International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

A survey on the present status of engineering college libraries in Sri venkateswara University area, Andhra Pradesh, India

C. Chinna Balu
  • C. Chinna Balu
  • St. Peter?s Engineering College, Mysammaguda, Dhulapally (P), Medchal (M), R.R.Dist., Hyderabad-500014. A.P., India.
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V. Pulla Reddy
  • V. Pulla Reddy
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517 502, A.P., India.
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  •  Received: 29 August 2012
  •  Accepted: 27 August 2014
  •  Published: 31 October 2014


The data collected from 29 librarians of engineering college libraries in S.V. University area, Andhra Pradesh, India indicate that all the engineering college libraries work from 9-11 h a day during working days. Most of the librarians (75.9%) possess M.L.I.Sc degree along with post-graduate degree in arts, science or commerce.  A high percentage of them (41.4%) get UGC Pay Scales. Most of the libraries (86.2%) follow open access system. Majority of the libraries acquire books from local distributors/agents (55.2%) and procure periodicals directly from publishers (89.7%).  Most of the libraries (93.1%) classify books using Dewey Decimal Classification. Most of them (96.6%) catalogue books using either AACR-2 or one of the catalogue modules of various software packages. All the libraries offer circulation, reference and reprographic services. Majority of the libraries offer Internet facility (86.2%), referral service (75.9%) and newspaper clipping service (68.9%). A few of them offer document reservation facility (41.4%), and abstracting and indexing service (34.5%). A majority of engineering college libraries (79.3%) have no separate buildings. All libraries have display racks, water cooler, reprographic equipment, and computers.  A majority of them have catalogue cabinets (75.9%) and microfilm readers cum printers (68.9%). A few recommendations are made based on the findings of the study.


Key words: Working hours, access system, classification, cataloguing, internet facility and services.