The Library of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology is medium sized special Library having a unique collection of about 28000 titles of the books, monographs, journals and seminar / conference proceedings on geology, mountain building processes with special reference to Himalayan Geology.

The Library also houses the large number of books and other publications donated by eminent geoscientists. The personal collection of Prof. D. N. Wadia, donated by Mrs. Meher Wadia, is a valuable asset which contains old memoirs of G.S.I. and some rare publications of Geological Societies of London and America.

The Library subscribes to 44 titles of National and 79 International Scientific Journals in the field of Earth Sciences not found in any other Library in the region. The Library is the first computerized library among the libraries of different organizations situated at Dehra Dun.

The Library is member of CSIR-DST e-journals consortium. Library has access to various science and Technology packages of 24 different major publishers. Some of them are Cambridge and Oxford University Press, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Sage and different databases like Sci-Finder, INSPEC, Indian Standards etc.. The DST has provided funds for online access to each institutional Library to Web of Science (WOS), Science and Nature weeklies with other NPG Publications depending on the requirement. The consortia will grow further in terms of number of publishers. Library has a central hub for searching, browsing and down loading the electronic resources available

Working Hours

The Library remains open on all working days from Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm


The Library membership is restricted to the Staff of the WIHG. However, permission for short-term library consultation may be granted to the scientists and researchers engaged in geological researches.

Services Offered

Full-text online facility
Reference Service.
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI).
On-line Catalog of Library Holdings.
CD-ROM Database service.
Bibliography compilation.
Inter Library Loan to Institutional Member Libraries in Dehra Dun only

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