CMDR library is one of the leading social science research libraries in north Karnataka with a large collection of books, journals, thesis, reports, CDs, working papers and occasional papers of other social science institutes.
Library follows Dewey Decimal Classification system for the classification and arrangement of the documents. It is fully computerised with latest software LIBSYS 7.0 for housekeeping operations and also it provides Online Public Access Catalogue for its readers.
Collection : The collection of the Library is rich and diverse especially in the field of Health Economics, Tobacco, AIDS / HIV, Economics of Education, Environmental Economics, etc. It has a collection of 23585 documents including books, reports, working/occasional papers, etc. The library has subscription for 62 national and international journals. In addition, the library possesses 1134 back volumes of the journals, 141 CDs and 66 theses. A separate collection of research papers (reprints) authored by some of the leading social scientists have also been preserved.
Library subscribes to online database like JSTOR, IndiaStat.com, EPW and Sage online journals.