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About Library

The Shillong College Central Library is the “heart” of the learning Community of the Shillong College fraternity and caters to the need of around 4000 students studying in 6 different streams and having a collection ranging to around 23 subjects. Besides catering to the academic needs of students and faculty members of the College, the central library also has a profound collection of reference sources such as Encyclopaedias (General subjects), Dictionaries, Almanacs, Yearbooks, Census Reports, Books in Prints, Bibliographies,  Biographical Sources, geographical sources, handbooks, manuals and current sources North East Collections & E-Resources.

  • Vision : As the learning hub of the College the Library serves as the center for the pursuit of knowledge. The Library strives to facilitate and inspire students and faculty to acquire, create and share knowledge.
  • Mission : The Library actively supports the college’s mission by providing integrated and timely access to high quality scholarly resources, an inspiring environment for intellectual growth and discovery, with responsive and outreaching services delivered by knowledgeable and innovative staff. It commits to empower the College fraternity with deep expertise essential to academic excellence, knowledge advancement and life-long learning.
  • Goals :
    • User Experience: Proactively engage with users and staff to improve services continuously.
    • Teaching, Learning, &Research: Strengthen current and emerging teaching, learning, and research practices at the College through new services and expertise.
    • Engagement and Partnerships: Enhance collaboration with stakeholders of the College and other institutions to determine and implement highly-effective and efficient solutions to accomplish the goals.
  • Library Timing
    • MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 08:30 A.M. – 04:00 P.M.
    • SATURDAY : 08:00 A.M. – 02:00 P.M.
    • SUNDAY : Closed
  • Circulation Hours
    • MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 10:00 A.M. – 03:00 P.M.
    • SATURDAY : 10:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.
    • SUNDAY : Closed

The Library will remain closed during Sundays and public holidays.

  • Library Collection
    • 1. Books (Text books, reference, gifted) 37,500
    • 2. E-books 35,000
    • 2. Magazines 55
    • 3. Indian Journals 23
    • 4. Foreign Journals 09
    • 5. Back Volumes of Journals 3500
    • 6. Govt. Publications + Conference Proceedings 201
    • 7. CDs/DVDs 450
    • Newspaper 6
  • Library Floor Plans: Include JPEG image of Floor Plan
    • Reference Section
    • Periodical Sections
    • Internet Section
    • Reading Room
    • Stack Room
    • Reprography Section
Library Chart:

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Date of Joining


1. Smt. Betbhalin Lyngdoh 1st February, 2007 Librarian
2. Shri. Mangbhah Niangti 2nd June, 2008 Assistant Librarian
3. Shri Tulsi Ram Fullel 5th May, 1984 Library Attendant
4. Smt. Bansara Ryntathiang 1st Sept, 2008 Library Attendant
6. Shri Sakharaios Lyngkhoi 16th Aug, 2014 Library Attendant  
Rules and Regulations of the Library.
  1. Silence is to be maintained inside and outside (verandah) the library (Meetings, Group Discussions, Chatting etc are not allowed inside the Library).
  2. Using of Mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited to all users, Laptops, Tablets and other Electronic gadgets are allowed with prior permission from the Librarian.
  3. Before entering the library, all Library users are to write down their names in the register kept at the entrance.
  4. Bags and personal belongings are to be kept in the rack near the counter, except valuables such as wallets and Mobile phones (off mode). The Library authority will not be held responsible for any theft or loss of personal belongings.
  5. Students are to produce their ID card at the time of entering the Library and also when applying for a Library card.
  6. Personal or Library books are not allowed to be brought in or taken out of the Library without permission.
  7. Books and Journals are to be kept back in the same shelves after use.
  8. Books may be borrowed for a duration of 14 days and renew again, failing which a fine of Rs. 5/- will be charged per day.
  9. Library Cards are to be renewed every year.
  10. Cleanliness is to be maintained inside the Library. Bringing in of any eatable items, including having tea is strictly prohibited to all library users (except for Library Staff).
  11. High Resolution CCTV Cameras are installed inside and outside the Library to monitor activities. Any unwelcome behavior shall be sternly dealt with.
  12. Non - Members may be allowed to use the Library with prior permission from the Principal/Vice-Principal in black and white.
Contact Information : [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Membership
    • Who can be a member of the library?
      • Members of Shillong College fraternity shall become members of the Central Library by default
      • All the faculty members
      • All the regular students
      • All other regular employees of Shillong College
  • Borrow of Books and Journals
    • How many books can be borrowed by the members?
      • Faculty 10 180 Days
      • Staff 3 15 Days
      • Students 5 7 Days
  • Can I borrow Journals for overnight or for a short period?
    • No, Journals are for reference only inside the library
  • Can I suggest the name of the books for purchase in the library?
    • Yes, you are welcome to suggest any books for purchase in the library as per the syllabus and the same will be place for LAC approval for procurement.
    • What are the library opening hours and the specific hours for issue/return of books? The Shillong College Central Library is open from 8.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. on regular working days, and from 8.30 A.M. to 2.00 P.M. on Saturdays/holidays.
    • Issue/ return of books from Monday to Friday will be from 09:00 A.M. to 03:00 P.M. and on Saturdays will be from 09:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M.
    • I have lost a book I borrowed from the library! What do I do? You must immediately contact the assistant Librarian (Circulation Section) You will be required to replace the lost book with a new copy.
    • I have lost my library borrower’s card(s). What do I do? You must immediately contact the Assistant Librarian (Circulation Section) Duplicate borrower’s card(s) will be issued on payment of a nominal fee.
    • I am not able to locate a particular book/current journal/back volume/ College project. What do I do?
    • First of all, kindly confirm whether the material you need is available in the Central Library through the OPAC terminals located in the reference section You may then approach the assistant librarian in person for further assistance.
  • Useful Links
  • North Eastern Hill University
  • Meghalaya Board of School Education
  • National Library
  • Election Commission of India
  • Department of Education

  • Print Resources The Central Library develops collection with the objective to enrich and enhance the knowledge of the Shillong College academic community through books, journals (both print and electronic), CDs, online databases, etc.
  • Books The Central Library has a collection of over 37000+ books in the area of Humanities & Social Sciences, Science & Technology, Management and an additional of general reference books such as Encyclopaedias (General subjects), Dictionaries, Almanacs, Year books, directories, Census Reports, Bibliographies, Biographical Sources, handbooks, manuals and current sources and North East Collections.
  • Print Journals The Central Library is subscribing 77 (45 journals +32 magazines) for the academic needs of the Shillong College academic community.
  • Journals
    • 1 Mathematics Students
    • 2Journal Of Software Engineering Tools And Technology Trends (JOSETT)
    • 3 Current Trends In Information Technology (CTIT)
    • 4 Recent Trend In Programming Languages
    • 5 Recent Trend In Parallel Computing
    • 6 Agrobios news letter
    • 7 Journal of Chemical Sciences
    • 8 Journals of Bioscience
    • 9 Resonance
    • 10 Pramana – Journal of Physics
    • 11 Journal of Genetics
    • 12 Current Science
    • 13 Asia Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science
    • 14 Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences Section E – Math. & Stat
    • 15 Indian Journal of Statistics
    • 16 Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge
    • 17 Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
    • 18 Ecology Environment and Conservation
    • 19 Indian Forester
    • 20 Indian Journal of Environment Protection
    • 21 Asian Journal of Microbilogy, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences
    • 22 Sanctuary Asia
    • 23 Indian Literature
    • 24 Economic challenger
    • 25 Journal of Indian Education
    • 26 Entrepreneur India
    • 27 EduTracks
    • 28 Sociological Bulletin
    • 29 College Post
    • 30 The Management Accountant
    • 31 Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology
    • 32 Journal of Statistics Sciences
    • 33 The NEHU Journal
    • 34 Vagartha
    • 35 Economic & Political Weekly
    • 36 Ka Thwet Jingstad (Quest for Knowledge)
    • 37 Indian Philosophical Quarterly (English)
    • 38 Indian Historical Review
    • 39 Man & Society
    • 40 The Journal of Entrepreneurship
    • 41 Prabandhan : Indian Journal of Management
    • 42 Modern Fiction Studies
    • 43 World Literature Today
    • 44 The Indian Forester
    • 45 Indian Journal of Finance
  • Magazine
    • 1 Sanctuary Asia
    • 2 Data Quest
    • 3 Protiyogita Darpan
    • 4 Harvard Business Review
    • 5 The Economist
    • 6 PC Quest
    • 7 Frontline
    • 8 Time
    • 9 Careers 36010 Forbes
    • 11 The Smart Manager
    • 12 University News
    • 13 Society
    • 14 Open Source
    • 15 Biology Today
    • 16 Physics for You
    • 17 Mathematics Today
    • 18 Biology Spectrum
    • 19 Physics Spectrum
    • 20 Mathematics Spectrum
    • 21 Geospatial World
    • 22 Education World
    • 23 Life Positive
    • 24 Knowledge
    • 25 Health
    • 26 Sportstar
    • 27 Outlook Money
    • 28 Outlook Business
    • 29 Down To Earth
    • 30 Competition Success
    • 31 Northeast Today
    • 32 National Geographic Magazine
Contact Address

Shillong College Central Library
Boyce Road, Laitumkhrah
Shillong - 793 003
Meghalaya, India

Telephone no: 0364 2224903
Fax: (0364) 2502143
Email id: [email protected]