Library Department


Central Library

The year 2022-2023 has proven to be a productive year for RIPANS Central Library, with notable progress made in expanding its collection and services. The implementation of a Library Management System (LMS) has enabled the library to efficiently manage its resources, while also facilitating the extension of its services to better serve the needs of its users. 

No. of Collection:        The Central Library has a total collection of 37289 Books


Journals subscribe                         :   There are 31 print journal and 11 online journal.

Computers                                      :    There are 20 computers available for user at the e-resource section

Library Management System       :    The Central Library aims to attain the status of fully automated library and to improve its services by Library Management System (LMS).

Library Software Koha                    :     Koha ensures the smooth function and management of library circulation services i.e., issue/return/renewal of library materials. The library has expanded its services by the implementation of webOPAC, offering a web-based Online Public Access Catalogue (webOPAC), thereby enabling users to access and browse the library's holdings from remote locations. In addition, the self-renewal module integrated into the system provides users with a useful and convenient mechanism to extend the borrowing period of their materials without the need for physical presence within the library's premises.

Installation of New System           :    Installation of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system which significantly reduces the amount of time and effort required for circulation operations. This technology has eliminated the need for library staff to spend valuable time scanning barcodes during check-out and check-in processes, thereby boosting their productivity. Furthermore, RFID offers a faster and more convenient borrowing and returning experience for library users, as the readers can simultaneously read multiple RFID tags. The Central Library has also enhanced its security protocols with the use of hybrid technology, involving both RFID and Electromagnetic Tags. RFID tags are strategically placed on the back cover of books, enabling easy identification and tracking via radio waves. The new RFID system has replaced the outdated barcode system, using a reader and microchip to identify items more accurately.

RFID Staff Circulation Station      :    Staff Circulation Station is a fast and efficient tool for circulation. The technology not only speeds up the lending process but also the reliability and efficiency gain  that can be achieved contribute to a complete and optimal circulation traffic. 

RFID Book Drop Station                :    The technology offers unprecedented flexibility and convenience of returning library items. Patrons can easily return books and other materials outside of regular library hours, without having to interact with library staff or wait in long lines. This not only increases the efficiency of the return process but also enhances user satisfaction with the library's services.

RFID Gate                                       :    The RFID Gate enhances security by triggering an alarm when items are being removed without being properly checked out. Overall, the implementation of an RFID Gate system in a library greatly improves its operations and  enhances its ability to serve its patrons.

With the implementation of new library software Koha, the Central Library launched a new web-based user interface called Web OPAC. The new interface offers facilities such as

1.      Users can make online reservation,

2.      The interface allow users to check their status

3.      Remote access

4.      Facilitates browse and search of database of books available in the Central Library

5.      24x7 accessible

6.      Provide users Web-OPAC account