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About the Library
The Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth library was established in 1965. The Library is considered an integral part in the academic activities of the Vidyapeeth. It has a collection of more than 1,00,000 books, 124 periodicals (Indian & Foreign) in subjects like Social Sciences, Sanskrit, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Indology, Ayurveda, Management, Hotel Management, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Law, Library Science etc. The Library provides services to all the students, research scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff of this Vidyapeeth. It also has a rich collection of 2270 manuscripts. Scanning & digitization of manuscripts has been completed. The Library operations are fully automated with SLIM-21 software.

Manuscript Details
Library Layout
The library is located on two floors:-
• Stack room, Circulation section : Ground floor
• Reading hall, Periodicals section & Internet facility : 1st floor
Library Layout

• Collection of 16th & 17th Century manuscripts are available in library.
• The collection includes 2270 rare manuscripts (Sanskrit and Marathi)
• Manuscripts have been scanned and are available in CD format.
• Another 82 Tibetan manuscripts are also in the collection
Manuscript Details

Working Hours
Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 02:00 pm
The Library remains closed on University Holidays.

• Photocopy
• Scanning
• Newspaper clippings
• E-mail alerts
• Web OPAC
• Display of new arrivals
• Reference and Referral service
• INTERNET services
• Suggestion Box
• Reading hall facility to past students and family members of staff of TMV.
• Membership to senior citizens of TMV colony
• Membership is provided to the students, staff and faculties of the Vidyapeeth.
• Membership to other readers is granted subject to authorization by the Librarian

Circulation Policy:
Entitlement Period


2 books 10 days

Back issue of periodical 5 days


10 books One semester

Back issue of periodical 1 Month

Visiting Faculties

2 books 10 days


2 books 30 days

Collection and Resources
The library collection consists of books, textbooks, reference books, back volumes of periodicals, theses, dissertations, project reports, CDs, e-journals and online databases.

We have open access system in the library. Books are arranged according to Colon as well as Dewey Decimal classification scheme as per convenience of the users. The users through the Web OPAC facility can easily access the location and status of the books.

Display of New Arrivals
New books are displayed every Monday for a week at the display counter at the circulation desk.

Reference Book Collections
Reference books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, rare & costly books, theses, dissertation, project reports can be referred only in the reading room.

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Current Periodicals
The library subscribes to 124 periodicals (Indian and foreign) arranged as per subject in the reading hall. No current periodical or newspaper can be taken outside the library.

Current Periodical List

Back Volumes of Periodicals
The back volumes of periodicals are kept in the Stack room which can issued outside the library.
Bound Volumes of Periodicals

Rare Collection :
• Handwritten Letters of Lokmanya Tilak.
• Setu Madhavrao Pagdi Collection: Noted historican and poet of Urdu language.
• Prof. A.R.Kulkarni Collection: Noted historican and former Vice Chancellor of TMV.
• C. G. Kashikar Collection: Noted Sanskrit scholar and former Vice Chancellor of TMV
• Kesari Collection: Noted books of Lokmanya Tilak

Highlights of the library
• Manuscripts digitization completed.
• Shodhganga grants received for digitization of old thesis and dissertations.
• Facilities to researchers of other institutions to access the library resources and thesis.
• Inter library loan.
• Creation of Institutional Repository @ TMV
• Braille Books, Low vision kit & ReadPlus Software for Visually impaired students

Security of library materials
• CCTV surveillance in the library with backup.
• Grilled wire windows.
• Security at the entrance.
• Fire alarm.

There is tie-up with Kesari library which provides the following facilities to students and staff of TMV :
• Kesari library tie up provides the following facilities to students of TMV.
•The facility provides access to scanned newspapers of Kesari from 1881-1930.
• Issues of Mahratta bounded from 1881-1930
• Rare photos of Lokmanya Tilak, Tilak family, work done is accessible in hard disk form.
• Record of letters of Lokmanya Tilak maintained in registers.
• Rare books on Lokmanya Tilak, M. K. Gandhi, Agarkar, Savarkar, N. C. Kelkar and other noted historians.

Institutional Membership
• MCCIA: Mahratta Chamber of Commerce industries and agriculture. The facility is useful for Management students as e-mails are received for programs organized and can be attended by the students and faculties.

Activities conducted
2019 - 2020
2018 - 2019
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017

Future Plans
• Increase in the e-book collection and other e-resources.
• Digitization of rare books in the library.
• To increase membership of other resourceful libraries.
• Encourage resource sharing through inter library loan.
• E-mail/ SMS alerts service

Library Membership Form

Library Feedback Form

Book Requisition Form

E-Resources :-

*Institutional Repository @ TMV click here

*E-ShodhSindhu Consortium-Links click here

*DELNET- Developing Library Network click here

*WEB OPAC - Online Catalogue for TMV Library click here

*EBSCO Link click here

*Shodhganga click here

*Manupatra Database click here

*J - Gate Databaseclick here

*Digital Library Initiativeclick here

*ICSSR Data Service: Social Science Data Repository: click here

Management Online Journals :-

< *International Journal of Financial Management click here

*International Journal of Marketing and Business Communication. click here

*International Journal on Leadership click here

*Journal of Entrepreneurship & Management. click here

Department of Digital Arts Online Journals :-

*International Journal of Computer Graphics & Animation click here

*About Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC)
The Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) is one of the Inter University Centers set up by the University Grants Communication of India to promote Countrywide Classroom Programmes in the year 1984. It has been established with the goal to address the needs of Higher Education Information Communication Technology (ICT). Today 22 Media Centers are working towards achieving this goal under the umbrella of CEC. The Consortium has VYAS Higher Education Channel which is based on educational content on various undergraduate subjects which supplement the classroom teaching.

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