From the Librarian's Desk

Dr. Neetika Sharma


From the Librarian's Desk

The Library is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. It encourages students to have a sense of commitment, to contribute to national development, respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, lifestyle and habitat. The library is open to all regular students of the colleges during office timing. The primary mission of the library is to support the educational and research programs of the College by providing physical and intellectual access to information. Following the objectives of the university, the library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents, useful for the readers.

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The SSN College Library initially was set up in 1967 with the basic objectives of building up a comprehensive collection of Science (s), Commerce, Humanities and Social Sciences. It supports the teaching, research and extension programmes of the College. All students, faculty members and employees of the College are entitled to make use of the library facilities by taking library membership. The library has a huge collection of interdisciplinary subjects like Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Economics, Mathematics, Political Science, History, Botony, Microbiology, Business Studies, etc., offers library services through its various divisions.

There are approximately 1,12,953 books in the library at present and about 4,000 books are added every year. As the role of the Libary within any University can be realized only in the context of the institution's philosophy of education, the basic objectives of the Library are in tune with those of the D.U.

They are as follows:

  • To develop appropriate collections in various disciplines for satisfying the needs of the diverse groups of users in the
  • To provide reading, issue and return, reference, information and documentation facilities to all categories of staff and students.

Book Purchase Policy

Swami Shraddhanand College Library purchased books from reputed Publishers and only the registered vendors of Delhi University Library System (DULS).

Rate of Discounts:



Rate of discount on the printed price of the books/publications


Foreign Publications (book etc.)



Indian Publications (book etc.)



Text Book



Govt. Publications



Reminder Books


Term and Conditions:-

As per the Delhi University Library System(DULS) Following are the terms and conditions for booksellers/publishers/suppliers:

  1. The bookseller/vendor/publisher/distributor shall submit a copy of their registration number given by the Delhi University Library System.
  2. The bookseller/vendor/publisher/distributor shall submit a copy of their current year's IT returns and PAN/TAN number.
  3. All books of foreign origin, priced in a foreign currency will be procured on the bank exchange rates adopted by the RBI/any nationalized bank on buying rates on the date of receipt of books along with the bill in triplicate.
  4. The vendor shall support the exchange rates charged in every bill with the certified copies of the exchange conversion rates issued by the RBI/any nationalized bank.
  5. No supplier/distributor/Publisher shall have the sole right to supply books/publications. Notwithstanding the discount rates so decided, the college library shall have the right to procure books/publications at a higher rate(s) of discount.
  6. The Library shall have the right to procure books directly from the suppliers/distributors/ publishers on the terms and conditions decided by the college.
  7. The supplier shall submit the bills duly recommended by the Teachers-in-Charge of the concerned subject. If the publication is a textbook then it should be verified by the concerned teacher, otherwise, it will be treated as a general book.
  8. All documents including publisher’s invoice, in case of foreign books and in case of those Indian books where the price is not printed on the book or a separate tag indicating the price has been affixed, shall be submitted by the vendor in support of price verification. In no circumstances the copy of the books in print or such bibliographical list reflecting the price of the book will be acceptable to the library in support of price verification; only the latest publisher’s catalogue or purchased invoice can be accepted for price verification.
  9. The decision of the Principal in all the matters of procurement of books shall be final and binding on all concerned.
  10. Booksellers/vendor/publisher/distributor is allowed to show the books to the teacher on every Wednesday and Friday in the staff room only. Or if anyone called by teacher on any other day then kindly note that they should show the books to the concerned teacher outside the staff room.

Library Collection:

The library subscribes to more than 56 national and international journals and periodicals and 24 newspapers which provide the latest information on current events and affairs. The Library has a rich collection of books on Science (s), for example, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering, etc. Social Sciences including Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration and so on. A separate library on Commerce and other interdisciplinary subjects is also housed in a separate building of our college.


Collection Size in Numbers

Total Books

Approximately 1,12,953




13 with multiple copies



  • General Collection
  • Reference Books
  • Text Books (TB)
  • Online Databases (NLIST and University of Delhi)
  • Print Journals
  • A.F. Books (Student's Aid Fund)

Library Sections:

The SSNC Library having the following sections:

  • Acquisition Section
  • Technical Section
  • Periodicals Section
  • Circulation section
  • Information Technology Section

The new arrivals are displayed on the display boards and books will be kept on the display shelf for a week after which they will be available for issue, if not meant for the ‘not to be issued’ category.

Circulation Timings:-




8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

as per requirement

as per requirement