Maulana Azad Library

Maulana Azad Library

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Central Library


Maulana Azad Library is the central library of the Aligarh Muslim University which is famous for its invaluable collections of manuscripts, rare books and artifacts. M.A. Library currently holds more than 13 lakhs volumes of books and subscribes to popular research journals and databases. The library meets the needs of its students, academics and research scholars with a wide range of library services provided by more than 110 college and departmental libraries including Engineering College Library, Medical College Library, Social Science Cyber Library and Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College Library.


  • publicationTimings of the Library:- Only offices of the M.A. Library shall remain opened during 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily except holidays and on Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • publicationHow to Access Online Library Resources:- Here is a video which guides on how to access available e-Resources within the campus network or from outside the campus. 

  • publicationThe subscription of Turnitin has expired on 31.12.2020. Therefore, plagiarism checking facility through Turnitin is not available until its subscription is renewed which is delayed due to COVID-19. However, research articles, theses, dissertations etc. may be checked by Urkund (the facility provided by UGC).

  • Plagiarism checking facility is available to faculty members and research scholars of the university by email in lock down period due to spread of Corona virus. (i) For Faculty:- Faculty members may send their documents for plagiarism checking by email to malcom.amu@gmail.com mentioning their name, designation, permanent employee ID, name of the department during the office timings 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on working days only. Faculty members/teachers may also send the thesis or research article of their research scholars/students mentioning the details of their students i.e. students name, enrollment number, topic, course along with own details. (ii) For Students:- Research scholars and students may also send their thesis/research article to malcom.amu@gmail.com along with scanned copy/photo of their Identity Card and extension letter (if any) of the current session during the office timings 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on working days only. The research scholar/students are also advised to send their thesis/dissertations for plagiarism checking atleast 3 days prior to submission or last date.

  • publication University has subscribed the writing assistant software for faculty members and research scholars with limited number of accounts which have been already exhausted. Therefore no application to create account in Grammarly shall be entertained. The accounts of those research scholars whose duration of Ph.D. courses has completed, shall not be extended due to paucity of accounts.  

  • publication A product of Elsevier is the largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature including journal titles from many international publishers as well as some other sources such as Books, Book Chapters, Conference paper and Reviews etc. in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Click Here to access Help Guide.

Awards & Achievements

  • publication Maulana Azad Library has been declared as the best amongst all Indian university libraries by NAAC Peer Team in 2015.



  • INFLIBNET Centre has developed a statistical data repository of socio-economic and industrial data. The repositories aim is to provide access to wide range of unit level ASI and NSS datasets generated by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), New Delhi seamlessly to the users across the country. New datasets, as and when released by MoSPI are also made available through the repository. All these datasets are provided free-of-cost to the researchers. The repository can be accessed from www.icssrdataservice.in/.
  • River Ganga Repository :- A repository consisting of printed as well as digital literature on or about the River Ganga available through M.A. Library. Mirror Link