Ahmedabad is an ever growing city full of history, heritage, art, culture and various different activities. The people of Ahmedabad are eager to know about the language culture and heritage of the entire world. From where do the people of Ahmedabad get all this information? Well, they get it from schools where they study and from the books, which are housed in the libraries. The libraries of Ahmedabad house all the information not only about the city but also about the entire world that the people want to know. There are various different libraries in Ahmedabad from where the book lovers get their books and read at leisure at home during their free time.
Public libraries in Ahmedabad
A public library is a place which is open to each and every member of society. Anybody can excess these libraries. These libraries are run by the government bodies or municipal corporations and other organizations of the city to support the public interest. Public libraries allow users to borrow books and other materials. Here are the top public libraries in Ahmedabad
British Library, Ahmedabad
British library houses the best of books from must-read classics to contemporary novels and films shedding a light on the information about the world that we live in. They house the finest Booker prize-winning fiction books from the last 50 years and newspapers and magazines to keep you up to date with the current affairs of the world. They also have a wide range of DVD’s and CD’s available on different topics.
British Library membership
|Individual Membership||Family Membership||Online Membership||Corporate Membership|
|INR 2200/year||INR 4200/year||INR 1400/year||INR 12000/year|
|Benefits borrow any six documents, can access all the e-resources, e-journal and more, Access to the full version of 150 hours of road to IELTS, Invitation to self-development workshops, seminar, arts, and cultural programs||Benefits Borrow any 14 documents including books for children, magazines, DVD’s and more, can access all the e-resources, access to the full version of 150 hours of road to IELTS, Invitation to self-development workshops, seminar, arts, and cultural program, an invitation to children’s workshop and cultural programs||Benefits: Can access the digital library from home or on the go.||Benefits: Borrow any 30 documents including books for adults, children, magazine, film DVD and training videos, Invitation to workshops and seminars, arts and cultural programs, Access to curated management and self-development resources, priority registration to skill-based workshops, Resources to enhance spoken English skills.|
For more information on the British library membership process please visit their site
British council Ahmedabad, A503-506, 5th Floor, Amrapali Lakeview Tower, Near Vastrapur Lake, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat: 380052
M J Library
Our beloved father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi had an idea of donating the books in the Sabarmati Ashram for public use at the beginning of Dandi March. When Shree Rasiklal Maneklal Shah came to know about this, he donated Rs. 55,000. With this donation, the M J Library was established in the name of Rasiklal Shah’s father Shree Maneklal Jethalal Shah. On 15th April 1938, the building was inaugurated by Shree Vallabh Bhai Patel. The library has more than 7,50,000 books on various national and international languages. For the members who cannot go to the Library, there is a mobile van coming thrice a week to certain areas of the city, where they can exchange books. The average footfall the Library receives in 2500/day.
M J Library Membership
|Lifetime Membership||Yearly Membership|
|INR 1500||INR 500 (Deposit Rs 300+ Fee Rs 200)|
|Benefits: The reader can issue 4 books for fourteen days||Benefits: The reader can issue 2 books for fourteen days. After one year the deposit will be given back on 31st March and the membership of the next year will also start on the same date|
To know more about the membership details please visit their site
Sheth Maneklal Jethabhai Pustakalaya, Kavi Nanalal Marg, Near Town Hall Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat: 3800006
Vikram Sarabhai Library
The Vikram Sarabhai Library was established in the year 1962. It is one of the best management libraries in Asia. The library is open 24/7 and the main motto of the library is to meet and cater to the needs of faculty, students and corporate organizations in the field of management. The library strives to meet the teaching, research, consulting, training and learning requirements in the management field.
Vikram Sarabhai Library Membership
|Type of Membership||Refundable deposit||Loan Limit||Annual fees|
|Alumni||5,000 INR||2 books for 30 days||Nil|
|10,000 INR||5 books for 30 days|
|Working individuals||5,000 INR||2 books for 30 days||3,600 INR|
|10,000 INR||5 books for 30 days|
|Institutions (academic, government, non-profit)||20,000 INR||4 books for 30 days||12,000 INR|
|Institutions (corporate, for-profit)||50,000 INR||4 books for 30 days||30,000 INR|
Read Only Membership
|Type of Membership||1 week||1 Month||3 Months|
|For people working in Management background||300 INR||700 INR||1500 INR|
For more information please visit their site
Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
Reading Libraries in Ahmedabad
Learning is the best source for updating your knowledge. It frees us from the shackles of our own mind. The more we read, the more knowledge we will get and more we will able to understand the things happening around us. While reading, the reader needs a quiet and calm atmosphere to concentrate. The reading libraries in Ahmedabad, where the readers are provided such comfort and atmosphere to read.
Readers’ Planet, Ahmedabad
Readers’ planet was established in the year 2016. In the last two years, it has become a well-known one-stop destination for the readers in Ahmedabad as well as from outside. They have a wide range of books and other products available to cater to the needs of their users. The staff over here is dedicated to their work and prompt and courteous.
Readers’ Planet Membership process
|fees||1300 INR||1500 INR||1600 INR|
For more information please contact on 9152157757
A 202, Smita Tower, Opp. Amul Auda Garden, Gurukul road, Ahmedabad:-380052
Professionals’ Reading Library
It is a reading library with a calm and professional atmosphere. Each and every reader gets its own separate desk. The staff is really supportive. The library is also equipped with CCTV camera and air conditioners, which is of great support in the heat of Ahmedabad. The parking is also available and hence, the readers do not have to overload their mind with the worry of their vehicles getting towed.
Professionals’ Reading Library Membership
For more information please contact on 09909141822
38 Sanskar Bharti Society, In Front of Rupal Park, Near Ankur Cross Road, Naranpura, Ahmedabad.
Nalanda Reading Library
In ancient times Nalanda was the name of Mahavihar and early Buddhist Monastry. It was one of the earliest educational institutions and universities of India, which attracted students from all over the world. True to its ancient name, the Nalanda Library in Ahmedabad is also the epitome of learning, which houses a large number of books and provides a quiet and peaceful atmosphere for reading. It is also enabled with free wi-fi and discussion room.
Nalanda Reading Library Membership
|7 Days||15 Days||1 Month||3 Months||6 Months|
|6 Hours||280 INR||450 INR||600 INR||1500 INR||2750 INR|
|12 Hours||540 INR||800 INR||1100 INR||3000 INR||5750 INR|
|18 Hours||600 INR||900 INR||1400 INR||3900 INR||7500 INR|
For more information please contact on 08905760434
206-207 Sachet 3, Opp. Kids Garden, Near Ankur Garden, Naranpura, Ahmedabad Gujarat:-380013
American Corner Library
American corner library provides you with all the information regarding American culture and life. It provides you information of American political, economic, cultural and educational background. It is open to all reading Library. The resources provided by the library include books and magazines for adults as well as children, it is enabled with free wi-fi, access to e-library USA, the library allows you to use computers over there. The library provides a referral to all American libraries in India and invitation to special events and workshops.
American Corner Library Membership
For more information please call on 079-26400899 or visit their site
Office No. 301&302 third floor, Sun Square, Nr. Regenta Antrim, Off. C. G. Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009
Kids Library in Ahmedabad
In a town or a city, there will always be a library for the adults to read. But, what about toddlers and young children. Do you not feel that they should also get a chance to enhance their knowledge and skills. Well, the city of Ahmedabad has great options for these kids also. Have a look at what Ahmedabad has got to offer to these tots.
Tiny tots kids library
All parents buy a lot of books, toys, and CDs of cartoons and nursery rhymes for their kids. The kids enjoy them but, they soon get bored of the same stuff and demand for more. Instead of buying new books, toys and other stuff for kids is it possible that you can rent them? Yes! Tiny tots work on the same concept. They offer toys, books, and CDs on rent for kids and you can exchange it with another book or toy when your kid is done playing with it. Isn’t this a great concept! And the best part is they do not have any late fees and they offer home delivery also.
Tiny tots kids library membership
|Monthly||3 Months (10% Discount)||6 Months (20% Discount)||12 Months (30% Discount)||Qty|
|Toys||300 INR||270 INR P.M.||240 INR P.M.||210 INR P.M.||1|
|Books||300 INR||270 INR P.M.||240 INR P.M.||210 INR P.M.||2|
|CDs||300 INR||270 INR P.M.||240 INR P.M||210 INR P.M.||1|
|Toys+Books||400 INR||360 INR P.M.||320 INR P.M.||280 INR P.M.||2|
|Books+CDs||400 INR||360 INR P.M.||320 INR P.M.||280 INR P.M.||2|
|CDs+Toys||400 INR||360 INR P.M.||320 INR P.M.||280 INR P.M.||2|
|Toys+Books+CDs||500 INR||450 INR P.M.||400 INR P.M.||350 INR P.M.||3|
For more information call on 9825060879 or visit their site
108, Siddhidarshan Apartment, Opp Seema Hall, 100 ft. ring road, Anand Nagar Road, Satellite, Ahmedabad-380058
Mindgym Kids library
Mindgym Kids Library is running successfully from last six years. It also works on the same concept of renting toys, books, and CDs for the kids instead of buying them. They have books for kids from 2 years to 15 years of age. They also offer free home delivery.
Mindgym Kids Library membership
For more information call on 98255566372
9, Vraj Vihar 6, Near Rahul tower, Satellite, Ahmedabad 380015
ToysGuru Kids Library
It is an online toy library located at Bopal. It rents a wide range of toys according to the child’s need. The range of toys that they have includes wooden toys, puzzles, vocabulary games, block, and board games and a lot more. The library functions on a membership basis. Parents can avail a monthly membership and then rent toys.
ToysGuru Kids Library Membership
For more information call on 08866245115
ToysGuru Kids Library, Bopal, Ahmedabad-380058
So, here is the list of few Libraries in Ahmedabad that you as an adult can enjoy and Kids Libraries, where kids get all the needed information. Please do let us know if you have any other Library in mind below in the comment section.
IIM Ahmedabad library is not a public library, It’s an academic library for IIMA students. Our library has a lot of higher education research documents, so we are allowing other university PhD scholars for better research output. Due to Covid restriction, the PhD Reading only membership also stopped for the time being.
There is one more in the list which is one of largest library in Ahmedabad.