The Central Library was founded with the establishment of National Institute of Modern Languages (NIML) in 1970. The institute was elevated to the status of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in May 2000. The Library is housed in a two storeyed building and a basement having total covered area of 30115 sq.ft. The present library holdings is over one lac and fifteen thousand (1,15,000) comprising books, journals, documents and non-book material on various disciplines. Functioning as language institute and later as a full-fledged University, major part of the library collection consists of the source material initial on languages. However, with the introduction of new disciplines like Education, Mass Communication, International Relations, Economics, Information Technology and Management Sciences, the Library has acquired adequate number of books in these disciplines as well.
Borrowing facilities are available only to regular and bona fide students of the University in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Library. The enrolled membership of the Library includes about eight thousand students and teachers. The open shelf access policy is in practice and the automation of the library is in progress. The online public access catalog (OPAC) of the library holdings is available on four terminals.