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 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
Contact: Dr. Sanjukta Ray Pahari (Library & Information Officer)
A need-based collection of knowledge resources is being developed in lines with the objectives and activities of the Institute in mind. Resources includes
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.
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:
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
SRFTI Kolkata has institutional membership with British Council Library located in the city.
Guidelines & Rules
Borrowing from the Library
Issue for Hostel
Issue for NIGHT SCREENING
Issue for student of short term course
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-