The library of the National Institute has been acting as a resource and learning centre to meet the information needs of its clientele, including faculty/staff members of the university, research scholars from India and abroad, M.Phil and Ph.D scholars of the National University, participants of various national/international training/diploma programmes organized by the National University, and other visiting faculty and users.
It is no exaggeration to state that the NIEPA library is one of the best and finest education libraries in the world due to its collection, and resources.
The library is equipped with modern teaching and learning aids, computer facilities and electronic facilities such as Wi-Fi. All in-house activities in the Library, including Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation and Serials Control are fully computerized using LMS the latest version of the Libsys10 Software Package.

Service Hours :

The library remains open from Monday to Saturday. The service hours of the library are as follows:

Service Hours
The library remains open from Monday to Saturday. The service hours of the library are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 9.00 A.M to 8.00 P.M
Saturday: 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M

Library Layout and Floor Plan :

NIEPA library is located within the main building of the institute. The library consists of two floors:

  • First Floor: Reference desk, Membership desk, Circulation desk, Librarian's office, Web OPAC, Reading Hall, Books stacks, and Current periodicals display racks.

  • Ground Floor: Reading hall, Bound periodical stacks, Books stacks, Light reading magazines display rack, Processing sections, Photocopying section.

The library has its entrance from the first floor.

Library Membership :

NIEPA Faculty, M. Phil & Ph.D. scholars, and participants of various national/international programmes organized by the institute as registered members are allowed to use the library. The library generates library membership ID for user using LMS, Libsys10.

Library Collection :

The collection development is a core activity of the library. It has undergone remarkable changes in the last decade due to increasing demands of users for e-Resources. NIEPA library has also changed its collection development strategy. The library currently subscribes to over 95% of its journals in both print and online formats. However, the books are still preferred in print only.

The NIEPA library has a rich collection of books, journals, and e-resources on educational planning and management. Besides, Library also has a good and unique country collection of books in the areas of education and its allied disciplines. The library subscribes to many national and international journals along with light reading magazines. Most of the core international journals in the field of Education are acquired by the library.

e-Resources :

All e-Resources are subscribed by the NIEPA library for academic purpose only and exclusively restricted to the authorized users of the Institute. It can be searched, browsed and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material.

NIEPA Library provides a Remote Access facility of subscribed e-Resources through VPN. All faculty members can access to library e-resources from outside the campus, anywhere, anytime from the link: Click Here

Library Services

Reference and Online Information Services
1 SDI (Circulation of academic work of the NIEPA faculty)
2 NIEPA in the Press
3 Reference Service
4 Web OPEC
5 Remote Access to e-Resources

Reader & User Services
1 Circulation Service
2 Internet Service
3 Inter Library Loan (through Delnet)
4 Bibliographic Service
5 Photocopying Service

The library's Web OPAC can be accessed on the Intranet and Internet through a web-based search interface. It facilitates browsing and searching the databases of books, journals and articles available in the NIEPA library.

Web OPAC Link

Library Form

Sr. File Name Hindi English
1 Book Recommendation Form
2 NIEPA Library Membership Form (for retired faculty)
Name Designation Email
Ms. Puja Singh Librarian pujasingh[at]niepa[dot]ac[dot]in