The library of Dr. Ambedkar College, the fountain of knowledge and inspiration, enjoys the reputation of being one of the best Learning Resource Centre in the vicinity of Mumbai. The library was established in 1972 with the very inception of the college. The library is situated on the first floor of the college building and is made easily accessible from all sides of the college premises. It has a carpet area of about 2400 Sq.Ft. Complete catalogue of the library holdings has been created by using SOUL, Information recorded under OPAC is available and Students are using the OPAC extensively for searching the required books and journal articles. On an average 250 books per day are circulated to the readers from Home lending section, Reading Hall, and reference section of the library. The students extensively use Library Reading Hall and around 150 students are availing this facility. The library is connected with the other two libraries in Mumbai British Council Library & The American Library & UGC N-LIST e-resource.

Maintenance and Cleanliness of library

Cleanliness and maintenance of the library is always given top priority. Floor areas of all the sections of the library are cleaned daily by clothe mop and water. Library stacking area is cleaned on regular basis. To take care of books from white ants and termites, regular paste controlling is done on quarterly basis Management takes care of library maintenance in terms of civil work in the library.

Human Resource Development and Staff Training

Training and orientation to library staff is given on regular basis. Exhaustive training programe for library staff was organized to train them in using SOUL software. Special lectures and training programsare also arranged for library staff and supporting staff in the college. Library staff is motivated take higher education and education in Library and Information Science. Eight staff members in library have upgraded their education and completed Library Training Certificate Library staff gets promotion as per the government rule and regulations.

Source of fund for Library

Library receives regular grants from Department of Students Welfare, University of Mumbai. However main source of fund is library fees collected from students as per the university guidelines.

Section of the Library

With a view to optimize the efficiency of the library services, it is divided into various sections such as: Acquisition Section Circulation Section Newspaper Reading Section New Arrivals Reference and Research Section Periodicals Section Reading Hall

Working Hours

  • Monday To Saturday 8.00 am. to 5.30 pm.
  • During Examination Period 8.00 am. to 5.30 pm.

Seating Capacity

Home Lending section 25
Research and Reference Section and Periodicals Section 25
Reading Hall 150
Project Discussion Area 10
Total 195

Number of Students/Readers

Senior College (Aided Section) 2013
Senior College ( Self Finance Section) 505
External Members 08
Staff Members 147
Junior College 191
Total 4664


Junior College
Book-Bank 19281
Senior College Textbooks including Reference, Dr. 8114
Ambedkar & Buddha Collection 26820
UGC Books 6792
Reference Books 248
Dr. Ambedkar & Buddha Collection 386
Gift / Donated Books 2894
Total 66,980

Library Services

Library Orientation: Library orientation is given to the new students and newly recruited staff of the college to enable them to use the library collection extensively and avail the facility of the library.

OPAC: Online Public Access Catalogue

Circulation of Books and Reading Material

Home Lending In-House Circulation: Main Library, Reference and Research Section, Reading Hall, Periodicals, CD ROM and e-journals Sections

Reference and Information Service Book Bank Inter-Library Loan Issue of Identity Cards: Identity cards are generated and issued to all the students and staff members of the College.

Specialized Services

  • Project Guidance and Documentation Services
  • Internet Surfing and Downloading Facility
  • Web OPAC
  • Photo Copying Facility
  • Access to CD Rom and e-journals
  • Preparing various Bibliographies on demand and in Anticipation of Demand.
  • Database Access Facility
  • User education
  • Career Guidance and Advisory Service for Competitive Examinations

External Membership

In view of the consistent demand for reading hall and reference facilities from the past students and other students engaged in further studies like M.Com, M. Phil, and Doctoral Research, it has been decided by the management to extend the facility to them. Students desirous of making use of the facility are expected to register their names with the librarian of the College by paying the prescribed fees.

Rules and Regulations

The membership is open to Alumni students of this College. Post Graduate students of the other colleges or registered students of distance education. Research scholar registered for M. Phil., Doctoral research. Any sincere person from the city of Mumbai intending to pursue some serious reading. Enrolment

Membership form will be available with the Asst. Librarian on the payment of Rs.10/- The form duly filled in should be submitted to the Asst. Librarian. Library Identity Card will be issued immediately on submission of the completed form and payment of fees. Members desirous of availing the borrowing facility, will have to pay a refundable deposit of Rs.500/- (for one book) Fees


Library books are lent to readers for home reading between 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Note: For in-house reading, books from reading hall as well as home lending section and Research and Reference Section are provided during all working hours.

Duplicate Identity Card

In case Identity Card is lost, it should be reported to the Librarian. A duplicate Identity Card will be issued to the student against a payment of Rs.250/- on every working day, after receiving proper application and copy of a police complaint in this respect or affidavit on stamp paper about loss of Identity Card.

Library Fine

A book must be returned on or before the due date shown on the book. In case of urgent need the book will have to be returned immediately. Usually books are issued for a period of one week from the Home Lending Section. Books reserved for in-house reading are not allowed to be taken outside. In case a student fails to return a book within the time limit, a fine of Re.1 per day per book will be charged for first 15 days and Rs.2/- per day per book onwards. During examination days the fine would be Rs.50/- per day per book. A student may get a book reissued, if it is not in demand. A student taking books outside the reading hall without the special permission of the librarian will have to pay a fine of Rs. 50/- per day per book.

Mutilation of Books

It is strictly forbidden to mark library books with pencil or ink or mutilate them in any way. The reader to whom the book was/ is issued last will be held responsible for loss of pages or any other damage unless he/she has brought it to the notice of the library staff before borrowing. Any student held responsible for damage of reading materials will be liable to fine equivalent to the damage caused.


Complete silence must be observed in and around the library. Disregard of this rule will invite punishment.

Reserving seats in Reading Hall

Reserving of seats is not permitted in the reading hall of the library under any circumstance.


The smooth working of the library is possible only if students adhere to the rules and regulations of the library. The Librarian reserves the right to refer cases of breach of discipline to the Principal. Note: Although no specific rules and regulations are formulated for the staff, all the members are advised to observe general rules and decorum.

Library Hours

Monday To Saturday 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
During Examination Period 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Library Committee

Committee Details

The Library Committee comprises of five teachers, the Principal is as Chairperson, Librarian as an Secretary, One convener and two members. The Committee supervises the overall functioning of the library and looks into details such as policy matters and subject-wise fund allocation. The Library Committee meets once in a year officially and informal meetings of the members are held as and when required. The Committee also meets the Principal to seek her approval and guidance as far as important issues are concerned.

Members of the Library Committee

Name Designation
Dr. S. R. Kamble Chairperson (Principal)
Prof. D. A. Gawai Convener
Mrs. T. A. Dasai Member
Prof. Ms. Gangotri Nirbhavane Member
Mr. A. R. Sable Secretary (Librarian)

Library Staff

Librarian 01
Asst. Librarian 01
Library Clerks 01
Library Attendants 03
Peon 02
Total 08

Library Staff Information

1)Name: Mr. A. R. Sable (B.Sc, M.A, M Lib I Sc, M. Phil)
Designation: Librarian
Work Description: Overall supervision and administration, budget allocation with the guidance of library committee. Book classification planning of library services administration, Library orientation to fresher. To guide students for project. Provide documentation and information services. Library correspondence. Reporting anomalies to the principal. Checking of all invoices.

2)Name: Mrs. Gauri Vingle (M. A./ B. Lib I Sc)
Designation: Asst. Librarian
Work Description: Circulation to teaching and supporting staff, Monitoring external membership. Monitoring the Shelving of books’ Computer data entry, Reporting anomalies to the librarian. Accounting all the bills of books. Inter Library Loan Library over-due collection. Attending the problems creeping in the routine work. Attending students.

3)Name: Mrs. Manisha Walekar (B.A, M. LiB I Sc)
Designation: Lib. clerk (In-charge: Reference and Research Section)
Work Description: Serial control, Circulation to teaching and Shelving of Reference books’ Computer data entry, Database access help, smart card generation and distribution.

4)Name: Mr. Deva R. Khade (LTC)
Designation: Lib. Attendant
Work Description: Circulation, Office assistance, Repairing of books, Shelving of books, Cleaning the book stacks, Cleaning of counter and work area, Cleaning all the furniture, Book processing reading material.

5)Name: Mr. Vishal Savale
Designation: Lib. Attendant
Work Description: Circulation, Office assistance, Repairing of books, Shelving of books, Cleaning the book stacks, Cleaning of counter and work area, Newspaper maintenance Processing reading material.

6)Name: Mr. Vijay Khema Chavan
Designation: Peon Work
Description: Cleaning the book stacks, Cleaning of Reading Hall and furniture in the Reading Hall. Cleaning floor and toilets, Newspaper maintenance Processing reading material.

7)Name: Mr. Biru Shelke
Designation: Peon Work
Description: Cleaning the book stacks, Cleaning all the furniture daily, Cleaning library floor and toilets, newspaper maintenance Processing reading material. Cutting Newspaper Clippings

*The work is rotated among the staff and they are expected to work in different sections depending on the need, workload, leave positions and administrative reasons.

*Library provides paid internship facility to the library science students. And three trainees are appointed for the period of three months.

Library Services

British Council Library

  • 1,20,000 academic e books
  • 400+ international newspapers & magazines
  • 50 contemporary UK magazines
  • 5000 award winning independent movies
  • 7000 academic e journals
  • 3, 50,000 English literature titles (poetry, prose, drama and literary critiques)

An American library USA (consulate general of the united states)(Off-line)

  • 8000 academic journals and General interest magazines
  • JSTOR has more than 850 academic journals
  • 1.5 million graduate dissertations and theses from over 700 schools.
  • 6400 academic journals, Trade journals & General interest magazines
  • 1,50,000 full text literary works including poems, short stories & plays
  • 8800 magazines and newspapers
  • 115 e books and 115 video storybooks
  • 1,90,000 English, Spanish and Portuguese e books


  • 6000+ e journals
  • 1,35,000 e books

Amount spent on procuring new books, journals during last five years


Sr. No. Particular No. of books
1 Text books 1202
2 Ref. books 379
3 Total 1,581

Total no. of journals 32

Sr. No. Particular No. of books
1 Text books 921
2 Ref. books 524
3 Total 1,445

Total no. of journals 32

Sr. No. Particular No. of books
1 Text books 1404
2 Ref. books 464
3 Total 1,868

Total no. of journals 32

Sr. No. Particular No. of books
1 Text books 1343
2 Ref. books 574
3 Total 1,917

Total no. of journals 30

Sr. No. Particular No. of books
1 Text books 950
2 Total 946 up to Date Of 08/09/17

Total no. of journals 30
Total collection of library as on 31st march 2017

  • Total no of books – 63901
  • Total no of journals & periodicals 30
  • Total no of news papers 17
  • Total no of titles – 48060
  • 1,35,000 e books.

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