University of these days is a collection of books says Carlyle. Library is one of the most important organs of a college. It is the storehouse of knowledge and it empowers the minds of its users.
The GokhaleCentenaryCollege was established in 1966. In the beginning, it had a small library was housed in a class-room in PMHS school. When the college was shifted to its own building on the highway (NH 67) in the year 1967. the library started functioning in the class-room – one room for stocking and issuing books, and other room for reading. A library is the centre of academic activities in the life of a college. Late Dr. Dinakar Desai, Founder-Chairman of the Kanara Welfare Trust, had a clear vision as regards the college. He knew the importance of library in the college life. Thanks to his foresight, a separate structure was built up in 1971 for the library in the campus. In the year May 1970, foundation stone of independent library building was laid by shri S.S.Wodeyar, then Registrar of Karnataka University. The newly constructed library building was inaugurated by Jaylaxammanni Urs, the Director of Colligate Education, Bangalore on 3rd Oct 1971. The library has been named after Dadabhai Naoroji, Grand Old Man of India.
Our library is a vast structure of plinth area 611 square meters. It is one of the biggest libraries in KarnatakUniversity area. The building is ‘U’ shaped; there are five spacious halls in the building. Separate provision exists in the library for serious reading as well as general reading have 136 seating capacity for students and the staff of the college is provided with a separate seating arrangement in the library. At present, it consists of 56,252 volumes on selves and 40 current periodicals in various subjects and 83 back issues, 45 digital materials, 7 news papers. Over the years, it has grown to the present form, catering to the needs of the learners. Library is an ever growing organism.
Working Hours of the Library:
9.30 a.m – 5.30 p.m on Week Days.
9.30 a.m – 1.30 p.m on Saturdays
Working Days of the Library:
The Library functions on all working days. It is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.