The College of Higher Tibetan Studies(CHTS) is located in a remote Indian village called Sarah. The campus is not very big but within this small campus there is a vibrant life. Tibetan monks, nuns, lay men and women, as well as non-Tibetan students, intensively study Tibetan language, literature and Buddhist philosophy. To cater to the needs of students this small campus provides excellent academic and recreational resources.
Lobsang Gyatso Memorial Library
The college library is the heart of this institution. It is located in the classroom building, where it is easily accessible to the students and faculty. The library also provides Wi-Fi connectivity to the students and faculty members. The college library has a rich collection of Tibetan books on various subjects. Many of the books are published inside Tibet and some among these books are very rare. There are a number of English language publications on Tibetan history, culture, philosophy, medicine, astrology, arts and language. There is a digital collection of over 10,000 books in Tibetan, which can be accessed through the library computers.
MoU with Buddhist Digital Resource Center
On September 30, 2021 CHTS, Sarah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BRC) formerly Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. In fulfillment of this agreement, BDRC will offer CHTS, Sarah 2 Digital Library Drives (DLD), DLD 2018 containing 23,577 volumes of Tibetan texts and DLD August 2018 – Dec. 2020 containing 8062 volumes in PDF format. All the Digital texts preserved in CHTS, Sarah Library shall be shared with BDRC in JPEG or TIFF formats.
The books and documents available in CHTS, Sarah Library that are not digitized by both organized shall be scanned by the CHTS, Sarah Library and share a copy of digitized texts to BDRC.
Information Technology (IT) Section
The college IT section provides support for all College computer-related issues, as well as giving computer education to the students. The IT section supports the networking and Wi-Fi connectivity to the college campus and at present is working on a college database.