The well equipped Knowledge Resource Centre (Library) at CSMCRI is a research-oriented library caters the scientific information support for the disciplines of Inorganic Chemicals and Catalysis, Membrane Science and Separation Technology, Bio-Salinity, Application of Non-conventional Energy Sources and Environmental Monitoring. Users are welcome to the library to borrow, to study, to read journals, magazines, books and electronic resources. It is open to the scientists, research scholars, masters students as well for corporate industries for browsing.
The library has been automated using Alice for Windows (AfW) – an international user- friendly library package. The software facilitates automated circulation (issue-return) of books and speedy access to bibliographic, location and availability information of the books in the library. Library has its own webpage. This facility is also available on INTRANET within CSMCRI Campus to benefit the scientists/research scholars by giving access to link at their respective fields.

  • Services
  • Timings
  • Advisory Committee
  • Resources
  • Union Catalogue of Serials
  • Institutional Repository

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

As soon as new books are purchased and processed, their bibliographic description is added in the OPAC. Two terminals have been dedicated for the readers to use OPAC for their search of books.

Current Awareness Service

Users are constantly kept aware of the latest books added to the KRC through display of selected books and book jackets in the new arrival corner. Thematic displays are also organized on various occasions. 'New Books List' is sent to all the disciplines from time to time through e-mail.

Orientation Programmes

KRC Orientation Programme is arranged for the new scientists/staff in the beginning to familiarize them with various KRC services, sections of the KRC and their working. Training to use KRC portal is also provided to the new staff members.

Reference Services

At the KRC you can get personal help and guidance on information seeking. The staff can also guide you on using the KRC, databases and Internet services.

Other Services

Document Delivery - Articles/chapters required for research purposes only from the resources available at this KRC. Ask A Librarian - At (For support, suggestion and comments)

Annual membership & Borrowing facility

The borrowing membership is open to the corporate, students, academicians and researchers. This is based on annual membership subscription. The users are governed by normal rules and regulations concerning borrowing. When you receive a KRC card or when you accept being a guarantor you are committed to follow the user regulations and the potential changes of the regulations.

All regular employees, project staff and student trainees are provided with membership facility. Membership Form

Category No. of  books and periodicals that can be issued Duration
Regular Employee/Member Books - 4 Books - 30 days
Project Assistant/JRF/SRF Books - 4 Books - 30 days
Student Trainee Books - 2 15 days

The KRC remains open on all the working days of the year except on government holidays and Sundays.


Monday – Friday 9:15 AM – 5:45 PM


Saturdays 9:15 AM – 1:15 PM

  • Dr. SHR Abdi, Chairman
  • Dr. Bishwajit Ganguly, Member
  • Mr. Pardeep Kumar, Member
  • Dr. Arvind Kumar, Member
  • Dr. Puyam Singh, Member
  • Dr. Vaibhav Mantri, Member
  • Dr. Pratap Bapat, Member
  • Dr. Mangal Singh Rathod, Member
  • Dr. Arvind Sharma, Member-Convener

Print Resources

There are plenty of materials in the KRC in the print form besides a rich collection of books that include journals, encyclopedias, reports, patents, standards, conference proceedings, training manuals, maps/charts, CDs/DVDs, etc. The holdings of the print resources in the KRC as on as on 31.3.2011 are:




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Databases and other digital materials are playing an increasingly important role in the library's reference services and research. The KRC has acquired several databases. Besides them, KRC is also having access to several databases through National Knowledge Resources Consortium. The list of databases includes:


1 Biological Abstract 2004-2008
2 Chemical Abstract 1996-2009
3 Cambridge Structural Database 2001-
4 Ullman Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2008-2009
5 SciFinder
6 Web of Science
8 Thomson Innovation
9 Derwent Innovation Index
10 ACS Journals (Full-text)


Printed and E-Journals

KRC is subscribing 70 International and 80 National Journals. In addition to this, KRC is also receiving various journals as gratis. The KRC is a member of National Knowledge Resources Consortium which is providing access to more than 4500 e-journals and several databases covering wide disciplines.

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0278 - 2567760 (821) About KRC Services: Phone: 0278 - 2567760 (820),