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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 42,000 books including 11,200 ebooks, 1,300 CDs and DVDs, 720 cartographic materials, 60 print journals and magazines, 75 case studies, 870 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 2024

Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day 01 January 2024 Monday
Republic Day 26 January 2024 Friday
May Day 01 May 2024 Wednesday
Independence Day 15 August 2024 Thursday
Gandhi Jayanthi / Mahalaya Amavasye 02 October 2024 Wednesday
Kannada Rajyothsava / Deepavali/ Govardhan Puja / Laxmi Puja 01 November 2024 Friday
Winter Break 25 – 31 December 2024 Wednesday – Tuesday

Holidays on Weekends

Holiday Date Day
Lohri 13 January 2024 Saturday
Easter Sunday 31 March 2024 Sunday
Vishu 13 April 2024 Saturday
Tamil New Year’s Day / Dr. B.R Ambedkar Jayanti / Bahag Bihu 14 April 2024 Sunday
Mahaveer Jayanthi 21 April 2024 Sunday
Ganesha Chaturthi 07 September 2024 Saturday
Onam / Thiru Onam Day 15 September 2024 Sunday
Dasara / Vijaya Dashami 12 October 2024 Saturday
Deepavali/Balipadyami 02 November 2024 Saturday