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Dr. Patangrao Kadam Mahavidyalaya, Sangli
• Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur • Re-Accreditated by NAAC with ‘B++’Grade (CGPA 2.96)


The college library was started with the establishment of college in the year 1985. Right from its inception, it has become the ‘heart’ of the college. It functions as a subsystem of the college and supports imparting of higher education at the UG, PG, and Research Levels. Library is a hub of knowledge for students, teachers, researchers and external members. Today, the library has a collection of more than twenty-seven thousand books. Library automation is under process using e-Granthalaya Software. Wide range audio visual aids and e-resources are available in the library. The library has implemented many innovative and best practices for the benefit of the stakeholders, such as arrangement of book exhibition, poster exhibition, lectures, granth dindi, seminar, conference, workshop etc. There is area is 2768 sq.ft. with well stocked library hall, separate reading room facility for student and faculty members, Internet facility for student and faculty, circulation counter, librarian cabin, reference section, periodical section, etc. valuable U. G. C. Books & senior, junior vocational, books, display for new arrivals.

A Library is a collection of information and resources which are accessible to the defined community for borrowing

Library Advisory Committee

S.No. Name Designation
1 DR. D.G. Kanase Chairman (Principal)
2 Mrs. J.D. Hatkar (Vhargar) Secretary (Librarian)
3 Dr. S.N. Borhade Convenor
4 Dr. A.M. Sargar Member
5 Dr. V.B. Awale Member
6 Mr. S.D. Thigale Member

Human Resources : Library Staff

S.No. Name Designation Qualification
1 Mrs. J.D. Hatkar (Vhargar) Librarian M.A, B.Ed. M.Lib., SET
2 Mr. S.H. Gurav Lib. Attendant H.S.C.

Library Collection (1985 To 2018)

1 U.G. Section Reference Books 14,126
2   Text Books 8,516
3 P.G. Section Books 213
4 Junior Section Books 3,655
5 Vocational Section Books 1,755
6   Total Books 28,265
7   CDs 151
8   Periodicals & Journals 129
9   Rare Books 12

Library e-Resources:

Dr. Patangrao Kadam Mahavidyalay library is a member of

  1. UGC – Inflibnet N-LIST project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from college. The authorized users from colleges can now access e-resources and download. The N-LIST user can access 6000+ e-journals and 1,35,000+ e-books. As well as library provide helpful web link and free e-resources in PDF format. http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/.
  2. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. http://ndl.iitkgpa.c.in/.
  3. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue (LAN) :
  4. Document Management System (LAN) :
  5. The library provides helpful web links and free e-resources in PDF format.

Library Annual Program:

  • Celebrate “Librarian Day” on 12 August
  • Book Exhibition and celebration On the occasion of Dr. “A.P.J. Abdul Kalam birth anniversary” on 15 oct.
  • Arrange research Workshop/ Seminar for Library Professionals.
  • Arrange library orientation programme for new students.

Library Hours:

  1. Working Days 6 days in week excluding holidays
  2. Working hours 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Library Services To The Students And Faculty Members:

  • OPAC (LAN)
  • User Services
  • Information Services
  • Reference Services
  • Referral Services
  • Bibliographic Services
  • Internet Based Services
  • Current Awareness Services
  • E-Books
  • E-Journals
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
  • Document Delivery Service (DDC)
  • Information Retrieval

Students Centric Best Practices:

  • Inter Library Loan Scheme
  • Question Paper Bank
  • Syllabus File
  • News clipping service
  • Earn and Learn scheme
  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Vachankatta
  • OPAC ( Open access catalogue)
  • Book Bank Scheme
  • Best User Award

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