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The present library has been developed around the library started by Prof. C. V. Raman. After the institute’s activities enlarged from 1972 onwards, library’s collection developed in the new areas of research activities. Its collection is strong in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, theoretical physics, optics and liquid crystals. Apart from these subjects there are books on Computer Science, Electronics, scientific biographies, general science, nature and fine arts. It has also a collection of non-book materials like scientific slides, CD-ROMs, DVDs and audio and video tapes. The library participates in inter library networking activities and has a good rapport with the libraries in the city as well as outside. It is used by not only by the scientists of this institute but also by others belonging to Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, National Aerospace Laboratories, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics and others. The library has full text access to several online journals.

Apart from acquiring books and subscription of journals, library offers circulation, reprographic and interlibrary borrowing services. Journals not subscribed by this library but of marginal interest to RRI Scientists and received by other scientific institutes in the city are also displayed at this library on regular basis. In addition, few journals are accessible under FORSA/National Knowledge Resource Consortium. The library helps readers with their literature search and also provides a daily current awareness service about new development in science. Using LIBSYS software, the library catalogue has been computerized and OPAC is available for access to the readers both within and outside the Institute.

B.M. Meera (Librarian)
M. Manjunath
Manjunath Kaddipujar
M.N. Nagaraj
Vani Hiremath
C. Elumalai
Library Hours
9 am to 6 pm
(Monday to Friday)

9am to 5.30 pm
(on all Saturdays)