Inaugurated in 1991, the Canadian Studies Library (CSL), is the main information resource centre of Canadian publications in India. The library houses a large and comprehensive collection of books, journals and newspapers, videocassettes, DVD’s, CD ROMs and microfiche with specific Canadian content. While the language of the collection is primarily in English, there is also a significant amount of material in French, both in literature and other subjects.
The Canadian Studies Library is intended as a reference and resource library for anyone seeking information on Canada, for University and College students, research scholars, academicians, professors, business entrepreneurs seeking information, and persons visiting or immigrating to Canada.
The library is located on the third floor of the Shastri India Office and is open to the public during working hours from Monday to Friday 9:30 to 16:30
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi, INDIA
Financial support for the Canadian Studies Library is generously provided by the International Academic Relations Division Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada.
The Canadian Studies Library subscribes to a number of Canadian publications which are available to the general public.
Questions about reference resources in the library should be directed to the In-Charge Librarian. We welcome suggestions on what resource materials will enhance the study and research on Canada in India.
The Shastri Institute Canadian Studies Library in India launched its online union catalogue in 2009. The objective of the online catalogue was promotion of resource sharing among Canadian Studies libraries throughout India. It main aim was to collect, store, and disseminate information while offering electronic services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development. All the databases have been resident on LIBSYS and are developed on MARC which supports both print & non-print material. Ms. Reshma Rana, In-Charge of the Canadian Studies library put hard work and dedication to complete the task. To use the catalogue, please see::
The Books and Journals Programme provides Canadian publications to 15 Canadian Studies Centres in India, as well as other Indian institutions with a demonstrated interest in Canadian Studies. The intent behind the programme is to provide resources materials which further promote Canadian Studies at these institutions. Canadian publications, covering a wide range of subject areas, are acquired for Universities on an annual basis, depending upon the funding.
Indian Institutions and scholars interested in such acquisitions should place orders directly by contacting the India Office. Questions about the Canadian Studies books and journals programme should be directed to the In-Charge Librarian.
The International Academic Relations Division Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada funds this programme.
The library subscribes to the following on-line databases. Articles from journals, newspapers and magazines may be found in full text.