Sir Chinubhai Madhavalal Baronet, ICE. donated Rs. 1,50,000 for King Emperor George V Hall and Lord Geroge Sydenham Clarke Library together in 1897. The library was inaugurated by the then Governor Sir Sydenham (Lord Sydenham, Later) in 1915 . The New Library Building was constructed in 1955.

Dwelling on new digital initiatives the Sydenham Library caters to the academic interests of the student and faculty community at the Gujarat Arts and Science College.  The library claims to possess the richest (More than 80,000 books) collection of the world’s best publication of academic importance comprising a treasure of more than 30,000 rare books. We are constantly in a process of increasing our collection of books further. Sydenham Library has also started subscribing to research journals in electronic as well as printed formats. Library has provided E-Resources through NLIST, INFLIBNET Centre.

The library is fully automated with SOUL 3.0  software. The software facilitates issue -return of books, a web-based catalogue to access the books (OPAC) and reservation of books. Bar-coding system is used to computerize the bibliographic details of the books. The web-based inquiry module of software has been installed so the resource collection can be viewed from outside the campus.