Greetings from Library Staff!

Gulbarga University is one of the leading centers of academic excellence caters to the educational needs of the society located in the developing region of Hyderabad Karnataka established in 1980, has a sprawling green campus of 860 acres. Within a short span, the university has achieved marvelous academic and research excellence with 41 Post-graduate departments and three P. G. Centres at Bidar, Sharana Sahitya Library and Resource Centre, Basavakalyan and Aland. Guided by its vision of excellence in higher education and wedded to the mission of equity, justice, harmony and progress, the university has exceeded the benchmark and expectations of those who were instrumental in its establishment.

Gulbarga University Library, a knowledge Center for accessibility developed on modern lines as a prominent Learning Resource Center on sprawling Campus with Open Air Green Library, ideally situated and easily accessible by all the departments and students housing with a carpet area of 7,525 Sq. Meters with seating capacity of 800 users. The University Library, makes sincere efforts to provide user focused services having over 2 lakh books, subscribes to 2075 scientific print & online journals, 5400 ebooks, Sixteen CD-ROM databases (Current + Archival), 7200+ dissertation/theses and technical reports, microfilm, microfiche, conference papers and rare books. The Library is at the core of research and learning at the University and automated its in-house activities and services using KOHA – integrated open source software using cloud technology and implemented RFID Technology. The Library has been regularly contributing its Biblio-records to IndCat, and PhD Thesis at Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre. Virtual Learning Resource Center and Digital Library (VLRC & DL), with 125 computer systems and three main servers, a giant leap into information age is at the heart of the University Learning experience supporting e-LTR (e-Learning Teaching and Research), provides access to e-ShodhSindu: Consortia e-resources (7000 e-journals+ & databases), Internet and e-learning, course materials and e-books using one GBPS leased line connectivity under NMEICT Project. Remote access facility, Virtual Reference through QuestionPoint Service, OCLC-USA, Institutional Repository, Career Planning and User Sensitization Programs are a few unique services rendered to promote the optimum use of library resources. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) access is available across the library.

The library received Dr. Padhya Best University Library Award for 2007 instituted by Indian Library Association, New Delhi and recipient of “eINDIA Award 2011” for the Best ICT Enabled University at India’s Largest ICT Event during December 2011. Best KOHA Implementation Award @ Tata Consultancy Service, Pune during 2017 and nominated for Informatics Innovation Award for Open Air Green Library with Wi-Fi and Kindle-based collections during Library Technology Conclave (LTC-2021).

University Library has a vision to make it as a vibrant Centre to provide the best possible information services to the user community with its rich print and online resources to support the academics, research and developmental activities.

University Librarian