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We serve people from all walks of life including students and representatives from civil society organizations, academia, government and media.

The Library uses Libsys software package, which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports all in-house operations of the Library. Libsys consists of modules on acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials, article indexing and OPAC (On line Public Access Catalogue). Users can search for books of their interest through OPAC. The database of books available in the Library is updated on a day-to-day basis with details of recently acquired books. 

Library Membership
• Membership is open for people from outside PRIA.
• Membership ensures access to use the library and documentation centre.
• Outside members cannot borrow library materials. They can only refer to them within the library premises.
• Duplication (reprographic services) of materials is available on demand, at a charge of Rs.1.00 per page.
• Photocopying of full documents is not permissible.
• Computerized print out of thematic list/bibliography can be obtained from the computerized document database of the library, against a charge of Rs. 3.00 per page.

Membership fees

  Daily Fortnightly
Student Rs.15  Rs.150.00
NGO Employee Rs.20 Rs.200.00
Consultant/Individual  Rs.30 Rs.300.00

Visitors are requested to bring an identity/visiting card or a formal letter indicating your occupation to avail the reduced rates.

Library Hours
Monday-Friday 09:00 A.M. to 06:00 P.M.





  • PRIA facilitators listen, engage and explain at the level where participants understand and learn through many practical exercises. The best workshop on gender that our employees have attended

    Tsering Youdon
    Program Officer, Swedish Organisation for Individual Relief
    SOIR-IM, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Elected members & officials from Northern Province, Sri Lanka visited PRIA to learn about their exemplary work in developing citizen participation in governance and service delivery. JGU thanks PRIA.

    Prof. R. Sudarshan
    Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
    O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Undeniably good work done by PRIA. My visits to the communities they work with let me hear grassroots voices and stories...deeply rewarding for my personal growth, work and future research

    Loreen Regnander
    Intern, University of Victoria, Canada
  • PRIA has helped to build a large movement for citizens to use Panchayati Raj Institutions at the local level, to use their leadership, their voice, to bring about democracy from below

    Dr John Gaventa, Director of Research
    Institute of Development Studies
    Sussex, UK
  • Thank you PRIA -- for helping me gain the confidence to speak up. Today, I do not hesitate to speak with the sarpanch.

    Renu Joshi
    ASHA worker
    Hinglaz gali Anganwadi Centre, Siwana Block, Barmer, Rajasthan
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of being able to enroll myself in the course…this program has opened my eyes to possibilities for my life which were previously unconsidered

    Tripti Vinita Pal, Alumnus
    Appreciation course
  • I am a third party facilitator for three large institutions but I did not know half the things we have discussed in the Third Party Facilitator Training I attended organized by PRIA

    Joint Secretary of Lakshmi, an NGO
  • Participatory Approaches for Social Inclusion course was undoubtedly beneficial for my research work, providing a deep understanding of theoretical aspects and the applied side of participation

    Pallavi Mishra
    PhD Research Scholar
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • We learnt multi-stakeholder dialogue as a tool for advocacy from PRIA…it is a wonderful tool for organising people

    Ashok Kadam
  • I am an example of the Kishori Panchayat Programme which gave young girls the desire to do something, a reason to embrace life

    Kishori Panchayat Member