Don Bosco College, Sulthan Bathery offers very good collection of books, and secondary materials for the academic community. It has a computerized Library Management system with 13000 volumes, in addition there are Journals, Magazines and Dailies. The Library is envisaged to support the educational and research programs of the college by providing physical and online access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the institute.

Organizational set up

Our College follows a centralized library system. Additionally, the various Departments have their own Library Collection for immediate references. The college library building is functional and easily accessible and conducive for personal study and reading. It has an area of 15,000 sq. ft. in two floors - Basement floor and Ground floor.

Basement floor

The Basement floor houses Under Graduate section, Reprographic (Photocopying section), Technical Section, Back Volumes, General reading area, UG reference section.

Ground Floor

In the ground floor Postgraduate section, Reference Section, Journals & Magazine section, New Arrival Section, Newspaper reading section, Property Counter, Librarians Cabin, Circulation Section, Internet Browsing Corner, Research section, CD-DVD Collection and Question Bank section are accommodated.

Library collection

IThe library has a very updated collection of Textbooks and Reference materials. In the form of books, 350 CDs, 15 Journals, 40 Magazines in both English and Malayalam. The library provides INFLIBNET service to the users.

Arrangements of the collection

Books are arranged on the shelves according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), a scientific scheme of classification. This type of arrangement will help to keep the books on the same subject together with those on related subjects coming next to them. Open access facility is provided in the library to help the reader browsing the stack and selecting the books of ones choice.


The Library offers Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) - a computerized catalogue service. All the books in the library are bar coded. This helps the circulation counter in issue and return of books quickly. Members are given bar - coded ID cards and books are issued on producing the ID cards.

  1. Inflibnet
  2. Lending Service
  3. Reference Service
  4. Digital Library Service
  5. Reprographic Service
  6. New Addition Alert Service
  7. Current Awareness Service
  8. User Education
  9. Holding Exhibition on important occasions
  10. OPAC Service in Library
  11. Internet Service.

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