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This paper discusses innovative technologies that have implemented at international Nalanda University, Rajgir, Bihar, India and also planning to implement some other advanced tools and technologies in future. The Nalanda University is an avant-garde International University, a truly “sui generis” supported by 17 partner countries of the East Asia Summit. The Government of India designates it as an “Institution of National Importance” under the Ministry of External Affairs. The Nalanda University envisions its library to be the central fulcrum of its master plan, both in terms of its design and bearing. This paper explains in details the services which are categorized into five different areas such as (1) Infrastructure (2) Collection Development (3) Emerging Tools and Technologies (4) Research Support Service (5) Other Social Responsible Activities. Under the “Infrastructure” this paper enumerates in details about the good ambience for best study environment for the users to attract towards the library; illustrates various types of resources, setting up a Common Archival Resource Centre (CARC) and Digitization of Nalanda’s Discovery under “Collection Development”; and also explains various types of “Emerging Tools and Technologies” to reach out the to the users such as Integrated Library Management System (ILMS), Customized Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Web-scale Discovery Service (WSDS), Library Portal, Remote Access and Single Sign-on, Institutional Repository, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), A to Z Link and Open URL Link Resolver, Cloud Computing, Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), Course Reserve, M Library, Content Management System (CMS), Google’s Custom Search Engine (GCS), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR), Gesture-based Computing, Crowdsourcing, QR Code, Internet of Thing (IoT), Popular Aisles, Library Utensils, 3D Printer, Library Wearable, Learning Management Systems, Web 2.0, and MakerSpace. This paper also explains in details Information and Reference Services, Reference Management Tool, Citation database, Thesis and Dissertation, Scholarly Archive, Anti-plagiarism Tool, Academic Writing, Personalized Research ID, Data and Visualization Service, Copyright and IPR issues, Information Alerts on Core and Allied Subjects under “Research Support Service”. It also elucidates in details about “Other Social Responsibilities Activities” such as Mobile Library Service, Workshops for local communities, Libraries in Jails, Competitive Examinations Centre