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Library Committee
Sections' details
Training Programme
Computer Facilities

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)


Ruia College Library was established in 1937 - the same year of establishment of the college. It aims to fulfill the information needs of Ruia College. The library has nearly 120,000 books including bound volumes of periodicals. It subscribes to various national and international journals. Along with books & journals, the library collection also has non-print material. There are many microfilms, audio cassettes, CDs & DVDs in its collection which can particularly help visually-challenged students. It has beautifully renovated reading halls & Rare Books Section. It caters to a wide-ranged subject clientele of students, faculty and staff members. All bibliographic details of books, journals are accessible through the campus-wide LAN. With these and many other specialties, Ruia library is rapidly building up to be one of the leading college libraries in the country. It is also open to other academic users for reference. Senior citizens in the vicinity are also the members of library.


Library Advisory Committee comprises of following members -

Ms. Devayani Ganpule - Convener 

Ms. Veena Thakare - Secretary 

Ms. Anushree Lokur - Member

Dr. P. A. Sathe - Member

Dr. Majusha Gokhale - Member

Ms. Dhanashree Koppar - Member 

Ms. Manali Jadhav - Member


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There are 7 units in which whole Library is divided. They are as follows –

1) Main Library - It includes Active Section – containing books which are regularly used and Passive Section – containing books which haven’t been regularly used.

2) Reference Section

3) Rare Section

4) E-Learning Center

5) Open Shelf Library

6) Reading Hall - I 

7) Reading Hall - II 

Section Purpose Working Hour Holiday
Main Library (Ground floor) Maintaining collection & circulation. 09.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. Sundays and Holidays
Reference Section (Ground floor) Consists of various reference sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries pertaining to different subjects. 09.30 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays
Rare Section (Third floor) Comprises of books, Rare Manuscripts and Govt. records etc. - mainly in Marathi & Sanskrit language - belonging to 18th, 19th and early 20th Centuries. No access without permission
E-Learning Center (Third floor) Free Internet access to all current students to check various educational websites. 10.30 a.m. To 05.00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Open Shelf Library (Third floor) Consists of about 30,000 books readily accessible to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. 10.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Reading Hall - I (Third floor) Study room for all the students. Special Note: At the time of examinations, it remains open till 8 p.m. 10.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Reading Hall - II  (Fourth floor - Junior College building) Study room for all the students. 10.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays


Librarian & Head of Library Department: Ms. Veena Thakare

Assistant Librarian: Mrs. Manali Jadhav 

Library Clerks: 3

Library Attendants: 14 



v Document Delivery Service - Books, Journals, Photocopies of articles, Floppies, CDs etc.

v Inter-Library Loan Service - Books and Journals are sent to and issued from other libraries on ILL.

v Bibliographic Service - Lists of books and journal articles on demand.

v User Orientation Service - For new entrants.

v Reference Service - Short range and long range reference to all.   

v Referral Service - Reference queries of other libraries or individuals are solved as well.

v Current Awareness Service - New arrivals list of different subjects is periodically generated & distributed to departments and displayed in the library as well.


v                 Course in Computer Proficiency - As a part of user education, library offers this course for teachers and students of the college whenever the need arises. Its purpose is to train the users for using the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and access the Internet successfully.

v                 Course in Computer Application - Periodically library organizes this course for college librarians, assistant librarians and library professionals in the city. Purpose of this course is to give hands-on experience of the latest technologies, electronic gadgets and electronic media to the participants. This course also provides an opportunity to the participants, to explore and evaluate the variety of Library Softwares available in the country.

v                 Course in Basics of Library Science - This is another regular course organized by the library for the non-professional staff of libraries in the city. Being a very popular program, many colleges depute their library staff for this course.

v                 Library Staff Education Program - A yearly program for the Library Staff is organized to train them for new environment owing to introduction of technologies.

v                 Library also offers training to fresh graduates and postgraduates.


v                 A special ‘E-learning Center’ is formed to provide free Internet access to all current students to check various educational websites. It is an air-conditioned room with wireless internet connection.

v                 The bibliographic details of library collection along with the availability can be accessed through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) from any of the work-stations available in the college.

v                 Students and teachers can avail the facility to use CD-ROMs available in the library.


Collection:- Ruia Library is one of the oldest and largest college libraries affiliated to Mumbai University. Library has a rich collection of around 120,000 books including bound volumes of journals. Different subject sections are meticulously laid out; and every section is carefully equipped with books which are of use to students specializing in different subjects. Library subscribes to 60 national and international journals. Non-print material in its collection comprises a number of CDs as accompanying material, many books in CD format, Back-runs of National Geographic, the latest Multimedia edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, the Millennium edition of World book Encyclopedia in CD form and a set of 18 DVDs on Television adaptation of Jawaharlal Nehru’s world-famous book ‘Discovery of India’ in Hindi i.e. Bharat Ek khoj.

The collection of books is segregated for convenience in to three parts - Active, Passive and Rare. Active collection has all the books relevant today. Passive collection has the books with great intrinsic value but not very much in use for the new curriculum. Rare collection comprises books belonging to 18th, 19th and early 20th Centuries. Most of them are in Marathi and Sanskrit languages. This collection also has some rare Manuscripts and Government records etc. They are stacked in an air-conditioned room to protect them from further deterioration.


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