The Architecture and Design Library was established in 2014 with the aim to facilitate learning, teaching, research, training, and consultancy activities at the Institute and spread over 200 sqm on the ground floor of C Block.
The Library act as a key resource and learning center of the University to meet the information needs of its clientele for the growth and overall development of the University. The library caters to the information needs of more than 600 users of architecture and Design Institute and also offering membership to alumni and corporate members.
The Library is highly sophisticated with state-of-art facilities. It provides online resources as well as digital resources. It has adopted Open Source software KOHA for Integrated Library Management and DSpace to build and update Institutional Repository. It is also providing Remote log-in facility to access electronic resources 24 X 7 and ensures high network security.
The library is divided into different sections like Lending Section, Reference Section, Circulation Counter, Check Counter, OPAC – Open Public Access Catalogue Section, Staff Area, Reading Section, Periodical Section, Photocopy Section, etc.
The Libraries offer basic services like library membership, circulation, reading facility, reference service, referral service, Inter library loan facility, photocopy service, and many value-added services like, computerized information search, current awareness services, Selective Dissemination of Information (on-demand service), remote log-in facility, and conduct few user education programmes.
The Library is an Institution Member of The British Library – Ahmedabad, Developing Library Network (DELNET).
The Library is open from 8:45 am to 6:15 pm (Monday – Friday) and 08.45 am to 4.45 pm (1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday)