A library where books are for consultation and not for loan. Research libraries can either be reference libraries, which do not lend their holdings, or lending libraries, which do lend all or some of their holdings. Typically such libraries are used for research purposes, at a university. Some items at reference libraries may be historical and even unique. The reference library has a large collection of primary and secondary material in the broad areas of humanities and the arts. It constitutes books, reprographics of several folios of unpublished Sanskrit, Pali, Persian and Arabic manuscripts in microfilm and micro fische, Photographs and slides. The Collection includes books on archaeology, philosophy, religion and ritual studies, history and anthropology, art and literature as well as folk, pastoral and community studies. The library is enriched by many rare collections of illustrious scholars who have made path-breaking contributions in fields related to arts.