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The IIHS Library is central to the institution’s mission to build a research, knowledge, and teaching hub focused on India’s urbanisation. It aims to be the largest reference library on urbanisation in South Asia, providing a range of resources and services to support researchers and practitioners studying urban processes and transitions in developing countries.

At the Bengaluru City Campus, the IIHS Library is a repository of over 27,000 books including 1,290 CDs and DVDs, 710 cartographic materials, 60 print journals and magazines, 50 case studies, 790 bound volumes of journal back issues.

The IIHS Library also houses a Data Library that accesses and archives the most up-to-date socio-economic data available in India related to urbanisation. In addition to archiving and publishing data from public data sources such as the Census and NSS, the Data Library also subscribes to a number of databases such as the CapEx, IndiaStat, and the EPW Research Foundation – India Time Series and Manupatra.

Through a series of thematic monthly exhibitions of books, maps, and movies, and public events such as book launches and talks, the Library furthers its core knowledge functions at IIHS and in the wider community. The Library provides a range of services including reference services, research and teaching support, and circulation services. Equipped with computers for users’ access and teaching aids such as EndNote, Mendeley, STATA and Turnitin, the IIHS Library supports the research and teaching needs of the faculty and learners through a range of services.

For further details, contact: library at iihs dot ac dot in

Timings: Monday ~ Thursday 9:30 am ~ 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am ~ 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am ~ 5:00 pm

List of Holidays 2023

Holiday Date Day
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
May Day 01 May 2023 Monday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Gandhi Jayanthi 02 October 2023 Monday
Kannada Rajyothsava 01 November 2023 Wednesday
Winter Break 25 – 29 December 2023 Monday- Friday

Holidays on Weekends

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day 01 January 2023 Sunday
Makar Sankranti / Magha/ Bihu 14 January 2023 Saturday
Pongal 15 January 2023 Sunday
Maha Shivaratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanthi 19 February 2023 Sunday
Easter Sunday 09 April 2023 Sunday
ldul Fitr / Ramzan 22 April 2023 Saturday
Basava Jayanthi 23 April 2023 Sunday
Muharram 29 July 2023 Saturday
Mahalaya Amavasye 14 October 2023 Saturday
Maharshi Valimiki Jayanti 28 October 2023 Saturday
Deepavali / Naraka Chaturdashi 12 November 2023 Sunday