The library consists of more than 7000 books related not just to the Scindias and their history, but also various subjects such as art, design, science, literature, philosophy, religion, archaeology, social science and museology. There are several rare books in the collection that were printed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These range from volumeson the Darbar policy of Gwalior state to the complete works of the French Enlightenment writer, Voltaire.The museum plans to continually expand its collection of books, journals, and archival records, in order to enhance its collection. Our goal is to become a centre of research on Gwalior, the Scindias and the Marathas.

The museum library is open to researchers and students on a by-appointment basis.

To book an appointment to visit our library collections, please contact stating your area of research interest.