Shivananda Library

  • The Library on the first floor in the building adjacent to the auditorium

  • The Free Reading Room

  • The Library offers a collection of over 43,000 books

  • The Library Counter: for registration, queries, issue / return of books

  • The Membership / Subscription renewal counter

  • The Magazine and Newspaper Section

  • Books available in many languages like Bengali, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati etc.

  • Books available in multiple subjects ...

  • The Scriptures Section

  • The Children's section

  • The Library offers membership at a highly subsidized charge

Ramakrishna Mission, Shivananda Library at Khar (West), Mumbai was founded in 1925. Srimat Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and 2nd President of Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission laid the foundation stone for the library building. Hence this library is named after him.

Ramakrishna Mission Mumbai has been providing many Humanitarian Services for more than the last 90 years. Our activities are purely philanthropic in nature. We are a non profit spiritual organization and as a result our membership charges are highly subsidized.

An effort has been made to start a center for disseminating knowledge and value based intellectual development in the suburbs of Mumbai by the inauguration of a free public reading Library.

Anybody can come and make use of the wonderful FREE Reading Room facility having pin drop silence environment.

This Library has slowly and gradually acquired books on various topics like Ramakrishna, Vivekananda literature, Science, Engineering, Computers, History, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Science, Medicine, Management, Astronomy, Education, Law, Yoga, Etc. It has now grown into a huge Library in North Mumbai having nearly 43,000 books. We have books in other languages also like Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit and few other South Indian languages. We subscribe to a number of magazines, periodicals, newspapers in different languages.

We invite all educated classes and students to avail this great opportunity and benefit themselves for their intellectual well- being and all round personality development.




  • Membership Requirement : Residence Proof Xerox &
    Two Passport Size Photographs
  • Membership : For Ten years Rs 1250/ only
    General – Annual Rs 250/ & Rs 350/ admission fees
    Children- Annual  Rs 180/ & Rs 250/ admission fees


Become a member of the Library


The Library is open from 08.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. & 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (closed on Monday).

The reading room, including newspapers, magazines is open to all. To borrow books, you can become a member at nominal rates.

Queries? Contact Swami Mukteshananda at 022 26054701/ 6181 8031