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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 26,000 books including 1,260 CDs and DVDs, 710 cartographic materials, 60 print journals and magazines, 50 case studies, 750 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 2022

Holiday Date Day
Republic Day 26-Jan-22 Wednesday
Independence Day – (National Holiday) 15-Aug-22 Monday
Dasara / Vijaya Dashami 05-Oct-22 Wednesday
Balipadyami Deepavali 26-Oct-22 Wednesday
Kannada Rajyotsava – (Compulsory Holiday) 01-Nov-22 Tuesday
Winter Break 26 – 30 Dec, 2022 Mon – Fri

Holidays on Weekends

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day 01-Jan-22 Saturday
Makara Sankranti / Thiruvalluvar Day 15-Jan-22 Saturday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanthi 19-Feb-22 Saturday
Chandramana Ugadi / Telugu New Year’s Day / Gudi Padwa 02-Apr-22 Saturday
Ram Navami 10-Apr-22 Sunday
Easter Sunday 17-Apr-22 Sunday
May Day – (Compulsory Holiday) 01-May-22 Sunday
Bakrid 10-Jul-22 Sunday
Mahalaya Amavasye 25-Sep-22 Sunday
Gandhi Jayanthi – (National Holiday) 02-Oct-22 Sunday
Valmiki Jayanti / Id Milad 09-Oct-22  Sunday
Christmas 25-Dec-22 Sunday