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Welcome to Yuvarajas college University Graduate Library. It is the oldest library established in 1918 and is presently catering to more than 3000 students and more than 100 staff members of the constituent colleges of University of Mysore Yuvarajas College. It has its own independent heritage building with about 2 lakhs of books and other information resources along with old publications and rare collections with latest technological developments.


Digital Information Resource Centre (DIRC)

  • Presently 55 PCs with Internet browsing facility
  • Access to e-journals, e-books
  • Facilitates e-mailing, assignment and project preparation
  • Open from 10am to 5.30pm on all working days
  • On an average of 350 users per day visits the centre
  • Brings IT awareness among students
  • N-list service is provided in this centre

Career Information Resource Centre (CIRC)

  • Study centre for competitive examinations UGC NET, SLET, UPSC, KPSC, LIC, Banking and Railways
  • Sources on General Knowledge, General Aptitude, Functional English, Numerical Ability.
  • Guides and question bank series
  • Magazines covering employment opportunities

Learning Resource Centre for Visually Challenged (LRCVC)

  • State-of-the-Art Assistive Technologies for Visually Challenged
  • Jaws Talking Software
  • Sara Book Reader


The functions of the library mainly falls into the following traditional and technological divisions carrying out various library professional activities.

  1. Acquisition Section
  2. Technical Section
  3. Stack Area/Section
  4. Reference and Documentation Section
  5. Periodical Section
  6. Circulation Section
  7. Information Technology Division

Acquisition Section :

This section performs the major activity of collection development / procurement of new documents based on the recommendations made by the Heads of the concerned department through the principal. The Users can avail the information about the status of New Arrivals to the library.

Technical Section :

This section performs the major professional activities like Numbering, Classification, Cataloguing and Indexing of Books, Labeling , Data entry, Bar coding and preparation of New Arrival list of books procured by the library by utilizing various grants. The library is using DDC ( Dewey Decimal Classification) System for classification of books and AACR II with local variations for cataloguing practice.

Stack Area / Section :

The Stack Area is divided into two units viz Active Stack Area and Controlled Stack Area. Most of the Old documents housed in Controlled Stack Area and New arrivals have been kept in Active Stack. The major collections of the library are housed in different stack areas.

  • Science and Technology
  • Linguistics and Literature ( Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi )
  • Kannada Literature and Kannada Subject books.
  • History and Geography
  • Social Science and Humanities

Reference Section :

This is one of the most important section. The important collections in this section are: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Reports, Annual Reports, Census Reports, Maps, Atlases and charts, general Knowledge books and Reference Books.

Periodical Section :

In this section, only few journals, newspapers and magazines have been kept and providing services to the users.

Circulation Section :

This Section is one of the most important section mainly deals with Charging and Dis-charging of books, Membership enrolment of the MCM and YCM students, Research Scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff of Mysore University . This section provides Inter-Library loan facility and performs the responsibility of issuing of No Due Certificate to its members.

Information Technology Division :

Internet Centre:

The service of the Internet Centre is being availed by the Faculty, Researchers and Students. There is a steady increase in the number of users. The Internet service is available between 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The Centre is providing accessibility to UGC-INFONET Journals with full text and abstracts in addition to other subject databases and providing N-list services.

CD-ROM Service:

The establishment of CD ROM Workstation is a novel step. The Library has a collection of CD-ROMs and also getting some CDs along with the Textbooks. Such CDs are also available for browsing by the students and Research Scholars. The Library also acquired quite good number of multimedia CDs which are educative and informative.

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