The library of the IFP is a multi-disciplinary research library. Started with the founding of the Institute in 1955, its collection was constituted over the years with the active collaboration of the IFP’s researchers. Today the library has a rich and varied collection relating to the the domains of Indology, Social Sciences and Ecology. Its research interests cover India, and more generally South Asia. As of today, the collection consists of 69 000 books, 380 theses, over 1600 articles, 440 reports and 670 journals of which 133 are received currently. Over 500 books are added to the collection every year.