Libraries in Delhi


List of Libraries in Delhi

British Council Library

Profile:

  • The Delhi library is centrally located at Connaught Place, a showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi, in an iconic building designed by Charles Correa.
  • Extremely well connected via metro from all parts of the city and NCR, the library is buzzing with confident students, professionals, home makers and others, who come to access information in a relaxed environment and to network with like-minded people.
  • We are a state of art library with easy to use technology that will enable you to check out and return books, CDs and DVDs with ease.
  • Watch this space for an exciting redesign of our library in 2013.

Address: 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

Website: www.britishcouncil.in

Delhi Public Library

Delhi Public Library

Profile:

  • Delhi Public Library is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Culture and governed by Delhi Library Board, fully financed by the Government of India.
  • Delhi Public Library was started as a UNESCO project in the year 1951 by the Govt. of India.
  • Delhi Public Library has a network of Zonal Libraries, Branches & Sub-branches, R.C.Libraries, Community Libraries, Deposit Stations, Mobile Library, Braille library, etc. spread all over Delhi.
  • The library is well stocked with collection of over 18 lakh books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi & other Indian Languages- almost all subjects are represented in its collection.

Address: H-Block, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi

Website: www.dpl.gov.in

American Centre Library

American Centre Library

Profile:

  • The American Library in New Delhi is a library under the supervision of the American Embassy, situated in the commercial hub of New Delhi inside the American Center.
  • Opened in 1951, the Library was established to promote understanding between the people of North India and the United States.
  • The library has books on topics related to American society, American politics, American culture, and the American constitution which it serves to general public, students, teachers, and researchers.

Address: 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

Year Founded: 1951

Confederation of Indian Industry

Confederation of Indian Industry

Profile:

  • CII Library based at Gurgaon, India is the Central Library & Information Centre of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • The Library has prime objective of supporting information needs of CII members and staff.
  • To meet this objective, Library acquires, maintains and enhances access to business information available in print and non-print formats relevant to Indian industry and the international business community.
  • CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process.
  • Founded over 117 years ago, it is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7100 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 250 national and regional sectoral associations

Address: 249-F, Phase IV, Udyog Vihar Sector 18, Gurgaon

Website: www.library.cii.in

Delhi University Library

Profile:

  • The South Campus Library, University of Delhi was established in 1973 to facilitate access for South Delhi Residents.
  • It is housed in a four story separate building, in beautiful surroundings on an elevated site at the centre of the Campus and offers a congenial environment for study and research.
  • The total sitting capacity of the Library is about 275 seats, with reading halls on all the floor alongwith the collection.

Address: University of Delhi, University Road, Delhi

Year Founded: 1973

Website: www.crl.du.ac.in

Indian Council of Historical Research

Indian Council of Historical Research

Profile:

  • Indian Council of Historical Research is an autonomous organization which was established under Societies Registration Act in 1972.
  • The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is a fund-disbursing agency that supports the academic and empirical research of scholars using funds received from the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Based in Delhi, ICHR does not carry out any historical research of its own.

Address: 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi

Year Founded: 1972

Website: www.ichr.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology

Profile:

  • The IIT Delhi Library System comprises of a Central Library and 18 departmental libraries that collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the Institute.
  • The Central Library houses a total collection of over three lakh documents comprising of books, theses, journals, video cassettes and compact discs in the fields of science, engineering, humanities, literature and management.
  • All in-house operations in the library are fully computerized using the LibSys software package that also provides web-based access to the online catalogue of Library.
  • The “Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium” was set-up in 2003 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on the recommendation of an Expert Group appointed by the Ministry.

Address: Central Library, IIT Delhi Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016

Website: www.library.iitd.ac.in

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Profile:

  • The Central Library, knowledge hub of Jawaharlal Nehru University provides comprehensive access to books, journals, theses and dissertations, reports, surveys covering diverse disciplines.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, also known as JNU, is a public central university in New Delhi, India.
  • In 2012, The National Assessment and Accreditation Council gave the university the highest grade awarded to any educational institution in the country.

Address: New Mehrauli Road, Delhi

Website: www.jnu.ac.in/library

Max Mueller Bhavan

Max Mueller Bhavan

Profile:

  • The Goethe-Institut in New Delhi like all the other institutes in India, is known as Max Mueller Bhavan – in honour of Max Müller (1823-1900), a scholar of comparative religion and co-founder of modern Indian studies.
  • The institute organises and promotes a wide spectrum of cultural events in Delhi and other north Indian cities with the aim of presenting German culture, particularly its contemporary aspects, in India.
  • Its artistic and reflexive programmes and projects are developed in close cooperation with Indian partner institutions.

Address: 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

Website: www.goethe.de

National Archives

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  • The National Archives of India (NAI) is a repository of the non-current records of the Government of India and holds them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars.
  • Originally established as the Imperial Record Department in 1891, in Calcutta, then capital of British India, the NAI is situated at the intersection of Janpath and Rajpath, in Delhi.
  • It functions as an Attached Office of the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Address: Janpath, New Delhi

Website: www.nationalarchives.nic.in

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Profile:

  • The Canadian Studies Library (CSL), is the main information resource centre of Canadian publications in India.
  • The library houses a large and comprehensive collection of books, journals and newspapers, videocassettes, DVD’s, CD ROMs and microfiche with specific Canadian content.
  • While the language of the collection is primarily in English, there is also a significant amount of material in French, both in literature and other subjects.
  • The Canadian Studies Library is intended as a reference and resource library for anyone seeking information on Canada, for University and College students, research scholars, academicians, professors, business entrepreneurs seeking information, and persons visiting or immigrating to Canada.

Address: 5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi

Website: www.sici.org

The Centre for Women’s Development Studies

Profile:

  • The CWDS Library is a specialized research resource centre for a comprehensive collection of published and unpublished material relating to Indian women.
  • The Library through its collection aims to provide an overall perspective regarding the situational analysis, current issues, development policies, programmes and schemes relating to women and strives to fill in the information gaps in these areas.

Address: 25 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi

Website: www.cwds.ac.in/library