Library

Vision

To provide quality information services that will enable the college in providing the best training to teacher trainees

Mission

The library and information services will be integral to the teaching, learning and research activities of the institute.

The library and information services will continue to play a major role in the development of information literacy in today’s information dependent society.The staff of Library and Information aims to provide easy and equitable information and library services supporting education and lifelong learning.
 

Library Resources

The library has a collection of materials that supports the users of the college. The collection contains:

  • Government documents
  • Journals
  • Textbooks
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction (English & Dzongkha
  • Reference materials

 

Opening hours

Monday – Friday                    8.00 AM – 8.00 PM

 

Library Policies and Rules

Membership

All students, academic and administrative staff of the College are members of the library.

Teacher trainees are kindly requested to show their student ID while using library services. 

 

Borrowing Access and Loan Periods

  • The library collections are available to all individuals for use
  • All faculty, staff and students are eligible for privileges to borrow from PCE library
  • Five items per student for two weeks.
  • Ten items per lecturers for two months.
  • Five items per staff for one months
  • Reference items, journals and periodicals will not be loaned out

Overdue Material

  • Students will be charged Nu.5 per day for overdue materials
  • Lecturers/staff will be charged Nu.10 per day for overdue materials.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if regular circulating materials are kept for 30 days or more beyond their due date, or if a recalled item is five days overdue. Privileges will be restored only after the items have been returned

 

Lost or Damaged Items

  • Any person who shall willfully, maliciously, deface, tear, write upon, ruin, or injure any library materials or facilities may be subjected to loss of library privileges and appropriate administrative action.
  • Lost library items must be reported immediately.
  • Replace the book or either pay the purchased price plus a processing fee of Nu.50.

 

Holds & Recalls

  • All borrowers are guaranteed the use of library books depending on the loan periods assigned unless a rush recall is placed to put the book on reserve.
  • If an item is loaned out, library staff will put a recall on the item and must be submitted on the new due date. The patrons will receive a recall notice.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if a recalled item is not returned by the new recall due date and fines will be levied accordingly.
  • An item can be placed on hold by consulting the library staff. 

 

Returns & Renewals

  •  Materials checked out must be returned to the library staff.
  • Library items can be renewed online.
  • Renewal polices vary depending on the type of material and users.

 

 

Library Catalogue - the key to finding books in the library

Books in the library are shelved in call number order using the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The Dewey Decimal Classification System divides all knowledge into ten main classes as follows:

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

100 Philosophy & Psychology

200 Religion

300 Social Sciences

400 Language

500 Science

600 Technology

700 Arts & Recreation

800 Literature

900 History & Geography

Some of the Dzongkha call numbers are:

Buddhist logic & philosophy – 181.043

Buddhism – 294.3

Language/Dictionaries – 495.4

Dzongkha grammar – 495.45

Dzongkha literature – 895.4

Dzongkha poetry – 895.41

Lozey – 895.41044

Dzongkha letter writing – 895.46

History – 954.98

Books by different authors on the same subject are shelved together in one place and are sub-arranged alphabetically by the surname of the author.

Books are entered in the following item types:

-  Books

-  Children’s literature

-  Textbooks

-  M.Ed books

-  Reference

Catalog search tips: search by using title, author, call number, ISBN, publisher or go to advanced search and click on the item type & enter (eg. select text books & enter)

Reshelving

Patrons should not attempt to reshelve library materials.

Patrons should place books taken from the shelves on the counter near the Loans Desk for library staff to reshelve.