A) Plan Your Visit
a) Opening Hours :
9.30 Hrs. to 19.00 Hrs. Monday to Friday
9.30 Hrs. to 18.00 Hrs. Saturdays
b) Admission : i) Individual ii) Institutional
- All the regular employees of the institute
- All the enrolled regular students of the institute
- Participants of Short Term training courses organized by the institute during the period of the course
- Retired Faculty members of the institute, those who are staying in Mumbai, suburbs and Navi Mumbai *
- All the academicians and students have privilege to refer the library sources and services (Please bring reference letter from the authority)
- NGOs with request letter for the membership fee of Rs.1000/- per annum*
- All the academic institutions located in local area (for availing Inter Library Loan) *
c) Closed Holidays & Restricted Holidays:
Closed Holidays for the year 2012
Restricted Holidays for the year 2012
d) IT facilities : Networked computers, Subscribed databases, Library Catalogues, Digitized volumes, Electrical connections to personal Laptop, User education/Guide
B) About the Library
a) Senior Management Team of IIPS Library
The following senior management team takes the lead in all aspects of library services and operations :
Mr. D. D. Mestri Library & Information Officer
Mr. K. Praveen Kumar Asstt. Library & Inf. Officer
Mr. D.N.Vidhate Sr. Lib. & Inf. Asstt.
Dr. M. Vaithilingam Research Assistant
b) Supporting the Library
The International Institute for Population Sciences has started in 1956 under the joint sponsorship of Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Govt.of India and the United Nations. It has established itself as a premier institute for training and research in Population studies for developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region. It is training centre for population studies for ESCAP region, recognized by the United Nations for Population Activities (UNFPA) further expansion of the institute has been take place with the recognition of University Grant Commission as a 'Deemed University" status in the year 1985.
To support the academic activities of the vast geographical area, for highly specialized subject 'Population Studies', the library of institute is always remained at forefront since the establishment of the institute.
IIPS library has been amassing extraordinary collection for last few centuries. Today it is one of the world's most important library in the field of 'Population Studies'.
Open access system, subject collection of the United Nations, Census Publications of India and neighbor countries, online databases, online journals subscriptions, electronic books and journals, digitized volumes access and maintaining the balance of procurement of printed books and journals and at the same time application of advance IT devices for storage, retrieval and dissemination of information are major positive points of the library.
c) Library Publications :
The library publish following title
IIPS Library Acquisition List
Since Vol. 1, 1968 To Vol.25, 2009
Periodicity : Semi Annual
a) IIPS OPAC :-
b) Other Catalogues : Sister institute library catalogues
TISS, IGIDR & IIT
(Please provide link with following websites and rename it with the particular organization on the page)
TISS, Mumbai : http://library.tiss.ernet.in/
IGIDR, Mumbai : http://www.igidr.ac.in/lib/library.php
IIT, Mumbai : http://www.library.iitb.ac.in/
a) Imaging Services:
We provide image reproduction on Scanning/Photocopying and Document Delivery Service on request.
b) Inter Library Loan:
We facilitate this service to local academic institutions.
c) User Orientation Service:
To maximize the utilization of library information sources as well as services we provide library orientation service to each regular, part-time and short term training course participants.All the academic courses of the Institute start with library user orientation program.
This service is provided to all the interested book lovers with using personal/official e-mail platform.
More than 60 core journals on population study have been selected for content indexing and added in OPAC for effective and pinpointed retrieval of demographic information. The above service has been extended to edited books and grey literature.
a) Library Collection
The library procures large number of documents in various forms on population studies and allied areas. The table shows state-of-art collection in figures. (as on 22/2/2010)
b) Classification :
The IIPS library followed Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme with minor customization taking a privilege of broken order concept.
c) Cataloguing :
The library follows AACR-II principles for Cataloguing
Web OPAC help
List of journals(2008-09)
Bound periodical holdings
F) Digital Library :Digitization of census of India 1872-1941
a) Special Collection :
Census of India publications have special importance in the process of research and teaching of population studies. Looking the importance of the above publications, to extend the life of the volumes and to enhance the retrieval system of demographic data with retrospective effect we digitized in PDF format the following volumes
Census of India Published during 1881 – 1941
b) Seminar Papers prepared by the students have digitized and provided
Seminar Papers during the year 1999-2004
c) Demography India (Research Journal of IASP)
Vol. 1 Year 1972 - Vol.30 Year 2001
+ All the volumes are available in digital form in the library
d) Online Databases:
Library & Information Officer
International Institute for Population Sciences,
Govandi Station Road,
Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088
Tel: 022 42372435