Services - Central Library


The Circulation Section remains open between 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on weekdays. On Sundays and holidays, only reading room and periodical section remains open. There is no issue and return of books on these days.

Book Issue Hours Book Return Hours
General Books 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Text Books and Reference Books for Consultation Inside the Library 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reference Books (overnight issue) 5.00 PM to 8:00 PM 9.00 AM to 11:00 AM

Book Issuing Norms (For Students)

Under Graduate Students 4 Books For 15 Days
PDDC (Post Diploma Degree Course) 4 Books For 15 Days
M. Tech. Students 5 Books For 15 Days

Book Issuing Norms (For Staff Members)

Faculty Members (Permanent) 20 Books For 1 Year
Faculty Members (Adhoc) 10 Books For 6 Months
Visiting Faculties 2 Books For 6 Months
Technical Staff 5 Books For 1 Year
Non Technical Staff 3 Books For 1 Year

Book Issuing Norms (For Others)

Citizen Members 2 Books For 15 Days
Corporate Members 5 Books For 1 Month

Reading Facilities

Reading facilities ( magazines, newspapers, books etc.) are provided to the users form 9.00 A. M. to 8.00 P. M. in the library premises. During the examination period two reading rooms are kept open for 24 hours for the students to read their own materials.

Reference Section

Reference services are provided to the users from 9.30 A. M. to 7.30 P. M. Users can refer printed documents and non printed materials like CD ROM databases and Video Cassettes in the library during the specified period. The users also can avail the facilities like Database searching and printing.


Xeroxing facilities are available at the library at the following timing and rates:
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (on all working days)
The service is given at the subsidized rate of 75 paise per page

Book Bank Services

Book Bank Services are provided to Under Graduate Students mainly for SC/ST/OBC students and Students of Lower Income Groups. Book Bank Books are issued to such students for one semester.
Library Book Bank has a collection of more than 7,000 books.

External Membership

The Central library is providing information services to the Industries, institutions and individual citizens in Surat and surrounding areas to avail the information services. The industries and institutions have to become a member of Central Library to access the library database.

How to become a Citizen/Institutional member ?