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Library Notice Board
 
The library of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata was set up in 1997. The library has been primarily designed to meet the requirements of the Institute’s academic programme . It has a formidable collection of books and periodicals on cinema. Sociology, arts, history and critical studies along with specialized titles dealing with the technology of cinema.At present, the library has a great collection of DVDs ranging from classics to experimental.

Library Hours

Library shall remain open on all the days except the National and Gazetted holidays & 2nd saturday of each month and shall observe the time schedule as given hereunder for users:

Monday to Saturday –  9.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Sunday – 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact: Dr. Sanjukta Ray Pahari (Library & Information Officer)
Ph: 033 2432 8355/8356/9300 (ext: 301)
sraypahari@srfti.ac.in

Resources


A need-based collection of knowledge resources is being developed in lines with the objectives and activities of the Institute in mind. Resources includes

Type of document

Total no. (approx)

Remarks

Books

8292

All the information regarding the holding of the library(including descriptive cataloguing) is available in the existing KOHA database of the Library Updated on 17.11.2015

Bound Journal and Technical Manual

1233

DVD

2290

ACD

590

VCD

283

LD

37

VHS cassettes

630

CDs accompanying with books

138

CDs accompanying with journals

115

Effects CDs

120

Journal

50

Daily newspapers

11

 

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Books

The book collection of the library   consists of books, back-volumes of periodicals, festival proceedings etc. Most of them are kept on open shelves directly accessible to the users, while some are preserved in closed stacks and made available only on request.

These books are kept in different stacks. There are two sections –  Reference  and  Lending. The books are arranged by decimal numbers. Each book is assigned a number from Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, widely followed in many libraries across globe. This number represents the subject of the book. On the shelves, the books are then arranged according to the numbers which are indicated on the spine of the books. Please consult the computerized catalog to find the availability and location of a book.

Location of Books by subject

Books bearing class number from 001 to 999 are housed at different Stacks in the ground floor of the library.

Display of New Books

At different intervals, new books that were added to our stock, are displayed in the New arrival section. A list of such new additions is displayed on the notice board of the library as well as on this website. The books remain on display for one week after which those can be borrowed.

Reference Books Collection

Reference collection including Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories and Handbooks, etc. and some basic books of general nature are available on open shelves in the Ground floor Reading Hall. These are meant for consultation within the Reading Room and must not be taken out by the students.  Only faculty members may borrow the books from Reference Section.

Lending Books Collection

Lending collection including textbooks, film scripts, handbooks fictions, Bengali and Hindi language books etc. and some basic books of general nature are available on open shelves in the Ground floor Reading Hall. Students as well as faculty members may borrow the books from Lending Section.

CD/DVD accompanying books and journals

Many books and journals in our collection are accompanied by learning materials in CD/DVD format. Those accompanying materials are kept separately. The book catalog will indicate whether a book has an accompanying material. To borrow those materials, please contact Users’ Assistance Desk.

Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines

The library subscribes to a large number of journals, magazines and newspapers. All current issues of journals, newspapers, and magazines are displayed in the Reading Hall in the ground floor.

Back volumes of journals, in bound condition, are housed in first floor of the library.

Audio-Visual and Multimedia Resources

The library has a large collection of databases of audio-visual materials. This collection contains Students diploma films and projects, Classics, Short films, Documentaries and Feature films. Please consult Users’ Assistance Desk for the details. The Online Public Access Catalogue may also be reffered.

student reading books

 

Service


Photocopy service desk

Photocopy Service Desk (ground floor) of the library is available from 10 AM to 5-30 PM on all working days. Following charges are applicable for different users groups:

Category Charges Remarks
Students, faculty members, officers, and staff of the institute 50 paisa per exposure Please fill up the Photocopy requisition form, in according to the instructions, and submit the same to the Photocopy Service Desk. Forms are also available at the Photocopy Service Desk.(photocopy service is restricted to 300 impressions per month/student)
                                              Official job of the institute Fill up the Requisition slip in prescribed format will be sent to the library through H.O.D. for free of cost
External members Re1/- per exposure

Online Public Access Catalogue

An OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is an online bibliography of a library collection that is available to the public. Through the OPAC interface users can find the items (Books, & Audio Visual Materials) available in the library and

 

Institutional Membership


SRFTI Kolkata has institutional membership with British Council Library  located in the city.

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Guidelines & Rules


General Rules

  • All library materials must be borrowed against borrower’s card;
  • Borrowers are liable for damage and loss of any library materials if any;
  • Borrowers should check the physical condition of a library material while borrowing the same;
  • Please produce the Gate Pass at the Security Counter, when you are taking out a library material;
  • Please leave the Library 30 minutes before the closing time to help the staff to close the Library on time;
  • After consulting a book, please leave the same on the nearby table;
  • Do not smoke inside the library premises. Entire Library building, under the law, is no smoking zone;
  • Do not condone if you find any body is causing damage to library materials. Please report the matter to Users’ Assistance Desk immediately;
  • Do not damage any library materials;
  • Do not file books in the shelves. A misplaced book is a lost book;
  • Do not talk in the silence zone of the library;
  • Do not bring any food with strong odor, inside the library.
  • Our students and faculty members are encouraged not to bring personal books inside the Library
  • Please deposit bags/umbrellas etc. at the Security Counter;

 

Borrowing from the Library

category Entitlement Duration  of borrowing
Executive  Members(Hon’ble Chairman, Director and Dean) a) 05  books from Reference & Lending Sectionb) 05  audio-visual materialsc) 02  bound journal and  02 technical manual OR and  02 back issues of journald) 05  CDs accompanying with books / journals a)30 daysb) 04 daysc) 30 daysd) 30 days
maximum ONE TIME renewal is allowed FOR ABOVE MATERIALS
Students a) 02  books from Lending Sectionb) 02  CDs accompanying with book / journalc) 01  bound journal and  01 technical manual OR 02 back issues of journald) 04 Sound Effect CDs & 1 ACD a) 14 daysb) 14 daysc) 14 daysd)  04 days
maximum ONE TIME renewal is allowed FOR ABOVE MATERIALS
Faculty members including academic SUPPORT staff &  REGISTRAR, sr (mr) & (it) & library  staff a) 05  books from Reference & Lending Sectionb) 03  audio-visual materialsc) 02  bound journal and  02 technical manual OR and  02 back issues of journald) 05  CDs accompanying with books / journals a)30 days b) 04 days c) 30 days d)  30 days
maximum ONE TIME renewal is allowed FOR ABOVE MATERIALS
Other Employee 02  books01 VCD or 01 ACD 07 days03 days (i.e. maximum twice in a week);
maximum ONE TIME renewal is allowed FOR ABOVE MATERIALS

 

Issue for Hostel

Category Type of materials isuse for period of borrowing
student 08 dvds                            02 vcds Hostel  for over nightone audio-visual material for one student only FROM 05 PM TO 11 AM ( 02PM on SUNDAY ) of the next day

 

Issue for NIGHT SCREENING

Category Type of materials isuse for period of borrowing
student 01 dvd CRT  for over night                        one DVD material for one student only FROM 05 PM TO 7-30 PM ( 02PM on SUNDAY ) of the next day

Issue for student of short term course

Category Type of materials isuse for period of borrowing
student ENTITELEMENT AS PER CLAUSE NO. 112 at page 1(AS PER sTUDENT)
student 01 dvd/01 VCD Hostel  for over nightone DVD/VCD for one student only FROM 05 PM TO 11 AM ( 02PM on SUNDAY ) of the next day

Penalty

Category Type of materials Penalty for late  return Penalty for loss of materials
student for all library material(s) issued Rs 1 /  per day after the due date.
For Hostel issue Rs. 20/- per day
AS  PER  DECISION  TAKEN  BY THE  COMPETENT  AUTHORITY
member other than student for all library material(s) issued Rs. 2/  per day after the due date

N.b. – Any library material(s) may only be issued to the user(s) subject to the clearence of fine due in his / her name ;

The Contractual Employees of the Institute may also avail borrowing facilities of SRFTI library as per details below-

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category Entitlement Duration  of borrowing CAUTION MONEY DEPOSIT (to be deposited at Accounts Dept)h
Faculty members including academic SUPPORT staff (CONTRACTUAL) a) 05  books from Reference & Lending Sectionb) 03  audio-visual materialsc) 02  bound journal and  02 technical manual OR and  02 back issues of journald) 05  CDs accompanying with books / journals a)30 days b) 04 days c) 30 days d)  30 days 

d)  30 days

Nil
maximum ONE TIME renewal is allowed FOR ABOVE MATERIALS
Other Employee
(CONTRACTUAL)
02  books01 VCD or 01 ACD 07 days03 days (i.e. maximum twice in a week); Rs. 2000.00 (two thousand) only
maximum ONE TIME renewal is allowed FOR ABOVE MATERIALS

The Caution money will be refunded at the time of clearence

 

 

online public access catalogue of SRFTI library(external website that open in a new page)

digital repository of SRFTI (external website that open in a new page)