ACADEMIC CENTRE, LUCKNOW
The Academic centre of the ICPR is located at the Butler Palace, Lucknow. It houses the most unique interdisciplinary and an up-to-date specialized library in philosophy, a guest house and a small office of the council. It also has a well-equipped seminar room and space for holding exhibitions. The total acquisition of books by the library at the Academic centre is over 19,089. The council subscribes to 105 philosophical journals and receives 15 journals on exchange basis.
The library extends borrowing and reading facilities to scholars all over the country. The library has 68 borrowing members presently. Besides the participants of various short-term courses, seminars,etc., the reading facilities are availed by many scholars, both local and outstation scholars from all over the country. The outstation scholars are provided with accommodation facilities for making use of the library. The Academic centre also offers reprographic services. It provides monthly acquisition list of the journals and books to free of charge to philosophy departments of all the Indian universities. The acquisition list is provided to individual scholars on request against a nominal payment.
The centre helps scholars in modifying research topics with the help of experts in the respective areas and makes the specialized materials available to the scholars at a nominal cost.