We are digitizing our valuable collections with the help of Digital Library Project, Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan, a nodal agency for executing this Project. Our special thanks to Dr. Usha Thakkar, Hon. Secretary and Trustee of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalay. The project is in progress.


The Bhavan's Library (Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar) was established in 1947, out of the funds collected by the Munshi Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Committee.

The Bhavan's Library is a research as well as a public library.

It offers students and scholars an ideal place for higher and serious studies.

Its rare collection attracts scholars and research students from all over India.

A large number of students including research scholars regularly visit the Library for their research/project work.

The Library contains rare books on Indology and Sanskrit, as also 1,404 manuscripts.

Bhavan’s Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar is having largest collection on Indology in Western India with reading room, research facilities, conference hall, hostel, pathshala and Indological research institute of its own.

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Bhavans Library Catalogue is now available online during working hours of all working days. We welcome online Library transactions if you so wish. We will dispatch books claimed by you through reputed designated courier. Member will have to pay the courier charges on delivery.

The generous support of Shri. B.K Parekh(of Pidilite Industries)has made this possible. We appreciate his concern and efforts for Cultural Enrichment.
The Salient Features of Bhavan’s Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar
It is spread in more then 10, 000 sq. ft. area in South Mumbai.
Total number of books is about one lakh.
It is a multi-lingual library in Mumbai. Having books in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardh-Magdhi, Prakrit, English, Gujarati, Marathi and Hindi.
Huge collection on Orientology.
1404 valuable manuscripts.
More then 200 valuable artifacts.
More then 10,00 *rare books.
More then 5000 *valuable books.
Separate reading room.
Separate research room.
Adjacent Conference room.
Adjacent Mini theater.
Separate Children’s Library with 9000 plus books.
Total number of members is around 1000.