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Shrimati Hansa Mehta Library[edit]

The library was established on May 1, 1950. At the time of MSU's establishment, a collection of 25,000 books belonging to two state libraries (Huzur Political Office and Secretariat Library) was handed over to the University Library.

There were several colleges in Baroda — Baroda College (for Arts), Science Institute, Commerce College, and Secondary Teacher’s Training College, etc. These colleges had libraries of their own that continued to remain as Faculty Libraries and were administered independently. Thus the University Library System was established on 5 January 1950 and housed in the central block of Old Residency Office Building. Status of library holdings are as following

  • Smt. Hansa Mehta Library: 4,56,033
  • Faculty of Law Library: 7,305
  • Sir Sayajirao Memorial Trust (SSMT) Library: 4,56,033 combined with H M Library
  • Prof. T. K. Gajjar Library, Faculty of Technology & Engineering: 1,12,670
  • Polytechnic Library, Polytechnic College: 41,170
  • Faculty of Fine Arts Library: 11,195
  • Faculty of Management Studies Library: 5,514
  • M K Amin Arts & Science College and College of Commerce, Padra Library: 14,750
  • Faculty of Performing Arts Library: 13,077
  • Faculty of Social Work Library: 13,499
  • Center for Advance Studies in Education (C. A. S. E.) Library: 18,959
  • Oriental Institute Library: 49,347
  • Water Resources Engineering & Management Institute’s (WREMI) Library: 1,983
  • Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya Library: 5,244
  • Department of Biochemistry Library (Faculty of Science): 789

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Contact Details

NAME Dr.Mayank Trivedi(University Librarian)
ADDRESS Smt. Hansa Mehta Library
            The M S University of Baroda,
            Station Road, Vadodara - 390 002
PHONE +91-265-2780438, 2795338
FAX +91-265-2786328
EMAIL libmsu@gmail.com ( University Librarian )