The Goethals Indian Library & Research Society, situated
above the Main Chapel, has some of the most valuable
collections of books, periodicals, paintings, antiques and
curios, which Archbishop Paul Goethals bequeathed to St.
Xavier's when he was Archbishop of Calcutta [1886-1901]. The
Library has a collection of approximately 18,800
books-plates, periodicals, journals and manuscripts.
The collection of rare books is classified into sixty-one
categories. The sections range from Ancient Travels, Modern
Indian History, Biographies, Folklore, Flora, Fauna,
Meteorology, Classical Language and Literature, Archaeology,
Architecture, Epigraphy, Education, Religion, Philosophy,
Missions in India and abroad, Law, Medicine, Anthropology,
to Non-Indian Countries.
The Goethals Library's rare documents include the travels
to India in the 16th and 17th centuries, Bengal Mission
before and after 1800 documents, photos and archival
material on St. Xavier's School and College, writings of
Brahmabandhav Upadhyaya, Animananda and others. The Goethals
Indian Library is truly a tresure trove of Indological
GILRS offers fellowships for research on monthly basis.
Library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on weekdays.
email@example.com, Phone No.: 2255-1279,. Director:
Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj, SJ.