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 http://krishikosh.egranth.ac.in/ fulltext and the abstract of the same is accessible from anywhere in the world.