About KRC (Library)

Student ReadingKnowledge Resource Center

The library is a key to the world of knowledge and acquisition of knowledge will help enlighten the personality of an individual at the vital, spiritual and mental levels and will inculcate social virtues and foster intellectual development to make him a worthy citizen.

Foundation stone of the library building was laid on 16th October 1960 by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Yashwantraoji Chavan; it was inaugurated at the hands of President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on 25th March 1966. In May 1966 Library shifted to its new building on University campus. The large collection of 45,000 books acquired from Raje Shamraj Rai Rajwant Bahadur, Hyderabad, in the year 1960. Now library is having 3, 74,406 print reading materials. However, in the year 1971 the library introduced reprographic service.

To achieve objective of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Library. In socio economic development of Marathwada region and to supplement formal education with reading material, its library known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Library, was established to undertake the responsibility of providing reading by organizing and storing for its maximum use by its readers.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Library is the biggest University from the point of view of the strength of books and its services. It has occupied a central position in the socio-economic, cultural and educational development of the people of Marathwada region. The importance of this Library lies not only in its large collection of 3,26,450 books and its periodicals, but its collection has certain peculiar feature. The priceless treasure of large number of manuscripts, covering a wide range of subjects i.e. Literature, social science, Philosophy, arts, photographs and painting, which gives it a place of pride.

A well-housed and well-managed library is the foundation of modern educational structure. To keep pace with the ever-expanding field of knowledge the library is being updated from time to time.


Underground Floor:

Book Stack Room No. 02, Book Stack Room No. 03 and OPAC facility, Rare book Collection.

Ground Floor:

Property Counter, Circulation Counter, Reprographic. Admin Wings: Librarian’s Chamber with Office, Book Acquisition Section, Circulation Section, Technical Section, Book Stack Room No. 01 , Internet Laboratory and OPAC facility.

First Floor:

E-Library, Periodical Section, Reference Section, Research Cubicles, Catalogue’s Section, Binding Section, Meeting Hall, News Paper Reading Section and OPAC.


Reading halls of library are kept open for 17 hours (from 7 am to 12 pm. Midnight)

Library is kept open on all working days excepts Public & National holidays. Monday-Saturday

Working hours of Library
10.20 am to 6.00 p.m.

Circulation Counter Timing:
10.30 am to 5.00 p.m.

Library transactions like issue/returns close one hour before the library closure.