Ahmedabad University Library offers various services and facilities to support research and education.
Library has institutional membership with the following institutes to provide enhanced support to its users. Through this membership library get services like access to institutional publications, Document delivery service, library online resource access, interlibrary loans, etc. Details may be obtained by writing to [email protected].
All the alumni of Ahmedabad University are eligible to become library members. Members may consult reference resources within the library premises. They can also use online databases, full-text and statistical database within the library premises during their membership period. Alumni members will not be entitled to access databases remotely. The members who opted for borrowing facility can borrow one book from the library. For more details please click here.
Book – Share: A Space to Donate, Borrow and Recommend Books
Book-Share is a place to swap readers’ own books with others. They can donate their books and pick up any that they like from the book-share rack. The readers can also recommend the best books for reading.
|User Category||No. of Books||Duration||Fine||Renewal|
|Students (Other than PhD Scholars)||02||14 days||First 15 days INR 5/- per day 16th day onwards INR 10/- per day||Two times|
|PhD Scholars||10||1 Month||First 15 days INR 5/- per day 16th day onwards INR 10/- per day||Two times|
|Faculty Members||20||6 Months||NA||Two times|
|Staff Members including TAs||02||1 Month||NA||Two times|
Library offers lending service to the faculty members, students and staff members of Ahmedabad University. They are the prime users of the library, and do not have to pay any fee to register and use the services. On joining the university, their library membership is registered and login credentials of library OPAC and RemoteX facility will be provided by library.
University Library System has integrated metadata of library catalog, subscribed databases, and in-house online resources through a discovery service ProQuest Summon. Summon discovery service is a single search window where users can connect to vital research resources in one go.
Document Delivery Services
Document Delivery Services (DDS) makes available for the article(s) which are not available in the library. The articles are borrowed from other network libraries. The service can be availed by Faculties, researchers and staff who need material for academic and research purpose or course-related assignment. Members are requested to send their articles requirement (with proper bibliographic details) through e-mail to [email protected].
HBR Case Study Procurement
Library has license agreement with Harvard Business to provide HBR/Non-HBR case studies requested by faculty members for the students. The request form needs to be sent to [email protected]. Please click here for HBR Cases Procurement Form.
Information Literacy Programmes
Ahmedabad University Library System conducts three kinds of Information Literacy Programme to its users
Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
Inter-library Loan (ILL) is to facilitate the users for the book(s) which are not available in the library. The books are borrowed from other network libraries. The service can be availed by faculties, researcher and staff who needs resources for academic and research purpose. Members are requested to send their document requirement (with proper bibliographic details) through e-mail to [email protected]
New Arrivals Alerts
Ahmedabad University Library System periodically generates a list of newly added resources to the collection. The list is arranged under broad subject headings and sent to the user community over the email. For more details, please click here.
Library displays cover page and other important news clippings of the other newspapers subscribed by University Library System on the display board kept outside the library.
Library offers customised services to assist students, faculty, researchers and staff in locating the required information through the information sources accessible to library.
Table of Content (TOC) Service
Table of Content (TOC) is an article alert service from the library. Through this service, the library highlights some of the interesting articles appearing in the online journal for which the Library has access. For more details, please click here.