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.
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.
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
Theses, Dissertations and Project Reports
Journals- in print & electronic form
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.