The Library of the India International Centre established in 1962 is the magnet that draws writers, readers, researchers to its quality collection and beautiful ambience. The Library houses about 50,000 volumes on Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Language and Literature, Art and Culture, History, Biography, and has a good number of updated collection of reference books.
The Library receives about 195 periodicals and newspapers, both national and international through subscriptions, gifts or in exchange. Of these, the scholarly/academic periodicals are bound annually and preserved for reference. The audio-visual collection of the library has more than 2000 CD/DVDs and has a strong archive of audio-visual material on various programmes organised by the IIC. The Library also houses the assistive-technology equipment to facilitate better access to such audio-visual material.
The Library has access to open source e-books and periodicals, especially the back files of the select Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Asiatic Researches, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, e-books which are part of the India Collection and the Himalayan Club collection. The Library will be updating the same with more e-books.
The books in the Library are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and develop the catalogue of books into machine-readable form on 'VIRTUA: A VTLS Library Management Software Package'. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available on the Web, which not only provides bibliographic information on the books, but also provides bibliographical information on the articles from the selective editorial books.
Being a member of the DELNET (Developing Library Network), the Library has an advantage of accessing bibliographical information on books and can borrow books on Inter-Library-Loan from different libraries of Delhi and some of the Libraries in other parts of the Country.
Library has access to the e-resources available on JSTOR. It also has ventured to provide selective access to e-books, articles etc. in different formats that are part of the Open Access platforms through the e-book management system 'CALIBRE'.