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MEA Library is one of the oldest and biggest in Ministries of Government of India. This library was renamed from Foreign Department Library to MEA Library after independence. This is a very special library in the field of International Relations covering topics of Foreign Policy, Foreign Relations, Area Studies, History, Political Science, International Trade and Economy, Indian Diasporas, Terrorism and related subjects. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Library performs the duties of a library and also acts as a Resource and Information Centre for the use of officers and staff members of MEA at Head Quarters (HQ) as well as Indian Missions and Posts abroad. The library currently functions at Patiala House and Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan (JNB). The Library at Patiala House has a Virtual Reading Room with 8 cubicles equipped with computers and internet facility for users /research scholars. ...........