The Barr. B. Khardekar library, Shivaji University is one of the leading
university libraries in Southern Maharashtra, India. It caters to the academic needs of students, faculty and other user groups of university
and visitors from other universities and institutes.The library has over 2.9 lakhs printed documents and it subscribes to over 283 national and
international journals. Library is also a member of UGC/INFONET Digital Library consortium of INFLIBNET, under which it has access to over 5000+ electronic
journals and few electronic databases. It has established contacts with universities, national and international organizations libraries for
inter-library loan arrangement.
The University Library was named after Late Barr. Balasaheb Khardekar on 24 October, 1981. Barr.Balasaheb Khardekar, the prince from
Kagal, Maharashtra, India, who was a true sportsman, a notable democrat, the Member of the Parliament, an eminent educationist, a lover of
English Literature and a disciplinarian to the core.