The Library of the Agri Horticultural Society of India, is one of the oldest libraries in India for collection of books and journals on Botany, Agriculture, Horticulture and other related subjects. Its present holding is about 5000 valuable books. It has rare collection of hand written manuscripts of Dr. W. Carey and old books on Plants and Agriculture. Library is being constantly enriched by incorporating recent publication through purchase or as complementary copies received from the authors.
n order to disseminate various information on Society’s activities in addition to technical papers, the Society publishes regularly a Journal on Horticulture, Annual Souvenir, Seminar Proceedings and Technical Books on Horticulture. In fact, the Society started the first ever Agricultural Journal as early as 1837 onwards. At present, the the Horticultural Journal is disseminated half yearly, Flower Show Souvenir and Annual Report of the Agri Hprticultural Society of India is disseminated yearly.
Other significant publications by the Society which deserves a mention are Rose Culture, Beautiful Shrubs, In Full Bloom, Proceeding of International Seminar on Prospect of Horticulture as a commercial venture in India, Calcutta, 1996, Gardening in India, Herbal Power, Encyclopedia of Himalayan Medicinal Flora in three Volumes.
The book Herbal Power was published on the occasion of visit by H.E. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of India on 27th February 2004 at the Society’s Garden.