The NIUA library is a specialized library mainly on urban development and urban related subjects. It has a collection of more than 19265 books / reports / census publications. In addition, there are more than 1878 bound volumes of periodicals available in the library.
Fourteen dailies and eleven magazines are also being subscribed by the library.
The library brings out a publication entitled ‘URBAN NEWS’, a monthly publication that presents an overall picture of urbanization and related topics, based on a reproduction of clippings from fourteen leading dailies and eleven magazines received by the library;. The library has computerized its holdings by using NETTLIB/VIDYUT software. The library has an open access system for its users. It provides interlibrary loan facilities, and, reference and bibliographic services to the users. In addition to this it provides article/news item alert / acquisition alert / contents alert services to the research staff of the Institute.