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Silapathar Science College Library

History of the Library, Silapthar Science College  

Silapathar Science College Library at a glance:

The Silapathar Science College Library came into being from the establishment of the college. The college was established in Amritpur, Silapathar, Dist – Dhemaji of Assam in the year of 1996 and was subsequently provincialized in 2021by Govt. of Assam. The college is registered under 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC act 1956.

Objectives of the Silapathar Science College Library is to serve the college students, staff and faculty members. Collecting, Organizing, Disseminating and Preserving Rare and Unique Scholarly and Institutional resources for the use of Scholars and researchers of the college. Ensuring that faculty, students and other user have access to a broad and diversified range of scholarly resources, both through its own rich collection of materials and through E-Resources.

The college has a well-stocked library with a good variety and range of collections which can be accessed by the students. The Library has national journals periodicals in English languages and subscribes 6 national and local vernacular dailies. In addition, it has a good collection of Encyclopaedias relating to different subjects. The library has a corner namely S.K.Borthakur  Study Circle” in honour of Sri Dr. S. K. Borthakur, Retd. Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University, who donated 151 Thesies, 500 Books, 20 Dictionaries and Year Book and 40 seminar Papers to Silapathar Science College a retired teacher and renowned social worker of the area. For the benefit of the students, the college also houses a Xerox machine, which the services of which students can avail, of course at a minimum cost. The Library has a Book Scanner for Digitizing Books and Thesis to provide each and every book in their Mobile for easy access. 

The Library is partially automated with SOUL 2.0 version of Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS) since 2021. All activities like - book accumulation, spine label, circulation of books, library user card generation with transaction facilities, online access of catalogue (OPAC), Book locations in shelf have been done through this software.

The library users can check the availability of books in the library via OPAC. Also, Barcode based circulation system is in practice in the library.

The Library provides remote access to the digital resources such as previous years question papers, syllabus, list of newly arrived books etc. to its users which is ongoing process at this moment.

The central library has 6000 books, 200 Rare book collection and access to e-books and e- journals through N-List. The library also has computers section where the students can access the online study materials and browse facilities internet. The Central Library has 15 Nos. of Theses of our Assistant Professors in its collection in digitised form.

The Library also provides access to digitized books via Silapathar Science College website on desktop over LAN connectivity and on Smartphones via Wi-Fi connectivity to its users.

The Library provides specialized services to the users like printing facility with nominal cost, limited scan facility of documents, N-LIST user ID, and e-document delivery service via e-mail.

The college administration also harbours a plan to upgrade the Library with modern computerized system for the benefit of harmonious circulation of books and other resources.


1.Library Services

            "Five Laws of Library science

           1. Books are for use

           2. Every reader his/her books

           3. Every book its reader

           4. Save the time of a reader.

           5. Library is a growing organism."

  • Dr. S.R. Ranganathan


Reader's Services aimed at strengthening the Reading Room service that includes reference and bibliographic services.

The total numbers of users who enrolled themselves for the Year 2022 is more than600. The library's Reading Room was utilized by over 50 readers per day at an average. A far larger number of users use the library which includes other services like Circulation, Periodicals, Reprography etc. and more than 20 titles at an average were issued to the users daily.

Opening Hours: 10 A. M. to 4.00 P. M. on all working days.

Circulation Service

The library provides a fully computerized barcode based issue/return/renewal of books from the circulation desk. Also the visitors record is done throgh SOUL Gateway system.


The entire library collection is computer catalogued and searchable through the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Users can search a book through author, title, keyword, accession number, subject, class number, ISBN, publisher, Year of Publication, etc. Free text searching and advanced Boolean search techniques are supported in the OPAC.

​Opening Hours: 10.00 A. M. to 4.30 P. M. on all working days.

Photocopying service

The Library provides photocopying facility within the premises of the Library at subsidized rates. Books from Reference Section and S.K.Borthakur Circle cannot be borrowed. New photocopier has been installed in library so that users can get required portion of such books photocopied at the approved rates given below:

One side page:     Rs. 1.00 INR

Both side pages:  Rs. 2.00 INR

Free Book Bank Service

The Book Bank holds multiple copies of selected textbooks for making them available to the students for the entire duration of a semester free of cost and no rental charges for books is charged.


Users can avail the Internet facility in the Library at subsidized rates. The 100 mbps LAN& WiFi Internet service is provided to support the academic activities of students and facultyfree of charge in the Library.


Printing Service is available for genuine research and study purposes. Scan facility for students ,staffs is provided to all. Mainly Book Scanner is used to Scan Books,Theses,Question Papers and Office Documents when ever asked for help.

Library Collections:

Book Collection:

The total collection of the library is 7000  Books. Besides, there are also a number of current Subject Journals, magazines and newspapers subscribed to cater the needs of its users. Certain books are on permanent issue to various departments. These are housed in their respective departments.

Following Collections are organized for the benefit of the users:

Reference cum Reading Room Collection

Circulation Collection

Free Book Bank Collection

S.K.. Borthakur Circle

Free Book Bank:

List of Subject Journals

1. Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

2. Acta Entomology and Zoology

3. International Journal of Physics

4  JSA Journal of Social Anthropology

5. Research & Reviews of Botany

6. Journal of Modern Chemistry & Chermical Technology

List of Popular Magazines:

1. Indian Today

2. Readers' Digest,

3. Careers360

4. The Week

5. General Knowledge Today

6. Education World Magazine

7. Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology (PCMB)

8. Prantik, (Assamese)

9. Gariyashi (Assamese)

10. Prakash (Assamese)

11. Satsari (Assamese)

​​List of News Papers:

1. The Assam Tribune,

2. Dainik Janambhumi,

3. Asomiya Pratidin,

4. Amar Asom,

5. The Times of India

E-Resources :

  1. N-List:
  2. National Science Library
  3. NISCAIR Online Periodicals
  4. National Digital Library of India
  5. The Directory of Open Access Journals
  6. Open Access Theses and Disertations
  7. Springer Open Books
  8. Springer Open Journals

Open Access Resources

Open Access Journals / e-journals:

Directory of Open Access Journals -Provides access to over 1500 +  learned journals covering all major disciplines.

Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) –   11 free Indian online journals

Niscair Full Text Journals 

Bentham 175 Open Access Journals

High Wire Press- Earths largest free-full science archives (journals) 320 journals

Institute of Physics electronic journals(IOP) 60  e-journals

Journal of the Indian Institute of Science

Down to Earth 

Indian National Science Academy journals (INSA) 

Indian Journals

Iete Journals (institution Of Electronics And Telecommunication Engineers.)

Open j-Gate 4805 Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals Search Engine

Medknow Publications Journals

49 Full Open Access Stm Journals

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

Digital Learning

Directory of Open Access Repositories

Journal of Nanotechnology

Nano Technology Open Access Journals

Details of Library Staff

Sl.Name and designation

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Dr. Robin Phukan, Librarian

B. Sc., MLI. Sc., PhD.

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Mrs. Himashree Gogoi, Asst. Librarian

MLI.S (Appeared)

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Mrs. Trishna Saikia, Library Assistant

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Mr. Promud Gogoi, Lib. Bearer (Contractual)

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Dr, Robin Phukan

Phone Number: 6000630613/876197983(Whatsapp)


1. A program "Kitap Porhu Ahok" - "Let us Read Books" was held on 4th August 2019 in Silapathar Science College Library following an appeal by Dr. Amarjyoti Choudhury, VC, Down Town University, Assam in association with Dhemaji Book Depot, Sankardev Shishu Niketan, Surjyoday Adarsha High School and Silapathar Science College. The program had a vision to create awareness and consiousness among students to read books and use library as a tool to develop their reading habits. <click here for the news cut>