The School’s Library is one of the country’s most
specialized libraries in the field of theatre and drama. By the
end of June 2006 the library owned an enormous collection of 29,450
books covering areas ranging from the technical to the genera,;
text books and scripts, about 4000 volumes of periodicals, 1064
gramophone records, 616 slides, 889 photographs and about 200
journals related to theatre and the Allied and Performing Arts.
Some of the important journals subscribed by the Library
Asian Theatre Journal
National Council of Performing Arts (N.C.P.A.) Journal
Sight and Sound
The Drama Review (TDR)
Plays and Players
Education Theatre Journal
Theatre in Poland
Seagull Theatre Quarterly, Kolkata
Research in Drama Education
And Several Hindi Literary Journals
The Library also has a vast collection of press clippings of reviews
on various plays performed by NSD students, the TIE Company (Sanskaar
Rang Toli), and the NSD Repertory Company appearing in English/Hindi
Facilities available in the Library :
The NSD Library is fully computerized. Other facilities as given
under are available to students, faculty and library members :-
• On-Line enquiry OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue)
about the availability of any book required by the students, faculty,
staff, etc. The complete collection has been fed into the machine
in readable format. This includes information about current journals
as well. Each piece of material has a unique Identity Number (Id.
No.) to facilitate the process of issue and return of books etc.
• Documentation services to students and faculty include
the ‘Current Contents’ of the Journals and Book
Reviews received in the Library (Reviews of latest books on
Theatre, Drama related aspects on the subject appearing in the
journals). The above mentioned articles are well indexed and
provided on demand and for information and reference purposes.
Photocopies of important articles from books/journals are supplied
to students/ users on demand. In addition to this, internet
facilities have also been introduced in the Library to increase
accessibility in various fields.
Video / Audio Library
The National School of Drama has a audio-video library in which
more than 3000 videos and 700 CDs have been archived. This documentation
includes all the performing wings of NSD i.e. NSD Repertory
Company, TIE Company, School Productions etc. Apart from this
it has all the documentation of plays produced in all the festivals
since 1999 (i.e. Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Jashn-e-Bachpan, Bal
It also has video documentation of plays, which are performed
by NSD with or without
collaboration in abroad, including seminars, workshops etc.
The documentation available is to be used purely for the academic
purposes of the School and is not for any commercial use.
For further information Kindly contact
Library-in-Charge, National School of Drama,
Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road,
New Delhi - 110 001.