Gandhi Smriti Library

The Gandhi Smriti Library of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) is a modern and well-equipped Library, The Library caters to the reading, research and reference needs of the Officer Trainees, Faculty Members, Staff, Teaching Associates, Research Fellows and Participants of the various courses, workshops, seminars run/organized by the Academy. Trained and friendly staff is always available to answer the queries to assist the readers.

On 23rd May 1984, a fire burnt it down with some 1.6 lac books. Only some 8000 books survived. They were used to start the new library in a temporary location. In order to replenish the library, the personal collection of Mr. P.K. Jain's Gyanlok Research Center, Dehradun was purchased by LBSNAA. This collection on economic, social religious, philosophical, cultural and political history of India and the world had been collected Mr. Jain over forty years. A total of 29000 books were purchased, and are kept in the library as the GYANLOK section. This houses old Gazetteers, manuals, Guide-books, yearly reference works, census material (dating as early as 1889), official reports, reserve bank surveys and other reports, Administrative reports and histories, constitutional and parliamentary papers and compilation in book form of day-to-day historical events.

Gandhi Smriti Library is a "RFID enabled Automated Library” with an access to enormous number of information sources. It has aprox. 1.9 lakh documents, including books- 1,79,763 bound volumes of journals- 8679; additionally about 6259  digitized rare and old books also available. The Library subscribes to Newspapers (18), Magazines (69), Journals (77) and e-Journals (26).

A separate collection of documents on and by Mahatma Gandhi is maintained in a section called "Gandhiana". A collection of books written by Civil Service Officers forms a separate section called “Making of the Nation” in the library.

It has a rich collection of digital content, that is placed in RemoteX  portals and readily available for the users within and outside the campus.

E-resources (through Sargam portal; contains all e-databases (EBSCO, IndiaStat , JSTOR, Manupatra, SCC online, EPWRF, Indian Journals database and EBC Reader) and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). The remote access facility for the e-resources has been provided to all officers who have undergone training at LBSNAA. These resources are used by participant officers on various course assignments and dissertation work.

Gandhi Smiriti Library Online Catalogue (OPAC) External link

e-Library  External linkMyLOFT (My Library on Finger Tips) External link

A) GSL Information Booklet & Library Rules & Regulations

  1. Information Booklet (View PDF File  )
  2. Library Rules and Regulations PDF File  

B) Online Databases

  1. EBSCO Research Databases External link
  2. JSTOR online External link
  3. IndiaStats External link
  4. Supreme Court Cases Online External link
  5. Manupatra External link
  6. Indian Journals Database External link
  7. EPWRF India Time Series External link
  8. EBC Reader External link
  9. Magzter Library External link
  10. LiveLaw External link
  11. Bar & Bench External link

C) List of Newspapers/Magzines/Journals 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.

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 Services

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 Library is member of following organizations:

1. Developing Library Network (DELNET)

2. Indian Library Association (ILA)

3. Central Government Library Association (CGLA)

4. Indian Association of Special Library and Information Centres (IASLIC)

5. Mussoorie Library

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 PM (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 :-

Phone No.:- 01352222336

Last Updated:08-04-2024