There is a reference library in the museum, which houses approximately 10000-books/journals/ magazines/manuscripts/rare books on Art and Culture.The reading room of the library has a seating capacity of about 35 readers. The collection of the library includes books/journals/magazines/manuscripts, rare books, references books, newspapers and other archival material related to Chandigarh. A substantial collection of books on Sikh history and culture has been gifted to the library by Mrs. Phool Mansingh and Dr. Madanjeet Kaur. The library also includes a special section of books, manuscripts, documents and archival materials related to Chandigarh, gifted by late Dr. M.S.Randhawa, a renowned art historians, administrator and former Chairman of the Museum Advisory Committee. Photostating facility for scholars is also available in the library.
The staff of the library comprises of one librarian and one library attendant. The timings of the library is same as that of the Museum i.e. 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. It is open throughout the week except Mondays and other gazetted and National holidays.
Museum is also having a conservation laboratory for taking care, preservation and restoration of museum materials. It also provides suggestions to the public on the preservation and restoration of works of art.
Photo section has complete documentation of the museum collection in digital format, black and white and colour photo prints.
Museum has an air-conditioned auditorium, for screening of educational films, holding of special slide lectures, seminars and conferences. It has a seating capacity of 180 persons. Click here to view the rates .
Musuem has an air conditioned exhibition hall, for holding temporary exhibitions by the Artists on prior bookings with nominal charges. Click here to view the rates.
Near the entrance a modern cafeteria caters to the needs of the visitors.