About Gujarat University Library

Vision
  • To support scholarship and research productivity among University Community
  • To explore and implement innovative technologies and services to deliver information and scholarly resources conveniently to users anytime/anyplace
  • To establish library as a Knowledge Sharing Hub
Mission
  • To acquires, store, organize, and disseminate resources for next generation in all subjects offered by Gujarat University.
  • To provide access of all kind of information resources and information services to all affiliated community as per objective, function and mission of Gujarat University.
  • Build and strengthen ICT infrastructure in the University Library with value-added services

Gujarat university library was started along with its parent body the Gujarat University . The University Library moved to its newly constructed building in May 1967. The Library have more than 3,50,457 books. 11,600 E-Books and 7,500 E-Journals. The Library adds about 5000 books every year and subscribes to about 250 Printed periodicals in various subjects. This library caters to the needs of the students and teachers of the University at large. In addition, there are small libraries attached to each school / department in which house texts and reference books on courses being currently offered by the respective school / department are provided. These books are issued from the Central Library on long-term basis to each school / department. The department and school libraries offer books and reading-room facilities to their students and teachers. Also there is a reading room attached to the Central Library. The reading room can accommodate 600 readers. They can sit and read at the same time. For those students who find the Central Library away from their residence, nearer centres are provided by the university in the Ahmedabad city, such as centers at Hajipur, Saraspur and Khokhra-Mehemdabad.

Library at Glance
  • Books : 350000+
  • Subscription to Journals : (Print : 251 & 500+ Gratis )
  • Bound Volumes : 39000+
  • News Papers : 14
  • Thesis : 3000+
  • Dissertation: 15000+
  • CDs /DVD & Videos : 1000+
  • E-Books : 1,00,000 +
  • Online E-Journals & Database : 8500 +
  • ETD : 140 +
Objective

The Gujarat University Library is established to cater to the need of the students, teachers and Research scholars of the university. It not only helps in supporting the classroom instructional programme of the university, but also unfolds the horizon of knowledge in regards to the different research programme carried out by the university.

Functions:
  • To acquire and collect books, manuscripts, Journals and other reading materials and organize them.
  • To collect all kinds of E-Resources which may be useful for teaching and research.
  • To provide reading materials for use.
  • To adopt new techniques of classification and cataloguing, makes bibliographies and checklists and provides reference service to readers.
  • To make available resources to the students and teaching as well as non teaching community.
  • With the help of heads of the department of various subjects, a library should co-ordinate its library activities which are related to teaching and curriculum programmes of a university.
  • To arrange study material on specific regions in the form of area studies Development.
  • To inform the teaching faculty about the university activities to bring books, students and scholars together and create a situation in which curiosity about knowledge, research and reading is aroused.