Welcome to Saurashtra Patel Kelvani Mandal

J.D. Gabani Library

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To develop a library is dream project of Saurashtra Patel Kelavani Mandal with help of donation from diamond industry. So we decided to provide appropriate and essential facilities for all needy students. Now library became huge user library. The library is consist of more than 70000 books including reference books.

History Of The Library :

The Library was started by a group of enthusiastic youngsters in 1976 under the guidance of Mr. Vrajlal S. Kamani to help the students of the lower socioeconomic strata by distribution of books at low cost in the form of a book bank. Late on Mr. Valjibhai Kesari , then known better as the “Lion of Saurashtra” agreed to donate a huge amount for library purpose. This led to the development of today’s J. D. Gabani Library.

The Library was registered as a self finance public library in 19th July 2004. Letter on from 17th march 2006 the library was converted to a Granted city branch library. Now the Library department of the Gujarat government has approved it as a granted city library from 3rd January 2009.

Library Timings :
  • Timing of library is 8.00 am to 7.00 pm.
  • The library will be closed on Tuesday.
Membership :
  • Anybody can be a Member of this library.
  • online form is available on library website and physical form on library counter.
Membership Fees :
  • 650/- fees including 500/- deposit, 100/- annual fees and 50/- for the computerized card.
  • Deposit will be refunded at the time of closing account.
Membership Refundable Deposit Fees (Rs.) Annual Fees (Rs.) Borrowing Privileges
Books Days
Regular+ 300 50 1 15
Reding Room -- 500 -- --
* Subject to 400 Rs. for Girl Candidate
+ A Fee of Rs. 30 is charged for the computerized card.

Rule and Regulation of J.D. Gabani Library

  • J. D. Gabani Library is providing an open access system where reader can choose the books.
  • Put the Books in a proper place from where book was taken by you.
  • It is not allowed to keep any bags, brief-cases and personal books in Book Depository.
  • security staff can check your personal belongings.
  • Do not make noise during your presence in library.
  • Smoking and tobacco chewing is strictly prohibited.
  • Readers are instructed not to make any mark, cut, mutilate or damage library books. If anyone found doing so, he will be fined.
Issuing and Return of Books
  • Books will be issued only by authorized I-card.
  • The library card is non transferable. duplicate card will be issued with charge Rs. 50 In case of Loss of the card.
  • Only one book will be issued at a time for 15 days.
  • Delay charge of Rs. 1 per day will be collected.
  • For renewing of the book I-card and book is mandatory.
  • Issued book will not be allow to return on same day.
  • If the book is in demand list will not be re-issued.
  • We are not issuing reference books. If it is issued In special cases books should be return as and when ask.
  • The e-library is only for study purpose.