Libraries In Dehradun

libraries in dehraudn

Mahatama Khushiram Public Library

The Mahatma Khushi Ram Public Library was established in 1921 by Mahatma Khushi Ram, a retired postmaster and a keen philanthropist. Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, this Library has about 300 members and 100 people visit this library everyday for reading, research and reference. The library has 41,780 books on subjects like Spirituality, Commerce, Arts etc. in Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Urdu and Bengali languages. It is home to a wealth of literary sources including the Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads and also includes books on modern subjects. There is a sizeable collection of indoor games for young children. The Discussion Room of this library receives 17 newspapers daily and 46 monthly magazines and is very popular with office goers in the ealy morning and late evening after office hours.
Library Timings:
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in morning and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in evening
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in morning and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in evening

Membership Fees: Rs. 25 per month Security: Rs. 300 (Refundable after 6 months) Admission Fees: Rs. 100

Address:12, Gandhi Road, Dehradun

Telephone: +91-135-2654604

The Doon Library & Research Centre

library in dehradun, library in doonThe Doon Library & Research Centre located in Parade Ground has been functional since December 8, 2006. It is an important resource for scholars and researchers in social sciences and humanities. The library is a one-stop repository of material on society, economy, history, culture, ethnography, literature, folklore and polity in the Himalayan areas of India, especially Uttarakhand. The library has been conceived as something more than a mere repository of books. It is planned to make it a living institution by organizing talks, discussions, presentations and exhibitions for the general public. Along with the library a research centre devoted to studies on the Himalayan areas of the country in general, and Uttarakhand in particular, from the perspective of social sciences and humanities is also being developed. The idea is to build a research centre around the library so that it becomes a centre of intellectual and academic activity in the region. The library already has over 13,500 books on its shelves. It is also subscribing to over 50 journals in social sciences and humanities. The Library in its quest to provide better service to the reading public of Dehradun has plans to start a mobile library to reach out to senior citizens and others who cannot come to the library as often as they would wish.
Library Timings: Reading Room (for newspaper & magazines): 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days
Library & Reading Room (for books and journals): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat excluding second Saturday and holidays
Address: Doon Library and Research Centre, 21 Parade Ground ,Dehradun Uttarakhand -  248001                                                                                 Telephone: +91-135-2711485                                                                         E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Songtsen Library

Songtsen Library is a center for Tibetan and Himalayan studies. It was established by His Holiness The Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the head of Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibet Buddhism with the vision to preserve and promote studies on Tibet and the Himalayas. It was inaugurated on March 6, 2003 by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. The Library is named after the 33rd Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo (617-650 A.D.). The building is an architectural inspiration of Yumbhu Lakhar, popularly known as Tibet’s first castle and built in the 2nd century B.C. by King Nyatri Tsenpo.

Songsten Library has a comprehensive collection of important books as well as rare manuscripts on Tibet and the Himalayas. Of particular interest is the collection of books on the Dunhuang Documents, the earliest written sources on Tibetan society and history. These documents were discovered in the early part of the 20th century at various caves around the Silk Route in Central Asia. Another important collection will be the publications in various languages of the Buddhist Kagyur and the commentaries of great scholars. The Bon Kagyur and Tengyur are also in this collection.

The Library has the latest computer technology for the reproduction, storage and retrieval of rare and fragile manuscripts, films and photos. Internet facilities are also available. International students, researchers, scholars and academicians can reside and study at Songtsen Library.

Songtsen Library, Center for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, P.O. Kulhan Sahastradhara Road
Dehra Dun 248001
Phone no: +91-135-2607810, +91-135-2607811
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