MACFAST Library and Information Centre (MLIC) consists of main library and various department libraries of the college. The user community of the centre includes post graduate students, research students and faculty members of the institute. To cater to the information needs of this large community the library is having a collection of more than 25750 books, Ejournals databases ( IEEE Asp, ProQuest, J-Gate Management ) 145 periodicals, 1600 bound volumes of journals, 935 CD-ROMs, more than 1170 students’ project reports, 40 volumes of previous year question papers, newspaper clipping files from the year 2001, pamphlets and brochures of various institution, cartographic materials etc. MLIC acts as the chief repository of documents of the institution. It is open from 8 am to 9:45 pm. MLIC uses KOHA an open source software to facilitate the maximum exposure of documents and to automate the library operations (Pls. visit www.koha.macfast.co.in). The documents are organized in shelves using Dewey Decimal Class Number (22nd edition) and Colon Book Number.
The major attraction of MLIC is Earn While You Learn program. This program helps the students in attaining an income during their studies. Those selected library assistants are managing the library operations in the evening section (4:45pm-9:45pm).
Journal of Science, Technology and Management (JSTM) is the other major operation of MLIC. JSTM is a quarterly scientific publication from the Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST). This is a multidisciplinary journal containing original research papers on Bio Science, Computer Science and Management.
MACFAST - Introduction