College for Women offers a range of services to meet the diverse needs of its users. The following services are provided:

  1. Reference: The library offers reference services to assist users in finding relevant and reliable information for their academic and research needs. The Librarian is available to guide and support users in locating appropriate resources and utilizing research tools effectively.
  2. Internet Access: The library provides internet access to facilitate online research, access to digital resources, and browsing educational websites. Users can connect their devices to the library's Wi-Fi network and use the internet for their academic pursuits.
  3. Downloads: Users are allowed to download relevant resources such as e-books, research papers, articles, and other digital materials available in the library's collection. This service enables users to access and save materials for offline use, enhancing convenience and flexibility in their studies.
  4. Reading List / Bibliography Compilation: The library assists users in compiling reading lists or bibliographies for their research projects, assignments, or personal development. The librarian can help users identify and gather the necessary references, format them correctly, and provide guidance on citation styles.
  5. Assistance in Searching: The Librarian is readily available to provide guidance and assistance in searching for information within the library's collection or through online databases. He can assist users in formulating effective search strategies, utilizing advanced search techniques, and navigating through various resources.
  6. Reading Room Facility: The library offers a dedicated reading room where users can study in a quiet and conducive environment. The reading room is equipped with comfortable seating arrangements, appropriate lighting, and a serene atmosphere to facilitate focused study and research.
  7. Lending Facility: The library provides a lending facility, allowing users to borrow books and other materials for a specified duration. Users can borrow resources of their choice, take them home, and utilize them for their academic or leisure reading. The lending facility promotes access to a wide range of materials beyond the library premises.

Library Activities

On the occasion of Students’ Week – 2023, the central library organized a “Know Your Library” program that aims to familiarize students with the resources and services offered by the central library. This program typically includes guided tours of the library, workshops on research and information literacy, and other activities that help students better utilize the library’s resources for their academic success. By participating in “Know Your Library,” students can gain a better understanding of the important role the library plays in supporting their educational goals.

Library Team

Mr. Anupta Jana
Librarian, WBES (Gr.-A)

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Library Committee Members

Sl. No Name Designation Position
1 Dr. Bijoy Krishna Roy Principal Chairperson
2 Mr. Anupta Jana Librarian Convenor
3 Ms. Priya Sikdar Assistant Professor Jt. Convenor
4 Dr. Aditi Jana Assistant Professor Member
5 Dr. Sachinath Bera Assistant Professor Member

Library Feedback

Library feedback is an essential aspect of library management, as it allows the library to understand the users' needs and make improvements to better serve them.

  1. Library feedback form -

You can also contact us directly via email. Our team is always ready to assist you with any library-related queries or concerns you may have.

  1. Contact us –

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Central Library, Shahid Matangini Hazra Govt. Gen. Degree College for Women

Welcome to the Central Library of Shahid Matangini Hazra Govt General Degree College for Women, a beacon of empowerment and education in our community. Nestled within the heart of our women's college, our library is a testament to the commitment to fostering women's intellectual growth, empowerment, and leadership.

Location and Facilities:

The Central Library occupies the 1st floor of the academic building and can be reached via the staircase on the left side. It consists of two rooms totalling around 525 square meters, with one room designated as the reading hall. The library offers ample space for study and research activities.


The library's collection is tailored to cater to academic needs, encompassing over 3200 books across 11 subjects. Additionally, it subscribes to NLIST INFLIBNET e-resources, providing access to a vast array of electronic materials. The library also hosts e-contents developed by various departments. Furthermore, it receives two newspapers regularly, enhancing its informational resources.

Services Offered:

  1. Reference Assistance: Trained staff can assist users with research and reference queries.
  2. Circulation Services: Users can borrow books from the library for a specified duration.
  3. Document Delivery: Facilitates the procurement of documents or materials not readily available in the library's collection.
  4. Information Literacy Instruction: Offers guidance and training to users on utilizing library resources effectively.

Technological Resources:

The library is equipped with:

  1. Two computers
  2. One printer
  3. One QR code scanner

These resources facilitate access to electronic materials, printing services, and efficient information retrieval.

Usage Statistics and Analysis:

On average, the library receives 4.2 visits per day, with a circulation rate of 9.47. Patterns in library usage fluctuate in correlation with academic calendars, exam seasons, and assignment deadlines over time.