The Library was started in the year 1988 with about 600 books, grown to have 27865 books in 2019. During the month of June 2015 the Library was shifted to a separate building with three storage building named Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Central Library. Library is housed in a magnificent building almost in the centre of the campus occupying the carpet area of 7,347 sq.ft The library system in the college includes a Central Library and Departmental Libraries.
To provide a student-centred learning environment that facilitates transference of information and to cater to the needs of its users to access it.
To explore and implement innovative technologies and services to deliver information and scholarly resources, conveniently to users in the campus.
The Library intends to incorporate the latest technology and adopt user friendly approach towards students and faculty
We develop, organize, provide access to and preserve materials to meet the needs of present and future generations of students and scholars
Our Central Library is subscribed 208 National and International Journals and Magazines for various disciplines. Necessary steps have been taken to subscribe more number of journals and magazines to enhance the research activities.
INTERNET facility is available in the library to access e-books and e-journals, which are useful to research scholars to enhance their quality of research activities.
AUTOMATION OF LIBRARY
TBAK Library is fully computerized using an integrated multi-user library management system. Bibliographic records of book collections, periodicals, Thesis, Reports, Proceedings, News clippings and CDs/DVDs are available in library database and are accessible through Library OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).
BAR-CODED CIRCULATION SYSTEM
The Library uses Bar-Code technology system for circulation of books (Issue/Return/Renewal) since September 2011
To digitalize the available resources and thus making the library a digital library
RFID System for Library
To take membership of more libraries and share their resource
To make use of open source tools for online education
“Know your Library” – Programme for freshers to motivate and to initiate the meaningful use of library
Library services offered for other academic institutions
Career Guidance/Employment Services for competitive examinations like UGC, NET, SLET, CAT, GRE, TOEFL and Entry into services
University model question papers reference
Book bank scheme – Lending textbooks to those students who cannot afford to buy books.
Book Exhibitions on different subject clusters are periodically conducted.
Separate Xerox wing in the library to get photocopies of study materials
Book review competition
Best User Award
Earn while you learn Scheme for students
Display of New Arrivals
Braille Service for Visually Challenged Students
Book Preservations (Pest control)
Extended Working Hours (Night Shift)
Reading Club for PG students – Collaborative with English Dept.
Content Alert Service
E-Mail Alert Service
Facilities for Toppers (Provide extra 2 books)
LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Open access system is followed.
Silence should be strictly observed in the library.
Bags/belongings are not allowed inside the library
On entering the library, only paper and pen can be taken in for reference work. The ID card and brown cover or newspaper shall be taken in when books have to be borrowed
Reference books, magazines and journals will be issued for overnight only.
The books are to be left on the reading table and need not be replaced in the shelves after reading or reference.
All books and journals must be returned on or before the due date.
Library books are to be used with utmost care and to be returned without any damage.
Students should not write or draw anything on the books, periodicals and newspapers.
The college library runs a book bank for the benefit of the poor students.
Alumnae students, mothers of the Pearl Montessori School students and teachers of the local schools, community college staff and Housewives of kilakarai can make use of the college library after the college working hours.
The library accepts donations of manuscripts, books and journals etc., which are found useful to the students
Usage of mobile phones is not permitted inside the library.
Students & Staff must produce the Identity Cards while borrowing the books
All books must be returned to the library before the end of the semester
Members must replace the book if lost with latest edition along with overdue charges.
College History Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, An autonomous institution affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi, is situated in the industrially backward town of Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram District. The college was founded in 1988 by Alhaj Dr B S Abdur Rahman Sahib sponsored by Se