The CSH library is a resource centre, which has evolved to meet the research needs of the Centre's programmes in the social sciences. This research library aims at enhancing the knowledge of scholars about contemporary South Asia and India in particular. Its collection includes books, periodicals and magazines.

The CSH library is reserved primarily for CSH scholars and students and research assistants, and for external visitors. It cannot be used as a general working or office space by lay visitors.

Library Rules

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Books and Periodicals

The library provides free access to about 15300 books in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, in English and French as well as to 154 periodicals including 25 ongoing subscriptions.

Other Resources

  • 8 Indian Newspapers.
  • Selected CD-roms, in particular of the Census of India 2001;2011 etc.
  • A subscription to Indiastat.coma website providing socio-economic statistical data on India.
  • Access to Jstor, Sciencedirect, Spingerlink, Cairn & many other digitized platforms including more than 10000 online academic journals via CNRS information portal (BiblioSHS)
  • A subscription to digital archives of the Economic & Political Weekly
  • Seven (online & print) academic journals of Sage Publications.

Facilities / Service

  • The library is fully air -conditioned & opens Monday to Friday (9.00-17.00)
  • The closest Metro station is Khan Market (violet line) or Race Course (yellow line - a half mile walk)
  • The CSH library is a member of the Developing Libraries Network, Delnet, for inter-library loans and article photocopies. This network provides access to a million references (only for own staff).
  • The CSH library is equipped with an efficient library management software package (LIBSYS)
  • Photocopy is provided @ Rs. 1/- per page (max 1 chapter from book) & Scanned copy is also available @ Rs. 2/- per page.
  •  Power points and Wi-Fi system for the use of laptops are available in library.


For any other information please contact
Mrs. Priyanka JAIN
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