The library of the Staff College had its modest beginning in the year 1961 with a collection of about 500 books. With purchases in the subsequent years the collection of books has now risen to around 80,000 (volumes) at present. During the current year 1606 number of books were purchased. The existing collection of books in the library covers almost all the major fields such as literature, science, technology, environment, law, management, IT and computer, social sciences, human rights, gender issues, public administration including Central and State Government rules, regulations and acts. The library has a very rich reference section consisting of different kinds of encyclopedia, dictionaries, hand books, reports and a special section on area studies of the North East Region. Multi-terminal computers have been installed in the library to computerize all the library services. During the current year the floor space of the library has been increased by adding the foyer and the front verandah of the administrative building.
The library at present subscribes to journals including some foreign journals. The day to day affairs of the Library is looked after by a trained Assistants. The membership of the Library is open to all government employees based in Guwahati.
All library members are provided with access to JSTOR – A United States based online system for archiving academic journals. JSTOR provides full text searches of digitised back issues of several hundred well-known journals.
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