The college library is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Richard Collins, Principal of the College from 1855 to 1865. A dedicated scholar and a wise administrator, Rev. Collins started the College magazine at a time when no college in India could boast of such an annual. The Collins Library is a repository of several rare and very old books which are reference material for research scholars.
The Collins Library is divided into four sections viz,
- Reference and Periodical section
- General section
- PG section
- Archives section
The library functions according to the following timings: 8.30 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days of the college and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays. All members of the teaching staff, clerical staff, and students whose names are on the rolls of the college are members of the Collins Library and Reading Room.
Library as a Learning Centre
Built up area of the library is 21,786 sq. ft. The current strength of materials comprises 76000 books, 63 Journals and 40 periodicals. Books are bar-coded and the issue and return of books are computerized. The average number of walk in’s around 500 per day. The N-LIST programme provides more than 3800 e-journals and more than 80,000 e-books.