Dr. Hiral Patel has a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science from the Kadi Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar and the Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. She has received 'Gold Medal' in her M.L.I.Sc. degree from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. She has qualified UGC NET and SLET with the subject library and information science.
She has over two decades of professional experience in academic libraries in Ahmedabad like Nirma University, CEPT, NID, British Library, and Behavioral Science Center - St. Xavier's College. She is currently working as Deputy Librarian at Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Her areas of professional interest are Legal Issues of Libraries, Library Design, Library Sevices, etc. She has 4 research papers on her credit published in International and National Journal and Conferences.