PRL Library and Information Services started taking its shape, as a functional organ of PRL, in 1948. The department witnessed seven decades of R&D, teaching and training, and has become a knowledge base utilizing thousands of scholarly documents like research papers, reports, theses & dissertations.
Main Campus Library
Main Campus Library
Thaltej Campus Library
Thaltej Campus Library
USO Campus Library
USO Campus Library
Libraries of PRL are as diverse as the campuses located at Navrangpura and Thaltej in Ahmedabad, and Udaipur in Rajasthan. The Libraries are essential partners in the creative exploration, intellectual growth, and scholarly pursuits of PRL. They provide expert information services, using the modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools that invariably aid to the cycle of research, teaching, and learning at PRL.

Library Services

OPAC Service

All the library catalogues (at Main, Thaltej & Udaipur campuses) of books, journals, CDs, DVDs and theses are offered though online catalogue search interface - Web-OPAC of Koha software.

Circulation Service

Services at the Circulation Desk include primarily check-in, check-out and renewal of lending type library materials (e.g. books, journals and DVDs) to the registered users.

Access to E-resources

PRL Library provides on-campus access to subscribed e-books, e-journals and databases to the registered users through library homepage.

ILL / DDS Service

Inter Library Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery Services (DDS) are important services of the Library to provide scholarly literature required by the users, on loan basis from the other libraries of the country.

Institutional Repository

Institutional intellectual materials such as theses, reports and research articles, etc. are electronically archived and made accessible to scientists and scholars to speed up their scientific work.

Research Support

PRL Library provides specialized research support services of 1)Similarity Check - iThenticate 2)Grammar Check - Grammarly, 3)Research Impact Measurement 4)Resource / subject guides.

Remote Access Service

Library provides off-campus access of e-resources like databases, e-journals, e-books, and other electronic information resources through through Antariksh Gyaan (ISRO Library Consortium) LSRemote.

Information Desk

The information desk provides reference services to the users. Through this service the Library staff assists the users in locating materials and responding to general enquiries.

Current Awareness

The Current Awareness Service (CAS) alerts the scholars, researchers, and scientists about the recently published literature in their fields of specialization like Newspaper Clipping.

Print / Copy / Scan

The library provides photocopy, scanning and printing facilities for official and scholarly needs. These services are provided in adherence to the copyright law.

Books - Project Fund

Library helps to procure books to researcher through their project fund. Library also assists to procure books for personal use of PRL staff.

Digital Notice Board

The PRL Library uses Digital Notice Boards (DNB) to disseminate information related to recent activities of Library and PRL, to the staff members and vistors. DNB's are installed at the Main, Thaltej and USO Campuses.