Reference Library

The Directorate of Research is one of the pioneer organizations of the country established on 16th June 1951 with a joining of Dr. L. N. Chakravorty as a first Research Officer of the then NEFA Administration. Dr. Verrier Elwin renowned Anthropological Researcher was appointed as a anthropological consultant and later re-designated as Advisor to the Governor on tribal affairs on 1st January 1954 under whose guidance and supervision the department is reorganized and strengthen with appointment of more research officers to conduct erudite research on multidimensional aspects such as culture, history, Museum, Archaeology, Philology, and Archives, He was the head of the organization till 1964, in 1969 the head of the organization is designated as the Director of Research Dr. B. Das Shastri was the first Director till 1973
During last five decades, the Directorate of Research has been reorganized and strengthens from time to time and there are at present following sections viz Archaeology, Archives, Culture, History, Museum and Philology. Besides these technical sections there are a Publication Section and the Reference Library.
The Directorate has published 127 Nos of Books 10 No. booklets which is prepared through intensive field study and research along with its departmental journal entitled RESARUN since 1975 regularly a Bulletin on Museums of Arunachal Pradesh also published from 2006.
The Directorate of Research is presently headed by Shri Batem Pertin, Director and supported by the Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, District Research Officers and other Technical officers with a strength of 69 nos. and 99 nos. of Ministerial staff, station at Head Quarter and Districts. Apart from the conducting research on the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh on aforesaid subjects, the Directorate has also managed J. N. State Museum, Districts museums, Archaeological Museums, Research Archives, Reference Library, History and Archaeological Sites.

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Mission & Vision

The Reference Library aims to provide books, journals, Reports etc on social science specially on Arunachal Pradesh extensively and exhaustively to a wide spectrum of Library users comprising of students, research scholars and faculty members of colleges and Universities. The library collects a wide range of information and reference material in all major areas of social sciences and tribal research. The library makes efforts to disseminate evidence-based information on request.

Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey
Librarian, Reference Library
Directorate of Research
Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar: 791111
Phone No : 0360-2212276
E-mail :


Library Timing

Monday-Friday – 9:30 A. M. to 4:30 P. M.

Note :The Library remains open from Monday to Friday , and closed on Saturday , Sunday