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Gujarat University Library

Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009

Phone : +91-79-26301168

 

I/C Librarian  :  Dr. Yogesh R. Parekh

 

 

 

Introduction

 

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.


 Staff Details

 

 

Professional staff

 

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I/C Librarian

Dr. Yogesh R. Parekh

Asst. Librarian

Shri. Rakesh D. Parmar

Professional Asst.

Shri. A. N. Bhavsar

Professional Asst.

Dr. K. R. Vasanawala

Technical Asst.

Smt. M. B. Patel

Technical Asst.

Smt. V. D. Vyas

 

Administrative Staff

 

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Senior Clerk

Smt.K. R. Thakkar

Senior Clerk

Shri N. V. Bhatt

Senior Clerk

Smt. P. M. Dama

Junior Clerk

Shri. N.A.Raval

Junior Clerk

Miss. N. A. Banker

 

 

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.

 

 

Services provided

  • Document Circulation Service
  • Reference Service
  • Reprographic Services
  • Inter Library Loan Service
  • Internet Service
  • Reading Services
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Referral Service
  • Literature Search Service
  • Online Services
  • OPAC and WEBOPAC
  • Syllabus Service
  • Bibliographic Service
  • User Orientation Service

Present Scenario

  • Gujarat University Library signed memorandum of understanding on “ SODHGANGA” A Repository of Indian Electronic Theses and dissertation with Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET Centre on 4th June 2012 in presence of Shri Ramanbhai Vora, Hon’ble Education Minister of Gujarat. 61 Ph.D Theses of Various discipline were uploaded and made it Available on sodhganga@inflibnetcentre to the entire scholar community for open access.

 

  • Gujarat University Library is in the last stage of automation. Students, Research Scholars and faculty members can access the 3,14,097 Bibliographical database, E-Resources, E-Books, E-Journals & Useful Websites through WEBOPAC in any corner of the Gujarat University.

 

Future Planning

 

  • Modernization of Circulation System.
  • RFID.
  • Institutional Repository.
  • Modernization of Reading Centre.
  • Separate Competitive Exam Reading Centre with resources.
  • Separate reading centre for Girls.