University Library



Introducing Ourselves….  

Welcome to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Central Library. The library is distinct in its mission to acquire information, process, organize and make it available for the present generation and preserve for the future. The home of more than 1.57 lakh books and other reading materials, and 255 journals of agricultural, technical and allied science interest. The library also houses special interest collections and rare books. The library is continuously revamping and revitalizing its collection so as to make it useful to the community of students, researchers and faculty that it was set up to serve.

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Central Library and Information Centre was set up in the College of Agriculture in the year 1969. Later it was shifted to the main library building in the year 1980 around the nucleus of the Centre for Post Graduate Institute of Research, Instruction and Extension Education of University having the area of 72,825 sq. ft. of which carpet area is 52,435 sq. ft. Today, our holdings have crossed one lakh fifty seven thousand books covering a wide range of disciplines under Agriculture sciences, Animal sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology, Pure and Applied Sciences, and other allied disciplines including a special collection from FAO. It also receives more than 150 periodicals gifted by various organisations and institutions.

University Library is a designated Depository Library of FAO publications since 1987.

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Central Library is the single largest information centre of agricultural information resources in the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra and caters not only to the needs of the agricultural academic community of the region but also serves many scientific, historical and social science researchers from the State.

Our Automated Services….

With the successful completion of computerising the database of bibliographic details and automating its services our Library is on the threshold of embarking on its new role that of an information resource centre at the service of the academic community of this region, in addition to its traditional function of holding and disseminating of books.

The Library has presently 1,57,066 books and other reading material such as these, bound volumes, and its bibliographic details are stored in an Open Source software KOHA in a designated server at the University Library and also on Cloud Computing Network. This database is now available on the Internet under the url

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