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                                Indian Institute of Geomagnetism - Library  


About the Library 

The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) Library has the most comprehensive and unique collection of geomagnetic resources within the country. The library reflects the history of the Institute in its collection. Thus subjects like astronomy, astrophysics, and meteorology also find its place along with present subject interest.  The library has subscription databases, publicly available resources, websites and physical electronic data in CD-ROM or DVD formats, electronic reference material, abstracts, indexes, and bibliographic databases. Its present collection can be broadly classified in the areas of Geomagnetism, Upper Atmosphere, Solid Earth Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, Environmental Geomagnetism, Plasma Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computers, Electronics & Instrumentation, and Antarctic Geosciences. The library facilities are also available at the regional research centers at Tirunelveli, Allahabad, and Shillong. Basic books related to the field are available with all its ten observatories located throughout India. This collection also includes the Indian Magnetic Data, published since 1845. The library collection also comprises of scientific publications of the institute scientists, maps, and scientific reports. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system is integrated with SLIM Library management Software and is being regularly used for issue/return and inventory control.

Library Brochure (PDF)

Aims / Objectives

The library also aims to provide the IIG academic community with access to rich and relevant information resources to support their research, teaching and learning activities.

  • Provide an information-rich environment that supports and encourages excellence in research in the field of science & technology.
  • Using library and information technology innovatively and appropriately.
  • To offer the best Library and Information Services for the students, faculty, and staff of IIG.
  • To provide effective access to learning resources in all required formats.
  • To ensure the highest level of user satisfaction.


The following services are available to the faculty members, staff, research students, project students, and emeritus/visiting scientist.

  • Web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
  • Circulation Services (Issue, Return, Renewal)
  • Reference and Information Services
  • CAS/SDI Service
  • Inter-Library Loan (ILL)
  • Display of New Arrivals (Click here)
  • QR Code (Click here)
  • Online Access to e-resources
  • Digitization of  Ph.D. Thesis (Click here) and Project reports (Click here)
  • Library Orientation Programs
  • Reprography Service
  • Trial Access (for various online resources)

Library Collection

The collection of reading materials in the library is rich, diverse and growing day-by-day. Currently, the collection consists of

  • Text Books, E-Books
  • Reference Books
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Theses, Dissertations and Project Reports
  • Journals- in print & electronic form
  • Hindi Books
  • Graphical Maps
  • CDs/DVDs

    Library Membership 

The faculty members, staff & students of the Institute are required to enroll as members of the Library by filling in the membership form available at the library circulation desk. This entitles the use of resources & services offered for the purpose of academic and research work. The borrowing privileges for each category of members are given below.     

                Categories of Users                            Issue Period     Books/Journals

 Academic Staff                                        30 days                  20

Scientific/Technical Staff                          30 days                  10

Research Scholars [Only First Year]       15 days                   04

Research Scholars/Project Asst.             30 days                  10

Visiting Scientist                                      30 days                  10

Project Students                                     15 days                   02

Library Opening Hours

Library Hours: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

The Library remains closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Library Staff

Name: Dr. Smita Chandra 
Designation: Librarian (Library in-charge)
Phone: 022-2748 4137
Name: Mr. Neetesh Dubey
Designation: Technical Assistant
Phone: 022-2748 4047
Name: Mrs. A. Selvarajeswari
Designation: Technical Assistant
Phone: 022-2748 4047
Name: Mrs. Rutha Abel Malghair (Peon)
Phone: 022-2748 4108
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