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N.P. Samant Library


The IIE library was established in the year 1977 and it was named after the institute’s former Chairman Shri. N.P. Samant.. It is housed in a spacious area within the campus, measuring to 1750 sq. ft. and has a rich collection of over 30000 publications including books, bound volumes, thesis/dissertations, periodicals, reports, government documents related to social sciences. Rare collection or books and articles written by eminent educationist, Evan Ellich and Prof. J.P. Naik are among the pride possessions of the library. As the N. P. Samant Library is a depository library of UNESCO, it periodically receives books published by UNESCO and these are made available to its users. The reference section of this library consists of encyclopedias and dictionaries of social sciences, psychology, education, religion, census reports (bound volumes and CD Roms) and yearbooks. The library is widely used by students, research scholars and teaching staff from various institutions and even staff from different NGOs.

Books and Journals

The library currently possesses 75 periodicals, among which 20 journals are subscribed by the library and others are received on exchange and complimentary basis. It also has a collection of about 29593 books and 118 new books were purchased by the library during the year 2011-12.

Library Timings

The library remains open on all working days between 10.00 am to 5.45 pm. It remains closed on second and fourth Saturdays of every month and on all Sundays and public holidays.

Library Membership
The details of the kind of membership one can avail is given below.
Membership Type No. of Books Issued Deposit Amount Membership Fees Duration
Daily* Nil Nil Rs.10 -
Monthly* Nil Nil Rs.100 -
Annual 1 Rs.400 Rs.500 15 days
  2 Rs.700 Rs.500 15 days
Institutional 6 Rs.750 per book Rs.3000 Per annum 15 days

Other services provided are; reference service, interlibrary loan facility, photocopying and internet search services.

  1. Shikshan ani Samaj
  2. Indian Review of Education and Social Change
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