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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 BS-MS 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 4100+ books that supplements the teaching, learning, and research of the BS-MS program and Ph.D. 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 faculties and research scholars of the institute. The Library has access to SciFinder and MathSciNet abstracting and indexing databases are part of the library's collection.

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 URKUND and Springer database (1700+ e-Journals).

The 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 institutes. The DELNET has connected with 5000+ institutional, public, and special libraries in India and around the globe.

The 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 institutes. The DELNET has connected with 5000+ institutional, public, and special libraries in India and around the globe.

The Central Library provides various services like Reference Services, Document Delivery Services, Information Services, Circulation Services, and Photocopy Services to the user community.

Mission

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

Membership

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

Borrowing Privileges

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

Borrowers No. of Documents Entitled Loan Period
Faculty  10 06 months
Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) 05 01 month
iPh.D./Ph.D. Scholars
03 + 01** 01 month
BS-MS Students 03 + 01** 15 days 
Staff  03 + 01** 01 month

** This is defined as a temporary issue for one day only by submitting the Identity card.

‚óŹ Borrowing privileges may go on changing from time to time.

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Library Hours

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Circulation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 08:30 a.m. - 09:30 p.m.

Circulation will be closed on Sundays and IISER-Berhampur holidays.


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