Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
Krishi Nagar
AKOLA, Maharashtra 444104

Phone: 09822990414

Fax: 0724-2258317

Recent developments in agriculture and allied sciences have created new pressures on the libraries of Agricultural Universities. These serve the needs of agricultural education, research and extension education. An Agricultural  University   Library   is   a  necessary  adjunct  of the teacher’s aid and researcher’s tool without which he cannot make the best use of his time or talent in an effective  and  efficient manner. An Agricultural University Library being an integral part of university, it must be developed on sound lines. A well-equipped library run by an efficient organization  is in  fact the  soul of an  educational institution. Due  to the  application  of Information Technology, the nature and functioning  of in-house  keeping  operations of the Agricultural University Libraries  have been   totally  changed and considering this, the University Library of Dr. P. D. K. V. Akola is trying to provide various types of  services  and facilities  to academic staff and students of the university.

It is said that University Library which is well managed is a model or ideal library and considering this  the  efforts are being made to make this University Library more user oriented so that the maximum number of students, research scholars and   academic  community should take the advantage of the rich collection of books, theses, back volumes of periodicals, CD-ROM databases, On-Line  databases   & Journals etc. University authorities are also taking keen interest in the development of the University Library by providing adequate funds and other facilities.

Library information system of the university is partially automated, barcode and digitized. The full text of Ph. D. Theses are available online in  digital  format and  can be  accessed  from  the  website fulltext and the abstract of the same is accessible from anywhere in the world.