The library has over the years built a robust collection of over 1,50000 books, 40,000 bound volumes, 218 current subscription to journals and newspapers. Besides printed books and journals, its collection contains all forms of documents such as CD-ROMs, Online databases, manuscripts, rare books microfilm and reports etc. The collections held at IIAS Library have been recognized for their outstanding national and international importance. The Library holds major collections of books in History, Comparative Religion, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Literature, Economics, and Public Administration. The Library has access to wide range of electronic journals, e-books, indexing and abstracting databases.
Workshop-cum-training programme on "Creation and Management of Digital Collection(IR) and Library Automation Using Open Source Software"(Dspace and Koha ILS)" (15th-19th October, 2018) .Jointly organised by Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla & Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) centre Gandhinagar, Gujarat