Learning Resource Centre

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Learning Resource Centre

Pillai College of Education and Research – Learning Resource Centre (PCER LRC) is continually striving to become a valuable resource for its members and all knowledge seekers. PCER LRC plays a fundamental role in the developmental activities of both – students and teachers. With a organically growing collection, the PCER LRC is committed to include modern and evolving trends in educational resources, inclusive of — ebooks; audio and video tutorials; 24/7 access to GNU Open Source / Creative Commons / non copyright resources such as: wikipedia.org, gutenberg.org, eric.ed.gov etc. PCER LRC has also taken interlibrary loan and knowledge sharing facilities with other institutions like Delnet, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education.


“To aid the development of knowledge seeking minds via timely and quality driven services.”


To serve as a catalyst for the overall development of the institution and its related activities and to actively participate in the fructification of the institutions plan of action.

To select, acquire, preserve and disseminate relevant and latest information for our users*.
To supply the latest information to all researchers in their respective fields in time.
To procure the books and other reading materials requisitioned by faculty and students.
Providing SDI through display of newspaper clippings and employment information on notice board.
To provide computer based information services to all the users (availability of books and other reading materials)
Enabling users to become better informed in their fields of specialization.

*users: Students, faculty members, interlibrary members, and knowledge seekers per se.

Working Hours

The Learning Resource Centre is open throughout the year with the exception of public holidays. Regular timings are 08:30 19:15 hours during the academic session.


The PCER LRC is a well ventilated, airy and naturally lighted hall that has been divided into various sections — Book Collection Stacks, Reading Space, Staff Enclosure


The PCER LRC collection includes: books, ebooks, journals, Audio-Visual aids, Question Papers, Syllabus, Project reports.

Numbers of books in the Library8822
Journals Subscribed30
Reference Books2652
Journals subscribed30
Competitive Exam Books35
Psychology Journals19
Online DatabasesDELNET
Arrangement of Resources

PCER LRC has classified its knowledge resources according to globally recognized Dewey Decimal Classification System and arranged branch wise.

Special Support for Students and Staff

PCER LRC provides instruction in Library use through orientation and printed materials. It provides students and staff free internet facility and free interlibrary loan service. The college is linked with Libraries of TATA Institute of Social Sciences, DELNET (Developing Library Network). The library service is monitored by the Library Advisory Committee. The book bank facility is available for students who belong to under privileged sections of the society.

Library Interconnectivity

PCER LRC has interconnectivity with all Mahatma Education Society’s institutions to share knowledge resources and information to meet the requirements of our users.

Library Committee

PCER LRC has formed library committee to formulate policies and guidelines for the smooth functioning of Library activities. It also involves student representatives.

Computerized Information Retrieval

PCER LRC has automated its housekeeping activities like — Acquisition, Cataloging, Circulation, and Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The Integrated Library System (ILS) Software being used by PCER LRC is KOHA — a Free & Open Source (FOSS) package used by nearly 1000 libraries across the world. Users have 24/7 online access to the OPAC. Apart from the OPAC, the PCER LRC is also investigating the Drupal CMS (Content Management System) for sharing of Learning Resources.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
Bibliographic Service
Reference Service
Referral Service
Internet, Scanner, Reprography
Current Awareness Service (CAS)
Inter Library Loan
Book Bank
Newspaper Clippings
Document Lending
rupal — Online Content Management System

PCER LRC follows Open Access System whereby users have direct access to the Book Collection Stacks.

Library Extension Activities
Book Exhibition
To create awareness and to know about latest books in their subjects.
Student Suggestion Forms
To improve library services and to build good knowledge resources.

For assistance and enquiries, please contact the following staff:

Ms. Parveen ArifLibrarian
Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur Naka, Mumbai - 400071
Phone: 25224856, Ext: 44