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Yashada Library

YASHADA library's mandate is to support the ongoing training programmes, research projects and cater to the documentary as well as informational requirements of the participants, students of Dr. Ambedkar Competitive Examination Center, faculty members, staff of the Academy and researchers.


The library houses collection of various documents covering core subjects like Public Administration, Rural Development, Good Governance, Computer Applications, Management, Gender, Women and Child, Old Age, Self Help Groups, Cooperative Movement, Social Justice, Finance, Administrative Reforms, Human Rights, Environment, Disaster Management, Demography, Ageing, Water Conservation, Urbanization Child labour, TQM, Leadership, Time Management, Personality Development etc.

Special Collection:
  • Training
  • State and Central Government Acts
  • Government Documents: Rules, Annual Reports, Manuals, Handbooks, and Various Committee Reports etc.
  • Library also possesses a good collection of English and Marathi fiction and biographies of eminent personalities of the world.
Working Hours

In order to optimize the utilization of the library facilities by the course participants and the faculty members the library is kept open for 11 hrs on every working day. The purpose is to make the library facility available even after the office hours.

  • Monday to Friday 09.00 AM to 10.00 PM
  • Saturday 09.00 AM to 05.30 PM
  • Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Library Use

The library facility is being used by the course participants and the faculty and staff members of YASHADA. Faculty members are given membership during their period of service in YASHADA. Library offers temporary membership to all course participants. The participants may use library facility for reference and issue of books during the period of their training.

Paid Membership

The officers who wish to retain their membership even after the training programme can become a member by paying annual fees and deposit for the books. The facility is made available, on the recommendation of faculty members of the Academy, to the guest faculty and other State Government officers and executives in and around the Pune city as per the YASHADA Policy Circular dated 31/03/2012 (see attachment).

State Repository Library

The library has been designated as "Repository Library for Government of Maharashtra" A special section within the library is kept reserved exclusively for this purpose. The important publications of various departments are being received by the Repository Library.


  • Description: BD10263_ Photocopying service
  • Description: BD10263_ Bibliographical service
  • Description: BD10263_ Reference service
  • Description: BD10263_ Newspaper clipping service
  • Description: BD10263_ Article indexing service
  • Description: BD10263_ On line search of library database
  • Description: BD10263_ Audio visual and Internet facility

Training Programmes

Library organizes training programmes on e-Granthalaya - Library Management software developed by NIC, New Delhi

Book Club

With the view to provide a platform for exchange of ideas as Book Readers and make our library more user oriented a YASHADA Book Club was formed. In Book Club meetings the users of the library and the book lovers discuss about new titles and ideas, which they have came across and read recently.

Objectives of the Book Club:

Exhibition of Government Publications Library had organized an Exhibition and Sale of Government Publications during 2011 and 2012 in the YASHADA Campus. The aim of the exhibition was to make available a platform so that the activities of various Government departments reach to common public. This exhibition displayed publications of various Government Departments under one roof for the first time.