B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan Affiliated to University of Mumbai
Central Library
General Information
“A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.”


“To promote lifelong learning through information and knowledge literacy and enhancing the quality of life by creating welcoming spaces that offer collections and services to inform, inspire, enrich and entertain”

  • To be a creative partner in the achievement of the institutions teaching, learning and research goals.
  • To promote continuous access to information and knowledge to the students and faculty.
  • To cerate a stimulating learning environment and to enrich learners cultural and information literacy
  • To provide qualitative library services and guarantee access to information resources from now into future to all its users
  • To prove to be a major share holder of their positive future life
In today’s high-tech learning environment, the library as a primary learning resource is the fulcrum of support for the entire range of activities in an educational campus. In present knowledge based society, the library as an Information Resource Centre is an integral part of the education process and plays a pivotal role in promoting and improving the education standards, research and in overall development of the society.

The B.K. Birla College Central Library since its establishment in the year 1972 has been determined to satisfy the diverse information needs of its users. Today with its finest infrastructure, rich collection and with ICT enabled functioning the library has transformed itself into a hybrid automated system with online resources and services.

  • To cater to the information requirements of the student and teaching staff in this electronic and digital era technically and psychologically.
  • To make student and teaching staff aware of information literacy through library.
  • To encourage wide reading habits through easy accessibility of reading materials, orientation, displays and exhibitions.
  • To assist and guide the student community with appropriate information that could lead them for the attainment or fulfillment of their goals.
  • To provide information resources necessary for research in the fields of interest of the academic staff.
  • To participate effectively in the college instructional progammes and assist the college in the achievement of the general educational objectives.

Historical Background
The B.K. Birla College Central Library came in to existence with the establishment the college in Kalyan in the year 1972. During its starting days the Library was located in the main building of the college with a limited collection of 1824 books and 100 members. It was shifted to its new separate building in the year 1990. Today the B.K. Birla College is one among the few colleges under the University of Bombay having a separate library building with a vast collection of more than 70,000 books covering the various filled of interest in social sciences, humanities and pure sciences. It has separate collection of more than 1000 Audio / Video Materials like CD’s, DVD’s etc. It has subscription to over 120 periodicals which includes research journals and popular magazines of general interest. The central library caters to the information needs of more than 9000 students, 250 staff as well as 100 external members. Our library has been a recognized study center for Bachelor of Library & Information Science Course courses run by Y.C.M.O.U, Nashik. since 1996-97.

Library Committee
A library committee is an essential body required for the good governance and overall development of a library. A eight-member committee consisting of the following members is constituted.

Library Committee Members (2020-21)
Name Designation
Dr. Avinash G. Patil Principal - Chairman
Dr. Swapna Samel Sr. Vice Principal, Invited Member
Dr. M. K. Dhaliwal Vice Principal (Science), Invited Member
Mrs. Esmita Gupta Vice Principal (Unaided Courses), Invited Member
Dr. Madhavi Thakurdesai Associate Professor-Member HOD, Physics
Dr. Vrinda Nishandar Associate Professor-Member Commerce
Mr. Anil Tiwari Assistant Professor-Member HOD, Management Studies
Mr. B. D. Joshi Administrator-Member
Mr. Kiran Raikar Librarian – Secretary
Mr. Atul Jagtap Library Clerk
Our Best Practices
  • Group Book Bank Scheme
  • Regular Infrastructure & collection development
  • Personalized User Services
  • Departmental Libraries
  • In-house computer & information literacy programme
  • Continuing education and career advancement for staff
  • Automated Functioning & Services
  • Extension Activities