ATREE Library is a unique repository of over 6000 books devoted to the environment, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. It houses books under categories such as philosophy, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, law, science, mathematics, earth sciences, plants, animals, landscaping, area planning, social problems and social services. The collection includes journals, articles, publications and audio-visual materials. The library also provides access to JSTOR and Economic and Political Weekly online archival resources.

The library offers open access to its documents and any member can browse through the collections, arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). An online catalogue, accessible from the ATREE page, helps trace these books. Readers can search for the required documents from their desktops or mobile devices anywhere in the world. Non-ATREE researchers, practitioners and students with valid identity cards can visit the library and browse books and journals, but they cannot borrow them. They can access online resources through Archives and request a PDF copy (conditions apply according to the article copyrights). ATREE and its library offer a study environment supported by well-equipped electronic resources. It stores thesis and reports, audio/visual materials, and national and international journals in print.

Archives@ATREE is a centralised system that archives all internal publications and research articles. It is indexed by Google Scholar and registered in the (ROAR) Registry of Open Access Repository. This user-friendly centralised system is a one-stop repository for all ATREE’s research papers. Creation of user accounts on the Archives@ATREE repository is restricted to the faculty, staff and students of ATREE only. Outsiders can view the collection and request a PDF copy of the article through Archives. Reprint requests should be for educational and research purposes only.

Library members can also access the following scholarly literature:


  1. JSTOR
  2. Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)
  3. Nature
  4. Science
  5. Current Science
  6. The Economist
  7. The Indian Forester
  8. Sanctuary Asia

The Library also provides:

  1. Orientation on library resources.
  2. Access to documents supporting research.
  3. Training on an electronic database search.
  4. In-person reference assistance/literature search.