St. Francis Institute of Technology has one of the best Library facilities known as the Learning & Information Resource Centre (LIRC) located on the second floor. Our LIRC aids the teaching, learning and research-related activities of the institute using the best information resources and innovative services. It offers rich collections in tangible and digital formats across the broad spectrum of disciplines represented at SFIT. These collections are not only used by members of the campus, but they are also accessible to all the ACCMI Institutes under the Resource Sharing facility.
The LIRC has over 25000 books on various aspects of engineering studies. In addition, the library boasts of over 54 journals in print form and more than 1000 e-journals available through online databases.
The library also has varied collection of Audio Visual materials in the form of Audio-Video Cassettes, CDROMs and DVDs. It subscribes to 3 online databases that provide access to nascent and scholarly information.
Circulation Counter of the LIRC:
The LIRC routine services are automated using the LibSuite 6.5 version (Scrum Systems, formerly Soft-Aid). All the transactions are recorded against a bar-code – unique to every document and reader. The Online catalog – WebOPAC is accessible to all registered members of the SFIT community.
Digital Collections are also growing at a steady pace. We now provide online access to sample question papers and syllabi through the Digital Library facility.
In addition, the library is creating a repository of the scholarly content (publications) produced by the students and faculty alike using DSpace.
Our LIRC is also a member of the following:
IIT Library, Bombay: Access to the library of IIT Bombay is provided to the students for three days consecutively after approval from the library. Access the catalog of the library here.
DELNET (Developing Library Network): It is supported by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It offers resource sharing facilities by providing access to books not available in the SFIT library.
The library has 10 PCs in the Digital Library section which provide access to e-journals and e-books and 2 PCs for WebOPAC for searching the catalog and placing online reservation.
3 PCs are for the Circulation Counter.