ICWA Library (Sapru House)
ICWA Library was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru as a premier collection of documents on international relations in India. One of India's finest and most coveted research libraries, the Indian Council of World Affairs Library is located in the heart of New Delhi. Functioning since 1955, the ICWA Library at Sapru House is a treasure trove of more than 1,52,000 volumes of books, several of them rare and iconic titles, bound periodicals, rare Maps, microfiches and about one million press clippings with special reference to international relations, international law and international economy. It offers a congenial atmosphere with a reader- cultured approach in a serene and calm environment. It subscribes to 52 national and international research journals and receives many journals on exchange / gratis basis. Library subscribes 11 national daily newspapers. Library has more than 39 thousand periodicals in bound form. Newspaper files of The Hindu from 1933 till date, the Times of India (Bombay) from 1945 to1975 and the Times of India (New Delhi) from 1969 to 2004 are also preserved beside stray volumes of The Asian Age, The Economic Times, The Financial Times (London), The International Herald Tribune, The Nation (Lahore), The Pakistan Times and The Japan Times (Tokyo).
UNITED NATIONS & EUROPEAN UNION SECTION
The ICWA Library is a depository for the United Nations and European Union documents, periodicals and its allied publications. The library has almost all the UN documents since 1946. Important among them are Security Council and General Assembly debates and their Resolutions. The access to these documents is free of charge. Similarly, the Library has almost all the publications of the European Union documents under a repository scheme.
PERIODICALS INDEXING SERVICE
The Library also provides bibliographical support to scholars. Over 3 lakh indexes on international affairs, India and Indian politics, in catalogue card format from 202 journals covering the period from 1966 to 2003 are available in Periodicals Section of the Library.