Bhavan’s College Library was established in 1946 to achieve the objectives of Bhavan’s College and to impart Bharatiya Vidya. Bhavan’s Library being an integral part of the teaching programme and curriculum plays a central role in enhancing the quality of academic and research environment in the College. Initially it has a collection of around 10,000 books mostly in the field of Arts and at present the Library possesses a very rich Collection of Books, Periodicals, Audio-Visual materials, Bound Volumes and up course E-Resources to cater the changing needs of staff and students fraternity.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have immensely impacted on the functioning of College Libraries. To enhance value based services to our users and to meet our end-users demands and expectations, the Library has automated its functions and services by using Library Management Software “Libsys”.
Library Collection at Present
Collection of the Library has been acquired and developed keeping in view the present and potential requirements of the users. Bhavan’s College Library has more than 55,000 books pertain to Arts, Commerce, Science, Management and IT. Our Valuable Collection includes
- Kulpati Munshiji’s Collection
- Collection on Gandhism
- Collection of Gujarati Books
- Collection of French Books
- Valuable Books on Marathi, Hindi and English Literature
- Publications of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Periodicals and Bound Volumes of Journals
The Library is subscribing more than 80 periodicals including national and international journals from reputed publications. The old issues of the journals are preserved in the form of Bound Volumes. The library is holding around 1400 bound volumes.
To make teaching and learning more effective, library has started adding Audio-Visual materials like CDs and DVDs. These materials are used for classroom teaching and students can also browse them in the library. At present library has around 355 CDs / DVDs.
Office Hours : 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Reading Room : 7.00 a. m. to 7.00 p.m.
(During Exam Period it will be extended to 9.00 p.m.)
Bhavan’s Library services are planned and organized so that the users can get their desired information or documents promptly. The Library provides variety of services to increase the use of its resources. Reference Service and personal service aim to provide right book to a right a reader. Some of the services provided by the Library are:
- Reference Service
- Circulation of Books
- Display of New Arrivals
- Access to Syllabus and Old Question Paper Sets
- Book Bank Facility
- Inter Library Loan Facility
- OPAC (On-Line Public Access Catalogue)
- Internet Facility
- Access to E-Resources from INFLIBNET’S N-List Consortium
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