Library - St. Xavier's College

College Library


The College Library has a very valuable treasure of textbooks, reference books, encyclopaedias, and dictionaries, journals (national, international and peer review) magazines and newsletters etc.

The noteworthy collection is in the various subjects that are offered in the Curriculum. It has a spacious Hall for the readers to make the best use of the matter that is available and keeping with the role of an information center the facility of “Open Access System” has been introduced whereby the readers have direct access to the cupboards and do the necessary reference. It is open for nine hours from 8.30 am with the closing time as 5.30 p.m.

The library provides internet and photocopying facility. It has also computerised its transactions. The ground floor of the library has the Book Issue Section, Periodicals Section, Reading/Reference Section and E-Library Section. The basement has Book Stacks and Journal Section, Reprography Section, Technical Section, store rooms and staff utility room.

At the beginning of the academic year, an orientation session is conducted for the new students to acquaint them with the functioning of the library. Textbooks are provided to meritorious students under the Book Bank (Ruby Jubilee) scheme and book exhibitions are held twice a year in the Library by book distributors and publishers.

Total No. of Books:    70450​

Total Bound Volumes:    1400


Journals : 101
Magazines : 40


Local Newspapers: English – 04,      Konkani – 01,     Marathi – 05
National Newspapers: English – 04,     Hindi -02,       Marathi – 01

Internet/Intranet/OPAC Facility :

Computers for Students : 11
Computers for Staff : 07
Computers for Library operations : 04

New students desiring to be members of the Library will have to apply for membership in the prescribed form available in the library at the Book Issue Section counter.

Library Cards :

a. Library Card can be purchased from the office on payment of Rs. 30/-.

b. Library will issue three cards to members – Two Library cards for books for home reference for 4 days from Main Library and One Departmental Library Card for book issued from Department Library.

c. Only one book will be issued per card.

d. Library Cards are not transferable.

e. Students who are already members (regular students) of the Library will have to pay College fees and produce fee receipt at the BOOK Issue Section counter to get membership renewed.

f. Regular Students will have to renew Library Cards at the beginning of the academic year. Library cards not renewed will not be valid and books will not be issued to these students.

g. An amount of Rs. 70/- will be refunded from the Library deposit at the time of leaving the College on surrendering Library cards (Rs. 30/- will be deducted towards service charges). Refund of Library deposit will be done till August every year.

h. Students can avail books only up to the valid period of the Library Card. Books for next or previous class will not be issued on current Library Card.

Keep wet umbrellas and raincoats outside the Library door during monsoons.
Keep bags on the Luggage Rack.
Sign the Attendance Register (kept on the Book Issue Section Counter) while entering/exiting the Library.
Take care of books, magazines, and other Library materials.
Keep books on the BIG TABLE after reference.
Check Pages before taking books.
Make proper use of reading tables and chairs by not disturbing the existing seating arrangement in the reading room.

Talk/Make noise in the library.
Mutilate or tear pages
Keep bags on floor.
Steal books or other library material.

Library Timing

Mon – Sat:   8.30.00 A. M. To 5.30 P. M.
​Sunday Closed


St. Xavier’s College Library,
Mapusa Bardez Goa,