Bhavan’s College Library was established in the year 1946 along with Bhavan’s College to achieve the objectives of Bharataiya Vidya Bhavan. Initially there was a small library with about 10,000 books mostly in the field of Arts. There was no separate building for the library.

In the year 1948, Shri. B.G.Kher the then Chief Minister of Mumbai inaugurated the Mulraj Khatau Hall. In view of increased strength of the college they had to expand the library building with the substantial grant from the University Grants Commission. The extension of library building was inaugurated by Dr. P. B. Gajendragadkar the Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai on 22nd July, 1971. . The library services are fully computerized with LIBSYS Software (College Edition).

Library activities like Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Periodicals, Stock Verification and OPAC are performed with the help of computers. Barcode Printers and Scanners are used in the Circulation Section and stock verification tasks.

Library Collection

The Library has 64,000 books with a good number of textbooks, reference books, dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Yearbooks, Handbooks and Books for Competitive Examinations. Students can issue these books for home reading as well as reference purpose in the library.

Book Bank Scheme

A Book Bank Facility is available for underprivileged, economically backward and differently abled students. A separate collection of fast moving titles particularly textbooks based on syllabus is being developed and issued to these students for semester-wise.

Reading Room

The Reading Room facility with a peaceful environment has been produced to enhance the learning ability of the students. The Library Reading Room is situated in the first floor and can accommodate 200 students.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

The Library is computerized with the help of Libsys (College Edition) Software. The books and resources are catalogued and they can be searched through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). OPAC is user friendly and students can search the collection by author-wise, title-wise, subject-wise or call number-wise.

UGC Network Resource Centre and Internet Facility

Bhavan’s College Library has established UGC Network Resource Centre the Financial Grants from the University Grants Commission (UGC). Free internet access is provided in the center to use the INFLIBNET-N-LIST E-Resources and other educational sites for their study and research purposes.

JAWS for Visually Impaired

The Library has JAWS (Job Access With Speech) Software and devices specially designed for differently abled students. JAWS Talking Software and a host of other Assistive Technology products help the visually challenged students to master them with the most important tool in an office environment i.e. Computers.

Softcopies of Syllabus and Question Papers

The copies of syllabus and question papers are digitized and stored in the computers for students’ reference. The links are provided on the College Library Website ( and other e-resources for remote access.