Welcome to the IUCAA Library.

This is an automated open access Library, which is kept open all the days. The books include major collections on astronomy and astrophysics, physics, mathematics, computer science and electronics, supported by literature in other walks of life. The library subscribes to important journals in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, many of which are received by airmail. The library can be described as a hybrid library, incorporating the latest in IT as well as giving the impression of a traditional library. The library staff aims to provide excellent service to the in-house faculty as well as to the associates, visitors, students, amateur astronomers, and teachers coming to IUCAA.

Perhaps the most elegant of all IUCAA's buildings is the library, housed in the Varahamihira block. Containing approximately 19,500 books and subscribing to about 100 scientific journals, the IUCAA library is one of the most advanced modern libraries specializing in astronomy and astrophysics in India. It was the first library in the country to dispense with the card index in favour of a computerized database. Serving as the main resource library in A & A in the university sector, it is extensively used both on and off campus. In the latter mode, it provides references, copies, etc. of relevant literature to users from all over India.

  • Total Collection : 20,000
  • Books : 12000
  • Bound Volumes of Periodicals : 8000
  • Number of journals subscribed : 150
  • Bulletins/Newsletters 200
  • Annual Reports 50
  • IUCAA archives (Audio - Visual material related to IUCAA activity from inception)
  • On-line searching of holdings (OPAC and Web aware OPAC)
  • Daily display of newly arrived scientific journals and preprints/reprints
  • Inter-library loan
  • Literature search on the internet
  • Photocopying facility for users
  • Reader-printer for microfiche and microfilm
  • Annual Report 2012-13
  • ADS database
  • ViziR Catalogue
  • Dance of the planets
  • Multi-Interactive Computer Almanac (MICA)
  • Atlas on film - European Southern Observatory
  • Palomar Observatory
  • European Space Agency
  • Digitized Sky Surveys on CD
  • Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Audio and Video cassettes
  • Slides
  • Posters
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts

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