The Informatics Centre (IC) is a centrally located information dissemination facility at INSA. The Centre is equipped with modern information technology tools for retrieval and dissemination of information and trained manpower to assist users for their information needs. The Computerised Library is an integral part of IC to serve the Fellows, Young Scientists, Enrolled members and various Institutions. The Library also provides services to interested readers for consulting its resources and has access to Internet. 

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Unique feature of the INSA library is its collection of large number of journals/periodicals published by over 200 Academies and Scientific Societies from India and abroad. Besides material on Science and Society, Science Policy, History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Biographies of Scientists, Popular Science and like also forms an important component of our resources.
Library has a collection of over 13,000 books with a comprehensive coverage of resources on History of Science, Science in general, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.
Reference source like Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks, Biographies etc
Around 350 Scientific and Technical journals including Annual Reports, Proceedings of Conferences / Symposia of National/International Societies. Apart from this there are about 20,000 bound periodicals
Publications of the Academy
Audio and Video Cassettes
E-resources including databases in the area of Science and Technology and means to access these resources.


General Area


 Generalia. Institution. Librarianship
   E  Social Sciences
   E  Science & Technology
Biological Sciences


 Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics


Physical Sciences
   E  Physics
   E  Astronomy & Astrophysics
Chemical Sciences
      E  Chemistry
       E  Chemical Technology
Mathematical Sciences


 Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering & Technology
Animal Sciences
Medical Sciences
Earth Sciences
Plant Sciences




Biochemistry & Biophysics Chemical Sciences
Earth Sciences Engineering & Technology
Medical Sciences Physics
Plant Sciences Science And Technology
Animal Sciences    


Library is open to all interested in S&T areas for consultation. Any research Scholar / others interested in availing the services and facilities of INSA Library can become member by filling up the Membership Form duly attested by the Head of the concerned department alongwith DD/Cash for Rs. 800-(Rs. 500/- security deposit-Refundable at the time of withdrawal of membership and Rs.300/-non refundable membership fee). 

Library Hours
9:30 am to 6:00 PM / Monday-Friday 

Informatics Centre
Indian National Science Academy
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi – 110 002



(011) 23221931 – 23221950 (20 lines)


91-11-23235648; 91-11-23231095

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