The IIPA Library is one of the major social science resources in India. It has a collection of about 2,15,909 volumes of books and periodicals and receives 327 current periodicals. As on March 31, 2015 the computerized library database has 1,21,819 records relating to books and 1,07,874 records relating to periodical articles.
The collection is particularly rich in the areas of public administration, management sciences, economics, planning and development, political science, sociology, rural and urban studies, gender studies and environmental sciences. The Public Document Section of the Library which contains Census of India publications, reports of various committees and commissions appointed by the Central and State Governments, National Sample Survey reports, annual reports of various ministries and departments of the Government of India, and select publications of international organizations, is acknowledged to be one of the richest collections in the country.
Most of the Library functions and services are computerized. The Library is providing a variety of current awareness services. It regularly brings out monthly List of Additions: Book Alert. Quarterly List of Significant Articles: Article Alerts, and weekly Current Contents and News Alert to keep its readers informed of the incoming documents. It undertakes literature survey and makes subject bibliographies available on demand. The Library has internet and wi-fi facility.
The Library remains open on all days except on National Holidays, and Holi, Dussehra and Diwali. It is open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from Monday through Friday; 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturdays and holidays.