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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Abhyas Kendra Granthalaya

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Abhyas Kendra Granthalaya


Ever since its establishment in 1993, The ‘Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Abhyas Kendra Granthalaya’ has been an invaluable asset for citizens, students and researchers in generating social, political, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing leadership qualities of social activists, people’s representatives, and nationalists. Boasting a huge collection of books, research projects, periodicals, CDs & DVDs, articles & clippings from various newspapers and magazines and much more, this library has been instrumental in providing the environment and resources conducive for individual research, as well as enabling teaching and learning activities.

Situated at the heart of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini’s KEC, surrounded by lush green, well-maintained lawns and ornamental plants, the library houses rare books on a variety of subjects such a Hinduism, Social Sciences, Literature, Communism, Nationalism, Education, History, Geography, The Constitution of India, and Management. It also subscribes to a host of prominent English, Hindi, and Marathi periodicals and newspapers. In addition to this, the library showcases a collection of CDs covering informative documentaries of various projects, inspiring socio-political speeches, theses, dissertations, and independent project & research reports, making it a hub of all intellectual possessions at the Prabodhini.

Apart from dedicated audio and video rooms for its patrons, the library also offers a host of other facilities such as lending service, reference service, internet browsing, and photocopy services etc. It also offers fellowships programmes for students, teachers, and researchers to conduct research on a specific subject / topic. The library is currently established as a public library, and has been recently awarded with a ‘B Grade’, a prestigious status for a public library, by the Directorate of Libraries, the Government of Maharashtra.

Members of the library can also access its services at the Mumbai branch located at Wadala.

227

Video Cassette

709

Audio Cassette

787

VCD’s

1110

Periodicals

3551

Booklets

15638

Books

Library Collection

Types Quantity
Video Cassette

227

Audio Cassette

709

VCD’s

787

Periodicals

1110

Booklets

3551

Books

15638

Reference Library Collection Details (CRID)

Subjects Area Category
Geography and History Management
Constitution of India Education
Communism Ideology
Social Sciences Literature
Hinduism Hindu Nationalism

Contact Us:

Dilip Navele, Librarian

dilipn@rmponweb.org
022-24136966 / 28450101, 02, 03

Objective

  • To serve patrons by satisfying their information needs
  • To create awareness about the current socio-economic and political affairs, as well as developments at the regional, national and international levels among its users
  • To serve as a research library providing reference, documentation and information services to the research scholars in social sciences
  • To provide the resources required for continued self-education
  • To collect classics of english, hindi, and marathi literature
  • To acquire and make available to the public with the personal collections of eminent people from society

Audio - Visual Section

The library has a special audio/video room with a 21″ color television and DVD player. This room can accommodate a maximum of 4 people at a time. Users can enjoy these facilities by paying Rs. 50 as the deposit amount. Bhartiya Chitra Sadhana has donated its valuable archive films (Negatives and Positives) of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) related organisations from the year 1953 to the library. Vasant Joshi, a senior member of Bhartiya Chitra Sadhana, had undertaken an initiative for this.

Library Activities

  • Arranging book exhibitions in the library for different programmes, which is held in its training complex
  • Fellowship programme for students, teachers and researchers to conduct research on specific subjects
  • Residential Research Fellowship
  • Residential Research Fellowship Programme – In this residential fellowship research programmes, any individual can participate for research on a particular subject and he can be sponsored by the Prabodhini

Library Rules

Working Hours (Mumbai – Bhayander): Monday to Saturday: 10.00 A.M. – 6.00 P.M.
Sundays and Public Holidays Closed

Membership

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership:

Membership fee: Rs. 1000

Facilities:

A life member can get 2 books / 2 audio cassettes / 2 CDs / 1 magazine / 2 video cassettes at a time and same should be returned within 2 weeks. The member will not be expected to pay a deposit for any of the information services.

Annual Membership

Membership fee: Rs. 320

Registration fee: Rs. 20

Deposit: Rs. 150

Annual fee: Rs. 15

Quarterly Membership

Membership fee: Rs. 215

Registration fee: Rs. 20

Deposit: Rs. 150

Quarterly fee: Rs. 45