Tagore Library: A Brief Profile


Tagore Library is the Central Research library of the University of Lucknow. It is here that the academic fraternity- both the preceptor and his pupils could find intellectual food. It is respected as one of the oldest, well organised and richest libraries of India. With the advent of Information Technology, this library is also changing its traditional format.


The Tagore Library is presently headed by  Prof. Kamal Kumar, Department of Political Science  who is the Honorary Librarian.


The Tagore Library houses not only books, but also has a good collection of rare manuscripts, paintings, art objects, ancient coins, theses and research journals.

S.N Items Number
  Books 5,50,468
  Thesis 10,000
  Bound Journals 50,000
  Manuscripts 2,000
  On-Line Electronic journals & data bases available through Inflibnet Ahmedabad  10,000+

LIBRARY ANNUAL GRANT: The annual grant of Tagore Library is Rs. 25 lakhs, sanctioned by the State Govt.

WORKING HOURS: The working hours of the Library are from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.

HOLIDAYS: The Library remains closed on Sundays, National Holidays, Gazetted Holidays and other holidays declared by the University.


S.N Name
  Acquisition section  
  English & Modern European Language Processing section
  Hindi and Sanskrit Processing section
  Urdu and Oriental Processing section
  Circulation section
  Bonnerjee Library
  Periodical section
  Documentation section
  Reference section
  Reading Hall
  Manuscripts section
  Arts Gallery
  Computer Nodes room
  Air – Conditioning & Electrical section
Photostat section
Air Conditioned Auditorium with 100 seating capacity


  Book Borrowing facility 
  Reading facility
  Reference service
  Research facility
  Bonerjee library facility
  Online e-journals browsing and e-mail facility
  Photostat facility 


Since 2004, access to scholarly electronic journals and databases has been made available to Lucknow University by inflibnet through U.G.C. – Infonet E Journals – consortium. More than ten thousands full text electronic journals & databases are available to research community of the Lucknow University through inflibnet website (www.inflibnet.ac.in) or publisher’s web sites directly.

Recent events organized by the Tagore Library:

  • Organized Book Fair from 17th January to 20th January, 2013 in Lucknow University.
  • Celebrated foundation day of the Tagore Library on 4th March 2013
  • Celebrated Dr. S.R. Ranganathan’s birthday, father of Library Science in India on 12th Aug. 2013
  • Celebrated National Library Week during 14-20 Nov. 2013. Organised special lecture programme on 18th Nov. in its auditorium on the occasion of National Library Week.


  Complete Automation and Digitization of Library collection
  On-line Public Access Catalogue on web
  Fixing RFID Tags on Books 
  Development of Institutional repository  of Lucknow University
  Development of content management system for e-learning
  Development of Cyber Library
  Development of Audio – Visual Section
  Installation of CCTV camera in every section of the Library
  Restoration of Art Gallery and development of museum of its art objects
  Restoration and digitization of Manuscripts 
  Resource sharing with national networks and international networks
  Extension of Library building

Administrative Staff of the Tagore Library

Prof. Kamal Kumar
Honorary Librarian
Tagore Library
Mob: 9415004600

Dr Jyoti Misra
Deputy Librarian
Tagore Library
Mob: 9415088973