Holy Cross College library caters to the needs of the teaching and non teaching staff, research scholars, students and outside scholars who look for information resources. The library is located in a three storey building situated in the central part of the college and easily accessible to all the departments. The library is fully automated with NIRMALS (Network Information Resources Management of Academic Library System) Software with Barcode Technology.
The housekeeping operations are fully automated with 17 desktop computers kept in different sections of the library and connected to the main server to store and retrieve data regarding the resources, users and any other activities
Library was established with 1000 volumes of books in 1923. Now the collection of books has risen to 130843 and 148 Journals and magazines and a plethora of e-resources such as DELNET, NLIST, Web of Science and IGI global.
There are separate sections of stack rooms for Science and Arts subjects. As the library is the Temple of knowledge and Center of Collegiate education, it follows the open access system. Books are arranged according to the need and interest of the students, following the “Universal Decimal Classification System” with local variation.
The Digital section is fitted with 14 computers for accessing digital resources available in the form of CDs, DVDs and also to access online resources.
In the year 1999, Book Bank Section of the library was established.
The automation process was started in the year 2000.
The Barcode Tehnology was introduced in the year 2005.
E-Library was constructed through a website: www.Crossianslibrary.weebly.com. Where the subscribed as well as open access journals were hyperlinked for student’s usage in the year 2015-16.
Wi-Fi Facility is available from 2015 onwards.
Kindle and Tablets are introduced in the year 2015-2016.
Web OPAC-online search facility was launched on 2018.
E-library feature is integrated with NIRMAL software in the year 2018. This feature is used to build the digital library. The E-library contains the subscribed journals, open access full text journals, subscribed and open access e-books as well as Newspaper and MOOCs. These e-resources are hyper linked to provide convenient access for students and staff and researchers.
Separate Digital Library section is launched in 2019 and RFID Technology was introduced in the year 2019.