The Shantarakshita library is the central library system of Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath Varanasi. It is a unique information resources centre for scholars of Tibetan and Buddhist studies which came into existence with the inception of the University in the year 1967.
This library is named after a great Indian Bhuddhist scholar Acharya Shantarakshita of the Nalanda University, who visited Tibet in the 8th century for the cause of dharma.
The library has special collection of Buddhist canonical works in Tibetan language translated from Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Contents of Buddhist manuscripts in Sanskrit and Tibetan languages are preserved in different form and formats such as printed, xylographs, digital and micro form etc in this library. The library has separate sections for such forms of collection. The library collection in the fields of Buddhism, Tibetan and Himalayan studies and allied subjects is point of attraction for scholars at home and abroad.

At present the library holds approximately 87000 printed books & xylographs 2000 bound volumes of journals, 7712 electronic documents and 9742 titles of microfiches and films.

The library is well equipped with latest ICT infrastructure, providing library services based on the multilingual bibliographical database of the library collections.
Library is a member of the UGC-INFONET program and has the full text access to the online journals of Springer and databases of ISID and JCCC via IP authenticated online access. In addition to print and online documents, library possesses a rich collection of Microfiches, Microfilms and Audio Video documents and xylogaphys of the concerned subjects.

The collections of the Shantarakshita library are developing in accordance with the objectives of CUTS, which is declared as "University of national importance" by the Government of India.

Library Committee

Policy level decisions and documents for the development and smooth functioning of library are being approved by the Library committee which is the apex decision making body of the library. The composition of the Library Committee is as follows:

  • The Vice Chancellor of the University -- Chairman
  • Prof. P. P. Gokhale -- Member (CUTS)
  • Prof. K. N. Mishra -- Member (CUTS)
  • Prof. S. S. Bahulkar -- Member (Pune)
  • Prof. Lobsang Tenzin -- Member (CUTS)
  • Dr. Jampa Samten -- Member (CUTS)
  • Dr. Advaitavadini Kaul, Editor Kala Kosa Publication IGNCA -- Member (New Delhi)
  • Dr. R. C. Negi -- Member (CUTS)
  • Dr. Penpa Dorjee -- Member (CUTS)
  • Shri. Sonam Topgyal, Librarian LTWA, -- Member (Dharamsala)
  • Dr. G. C. Kandadamath, Deputy Librarian BHU-- Member (BHU)
  • Librarian/Library I/c -- Covener (Shantarakshita Library)

Library Office

  1. Sudhriti Biswas

Sections of Shantarakshita Library

  1. Acquisition and Technical Section
  2. Tibetan Section
  3. Multimedia Section
  4. Periodical, Reference and INFLIBNET Section
  5. Stack Section
  6. Circulation Section
  7. Computer Section
  8. Store and Maintenance Section


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    केन्द्रीय तिब्बती अध्ययन विश्वविद्यालय

    सारनाथ, वाराणसी



    दिनांक – 14.09.2017


    केन्द्रीय तिब्बती अध्ययन विश्वविद्यालय, सारनाथ, वाराणसी तथा पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्याय जन्मशताब्दी समारोह समिति, काशी क्षेत्र, संयुक्त रूप से प्रख्यात दार्शनिक व सामाजिक चिंतक पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्याय जी  के अकादमिक एवं सामाजिक योगदान तथा उनके बहुआयामीय व्यक्तित्व व कृतित्व पर चर्चा करने हेतु पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्याय जी की जन्मशताब्दी की पूर्व संध्या पर दिनांक 15 सितंबर, 2017 को प्रातः 10:00 बजे से केन्द्रीय तिब्बती अध्ययन विश्वविद्यालय, सारनाथ, वाराणसी के अतिश सभागार में एक दिवसीय विद्वत संगोष्ठी आयोजित करने जा रहे हैं।


    काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय वाराणसी के कुलपति प्रो. जी. सी. त्रिपाठी, संगोष्ठी के उद्घाटन सत्र के मुख्य अतिथि होंगे तथा केन्द्रीय तिब्बती अध्ययन विश्वविद्यालय, सारनाथ, वाराणसी के कुलपति प्रो. गेशे नवांग समतेन संगोष्ठी की अध्यक्षता करेंगे। पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्याय जी द्वारा प्रवर्तित एकात्म मानववाद, अन्त्योदय तथा ग्रामविकास की अवधारणा विषयों पर संगोष्ठी के तीन तकनीकि सत्रों में लब्ध प्रतिष्ठित विद्वान अपने शोध लेखों का वाचन कर चर्चा करेंगे ।


    संगोष्ठी के उद्घाटन में शैक्षिक, शोध अनुभाग के सदस्यों व छात्र-छात्राओं की उपस्थिति तथा तकनीकि सत्रों में शैक्षिक, शोध अनुभाग के सदस्यगण, पी.एच.डी., एम. फिल. व आचार्य के छात्रों की उपस्थिति प्रार्थित है।



    प्रो. देवराज सिंह       

    अध्यक्ष, आयोजन समिति



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