The India Office Library was a library located in London, England, that contained a collection of materials relating to the history and culture of India. It was part of the British Library until 1997, when it was merged with the Asian and African Studies collections to form the Asian and African Studies Reading Room. The library contained a wide range of materials, including manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and government records. It was a valuable resource for researchers studying the history and culture of India and the British Empire in South Asia. The library is no longer in operation, and its collections have been integrated into the British Library’s main collections.