This centre was commenced by the Pune Kendra with a view to make available assistance to the researches and scholars interested in carrying out research in Prachin Vangmaya, provide books and manuscripts available to them and further to act as Bureau for Prachin Vangamaya.
Dr. P. N. Joshi, a renowned senior Marathi author, who has donated his residential flat of about 950 sq. ft. along with his collection of books to the Bhavan. The centre has now about 6000 books on Sant Vangamaya, Prachin Vangamaya and a number of rare manuscripts. These are available for scholars, and researchers for their use at the Centre only.