GIRI Institute of Development Studies
Welcome to GIDS Library: A Learning Resource Centre


The library has built specialized and robust collection of rare documents in social sciences catering to the research objectives of the Institute. It is an asset for academicians and policy makers in this part of the country. The books in print form still are the prime need of the users. There is also focused subscription of on-line resources in the library which are highly used by the scholars. The library is part of a few consortiums and networks and is part of the network plan for ICSSR libraries. The scholars are largely benefited by the DELNET and the EPW research foundation, time series data.


The GIDS Library has a specialized collection of resources keeping view the changing research and academic needs of its scholars. The collection is also built up in terms of an asset for the Institute which is the driving force for creative efforts, innovative changes and knowledge sources, endeavoring to provide rich information that is historical and contemporary in diversified fields of interest. The Library houses a total collection of 42,768 and subscribes to 90 Indian Journals apart from foreign journals subscribed through JSTOR. The core areas are Economic, Sociology, Education, Political Sciences and allied areas. There is special emphasis laid on the collection of the state of Uttar Pradesh for which documentation is also done on regular basis. The Library has a few CD-ROM Databases especially of the World Bank publications. There is link to a few on-line subscriptions providing facility from any networked computer within the Institute. The Library provides a few databases of its own of books and journals, article indexing and abstracting, digitized Institute publications, news paper clippings of a few core subject areas and CO-ROM databases. The collection in terms of various heads is given below:

  • Major learning resources - 42768
  • Books – 38690
  • Government reports – 1797
  • Monographs – 2946
  • World bank – 8337
  • Pamphlets – 271
  • Bound journals – 7266
  • Reference volumes – 2490
  • Ilo - 225
  • Oecd - 500
  • United nations - 375
  • Cmie – 456
  • Periodicals –   List of journals


  • Microforms of Gids publication
  • Institutional publications
  • Digitised & microforms of Gids publication
  • Official publications on Uttar Pradesh
  • World Bank depository library


  • Conference Alert
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
  • Down to Earth
  • Economic & Political Weekly
  • History & Sociology of South Asia
  • India Quarterly
  • Indian Economic & Social History Review
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
  • International Journal of Rural Management
  • Journal of South Asian Development
  • Kurukshetra
  • Laghu Udyog Samachar
  • Manushi
  • Margin
  • Panchayati Raj Update
  • RBI Bulletin
  • Social change
  • Sarvekshna
  • Yojana


GIDS Library is the World Bank Depository since 1983 wherein it holds the entire collection of its Publications for wider academic use. The GIDS Library also conducts various User Outreach Activities for researchers in this part of the country. This is done under the GIDS/ World Bank partnership programme. The GIDS library now avails the electronic library facility extended for users.