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

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 from library website. The application has to be approved by the librarian for enrollment as an external member. The decision of the librarian is final in case of external membership provision.

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 networking sites, etc. will not be allowed.

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 Borrowing Membership

Type of Membership Refundable Deposit(INR) Loan Limit Annual fees (INR)
Individuals working in Academic Institutions/NonProfit/Government Organizations, MDP Alumni, Retired Faculty Employee ** 5,000 2 Books for 30 days 5,000/- *
10,000 5 Books for 30 days
Institutions (Academic/Government/Non-Profit) - Four cards 20,000 4 Books for 30 days 15,000/- *
Profit making organization - Four cards 50,000 4 Books for 30 days 50,000/- *

* All fees may attract taxes as applicable and are not refundable.
** For Retired faculty from other institutions recommendations by IIMA faculty is required.

 Reading Only Membership

Reading only membership is meant for reference purposes only without any borrowing privileges. This membership is meant for doctoral degree students and faculty of management and related institutions/organizations.

Type of Membership 1 Week 1 Month 3 Months
Persons working in academic / non-profit / government institutions, MDP/EEP alumni 300 # 700 # 1500 #

# Amount in INR.
# All the non-refundable fees will attract tax as applicable.

 For Membership Assistance

Name Email Phone No
Circulation circulation@iima.ac.in +91-079-71524977/89/81






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The Vikram Sarabhai Library (VSL) is named after Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, world renowned physicist and founding Director of IIMA. It was set up in 1962 and is one of the best management libraries in Asia. The library is open 24x7. Our mission is to facilitate convenient and user friendly access to current, global and relevant information by identifying, acquiring, organizing and retrieving information in various formats (print & non print) to serve the information needs of the academic fraternity of IIMA to meet their teaching, research, consulting, training and learning requirements.

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Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
India - 380015

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