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About Central Library

The Central Library is the heart of the academics of IISER Berhampur. It has been designed to meet the information needs of the students, research scholars, and faculty of the institute. The Central Library at IISER Berhampur is rapidly developing its collection of books, reference books, and periodicals. It has a collection of over 5500+ books that supplements the teaching, learning, and research of the BS-MS, iPh.D., Ph.D., and PDF programme. The books are available in various disciplines like physics, chemistry, environmental sciences, biology, mathematics, computer sciences, and social sciences.

The Central Library has subscribed to the 2200+ international journals access through, ACS, AMS, APS, IOPSciences, OUP, RSC, Wiley, and Springer-Nature Group. It is committed to providing the widest possible access to scholarly journals in science and allied subject areas to the user community. There is IP-based and unlimited access to all e-Resources for the IISER Berhampur user community. The Central Library enabled remote access service to all e-Resources for students, research scholars, and faculties of the institute. The Central Library has access to SciFinder and MathSciNet abstracting and indexing databases.

The library is a member of the IISER Library consortium and e-SodhSindhu(eSS) national consortium formed by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The IISER Library consortium negotiates the prices and other terms and conditions for all required e-Journal packages. In 2020, the e-ShodaSindhu(eSS) consortium provide access to plagiarism detection software Ouriginal (erstwhile URKUND) and Springer database (1700+ e-Journals).

The Central Library has an active institutional membership in the DELNET organisation. The DELNET provides inter library loan and document delivery services for books and journal articles to its member institutions. The DELNET has connected with 5000+ institutional, public, and special libraries in India and around the globe.

The Central Library provides various services like document delivery service, information service, reference service, and reprography service to the user community.


Our motto is to enhance and enable discovery through the effective utilisation of information resources.


Library membership is open to all students, research scholars, faculty members, and staff of the institute to use the facilities and services after filling up the membership form.

Borrowing Privileges

Only registered members can borrow General and Textbooks, except books marked for 'CR' (Course Reserve) and 'R' (Reference) for stipulated periods as mentioned below.

Borrowers No. of Documents Entitled Lending Period
BS-MS Students 03  15 days 
iPh.D./Ph.D. 03  01 month
Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) 05 01 month
Faculty  10 06 months
Staff  03  01 month
  •  Borrowing privileges may go on changing from time to time.
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Transit Campus Library Hours

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM 

 Vigyanpuri Campus Library Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM | Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Circulation Hours
Monday - Friday: 09:30 AM - 08:30 PM | Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Reading Hall Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM | Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

   Circulation and reading halls will be closed on Sundays and during the IISER Berhampur holidays, however one week before and during the exam, library will remain open on Sundays.