Academy Library

The Gandhi Smriti Library

The Library caters to the reading, research and reference needs of the Officer Trainees, Faculty Members, Staff, Research Associates and Participants of the various courses, workshops, seminars run/ organized at the main campus as well as Indira Bhawan and NIAR Campus. Trained and friendly staff are always available to answer the queries to assist the readers.

A) GLS Information Booklet & Library Rules & Regulations

  1. Information Booklet (View PDF File  )
  2. Gandhi Smiriti Library Catalogue Online External link
  3. Library Rules and Regulations PDF File  

B) Online Databases & Digital Archive

  1. EBSCO Research Databases External link
  2. EBSCO Online Search External link
  3. JSTOR online External link
  4. Online Statistical Data External link
  5. Supreme Court Cases Online External link
  6. Manupatra External link
  7. Digital Archive External link
  8. Indian Journals Database External link
  9. EPWRF India Time Series External link

C) List of Newspapers/Magzines/Journals

  1. List of Newspapers PDF File  

D) List of Movies

  1. List of English Movies PDF File  
  2. List of Hindi Movies PDF File  
  3. List of Regional Movies PDF File  

E) List of Documentary Films

  1. Lok Sabha TV PDF File  
  2. Rajya Sabha TV PDF File  
  3. Ministry of External Affairs PDF File  
  4. Ministry of Human Resource Development PDF File  
  5. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances PDF File  
  6. PM Yojana PDF File  
  7. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan PDF File  
  8. Millennium Development Goals PDF File  
  9. Films on Best Practices PDF File  

F) The Library provides the following services:-

  1. Lending services
  2. Reference services
  3. Documentation services
  4. Newspaper clipping services
  5. Current awareness services
  6. Reprography services
  7. Literature search
  8. Inter Library Loan services
  9. Indexing & Abstracting services
  10. Audio Visual services

Lending Services

This service is mainly available to the registered members of the Library and the guest faculty. Library members are entitled to borrow/ renew/reserve the books, Audio-cassettes/CDs and Video DVDs/CDs for a specific period of time. The List of movies (English, PDF File   Hindi PDF File   and Regional PDF File  ) available in GSL Library.

Reference Services

Trained information professionals are always available to answer queries and to help the readers in locating the requisite information.   The reader may also contact on telephone, email, and fax for getting information.

Documentation Services

Keeping in view the wide range of interests of users, the Library has maintained a large number of databases e.g. database for books, journals, articles, newspaper articles, audio & Video DVDs/CDs etc.  Bibliography is provided to the readers on demand. The databases are also available on our website.

Newspaper Clipping Services

In addition to the indexing of newspaper articles, the library also maintains clippings of newspaper articles.

Current Awareness Services

  1. To enable the readers to update their information the Library brings out the following services:
  2. Editorials: A Compendium - A Weekly Bulletin
  3. Abstracts on Specific Topics - A Monthly Bulletin
  4. Samiksha A Monthly Bulletin (Book Review)
  5. Current Contents - A monthly Bulletin

Reprography Services

The services for photocopying the documents are provided to the readers on payment basis.

Literature Search & Inter Library Loan

Library & information professionals assist the readers in finding out the references and publications of their interest. Comprehensive literature search is done and the references/documents are made available to the readers.  Efforts are also made to procure the material from other Libraries in the country on inter Library loan, if not available in Gandhi Smriti Library.

Indexing & Abstracting Services

The main objective is to disseminate precise information about scientific articles published in various journals/magazines subscribing  in the Library regularly. The purpose of abstracts is to create awareness and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of faculties, research scholars, teachers, students, instructors and trainees through the identification of best papers and desired outcomes on the subject. It is designed to meet mainly needs that with the help of abstracts one is able to get some idea of the information content of each of the items included.

Audio Visual Facilities

Library also possesses a good audio and video collection of lecture recordings, documentaries & Movies in regional languages.

Other Services Provided

  1. Display of Important Information/News on Notice Boards
  2. Display of the Theme of the Week of ongoing courses
  3. Display of new arrivals
  4. Display of Academy Publications

The timings of the library are:

Working Days (During Courses)          - 9.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M

                    (During Exams)                   - 9.00 A.M. to 11.00 P.M (on demand)
                    (Without Courses)              - 9.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. 
       Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays   - 9.30 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

Contact Information:

E-mail lib[dot]lbsnaa[at]nic[dot]in


Last Updated:06-10-2021