Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College, RNLK, Gope College (Midnapore)

Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College

Re-accredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC  |  NIRF Rank 64 (2023)  |  ISO 21001:2018 Certified


The Central Library

(Dr. Sushila Mondal Memorial Central Library)

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Dr.Sushila Mandal Memorial Central Library is the nerve centre of all academic activities of Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College. It is one of the most advanced and well equipped College Libraries under Vidyasagar University. The Library is housed in a large three storied building with enough space for the users. It has one of the best collections on subjects like Humanities and Literature in the district of Paschim Medinipur.

Library Resources

Books More than 42000
Journal & Magazines 40
E-Books Oxford Scholarship Online & McGraw-Hill Education
E-Journals Web of Science & SAGE
News Papers 4
Employment Bulletin 2
Bound Volume of Journals More Than 800


Library Services

  • Book Lending Service
  • Bibliographic Search Service (Web OPAC / MOPAC)
  • Reference Service
  • E-books & E-journal Access
  • Digital Library (Institutional Repository)
  • Internet and Online Database searching
  • Inter-Library Loan Service
  • Reprography Service
  • Extension Services (Book Talk, Book Exhibition, etc.)

Salient Features

  • Fully automated Library System through Koha software.
  • Open Access stack-room for Students.
  • Very easy circulation (issue and return of books) system.
  • Separate Reading Rooms for Students, Teachers and Research Scholars.
  • Very rich Reference Section and Periodical Section.
  • Steady Wi-Fi connectivity inside the Library premises.
  • Institutional Membership of the Central Library of Vidyasagar University.
  • MonthlyBook-talk and other extension services.
  • User orientation program on regular basis.

Library Hour

Days Reading Room Circulation
Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm 10.30 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Sunday X X

Open-Access Stack Rooms

The stackrooms of the Central library are Open-Access for the students. They can physically visit the stack room and choose their books for check in.

Reading Room

The Library has two separate Reading Rooms. In the 1st floor, there is a large reading room for the Students, and on the 2nd floor there is another reading room for the Faculty Members and Research Scholars.

Reference Section

We have a rich collection of reference books. Besides several updated yearbooks, directories, and dictionaries, the Library possesses the classic titles like “The New Encyclopaedia Britannica (30 Vol.)”, “McGraw-Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology (15 Vol.)”, “The Oxford English Dictionary (12 Vol.)”, “Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 Vol.)”, “The Wealth of India”, “The Cultural Heritage of India (5 Vol.)”, Encyclopaedia of The World and its People (27 Vol.), etc.

Old and Rare Books

Our library possesses a great collection of old and rare books on different subjects of arts and humanities. The proud archive includes some priceless original series on History, Philosophy, English Literature, etc., published from UK &US in the 1950s and 1960s. Moreover, it must be mentioned that “The Encyclopaedia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature” (9th Ed., Edinburg: Adam and Charles Black, 1889), which was once used by the honourable Raja NarendraLal Khan is also preserved here.

E-Books & E Journals

Central Library subscribed E-books from Oxford Scholarship Online (OUP) and McGraw-Hill Educationand E-journals from SAGE. Recently it has subscribed the Web of Science. These e-resources are available only inside the College premises(via static IP).

Online Database N-LIST

Our Library subscribes a very useful online database N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content). Members can access the database by logging in through user Ids and Passwords. All the Faculty members and research scholars, and some interested PG students of the college are the registered user of the database.

Inter-Library Loan

The Library is an Institutional member (with six membership cards) of the Central Library of Vidyasagar University. Students and Teachers can collect the cards from the Librarian of this College and visit the University library.

Institutional Digital Repository

“RNLKWC Digital Repository” (DSpace@RNLKWC) is an open access repository of administrative and academic documents of the College, and the research output of the faculty members and research scholars. The repository is managed by the open source digital library software DSpaceand is available over the web.


User Orientation

The library organizes User Orientation Program on a regular basis. The current edition of the booklet “Our Library” is distributed among the newly admitted students every year. Besides that, the Library personnel are always ready to assist the students in searching of Library catalogue and other databases. Students can also approach to the Information Counter for any queries.

The Web OPAC

RNLK OPAC is powered by Koha and accessible over the web. The OPAC provides Library notices, useful links, general rules and regulations, etc. There is an Android App(RNLK-MOPAC) of the OPAC, which is available at the College Website and Web OPAC.

Extension Activities

বই-সই সমিতি (RNLKWC Book Lovers’ Club)

বই-সই সমিতি(Boi-SoiSamiti)is a Book-lovers' club set up by the patronage of the Central Library. Students who love book and reading become member of the club. The club organises Book Exhibitions and Book-Talks on regular basis. The main objective of the club is to boost up the reading habits among the students and to make them aware about the rules and regulations of the Library. The members of the club are true friends of the Library.

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Book Exhibition

Book exhibitions are organized frequently in the Reading Room of the Central Library to make the students aware of important titles on any subject and to boost up their reading habits.

Book Talk

Book Talks are organised on regular basis by বই-সই সমিতি(Boi-SoiSamiti). One student and one teacher deliver talks on any book. Currently the programme is organised once in a month.