The Indian Institute of Public Administration Library, New Delhi, established in March 1955, was formally inaugurated on January 15, 1956 by Shri Govind Ballabh Pant, Minister for Home Affairs, Government of India. The Library is one of the major source of reference and research material in the field of public administration and allied subjects. It is one of the best in the country on the subject.
The IIPA Library has a collection of over 2.26 lakh volumes of books and periodicals. It receives over 270 current periodicals. The collection of IIPA library is particularly rich in the areas of public administration, management sciences, economics, planning and development, political science, sociology, development studies, history, law, rural, urban and gender studies, defence studies -governance and consumer studies.
The Public Document Section of the Library, which contains Census publications, reports of committees and commissions, National Sample Surveys and Annual Reports of various ministries and departments of the Government of India and international organisations, is acknowledged as one of the richest collections in the country. The library also maintains the press clippings of articles and news items published in various newspapers. Most of the Library functions and services are computerized and the complete catalogue is available online.
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