The History of B.Ed. college library dates back to 1954 with the inception of Teacher Training School which now is renamed as “Govt. College of Education”. The college library has educational as well as general collection pertaining to disciplines such as, Social Science, Science, Art of Teaching, Technology, Literature, History and Geography. It has a good collection of Reference books such as, Encyclopedias, Biographies, Yearbooks, Gazetteers, Directories, Atlases, Journals, Proceedings, Lectures, Dictionaries and Dissertations. The library also has a collection of gift books received under various center as well as state schemes such as Civic action scheme of the security wing of J&K. The Library has also setup a Career Corner & has procured books related to Competitive exams for the students who wish to appear in various Competitive examinations.
To sum up the college has well-stacked library, Supervised by the Librarian. Total Number of books Under State Government grant till year 2022-23 is 31576 and 3111 Book Bank books purchased under UGC grant. Books under state grant are annually purchased. Technical services such as Book selection, acquisition, Classification, coding for assigning location, automation are done regularly. The college library is automated using KOHA 3.22 version. Till date approximately 19000 books have been catalogued with pasting of barcodes. Marc21 format has been followed while cataloguing the books and the process of entering data of library books continues, as every year books are added into the library. Classification is done using DDC 23rd edition and OCLC along with subject heading. College library is performing its work with almost all the modules of Koha such as, koha administration, Cataloguing, Patron creation, Circulation, tools and Report generation.
The library unit is in two parts, B.Ed and M.Ed library. It is being supervised by the college librarian along with four library staff and support by committees comprising of advisory committee, Library committee and student library committee.
Further the library is divided into various sections such as:
1. Acquisition section
2. Reference section
3. Periodical/magazine/newspaper section
4. General reading sections
5. Reprography section.
The circulation is done in both the units B.Ed and M.Ed. All students and staff of GCOE are eligible for library registration.
Students can borrow 3 books for a period of 14 days and faculty 5 books for a period of 30 days.
Several magazines, newspapers, print journals are available for the benefit of the students.
Library extends internet facility through the computers installed in the M.Ed section of the library .
Government College of Education has made strides to keep up with the growing challenges of the modern world to share knowledge and educate the future generation in the field of education. Following are some of the achievements which the GCOE perform in this digital era:
Access to N-List:
Almost all students of B.Ed, M.Ed ,Integrated B.Ed/M.Ed and the teaching staff are registered in N-List for remotely accessing available resources through publishers sites such as JSTOR, NDLI through world ebook Library etc.
MOU with DELNET since 2021:
DELNET database is being accessed remotely by all through login username and password provided to the college and unlimited resources are discovered through new discovery portal. Even loan facility/online document delivery is also being extended to the seekers.
15 e-books have been subscribed and can be accessed by anyone at anytime.
The college library has its own library web page (https://www.gcoedu.in/library.php) hosted on the college web site with facilities like online catalogue(WebOPAC). Links to important sources, e-content of dissertations and reflective journals.Also the page maintains annual library report of grant utilization, books purchased, user statistics along with bar charts, student feedback analysis, library blog (http://gcoelib.blogspot.com/), photo gallery of the college activities and events and other important information of the library .
College maintains the album of college activities. The College provides extension service to DIET, students of integrated B.Ed/M.Ed , Cluster University of Jammu.
The future plans of the library are to serve the visually impaired students.