The books in the Library have been divided into two
sections, viz. 'Gandhiana'
'Gandhiana' section includes
all books and
journals by Gandhiji,
and on Gandhiji, his philosophy and
ideology, and those on the Freedom
Movement in India from 1757 to 1947.
includes books and journals on subjects other than those
covered under the 'Gandhiana'.
Under the 'General Category', the Library has
a wide collection of books on
Religion, Philosophy, History, Political Science,
Economics, Sociology, and so on.
Separate sections are
being maintained in
the Library on Environment and Ecology,
Alternate Systems of Medicine, Peace
Research, i.e. subjects which have gained
attention in recent times but are closely
related to Gandhian philosophy.
the books under the
'Gandhiana' section are distinguished
from those under the
by the symbol (-) prefixed to the Call Number.
The books are kept
grouped according to the subjects. The grouping has been done
deriving Main Classes from Dr. S. R.
Ranganathan's scheme of 'Colon Classification'.
The scheme of classification has
further been enlarged by assigning new numbers
to the subjects specific to Gandhian and
allied literature, such as the Gandhian
ideology of Truth, Non-Violence, Satyagraha, Swaraj, Gram Swaraj,
Labour, Trusteeship, Constructive
Programme, etc. As the Library has a large
collection of books in the
subject-fields of Autobiography, Biography, Reminiscences,
Tributes and Appreciations
of Mahatma Gandhi, such groups have been assigned
separate Class Numbers.
of leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra
Prasad, Vallabhbhai Patel, B. R. Ambedkar, Jinnah and others, are kept along with
their own writings
or 'works' so that a visitor may find material for the study of the
at one place.
section also, biographies of
important persons are kept along with
their writings or 'works' so as to
study on them.