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Research Help

If you need any help regarding your project/research like; collecting data, acquiring research papers, etc. you may submit a form or drop an email at You can also checkout our Research Assistance service.

Remote Access Facility

This facility enables our current users (faculties and students) to access library online resources when they are off campus.
Click here to know how to avail this facility.

Purchase/Subscription Request

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service

Documents which are not available in the library can be requested by filling the form

Research Training/Orientation Request

Vikram Sarabhai Library provide Research Training/Orientation for only internal members of IIM Ahmedabad. you can requested by filling the form

New Arrival

The Vikram Sarabhai Library every Monday announces New Arrival of books, periodicals and IIMA news. The newly arrived books are displayed near the Circulation Counter.

Discussion Rooms Facility

Library has dedicated spaces for student collaboration with discussion rooms, discussion pods, collaboration devices like connected displays, writing boards, etc.

More details Click here

Book Drop Facility

Vikram Sarabhai Library has a self-return book dropbox facility on the campus. There are two book drop boxes. One at the library, an RFID-based dropbox facility where the user can drop the issued book at the RFID dropbox (one book at a time), and the software returns the book automatically. The user will receive a book return receipt from dropbox and also an email.

The second dropbox (non-RFID based) is placed at the entrance of the underpass from the new campus near the AXIS Bank ATM. This facilitates the easy return of issued library books instead of coming physically to the library to return the book. The library will arrange to collect the books daily at 5 p.m. The user will get a confirmation mail from library circulation once the book/s returned in the library software.

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Photocopy Facility

Library has three RFID based self-operated photocopy/printing/scanning machines and one in SAB new campus. Patrons who are interested to avail the photocopy and printing facility can request library to create their account in the photocopy machine. Library will provide a log in id and password to each patron. Copyright rules are applicable to photocopying and printing process.

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

Charges are given below:
For Black and White copy: INR 1/- (A4 size) and INR 2/- (A3 size).
For Color copy: INR 10/- (A4 size) and INR 15/- (A3 size).

Reservation Policy

The students can reserve the item/s which are issued to others. Whenever the item/s is/are returned, the user will get an auto email.

They can also reserve the book/s which are available in the library. In such cases, the staff will collect the book/s from the stack area and keep it at the circulation counter. The same will be conveyed to the student by email.

In both the cases, the reserved items should be collected within 2 days, else the reservation will stand cancelled and the item will be issued to other immediate member.

Reserve/Hold the book/s through the online catalogue, using "Place hold" option.

Borrowing Privileges

Category/Patron Books
Check out limit Online Renewal Allowed Loan Period (Days)
PGP, FABM, PGPX, ePGP, Blended Learning Programmes 8 6 14
Ph.D. 20 2 120
AFP 6 2 14
FDP 6 2 14
Category/Patron Kindle e-book reader
Check out limit Online Renewal Allowed Loan Period (Days)
PGP, FABM, PGPX, ePGP, Blended Learning Programmes 1 1 15
Fine/ Overdue charges (per day)(Over and above GST will be applicable):
Books, CDs/DVDs, Reference books, Bound volume & working papers Rs. 1
Kindle e-book reader is Rs. 5

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About VSL

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.

Contact Us

The Librarian
Vikram Sarabhai Library,
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
India - 380015

Phone: +91-079-71524977/80/75
Fax: +91-079-26308345

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