Habitat Library & Resource Centre (HLRC)

About HLRC

The Habitat Library & Resource Centre (HLRC) is the intellectual hub of the India Habitat Centre and provides a serene haven for those interested in pursuit of knowledge, in finding a quiet corner for their research and writing or even just catching up on the happenings of the day and the goings-on in the world through the newspapers and Internet. It is a place to read, surf, learn, disseminate and debate. It is state-of-the-art and has a range of computers that can be used to browse the Internet or for researching and writing. It is also wi-fi enabled and users can bring their laptops if they wish to. The niche collections – Delhi Documenta collating the different dimensions of Delhi, Joseph Stein Alcove bringing together the material on architecture and design, the Institutions Section showcasing the work of the different institutions in IHC, the growing Translations and Award-Winning Books Sections – all add value to the collection of information resources in the HLRC

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Services and Facilities

The HLRC offers a range of services and facilities to its users. This includes:

  • Use of multi-media information resources including Newspapers, Periodicals, Electronic Information, Audio-Visuals, Music, Books
  • Internet and Wifi services
  • Learning Programme on ‘Manage Your Life with IT’ to help members appreciate and use the power of IT to enrich their lives
  • Weekend Initiatives in the Library Lounge – Authors Corner Discussions and Conversations on Documentaries
  • Access to responsive and proactive information services such as email based Information Alerts, New Arrivals List, Event Alerts
  • Use of Study Carrels for members pursuing serious reading and research
  • Access to the web-based Members Habitat – an exclusive space for members to access information
  • Coffee/Tea vending machines to enable uninterrupted use of the HLRC
  • Access to Library Lounge for interactions and availability of light refreshments


For more information, please contact:

Habitat Library & Resource Centre,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110 003.
Phone: 91-11-43662021-2022 (Direct)
Board: 91-11-24682001-09 Ext.: 2021-2022
Fax: +91-011-24682011
E-mail: hlrc@indiahabitat.org
Web site: www.indiahabitat.org