About Library


            The Don Bosco College Kohima Library came into existence along with the establishment of College on 1st July, 2015. The Library is an automated library using Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) software called eBLIS.

            It has a collection of 7,445 books and subscribed to 15 peer-review journals. Yearly new books are added in the library. It has separate general reference section providing the documents i.e., General Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, General Knowledge Books, Handbooks, National and State Newspapers, Monthly and Weekly Magazines, Employment News, etc. It is also Keeping CDs, DVDs, Thesis and some rare documents. The books are arranged according to DDC classification number.

Library Services and Facilities:

  1. 1. The Library has a reading room with 40 users seating capacity (It’s going to expand).
  2. It has separate general reference section, subject reference section, North-East books section and reprographic section.
  3. The Library follows open access system by which a reader can select his/her desired book(s) directly from the stack.
  4. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available for checking the availability of a book.
  5. There are eight computers in the library to accessing OPAC, E-resources and other educational related assignments.

Library Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2nd Saturday Library Closed.
4th Saturday General Holiday


General Rules:

  • Identity card is compulsory for getting to the library.
  • All the users must observe total silence in the library and its environs at all times.
  • All bags, cases, folders, etc. must be kept in the property counter.
  • Users must enter in the entry register to accessing the library.
  • Used of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library.
  • Refreshment of any kind shall not be taken anywhere in the library premises.
  • The library staffs have the right to ask students to leave the library if they are behaving inappropriately or causing disturbance to other users.
  • No books or periodicals from outside will be allowed inside the library or reading room.
  • Show the books and other materials which are being taken out of the library to the staff at the entrance counter.
  • The librarian may recall any book from any member at any time and the member shall return the same immediately.

Book Issuing System:

  • Books will be issued on presentation of the library card along with the ID card.
  • Library borrower cards are not transferable. The borrower is responsible for the books borrowed on his/her card.
  • Users are instructed to check the books while borrowing and they will be responsible for any type of damage of mutilation noticed at the time of return.
  • The length of time that books may be borrowed :
    i. Students may borrow two books at a time for a period of one week, renewable two times,
    ii. A member of the teaching staff may borrow up to six books at a time for a period of two weeks, renewable four times,iii. A member of the non-teaching staff may borrow two books at a time for a period of two weeks, renewable two times.
  • The due date of the book will be extended to the same member if there are no other applicants for it. A book may be reissued to the same member if there are no other applicants for it.
  • Books borrowed should be returned on or before the due date stamped, if returned late overdue fine will be charged for the delayed period.
  • Overdue charges or fines :
    For Students a fine of Rs. 1 per day will be charged of delay.For Teaching Staff members a fine of Rs. 2 per day will be charged of delay.
    For Non-Teaching Staff members a fine of Rs. 2 per day will be charged of delay.
  • Book not to be issued :Reference books (Encyclopaedia, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, Multivolume books, etc.), Newspapers, Journals and Magazines are not to be issued. It can only be used within the library.
  • Book lost :If the books are lost, then the borrower shall replace the books of the same edition or latest edition or pay the cost of the book with late fine.
  • Care of library books :Marking, underlining, writing, tampering and tearing away the pages of books are punishable with fine or replacement of the book or both.
  • Loss of cards :Loss of borrower card should be reported to the librarian. Duplicate card may be issued against formal application and fine.
  • Validity of cards :Library borrower cards are valid for the entire duration of the course to access library facilities. At the end of the course borrower cards shall be returned to the library.
  • No due certificate :Each student shall obtain No due certificate from the library after returning all the books issued, surrendering the borrower’s cards and after paying outstanding dues, if any.

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Sl. No. Institutional Repository Origin Description URL
1 Inflibnet India Here you can find articles published in all conventional proceedings of INFLIBNET Centre, More over you can also look for various training material,press clippings,
news letters etc
2 NISCAIR India You can now access full text articles from research journals published by CSIR-NISCAIR! Full text facility is provided
for all nineteen research journals viz. ALIS, AIR, BVAAP, IJBB, IJBT, IJCA, IJCB, IJCT, IJEB, IJEMS, IJFTR, IJMS, IJNPR, IJPAP, IJRSP, IJTK, JIPR, JSIR & JST. NOPR also hosts three Popular Science Magazines viz. Science Reporter (SR), Vigyan Pragati (VP) & Science Ki Duniya (SKD) and a Natural Products Repository (NPARR).
3 eGyanKosh India A National Digital Repository in India which store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources developed by the Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country. VIEW
4 NIT, Rourkela India An open access repository containing resources pertaining to Odia literature and culture, OAOB provides free access to researchers, scholars, historians, librarians, and the general public at all point in time. VIEW


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1 National Digital Library of India It provides all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. VIEW
2 Swayam Prabha Free DTH Channel for Education. VIEW
3 e-PG Pathashala A Gateway to all Post Graduate Courses VIEW
4 Project Gutenberg Educations, Fictions, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Language and Literature, Law, Psychology and Philosophy, Religion, Science, Social Science and more. VIEW
5 Authorama Literature, Fictional Book Collection VIEW
6 GuruKPO Collections of all subjects disciplines from 10th standard Level to Post Graduate Level. VIEW
7 FreeBookNotes Original and largest literature study guide, collections of free book notes, study guides, book summaries, chapter summaries, and analyses available for thousands of books, plays, and poems. VIEW
8 Internet Archive Collecting and archiving of all fields in form of e-book, video, audio, website, image, software. VIEW
9 Literary Theory and Criticism Open access collection of scholarly articles, lectures, ebooks and eZines in Literary Theory and Criticism. VIEW
10 Cambridge University Press Politics, History, Law, Religion, Economics, Literature, Life Science, Sociology, Management, Environmental Science, Archaeology and more. VIEW
11 ReadPrint Collections of Essays, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Plays, Poetry, Short Stories. VIEW
12 SpringerLink Computer Science; Social Science; Education; Economics; Engineering and more. VIEW
13 HathiTrust Millions of mixed titles digitized from libraries around the world. VIEW
14 Rare Book Room Art, Botany, Cartography, Chemistry, History, Law, Linguistics, Litearture, Mathathemetics, Mechanics, Medicine, Music and more VIEW
15 Jstor Area Studies, Arts, Business and Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Medicines and Allied Health, Science and Mathematics, Social Science VIEW
16 IGNOU Study materials for Master Degree, Bechlor Degree, Post Graduate Diploma & Certificate, IGNOU Diploma and Certificate in all subject fields. VIEW
17 Open Book Publishers Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Education, History, Environment Studies, Law, Literature, Language and culture, Mathematics, Media studies and Journalism, Philosophy, Sciences, Women and Gender Studies. VIEW
18 Directory of open access books 43,980 academic peer-reviewed books from 659 publishers in all displines VIEW
19 FreeBookCentre.net Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literature and Fiction, Law, Business and Finace, Medicine and more. VIEW
20 Open Textbook Library Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Humanitoies, Journalism, Media Studies and Communication, Law, Mathematics, edicine, Natural Sciences, Social Science. VIEW
21 Openstax Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business. VIEW
22 Wikibooks Computing, Engineering, Humanities, Language, Mathamatics, Miscellaneous, Science and Social Sciences. VIEW
23 UCL Press Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Law, Liguistics, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Politiocal Science, Science, Sociology, Sustainability and Development Studies, Urban Studies. VIEW
24 Open Culture Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. VIEW
25 Social Science Cyber Library Brings together all open access e-resources in form of e-books, e-journals, video lectures, subject gateways, databases, useful websites etc. in the field of Social Sciences at one place. VIEW
26 PDF Drive Environment, Science & Technology, Fiction, Children & Youth, Health & Fitness, Biography, Politics & Law and more. VIEW


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1 Directory of open access Journals
More than 15,145 Journals from various disciplines VIEW
2 Jstor Arts, Business & Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Medicine & Allied Health, Science & Mathematics, Social Science. VIEW
3 Sage Open Business & Management, Communication, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Humanities, Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, VIEW
4 Springer OAJ Geography, Business, Management & Law, Engineering, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences,
Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, etc.
5 Open Access Library Social Sciences, Humanities, Science & Technology, Engineering, Management, etc. VIEW
6 Taylor and Francis Economics, Business & Industry, Finance, Physical Science, Earth Science, Environment & Sustainability, Computer Science, Bioscience, Medicine, Engineering. VIEW
7 BMJ Open Communication, Medical Science, Health Economics, Mental health, Sociology, etc. VIEW
8 Paperity Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences VIEW
9 BioMed Central-BMC Biomedicine, Computer Sc, Education, Engineering, Life Sciences, Maths, Social Science, Chemistry, Criminology, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, Psychology, and more. VIEW
10 COGENT OA Arts & Humanities, Biology, Business Management, Economic & Finance, Education, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food & Agrculture, Maths & Statistics, Social Sciences, Physics, and more. VIEW
11 ELSEVIER Science Direct Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Science, health Sciences, Social Science and Humanities VIEW
12 Indian Society for Education
and Environment (isee)
Science and Technology, Economics and Development, NanoScience,Drugs & Disease, Medicine & Healthcare, Bioinformatics & Biotechnology, Information & Management, Energy, Innovative & Development, Oncology and Radiation Biology, Automation & Artificial Intelligence VIEW
13 Knowledge Unlatched (KU) Anthropology, Communication, Literature, History, Linguistics, Politics, Sociology. VIEW
14 SSRN Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences VIEW
15 Sabinet Arts, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Engineering, History, Law, Humanities, Literature, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and more. VIEW
16 Hindawi Publishing Biological Sciences, Medicine, Case Reports, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Education, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science. VIEW
17 Oxford Academic Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health Science
& Mathematics, Social Science


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Sl. No. Journal Name List Url
1 Higher education for the future VIEW
2 Journal of education for sustainable development
3 Indian historical review
4 Studies in history
5 Indian economic and social history review
6 India quarterly
7 Indian journal of public administration
8 International studies
9 Sociological bulletin
10 Contributions to Indian Sociology
11 Society and culture in south Asia