Abasaheb Garware College Library works as an important central support system for the entire college catering to the information needs of both streams, arts and science. It also serves as knowledge center for junior, senior, post graduate as well as research centers and departments of the entire college. The library is open from 8.00am to 5.45 pm except for  Sunday and holidays.


Objectives of the Library 

  • To cater to the curricular, intellectual and creative information needs of teachers and students by providing latest and relevant information sources.
  • To act as a resource bank by acquiring required information sources by collaboration with different libraries.
  • To promote reading habits amongst users by conducting book exhibitions.
  • To organize Information Literacy Programme helping the students to use the library effectively.

Library Advisory Committee

The committee constitutes of Principal as a Chairman: Dr. Shrikant Gupta  

Librarian as secretary: Dr. Vandana Shelar

And all the Heads of PG Departments, Registrar and Accountant as committee members.


The Library is located in the Central Building Ground Floor with the total area of 5000 Sq ft. It got established along with the establishment of the college The first book accessioned was in 1960 entitled “VidnayanVikasAniManavSanskriti written by Badave DV

It has got 23 Computers and one server in Local Area Network LAN. The entire functioning of the library is performed by SLIM 21 advanced library software with OPAC facility provided all all the departments in the college. With the assistance UGC XI plan library has developed national resource center for the college students with the efficient computer facility with the fast computers with internet connectivity and assess to UGC INFLIBNET - NLIST programme. The machines are supported with power back up facility for uninterrupted usage.

Library Layout and Sections

The library possesses Technical section, Circulation section, Periodical section, Reading Hall and Staff reading Section , Stack room, Reference section, Reprography section and Internet facility for the efficient working.

Library Staff

1) Head of the Library: College Librarian

Dr. Vandana R. Shelar

2) Assistant Librarian (1)

3) Library Clerk (3)

4) Library Attendant (12) 


Users of the Library


Jr College : 1974

UG Students :2796

PG Students : 1215


Jr. College: 56

Sr. College : 207

Other Staff:28

Administrative Staff : 106


Library Layout and Sections:

The library possesses Technical section, Circulation section, Periodical section, Reading Hall and Staff reading Section ,Stack room, Photocopy  Section and  Digital Library facility for the efficient working

IV. Library Staff

1) Head of the Library: College Librarian

Dr. Vandana R. Shelar

Educational Qualification: BSc (Zoo), MLISC (NET+JRF),MA(Hindi), PhD (Library Science)

2) Assistant Librarian (1)

3) Library Clerk (4)

4) Library Attendant (12)


V. Library Collection

  Books = 105511

   Jr .College = 12314

   Sr. College = 96704

  Books Under different Projects =1502

  Periodicals =188




News Papers =13

Dissertations =42

Educational CDs =273

Audio cassettes =16

VI. Services Offered

  • Home Lending service to all the students and Book Bank facility (for certain Subjects)
  • Interlibrary Loan Service
  1. MES Garware Commerce  College
  3. British Library
  4. SPPU Jayakar Library
  • Reference and Referral Service
  • Photcopying Service
  • News Paper Clippings Service
  • Question papers and Syllabus Consultation facility
  • Internet browsing facility with NLIST Access


VII. Users of the Library:


Jr.College : 1953

UG Students :2666

PG Students : 1189

Teaching Staff

Jr. College 50

Sr. College : 86

Other Staff:28

Administrative Staff : 106


VIII. Activities of Library

a)  Book Exhibitions

  1. Granthotsav
  2. Saraswati Poojan
  3. Library on Wheels


b) Information Literacy Programme : In all 21 Information Literacy programmes were conducted entitled “ Know Your Library for our students class wise.

c) Workshops and Seminars              

1.     BCUD sponsored State Level  Seminar on “ Enhancing Reading Habits         Amongst Undergraduate Students” from 21st to 23rd 2013


                2.     BCUD sponsored  State Level Workshop on “ Exploring free Web                                 Tools for effective Library Services” 14 & 15th of November 2014


c) College Address

                   1.  Introductory and motivating speeches by college Principal  for our                               students. 


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