The Library

Since its humble beginning in the year 1989, the journey of OKDISCD library is marked by comprehensive collection of books pertaining to social science catering to the needs of not only the Researchers of North East India but also to Researchers, Ph.D Scholars and Interns of other states of India. With only a few collections in its early functional days, today the OKDISCD Library is one of the most preferred libraries along with many other esteemed libraries. Presently, the collection of the library includes purchased books, donated books, reference books, occasional working papers, working Papers, World Bank reports, news paper clippings etc. There are in total 50,000 catalogued collections. The OKDISCD Library is a profound custodian of comprehensive and exhaustive assemblage of documents not only in social science disciplines in general, but also specially in Northeast India related issues. In sync with the recent trend of digitization and multiple access to one article by many users, the library has subscribed the e-journal database like Econlit, IndiaStat, Jstor, EPW, Taylor and Francis Open Access Journal. Besides these, the Library has also the access to print collection of nearly 50 journals which include many reputed national and International Journals. The Library also subscribes 9 newspaper dailies: Amar Asom, Dainik Asom, Dainik Janambhumi, The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, The Telegraph, The Hindu, The Economic Times and Times of India.

The entire collection of the Library has been catalogued into a database using SOUL 2.0 software which is easily accessible through OPAC and WEBOPAC by using Title, Author and Subject. Ask the Librarian, the facility is also available through email and telecommunication.

The library reaches to its Reader in the form of providing help in the use of the database of the institute and giving printing and photocopy facilities.

It continuously updates and augment its collection in tandem with the newly published books and journals. The library welcomes donation of books by individuals and organisations. Moreover, the library under the DBA Act 1954 sends its in-house publication to the 4 designated libraries of India

Donated Books

The library has a special section of donated books. Many renowned scholars have generously donated their personal collection, which are placed in a special and dedicated corner. These are most revered property of the Institute. Prof. Atul Goswami, Prof. J. B. Ganguly, Prof. Amalendu Guha, Dr. M.S. Prabhakara have donated many of their precious books and research materials.

The Institute welcomes similar donations from individuals and organisations.


The scholars can have access to the library by becoming a member. Membership fee is nominal and subsidised for student scholars and researchers. The fee structure for library membership is as follows:

Categories of Reader Fee/Month Fee/Year
Student/Research Scholar and Others (Without Fellowship) Rs. 50.00 Rs. 250.00
Student/Research Scholar and Others (With Fellowship) Rs. 100.00 Rs. 500.00
College/University Teacher/Salaried Research Scholar Rs. 200.00 Rs. 1000.00

Scholars can fill up membership form online. After filling up the details in the online form a reference number will be given. The reference no will be displayed and also be sent to the registered email ID. Using the reference no scholars can take a print out of the filled in form. The print out along with the membership fee may be submitted to the office for an instant membership card. Online Form...

Note: Library hours is 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, with a lunch break from 1 pm to 2 pm. Library materials are not lent. However, library provides photocopy/print facility.