The National Museum Library has a wide collection of books and journals related to the fields of history, art and culture of the World for specialized research and reference. It covers a variety of themes such as anthropology, archaeology, conservation, decorative arts, history, literature, museum studies, painting, philosophy and religion. It contains over sixty thousand volumes of books, bound journals as well as several Indian and international journals and magazines.

The Library has been the proud recipient of several prestigious personal book collections such as the Elwin collection, Satyam Bhai collection, Dr. L.P. Sihare collection, Desikacharya collection and the Heeramanek collection.



The library is open for use by bonafide research scholars, university students, professors, teachers and fellowship holders.


09:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday - Friday (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Gazetted holidays)

Contact information

Smt Rime Mara Bagra
LIO and Head of Office

011-23017721, 011-23019272 (Ext. 238 or 235)

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