The IIHS Library was established in December 2008 and has since been adding books and journals to create a plethora of interdisciplinary material. Presently housed in the Bengaluru City Campus, it has about 26,000 books, including 710 cartographic materials, 50 case studies, 750 journal back issues, 1,260 CDs and films and 60 academic journals and magazines.

The Library offers extensive access to the latest academic research through wide ranging journal subscriptions. It hosts a Data Library with the most current Indian macro data available including public data sources such as the Census and NSS. The Library subscribes to the Manupatra database for legal information and offers access to databases such as the CapEx, IndiaStat, and the EPW Research Foundation – India Time Series. It is also an external member of the British Council Library. Equipped with public computers and teaching aids such as Mendeley and Turnitin, the Library supports Fellows through circulation, reference and information services.

In coordination with the IIHS Word Lab, the library supports the Fellows to generate and publish original work.