A Constituent Unit of NCERT, New Delhi

Under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India


Our Library

About our Library

The Library is located centrally in the Institute main building comprising of one Stack room, Reading halls, Reference Section, Periodical Section, Technical Section, Circulation Counter, Browsing room (Computers) and Reprography room etc. It is easily accessible from all the departments. The Library functions from 9 A.M. to 8.00 P.M. on every working day and from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Library Established in the year- 1963.

The library is fully automated using KOHA open source library automation software. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is provided for easy searching and retrieval of library documents. In-house publications of the Institute is being digitalised and uploaded in the Institutional Repository for online and easy access of users. The Library is equipped with the software and hardware (JAWS Talking Screen Reader for the blind, Zoom Text Screen Magnifier/ reader for partial blind and Clear Reader + Basic Text Reading machine) to enable the use of library by visually/ partial visual impaired students.

Library Collection :

It has a collection of more than 85,000 documents on the various disciplines. The main collection is in the field of Education, School Education, Teacher Education, Science Education, Social Science Education and Language Education. The collection of Library comprises of Books, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, Maps, Back Volumes of Journals, Annual Reports, Yearbooks, Conference proceedings, Educational Surveys and Reports, M.Ed. dissertations, Ph.D. Thesis and NCERT publications. The library is subscribing to several national and international journals both print and online. It also provides access to important e-resources through N-LIST, DELNET and SAGE platform.

  • Number of Books- 84000+
  • Back Volumes of Journals-3100+
  • Thesis and Dissertation-1500+
  • Reports- 700+
  • No. of Current journals -100+
  • Newspapers-15
  • New additions (Average per year) – 600

Dr. (Mrs) Pushap Lata Negi


New Arrival and contents of books

Membership :

All students, faculty members and employees of the Institute are eligible for membership of the library. The registered members are issued Borrower card/ Ticket corresponding to their entitlement in terms of the number of books that can be borrowed by them. The category of members is as follows:

  • Students
  • Faculty members
  • Research scholars
  • DMS Teaching staff
  • Non-teaching staff of Institute and DMS

Services :

  • Open Access System
  • Book lending service
  • Reference Services
  • CAS and SDI Services( Newspaper Clippings &Current content )
  • Reprographic Services
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Newspaper Clippings Services
  • Digital Library service
  • Extension Services (Library Website)
  • Access to e-Resources through N-LIST, DELNET and SAGE.
  • User Awareness Services
  • Anti- Plagiarism (Turnitin)

Rules and Regulations:

  • Every reader shall be required to show the identity card on demand and to enter his/her name in the gate register at the entrance of the library.
  • Conversation, making noise are strictly prohibited in and around the reading room and the stacks room. The Librarian may ask any person doing these things to go out of the library.
  • The Librarian shall have the power to cancel the membership/tickets and refuse admission to any one infringing the rules and regulation of the Library.
  • The following categories of members may use the Institute library.
    a) Registered members of the Library (Students and Staff),
    b) Persons doing research or working on a project under the guidance of any member of the teaching staff of the Institute.
  • NB: The loan period may be restricted to 7 days in case of particular types of books such as rare and valuable books and bound journals.
  • Loan Privileges and loan periods from the Institute Library are according to the category of student and staff.
  • Reference books such as Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Yearbooks, Almanacs, Handbooks, etc. and those marked 'Reserved' are not to be lent out.
  • Periodicals are not to be lent out, and newspapers are not to be removed from their respective places.
  • Reference books taken against identity cards for reading in the Library will be returned on the same day.
  • Books borrowed from the Library must not be lent to others.
  • The loss of library cards should be reported to the Librarian immediately. A fine of twenty rupees will be realized per card if the user loses the library card issued to them. If any book is found issued on the lost card, the user will pay double the price of the book.
  • The Librarian can call back books or other reading materials issued from the Library before the due date. The Librarian is authorized to issue a letter to any borrower if they fail to return books on due dates.
  • Books must be returned within the loan period specified in Clause 2. The loan privileges are liable to be suspended if the borrower repeatedly fails to return the books in time.
  • To re-issue any book, the borrower must bring the book to the Library. Re-issue of a book can be done only when there is no demand for it.
  • A book, which is on loan, can be reserved for a member by filling in the Reservation slip. The requisitioned book will be kept for them for three days. The reservation will be cancelled if it is not taken within three days.
  • No tracing or mechanical reproduction from a book of the Library shall be made without the permission of the Librarian in writing.
  • Borrowers must satisfy themselves about the book's physical condition before borrowing.
  • If any borrower keeps a library book in their possession for more than the time allowed, a fine will be charged at 1.00 Rupee per day per book. The holiday(s) intervening between the periods will not be counted.
  • In case of the loss of the book, the borrower may replace the book with a new copy within the due date of return without a fine. But if they do not replace the book, the cost of the book plus a 25% penalty will be recovered from them.
  • Readers are not allowed to bring their books, printed materials, or other personal belongings like bags, umbrellas, etc., inside the Library. These materials will be kept at the janitor's counter at their own risk.
  • All books and other materials issued from the Library should be checked at the counter before it is taken out of the Library.
  • Readers should not write in, mark, or otherwise disfigure/damage books, furniture, etc.
  • Readers should observe strict silence and switch off their mobile phones inside the Library.
  • If the user is found to possess a book from the Library without getting it issued, disciplinary action to the extent of expulsion from the Institute will be taken against them.
  • The clearance certificate will be issued to a member on return of the books/borrowers ticket loaned to them.