The Library of Academy of Integrated Christian Studies (AICS) was started with a few collections along with the existence of the Institution in the year 2000. The Library has developed a tremendous growth in its collections and services every year. The AICS Library acts as the information centre for the students, faculty members, non teaching staffs, and other members of the community. Since the inception of the library, it has been playing a key role in preservation and conservation of different publications of the Baptist Church of Mizoram.
The Library is headed by 1 Librarian, 1 Lower Divisional Clerk and 2 Library Assistants. The library had two separate collection rooms such as Reference Section and Stack Section. The library remained open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday. The Library night shift is also opened from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm which is maintained and supervised by the student library in-charges. The library membership is available for all students, faculties and other staffs of AICS. The library is also automated with the library management software called SOUL 2.0. Using this software the documents of the library are automated and automated circulation system is available through barcode technology. The library facilities are heavily used by the students, faculty members, non-teaching staffs. The outsiders and visitors who intend to consult the library collections are also allowed to utilize the facilities.
The Library has a collection (as on 16.03.2020) of 22,110 books and references, 320 theses, subscribing 73 periodicals. The periodicals include 43 Journals, 24 Magazines, 3 Daily Newspapers and 3 Weekly Newspapers. The Library has also provided different services and facilities for the users:
· Availability of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) for locating documents.
· A well furnished reading room is maintained.
· Reprographic service is available at a nominal charge.
· Orientation programme is conducted every year for the newly admitted students.
· Generator has been installed and used for the uninterrupted power supply.
· During the Academic session 2019-20 seven lakhs was allocated for purchase of books and journals.
· Book lending facility for Library members.
· Newspaper clipping service.
The Staff position of the AICS Library:
|Sl. No||Name||Designation||Edu. Qualification|
|1.||C. Lalrinenga||Librarian||M.Phil., NET|
|5.||Esther Lalngilneii||Library Asst.||B.A.|
The college offers computer and internet facilities with ten (10) sets of computers in the computer laboratory for the use of students with one laser printer. The college also offers two computers for faculty members. These facilities can be accessed during the college hours 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on weeknights.
The college library is automated with SOUL 2.0 software and Dewey’s Decimal Classification (DDC) 23rd edition for classification of books.
The Library Stack Room extension is under construction which is expected to be completed before the academic session 2020-21.