CRS Library


The Central Library, JNU is one of the most modern and well equipped university libraries in the country committed to meet the information needs of the students, researchers and faculty members. It is a nine-storey tower building and has a carpet area of about one lakh sq. ft. It is situated in the midst of the academic complex of the University and is the hub of all the academic activities. All the Reading Halls are air-conditioned. Entire library is connected through LAN & WI-FI. All the Schools, Centres and administrative offices of the University are connected to Library Data Server.

Timings: The Library remains open from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. throughout the year and during the examination days, the working hours are extended up to 12 midnight for 45 days in each semester. However, the Reading Room and Textbook Section remain open up to 12 midnight throughout the year except on Sundays. The General Reading Hall is being kept open round the clock throughout the year. It is closed on three National Holidays and Holi festival.
The Library is using Virtua, Integrated Library Management Software (VTLS) for housekeeping jobs in different sections viz. Processing Section, Periodicals Section, Documentation Section, Readers' Services Section, Humanities Division, Science Division and in Issue/Return.

Collection: The Library has a total collection of 5.68 lakhs, which includes books, serials, non-book materials etc.The
collection is housed subject-wise on different floors under three major streams i.e. Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. It also subscribes to 900 +journal titles.

Cyber Library
Helen Keller Unit
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
Other Branch Libraries:

  • Archives on Contemporary History of India.
  • Centre for Historical Studies Library.
  • Centre for Political Studies Library.
  • Centre for Law and Governance Library.
  • School of Computer and System Sciences Library.
  • Academic Staff College Library.
  • SIS Reading Hall
  • Besides, many Centres/Schools have their own libraries under the DSA Programme.

Centre of Russian Studies has its own library (Room no. 220) equipped with more than 2000 books on Russian Language, Literature, Translation, Culture, etc.

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