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Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar

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    Founded in 1947, Bhavan's Library is one of the leading libraries for Indological research and also for a general collection across subjects and languages. Members can browse and borrow books and use the reading area.

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    Space to Read, Work, Think and Create

    The Library spread over 10,000 sq. feet has reading and working spaces for students, researchers and general readers. Members have access to newspapers and magazines for reading in-house.

    Reading Room

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    Over 100,000 Books and Bound Volumes

    The library collection has grown over the years and offers a wide range of reading material to cater to varied interests of its members.

    The Collection

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    ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યકાર અને તેમની કૃતિઓ - નવલકથા, કવિતા, વિવેચન, વગેરે. નવા અને જુના લેખકોના ૧૦,૦૦૦ થી વધારે પુસ્તકો

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    Indology Section

    Over 10,000 books on various Indological subjects in Sanskrit, English and other languages. A few books in Pali and Prakrit are also available.

    Indology Collection

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    Children’s Section

    Stories, Classics, Arts and Craft, Science, General Knowledge, etc.

    Children’s Collection

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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar has a large and multi-lingual collection of books that includes a specialised Indology collection and also a more generic collection that would be of interest to students, professionals, and other community groups for recreational and knowledge pursuits.

The library catalogue is available online and can be accessed through this website. There are a number of tools provided to explore the collection like facility to search the catalogue by subject, thematic book lists and more.

The website aims to reveal the vast repertoire of knowledge available and also encourage and facilitate interaction between the library and its members and interested readers. The library provides various membership options to cater to different requirements of interested readers.

Open the doors to life-long learning, knowledge and infinite possibilities.

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how relevant his ideas are, even today for a better India.
...where did we go wrong... and how can we rectify it.

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Library Timings
10.00 a.m To 6.00 p.m. Closed on 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays

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Inspire & Aspire

Children’s Classics - Quotes
  • If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
    - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  • The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
    - Around the World in 80 days, Jules Verne
  • We all have our time machines, don’t we?
    Those that take us back are memories…
    And those that carry us forward, are dreams.
    - The Time Machine, H G Wells
  • We’ve all got both light and dark inside us.
    What matters is the part we choose to act on.
    That’s who we really are.
    - Harry Potter, J K Rowling
  • Just because my dreams are different than yours doesn’t make them unimportant.
    - Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping stones.
    Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
    - Enid Blyton
  • The person who wants to cheat others will be cheated and loose everything.
    - Panchatantra