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IIA Library is here for all the users at various field stations to support users in their research. In addition to Bangalore's main campus, users can get access to the library and its collections and archives in the other field station libraries.

To avail the service, contact various field stations library team

Discover our various media, sorted by type or subject, and the wide variety of different platforms.
main library IIA Main Campus, Bangalore: The Bangalore campus of IIA is situated in the 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore- 560034, at the junction of 17th Main Road and Sarjapur Road. The main campus library at Bangalore is the central hub of all the library activities of IIA. The main campus library itself does all the functions, from acquisition of resources to technical processing and delivering it to the other field station libraries. It also monitors the regular activities of all other field station libraries. It is a single-floored library housing the majority of the collection in it. The digital library, as well as the IIA archives, are maintained in this campus library only.
KSO library Kodaikanal solar observatory (KSO), Kodaikanal: KSO of IIA is located in the beautiful Palani range of hills in Southern India, at an altitude of 2343m. The library at Kodaikanal is situated in a separate building. It has a lecture hall and a stack room. The lecture hall has shelves reaching the roof, and the foremost collection of older observatory publications and journals are stacked here. The library has books on solar physics and geophysics since much of the observational work in solar physics continues to be done here. Because of the conducive weather, many old volumes are maintained here and naturally preserved as in an archive. Electronic access to current volumes of few astronomical journals is enabled within the observatory.
CREST library Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), Hosakote: CREST campus library is located 35km to the northeast of Bangalore, about 5km off the Old Madras Road near Hosakote town, is the CREST. The library at Hosakote is housed on the 2nd floor, above the MGK Menon Laboratory for Space Sciences. At present, it has 450 books and 15 serials in print form. Additionally, the library has multisite online access to 98 journals and databases, which is subscribed by Bangalore's main library. The online database of books and periodicals available in Bangalore and other field stations can be accessed through the online database. The library has some of the back volumes of serials in astronomy and astrophysics. It also houses the Palomar sky survey charts and ESO charts.
VBO library The Vainu Bappu Observatory (VBO), Kavalur: VBO is located in the picturesque neighborhood of the village of Kavalur in the Javadi Hills in Tamil Nadu. The library at Kavalur is located in Vainu Bappu Telescope building. The Library is easily accessible to all the observers. It has a small collection of books in Astronomy, Astrophysics and a few books in Physics and Mathematics. Second copies of all the important star catalogues and atlases, including Palomar Sky Survey charts are available in this library. Some of the important astronomical journals are also available for use. The electronic access to some of these titles is enabled within the campus at Vainu Bappu Observatory.
Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO), Hanle: IAO is the highest altitude station of IIA, situated at an altitude of 4500 m above sea level to the north of Western Himalayas.
The Gauribidanur Radio Observatory: The main focus of the radio astronomy facilities at IIA is on the observations of the Sun.
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