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About Library Documentation Centre

The ICHR Library cum Documentation Centre serves as a major knowledge hub to support research objectives and the needs of other units of ICHR. The ICHR Library hold a rich and diverse range of materials in the field of history and allied subjects. It is one of the leading research and reference libraries in the area of history. The Library-Cum-Documentation Centre was established in 1972. Today, it is truly a 21st century resource centre. The Library system has been automated and networked. The library maintains an appropriate collection of print and electronic materials; provides access to  electronic databases and texts; obtains materials from other libraries and offers a setting for study. The Library select,  collect, create, organize, preserve, manage and provide access to information sources in print, non-print and digital forms, regardless of physical location  to support scholarly pursuit, learning , teaching and research. With the rapid strides being made in Information Technology, the library is gearing itself to adopt modern technology to facilitate the scholars and make its services more user friendly. Improving computing services is an on-going library priority. We are in process to build and maintain a robust technology infrastructure responsive to changing needs. The library continues to add digital processes and services to its traditional work with books and other physical materials. Besides other reference material, 35,000 articles from important history journals available in the ICHR collection are successfully indexed and available for reference through our library software for the scholars. The library also has access to the e-resources available on JSTOR and other digital resources. In both the digital & physical realms, the staff of the library worked diligently on the library’s historic mission of sustaining, preserving and making accessible its unique collections to scholars. Developing Library Network, being a member of the (DELNET), the library has an advantage of accessing bibliographical information on books and can borrow books on Inter-Library-Loan basis from different libraries of Delhi and also from some of the libraries in other parts of the country. The reading room of ICHR Library is kept open from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm on all days, with the exception of Sundays and gazetted holidays. Scholars are welcome to offer suggestions for improvement of the Library. 

Last Updated:20-02-2021