EDI Library and Information Centre (EDILIC) is enriched with updated information resources on Entrepreneurship and related subjects and it is an information resource centre of national and international repute. View Photographs
The library functioning hours are 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.(midnight)
(Library will be closed on the public holidays observed by the Institute.)
Wi-Fi enabled EDILIC has been fully automated through LibSys Software. EDILIC uses Bar Code Technology for its house keeping and lending service.
Bibliographic information of Library holdings can be accessed through "Online Catalogue" and online journals at "Single Search for Online Journals".
Library Advisory Committee
A Library Advisory Committee consisting of Librarian and four faculty members nominated by Director assists in the growth and development of EDI Library and Information Centre.
Dr. Manoj Mishra, Chairperson
Shri K K Shaw
Dr. Kavita Saxena
Shri B. Ganapathi
A professional Librarian supported by six professional colleagues heads the Library.
EDI's library is equipped with a large number of text and reference books on entrepreneurship and related subjects. The EDILIC endeavours to support the teaching, research and academic needs of the faculty, students and participants of the programmes, through books, journals and other reading material. The total collection of EDILIC is more than 30000 which includes books, CDs, back volumes and other materials, selected after carefully scrutinised by the Library Advisory Committee.
EDILIC has fairly strong reference section consisting of
Economic and Industrial Surveys
Biographies of Entrepreneurs
Project Profiles on Products
EDILIC is subscribing 160 national and international journals in the field of entrepreneurship and related subjects . EDILIC also subscribes to 30 Newspapers published within the country.
EDILIC has a collection of 200 videocassettes produced by EDI and other organizations and 2500 CDs/DVDs/VCDs. The library offers facility of in-house viewing of videocassettes and CDs/DVDs.
EDILIC is subscribing the following online journals/databases
Crisil Research Services provides a one-stop resource for data, information, analysis and outlook on the economy and across industries with an understanding of the macro-economy and extensive sector coverage. It provides unique insights on micro-macro and cross-sectoral linkages.
Prowess database (provided by Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy) contains a highly normalized database on over 17000 companies. The database is complemented with powerful analytical software tools to enable extensive querying and research.
Emerald Management First 120* is an online library featuring the latest ideas from some of the world's top companies and business schools. It brings a wealth of resources – including over 680 articles, 1,000 case studies, 360 interviews and over 250,000 article reviews. It covers 120 peer reviewed journals articles
Gale Cengage Business & Company Resource Center (BCRC) and Business Insight Global (BiG) BCRC * a journal database which includes brand and trade information, investment reports, stock prices, press releases, etc. BiG is online resource which provides business intelligence powered by statistical data. It contains case studies, interactive live charts, global company and country overviews, global industry research reports, academic journal articles, industry overviews, company histories and market share data.
J-Gate * is an electronic gateway to e-journal literature and it provides access to 6700 indexed and free full text 2000 articles.
Indiastat.com provides an oceanic depth of India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures.
MICA Indian Marketing Intelligence (MIMI) * provides the secondary data for socio-economic variables and market intelligence up to district level for all the States and Union Territories of India. It also provides Market Potential Index (MPI) and other data separately for rural, urban and total Indian market for more than 630 districts from States and UTs.
Other Online Journals
In addition to the above online journals, EDILIC also extends controlled access to various journals as mentioned below:
EDILIC Members may contact the Library Staff for username and password for accessing the above online Journals/Databases.
Library and Information Services
Lending Service – Books will be Issued as per eligibility to all library members.
Article Database – Article database contains information on selected articles from core journals subscribed by EDILIC.
Reference Service – All EDILIC members are helped in getting their information instantly.
Product Information Database – This database contains information on about 8000 product profiles published by various organisations.
Industrial Information Service – From various specialized information sources of EDILIC, specific information such as, product profiles, feasibility study reports, industrial and economic statistics, trade statistics, directory information on manufacturers and industrial organizations will be provided to all the members.
Information and Documentation Services – EDILIC provides information services to its users such as Current Awareness Services (CAS) and Selective Dissemination Services (SDI)
Press Clippings Service – Latest news items relevant to ones area of interest are scanned from 30 leading daily newspapers and distributed to the users.
Referral Services – EDILIC users are directed to other libraries and information centres to get information.
Photocopying Service – EDILIC provides photocopying services to its users at nominal charges.
Inter-Library Loan Service – Through this service, EDILIC borrows books from other libraries on request by users. Also EDILIC issues books to other libraries on mutual interest.
EDILIC is an institutional member of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, Indian Library Association (ILA), Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC), Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) and The British Library, Ahmedabad. Apart from this, EDILIC is regularly using services of Ahmedabad Library Network (ADINET) and Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET).
Library Membership to External Users
EDILIC membership is primarily given to the EDI faculty, staff members, students and programme participants of the Institute. In order to fulfill the demands, raised by several institutions and individuals, the EDILIC extends membership to outside users such as Academic Institutions/NGOs/Entrepreneurship Development Cells/outside faculty/entrepreneurs/corporate executives/students, EDI Alumni and OLPE Alumni on payment basis. Interested candidates may download membership form (which includes membership fee structure and rules & regulations) and apply for external membership.