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Users can log in, check status of the issued books, suggestion, fines, create reading list etc.

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Vikram Sarabhai Library provides Remote'XS facility to current students and faculty members of IIMA. More detail

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For Others

External members are divided into two types: one with borrowing privileges and the other as reading only membership.

The membership is provided to IIMA’s Alumni, students pursuing Ph.D at some other institutes/ professionals/ faculty at other educational institutes on payment basis in addition to institutional membership. External members need to apply for membership by filling the forms available at the circulation counter in the library or download online through library website. The application has to be approved by the librarian for enrollment as an external membership. The decision of the librarian is final in case of external membership provision.

Download external borrowing membership form  [ ACADEMIC  CORPORATE  ]

Borrowing membership                                                                           Amount in Indian Rupee (Rs.)

Type of Membership Refundable Deposit Loan Limit Annual fee

Alumni (PGP / PGP-ABM / FPM / PGPX / AFP /FDP), Former Employees, Board members (present and past), Academic Visitors (recommended by faculty), Retired Faculty *


2 Books for 30 days



5 Books for 30 days

Individuals working in academic institutions / non-profit / government organisations, MDP Alumni, Retired Staff


2 Books for 30 days

3,600 #


5 Books for 30 days

Individuals working in corporate / for-profit **


2 Books for 30 days

9,600 #


5 Books for 30 days

Institutions (academic / government / non-profit)


4 Books for 30 days

12,000 #

Institutions ( Corporate / for-profit)


4 Books for 30 days

30,000 #

Reading Only Membership: [ MEMBERSHIP FORM ]

Reading only membership is meant for reference purposes only without any borrowing privileges. Membership is not meant for undergraduate, graduate or post graduate students of other institutions.

Reading only membership 

Type of Membership 1 Week 1 Month 3 Months

Persons working in academic / non-profit / government institutions, MDP alumni

Rs.300 #

Rs.700 #

Rs.1500 #

Photocopy Facility:

For black and white machine: Rs.2/- (A4 size) and Rs. 4/- (A3 size) will be charged for all external members.

For color machine: Rs.10/- (A4 size) and Rs. 15/- (A3 size) will be charged for all external members.

The charges are applicable for printing/photocopy of articles, book chapters etc.

The color printing/photocopy facility is presented by Forum for Industry Interaction 2015-16

Guideline to E resources access and use for external members:

  1. Certain databases may not be accessible to external members.
  2. Systematic downloading of articles are not allowed
  3. Cyber labs are only for accessing electronic resources, personal work like email, social network etc. are not allowed.

Check these services:

  • EBSCO Discovery:  to search the entire subscribed journal in one place
  • A-Z Link: find out the journal information and access
  • Institutional Repository: know more about IIMA publication (theses, working paper, student project, books, journal, etc. and about IIMA in Media
  • Database guide: quick guide to library e-resources

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* For Retired Faculty - Recommended by IIMA Faculty only

** Temporary suspended

# All the non-refundable fees attract service tax (as applicable).

VSL @ Glance
  • Books : 1,93,380
  • Subscription to Journals :
    (Online : 24667 & Print : 164)
  • Bound Volumes : 45,565
  • News Papers : 30+
  • Working Papers : 2617
  • Thesis : 326
  • Student's Project Reports : 2187
  • CDs : 2487 & Videos : 128
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Last Updated on 15th-August-2018