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Library – Gandhinagar

State Central Library, Sector 17, Gandhinagar.

Contact : 079 2325 2358

Library Sections

Daily News Paper & Magazines

Book Section

Children Section

Section

Copyright Section

Rare Books & Section

Student Reading Room

Mobile Library for Gandhinagar District

Mobile Library for Gandhinagar Taluka

Senior Citizen Section

Multimedia Section

Text Book Section

Knowledge Center

Section for Visually Impaired

Women Reading Section

Purification Section

 

Library in Gandhinagar is one of the best place where you can relax and read books, magazines,news papers from wide collection of almost 1.5 lac books in 3 languages,Gujarati-Hindi-English, covering all subjects from Science,Literature,Art,History,Religion,Biography, Travel and the list is never ending. Offering one of the best collection in Gujarat.

Total No. of Books Available: 150404

Gujarati: 102752

Hindi: 17278

English: 30384

Subjects Covered:

General, Theology, Religious, Social Studies, Language, Science, Literature and Art, Novels, Poems, Drama, History, Travel, Geography & Autobiography.

All the books have been arranged in alphabetical order with different section for Gujarati and Hindi-English.

Children Section:

In this section children find books of knowledge and entertainment, also we have CDs of Poems, Stories etc. This section is also equipped with indoor games facility.

Text Book Section:

This section has facility of reference books related to education & competitive exams.

Senior Citizen Section

A different section’s for Senior Citizens is available where they can sit and enjoy reading.

Multimedia Section:

This section contains magazines and other books. This department also provides CDs to the members which they can access it in the library or take it to their home.

Section for Visually Impaired

A special Section for the visually impaired is under development. This section would cater needs of Visually Impaired members.

Daily News Paper & Magazines

This section has various daily Newspapers and Magazines; approx. 700-800 readers utilize this section to update themselves with latest news & information.

 

Weekly

Fortnightly

Monthly

Bi-monthly

Total

Daily

Gujarati

10

8

71

3

92

16

Hindi

2

1

10

13

2

English

13

8

30

1

52

12

Marathi

1

Total

25

17

111

4

151

31

Reading Section:

This section facilitates students to come with their own reference materials between 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and enjoy the calm environment to study.

Women’s Reading Section:

This section facilitates women to come with their own reference materials between 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and enjoy the calm environment to study.

Mobile Library:

The Library has two Mobile Library Van’s providing reading opportunity to citizens who are not able to access the library.  One of them circulates the entire district and the other is only for Gandhinagar city and surrounding village of the Taluka. These mobile Library Van’s visit its destinations on regular intervals.

Awareness Campaigns:

To make people aware of the advantages of reading the library conducts various awareness programs like Drawing Competition, Essay Writing, Hand Writing Competition, Debates etc. Seminars are conducted wherein noted Writers come in contact with their readers.

Computerization:

In the era of computers Gandhinagar Library has implemented computerization to maintain records of its books and information of its members. Library uses SOUL Library Management Software through LAN to provide access of all its information. Readers can also access the books information online through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).

Modernization & Developmental Programs:

The Govt. of Gujarat has sanctioned a budget of Rs. 3 Crores to modernize and develop State Central Library as a knowledge Center. Under these developmental plans the library would be fully connected with internet and various other facilities would be included for the advantage of its readers & members.

Copyright:

According to Govt. of India Press & Book Registration Act 1867 article 20 & Govt. of Gujarat Press & Book Registration Act 1968, all the published materials within the state a copy should be sent to the following Places:

  •        State Central Library, Sector – 17, Gandhinagar : 2 Copies
  •        Central Library, Mandavi, Vadodara: 1 Copy
  •        Gujarat Vidhyapeeth Library, Ahmedabad: 1 Copy
  •        Commissioner of Information, Gandhinagar: 1 Copy

Registered Members:

Details

No.

Children

1262

Adults

13794

Total

15056

 

Book Rotation Average Data:

Details Gujarati Hindi English Total
Daily Average 204 165 148 491
Monthly Average 4933 3778 3572 11867
Yearly Average 59198 45333 42868 142399

 Library Timings:

Library Timings (Section wise)

Daily News Paper

8:00 – 19:00

Magazines

10:30 – 18:30

Student Section

8:00 – 23:00

Women’s Section

10:30 – 18:00

Children Section

8:00 – 19:00 (Tuesday-Saturday)

8:00 – 11:30 (Sunday)

Book Exchange

8:00 – 19:00 (Tuesday-Saturday)

8:00 – 11:30 (Sunday)

Gujarati Book Exchange

8:00 – 19:00 (Tuesday-Saturday)

8:00 – 11:30 (Sunday)

Hindi – English

8:00 – 19:00 (Tuesday-Saturday)

8:00 – 11:30 (Sunday)

Multimedia

10:30 – 18:00

During Govt Office Working Hours

Senior Citizen

10:30 – 18:00

During Govt Office Working Hours

Text Book

10:30 – 18:00

During Govt Office Working Hours

Women’s Reading

10:30 – 18:00

During Govt Office Working Hours

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