The Library of CHETANA’S Hazarimal Somani College of Commerce & Economics, Smt. Kusumtai Chaudhari College of Arts, was established in 1970 along with the college by former Education Minister Shri Madhukarrao Chaudhari. The aim of the college is to provide education to lower strata of the society. The library is situated on the ground floor of the college building. At present it has a rich collection of 97069 books , 401 bound volumes and 539 CDs/Video.
Having established a user-friendly environment in the library the librarian along with other professionals and Semi professionals are managing the library with proficiency & effective library services. Library is fully computerized with SLIM21 Library Software. All the work of the library is done with help of this software.
It also provides Internet facility to Teachers and Students and has a book-bank facility for the needy and deserving students. Last one year book-bank service was provided to junior college students also. Beside this it has services like references, circulars, bibliographies; inter library loan facility, current awareness etc. Library staff conducts the library orientation program for freshers to make them aware of library facilities and services. It arranges special books’ exhibitions on different occasion. Our library also provides open access to all our Students.
Our college Library has gone a step ahead to make Library Portal with the help of website provider. On 6th December 2014 Chetana Library Portal www.chetanalibrary.webs.com was inaugurated by our Honorable Secretary Mr. Shirish Chaudhary and Principal Dr. M.P.Joshi. Chetana library portal is the website, which helps to get information about all relevant e-resources at one point. It provides the following library services: