Shivaji College Library is one of the oldest among Delhi University college libraries. It came into existence along with the foundation of the college in 1961. Shivaji College Library is fully automated with RFID System with KOHA ILMS.


The library is divided into threefloors
Ground Floor : Ground floor has one big open reading hall with 75 users seating capacity& twoAC reading Halls having 60 + 15 users seating capacity respectively, Issue & Return Counter, Resource Center for differently-abled, Photocopy Machine, Office Section and Washrooms.

First Floor : This floor has a rich collection of books on:
Western Side : it has English, Political Science, History, Sociology and Gifted Books.
Eastern Side : It has Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Math, Computer, Economics, Commerce, BBE and Geography.

Second Floor : On western side it has collections ofHindi, Sanskrit, Library Science, Physical Education and General/Gifted Books.


The Library remains open from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. throughout the year. The Library remains close on Sundays and all gazette holidays. Lending services is 10.00 A.M to 4.00 P.M.


The Shivaji College Library is to provide:

  • State of art library and information services conducive for academic enrichment as well as social and personal development of students, faculty and staff of the College
  • Providing print and electronic resources to fulfill users’ academic requirements.

Library Resources

Print collection :- The library has a collection of printed books. Books are organized in open access shelves in various collections like General, Text Books and Reference.

  • General Books :- This is the largest collection of books in the library. Books for professional reading, research and supplementary texts are kept in this collection. These books are issue to use for home reading/studying for 15 days.
  • Reference Books :- Reference Books including dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, etc. can only be consulted within the library. Subject to copy right regulation this material can be photocopied. Photocopy service is available in the library.
  • Textbook Books :- Textbooks for different courses being run in the college are kept in a separate collection. These are not to be issued.
  • Journals and Magazines :- Journals with professional and research orientation are subscribed by the Library. General magazines are also subscribed by the library. Library subscribes to several daily newspapers (English, Hindi).

Non-Print Collection :- Theseresources are freely available on internet and it can be accesses anytime and anywhere through DULS, NLIST & DELNET. Users are advised to visit the Library for User ID and Password.

1. Delhi University Library System (DULS) : DULS portal provides IP-based access to e-resources accessible only within college/DU campus. Most searched E-resources/databases includes:

E-resource Link
Science Direct Click here
Springer Click here
J-STOR Click here
Emerald Click here
Taylor & Francis Click here
Wiley Click here
Sage Click here
Oxford University Press Click here
Cambridge University Press Click here

2. DELNET (Developing Library Network) : It is a major resource sharing network of libraries in India and 8 other countries. Our college library being its member has access to:

  • 2,90,00,000+ books available for loan
  • 40,000+ list of Journals
  • 5000+ Full text E-journals
  • 1,00,000+ Thesis/Dissertations

3. NLIST : It provides access to 6150 e-journals and 31,64,309 e-books accessible through the INFLIBNET’s proxy server (http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/) are as follows:

Full-text Electronic Resources

SI No. E-resources Publishing Country No. of Journals Back-files from
1 American Institute of Physics USA 18 Ten yrs.
2 Annual Reviews USA 33 Ten yrs.
3 Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) India 1 1966+
4 Indian Journals India 186 2007++
5 Institute of Physics UK 46 Vol. 1+
6 JSTOR USA 2500 Vol. 1+
7 Oxford University Press UK 262 1996+
8 Royal Society of Chemistry UK 29 Ten yrs.
9 H. W. Wilson USA 3,075 1982+
Total 6,150

Electronic Books

SI No. E-resources Publishing Country Books
1 E-brary USA 1,50,000+
2 Cambridge Books Online UK 1800
3 EBSCO Host-Net Library USA 936
4 Hindustan Book Agency India 65
5 Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Books India 382
6 Oxford Scholarship Online UK 1,402
7 Springer eBooks Germany 2,300
8 Taylor & Francis eBooks UK 1,800
9 Myilibrary-McGraw Hill USA 1,124
10 Sage Publication eBooks UK 1,000
11 Open Access (Net Library) 3,500
Total 1,64,309+

Access to South Asia Archive (SAA) and World E-Book Library (WEL) is also made available through the INFLIBNET’s proxy server (http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/) :

SI No. Name of Collection No. of Titles
1 World eBook Library 30,00,000+
2 South Asia Archive 4.5 million pages


1. National Digital Library of India (NDL) : The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development, India. The objective is to integrate several national and international digital libraries in one single web-portal. The NDLI provides free of cost access to many books in English and the Indian languages. Access can be made through web or via mobile app, available for Android at Google Play.
2. E- PG Pathshala : e-PG Pathshala is an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC. It is one portal under which High quality, curriculum-based, interactive content in different subjects across all disciplines of social sciences, arts, fine arts & humanities, natural & mathematical sciences, linguistics and languages are available.
3. Shodhganga : It is a repository of thesis and dissertations of all central and state universities, maintained by INFLIBNET. It can be accessed by anyone free of cost. The aim to facilitate open access to Indian theses and dissertations to the academic community world-wide. 4. Shodhgangotri It is the repository of Indian Research in Progress (approved Synopses/Research Proposals for PhD programme). The repository on one hand shows the trends and directions of research being conducted in Indian universities, on the other hand it would avoid duplication of research.
4. MOOCs : MOOC stands for ‘’Massive Open Online Courses’’. These are courses provided online by reputed Indian and foreign universities where anyone can enroll for free and learn at their own pace. Video lectures form the core of MOOCs. Quizzes and assignments are also given out periodically. Some major platforms are:

CDs/DVDs:-Library also has a collection of approx. 722 CD/DVD.


New Arrival Display Service : Books newly added to the library are displayed on the New Arrival Display Rack before they are released for loan.

Loan Privilege:

  • For Under Graduate Students 4 Books 15 Days
  • For Post Graduate Students 6 Books 30 Days
  • Teaching Staff 20 Books 180 Days
  • Non Teaching Staff 20 Books 180 Days

Reference Service : It is to assist users in getting their required information and make full use of the resources in the library. It includes:

  • Guidance in the use of information resources and services.
  • Instructions for accessing online library resource provided by University Computer Centre
  • Including campus web OPAC, e-journals.

Photocopying Service The library helps in providing photocopies of articles/text to students and staff members from documents available in the library. For this purpose user may get the desired document issued against his/her library card and return the same immediately after getting it photocopied from the vendor.

Internet Access : Twelve Computer Terminals have been placed for users for accessing Internet and E-Journals.

Reservation of Book(s) : Books in great demand and which generally remain under issue can be reserved by user on the circulation counter.

OPAC SERVICE : OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue) is the tool for searching the collection of the Library. This provides facility to search and check the availability of the document/(s) of your choice in the library. The documents could be searched by a number of access points viz. Title, Author, Subject, Publisher, Keywords, etc. These access points could be used individually or in conjunction with each other using Boolean operators AND / OR for searching the documents.

Resource Center : Library has setup a separate & dedicated internet service area for the students. It is located on the Ground Floor of the Library. 12 PCs have been installed for students to access internet and online resources.

Differently-abled Resource Unit : Library has established a resource unit for differently-abled students, faculty and staff. It is located at the Ground Floor in the Library. Separate computer system installed with JAWSSoftware&headphone are functional. Angle, Laptop and Braille material are made available for circulation among the student, apart from this the concerned student are provided with membership of DU Braille Library so that they can access all available material.

Inter Library Loan (ILL) : The Shivaji College Library also offers Inter Library Loan (ILL) services to the users and supplements its stock by obtaining materials from other libraries on demand from the users through DELNET.

WI-FI : The campus of the College is Wi-Fi enabled. The same facility can be accessed by the bonafide users in the library also.

Current Awareness Service (CAS) : The library provides Current Awareness Service to the users and helps them to keep up to date with latest information. In this regard the library provides them the latest magazines and periodicals, books for general awareness, competitive exams books and newspapers etc.

Property Counter : property counter is at the entrance of the library. Users are required to deposit their Bags (excluding valuable items such as money, passport, credit/debit cards/mobile phones etc. Library is not responsible for any loss etc.) with the property counter attendant before entering the library.

Self-Check Out/Check In : The library provides self check-out(issue) facility through KIOSK and check-in(return) of books through Book Drop to its users.

Syllabus &Previous Years Question Papers : Syllabus and Previous years question papers are kept in the College Library will not be issued to anyone under any circumstances. However, the user is allowed to consult them inside the College Library.

Information Literacy Programmes / Library Orientation Programme : Library orientation programme is organized every year for new comers at the beginning of the academic year. Book Exhibition, etc.

Feed-Back System : Feed-back register has been placed in the College Library. Wherein the users can give their feedback and suggestion for further development.


  • Physical condition of books etc. must be checked before taking these for issue or consultation. Any damage etc. if found on returning these books would be punishable.
  • An overdue find is Re. 2 per book, per day. Overdue fines are to be put in the “Conscience Box” kept at Issue/Return Counter. No receipt will be issued.
  • Members are requested to keep the Library informed of any change of Address, class or subject of study during the period of their membership.
  • Clearance is to be obtained from College Library before appearing for the annual and final examination and also before leaving any course midway.
  • Entry to the Library is permitted on production of valid I.D. Card issued by the College. Entry is restricted for outsiders.
  • Bags & personal books etc. are not allowed inside the Library.
  • Mobile phones are to be put on vibration/silence mode within the library.
  • I D cards are not transferrable.
  • Library is a no smoking zone.
  • Food and tea etc. are not allowed in the Library reading room and stacks.
  • Complete silence is to be observed in the Library.
  • Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, Reference and Text books are not issued.


All members of the library team are available for any assistance you may need in using the library resources & services. Library will welcome any suggestion for better use of library facilities.

EMAIL: libraryshivajicollege@gmail.com