The institute library provides services to M.Phil students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences including post-doctoral candidates and doctoral candidates. It serves in-house members and members from various other institutions. No membership fee is charged to any member. In-house members of the IDSK library enjoy book-borrowing facilities whereas members from other institutions are readers only. Current Awareness Service (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information Service (SDI) is available for research scholars and M.Phil students. In-house library members can get limited number of photocopies of a text document. Documents are sometimes scanned and sent to the users according to need via e-mail as a part of electronic document delivery service. External members are not eligible for photocopying service. There is a new arrival desk for displaying new titles of books in our library. New arrival lists are also circulated among in-house members through email. Library website plays a vital role in making the users aware of the facilities of the library. The library website holds the centre stage in providing the platform for satisfying the reference queries of the users.
We also have inter library loan facilities. The library is open for users from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. on all working days (Monday to Friday).