The library was started alongwith the establishment of the University in the year 1986. The library was established on 15th January, 1988. Initially It was housed in the Gandhi Memorial Hall. The University received a donation of Rs.51 lakhs from Dr. M.S.Patel Trust, Mumbai for the construction of the library building, hence the library is named as Shivabhai Umedbhai Patel Library. The state government had also sanctioned Rs. 25 lakhs. Overall Rs. 85,69,616 has been spent for the construction of the two storied library building. The total built up area of the building is 2486.41 sq. meter. The Rotary Patan City has also donated Rs. 11.50 lakhs for library furniture, reading cabinets and books.


  • 72,175 Books

  •   1,094 Dissertation

  •   1,349 Theses

  •      402 M.Phil.

  •   2,557 Back volumes of the Periodicals

  •   1,209 Audio/Video cassettes

  •      110 Current periodicals

Its annual budget for purchasing of books is Rupees 20,00,000 (University Budget), 28,44,000 (UGC Budjet), 2,00,000 (E-Journals) and for periodicals is Rupees 3,00,000  Total Rupees 3,44,29,146  has been spent for purchasing of the books. The library received the late Dr. B.J.Sandesara's personal library as a gratis. It contains about 4,252  books and some back volumes of literary and indological journals. The collection is very rich in the areas of Gujarati and Sanskrit literature, History, Culture Jainology and Indology. The library is also planning to build up a local history museum and Hemachandrachary a corner. Hemachandracharya was a versatile scholar and a great jainnologist of Patan (also known as Anhilwad Patan) who flourished in the 12th century. The documents are being classified according to D.D.C. and A.A.C.R.-II  is followed  for cataloguing.

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The library provides all the traditional services like Reference, Bibliographical, Literature search, User, Education, Inter Library Loan, Photocopy, Audio Visual, Cyber Cafe- Internet, OPAC, Newspaper clipping, CAS, etc. Since last fifteen years the library is also organization weekly discussion group called 'Characha vartula' for students. It meets every Wednesday hence called as Budhavariyum. Average 25-30 students are regularly attending it and discussion on various subjects.

Working Hours

  • Office Time: 10.30 A.M. - 6.10 P.M.

  • Reading Hall: 8.00 A.M. To 8.00 P.M. on  Examination  Period  10:00 P.M.

  • Stack Room : 8.00 A.M. To 8.00 P.M.

  • (2nd and 4th Saturday, Sunday and Holiday : 8.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.


  • University's newsletter "UDEECHYA" Published Every Month of Date 1st, 16th

  • Research journal "ANART"


  • DELNET    (DELNET ONLINE)  :  www.                        User Name : gjhngu

                                                                                                             Password   : hngu775

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UGC has sanctioned Rs. 7.50 lakhs under the plan of computerization and networking of University Libraries for the purchase of computer system. Out of this grants the library has acquired necessary equipment as suggested by the INFLIBNET centre. With this systems the library has made a beginning in creating database of books using SOUL 2.0 software currently data of the 58,928 books have been computerized by using of SOUL Software developed by INFLIBNET. Besides data of 44 current  journals/ Periodicals are also computerized. 

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(1)   Shri Mohanlal Patel  “Amrut Parv”  Committee had donated 5,00,000 lakhs on 28-12-2001 University Library organized  Lecturer Series From the interest received from  donation  amount.

(2)   Late  Umashankar Joshi levturer series is also organized every year by the university library.

(3)   “Manavchetana urdvarohan saptah”  organized every year by the university library.

      (4)   Shri Manibhai Prajapati (X-Librarian HNGU, Patan) had donated 1,11,111 on 17-6-2009         

             university library oragazined lecturer series from the interest received from donation amount  

             “Guru vandana Granth Sanskruti Lecture Series"

Contact Us


Dr. Nilesh A. Patel  
I/C University  Librarian
Phone : +91 2766 222744  Ext. No. : 335  Mo : 98981 33275
E-mail  :


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