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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 26,500 books including 1,260 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
|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
|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|