The Manipur University Library came into existence along with the establishment of the erstwhile J.N.U.Centre of Post Graduate Studies, Imphal on 19th November, 1972. The Manipur Legislative Assembly passed the Manipur University Act, 1980 (Act 8 of 1980) on 5th June 1980 and upgraded the P.G. Centre into a State University. Later the Indian Parliament passed the Manipur University Act, 2005 (Act 54 of 2005) on 13th October, 2005 and upgraded the then State University to the status of Central University. All along the process of up-gradation and assessment of the university, the Library was considered as an important component and asset of the University.

The library has a collection of 1,90,085 documents and subscribed to 3197+ peer reviewed electronic journals along with four databases as on 31st March, 2019 The library is a member of e-Shodhsindhu (ESS) Consortium, DeLCON Consortium and National Digital Library of India.


Discovery Service : Single Search Box for Library Resources

Library Opening Hours

  1. Monday to Saturday : 09.00 AM to 08.00 PM

  2. Sunday : 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

  3. Second Saturday & General Holidays : Library Closed

Library Services & Facilities:

  1. Reading facilities are available at both the first floor and the second floor with a seating capacity of 200 only.

  2. The library follows open access system by which a reader can select his/her desired book(s) directly from the stack.

  3. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available for checking the availability of a book.

  4. The library has a conference hall with a seating capacity of 80+

  5. All the academic communities can access the e-resources available in the

5.1 Electronic resources available at DeLCON Consortium :

5.2 Electronic resources available at e-ShodhSindhu (ESS) consortium provided by the INFLIBNET Centre:

5.3 Ph.D awarded theses of the university are uploaded into Shodhganga. Click the link

5.4 NDLI (National Digital Library of India) (Registration is free. Registration is mandatory. Mobile app is also available).

5.5 CEC (Consortium for Educational Commission)

5.6 EPG-Pathshala :

5.7 VIDWAN: National Researcher’s Network database:

5.8 ICSSR Data Services can be accessed at

5.9 Anti-Plagiarism software accessible at Manipur University: URKUND

5.10 Manipur University eLibrary is Live! [link]


  1. Library membership privilege:


All the Teachers, Research Scholars, Students, Officers and Non-Teaching staff (Regular/Guest) of the university can enroll as library users. More than 3200 library users enrolled in the library. Facilities for borrowing of books given to a library user are as shown below:

Category of Library user

No. Of Books Eligible For Loan

Book Loan Duration

General books

Text Books

Research Scholar

  1. (including 2 Text Books)

15 days

5 days


P.G. Students:

a) M.A./M.Sc./MLIS (2 years)

M.C.A-Integrated Course (5 years)

04 (including 2 Text Books)

  1. days

5 days


b) Diploma/Certificate Course

(6 months/1 year)

02 (including 1 Text Book)

15 days

5 days

Teaching faculty

12 (including 4 Text Books)

15 days

5 days

Guest Lecturer/Faculty

02 (including 1 Text Book)

15 days

5 days

Non Teaching Staff (Officer)

06 (including 2 Text Books)

15 days

5 days

Non Teaching Staff

02 (including 1 Text Book)

15 days

5 days

















Contact us:

Assistant Librarian, Manipur University

[email protected]

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