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.