Over the years the Akademi has acquired a small but specialized collection of books on music, dance, and drama comprising over 20,000 volumes. The books are chiefly in English and Hindi, although several other Indian languages are also represented, such as Marathi, Bengali and Tamil. A number of journals of performing arts, Indian and foreign, are available in the library; the files of back numbers are especially useful to researchers. The library also maintains files on personalities in the performing arts, consisting of clippings from newspapers and periodicals.

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Timings
The library is open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Visitors
A minimum 15-20 users visit the library on any given working day, making it one of the most sought after special library.

Photostat
Photostat facilities are available at the library on all working days.


In Progress Computerisation and Digitisation of Biographical Information.

Membership
A refundable library security deposit of Rs. 100/- for bonafide students and Researches & Scholars. Out station Scholars are exempted from the requirement.

Books Consulted
On an average 200 books are referred by members everyday.

Classification System
Dewey Decimal Classification 20th Edition with Exclusive scheme Division for Indian Dance, Drama & Music for Library. Performer wise Index. Raga Index. Music categories index for Audio Visual Library

Cataloguing system
Anglo American Cataloguing rulesII (AACR-II) for Books & Non-Books materials.

Book/Non Book Holdings
Library Audio Visual Library
Books 22,000 approx.

Gramophone Records 9680
Periodicals Over 100 Video Cassette

90 Back Volumes of Audio Cassette
Periodicals Over 1200 Audio Cassette
Commercial 1595
Data Files Over 2000

Audio Archival Audio Cassette 761
Compact Discs 430
Gifted Audio Cassette 98

Documentation
Library has over the years built sizeable Collection of News Paper Clippings/Printed information collected from various sources about Awardees and Fellows of the Akademi and other performing Artist & various aspect of performing art field from general to specific, which can be delight to the discerning scholar/researchers.

Library Services to Clientele
Reference
User Education
Documentation
Literature Search
Bibliography
Abstracting
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SDI & CAS
Reprography