Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee
Information Superhighway Centre IITR

The following services are available at the Central Library


Circulation :

The Circulation Section remains open between 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM on weekdays. On Sundays and holidays, only reading room and periodical section remains open. There is no issue and return of books on these days.

GENERAL BOOKS 10.30 AM to 7.00 PM 10.30 AM to 7.00 PM
 8.30 AM to 10.00 PM
8.30 AM to 12.00 Mid Night
TEXT BOOKS (OVERNIGHT ISSUE) 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM
LOOSE AND BOUND JOURNALS 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM

CD-ROM and Online Database Search Services :

A CD-ROM network comprising of 2 AxisStore point CD-Servers with 14 CD-towers, 1 DVD tower and four Pioneer CD-ROM exchangers have been established. The CD Net is integrated with library network. The following CDROM data bases are available with the library

  •  Compendex plus  (Now available on Internet)
  • Metadex and Materials Abstracts (Now available on Internet)
  • Biotechnology Abstracts 
  • MathSci (Now available on Internet)
  • Inspec Ondisc (Now available on Internet)
  • International Civil Engineering Abstract
  • Energy and Environment Abstract 
  • Water Resources Abstract
  • ICONDA (International Construction Database)   
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstract (Now available on Internet)

E-Journals :

Library subscribe to more than 8000 e-journals through INDEST and its own arrangement. For accessing go to and and then follow the following procedure.

  • Click the E-Journals button on the left hand side of the page, E-Journal portal will be displayed

  • You can select either a particular publisher listed alphabetically on the page or you can select sorted list of journals.  

  • Selecting publisher will take you to publisher's website. You an select a particular journal or search the journal available at site. After that follow online instructions. 

  • Clicking sorted list will take you to alphabetical list. Clicking a title will take you to the particular journal's site. Follow online instructions after that.

  • In case of any difficulty, contact the in charge, periodical section.

Internet Search Services :

Providing latest information to its users is the primary responsibility of any modern library. To fulfill this responsibility, the Central Library had made arrangements to provide Internet search access to its readers with the help of 50 user systems. Readers can also access 7000+ journals online.

Video Information Services :

The Central Library also maintains four Video Work Stations for screening of technical video films. Presently more than 400 video films are available with the library.

Xeroxing :

Photo copy facilities are available at the library at the following timing and rates:
Timings: 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM (on all working days)
The service is given at the subsidized rate of 70 paise per page to the students and Rs. 1.50 for outsiders.

Reference :

The Research Reference & Information Services Section contains research and reference tools such as Atlases, Bibliographies, Biographical Dictionaries, Data books, Dictionaries (General and Special), Directories, Encyclopedias, Gazetteers, Guides to literature, Handbooks, Maps, Thesauri etc. All queries about research problems and scientific information should be addressed to this section.

Text Book Loan Scheme :

The Text Book Loan Scheme section contains 30,000(approx.) recent editions of text books prescribed for study at the Undergraduate and M.Sc/M.Tech level. A student may become member of the scheme on payment of prescribed fee. One may get three text books issued for semester duration. Text books may be exchanged on all working Wednesdays and Saturdays. A fine of Rs. 1.00 per volume per day shall be charged after the last day of return is over .

Inter Library Loan Scheme :

Under the Inter Library Loan Scheme material not available in our library is procured from neighbourhood libraries or sister institutions on Inter Library Loan for meeting the special needs of all potential readers. Requisition for Inter Library Loan of material should be send with the recommendation of the Head of Departments or the guides of research scholars. The Inter Library Loan period is one month.

Consultancy :

Library provides consultancy to the libraries and information centers for automation, establishment of local area networks, CD-ROM searching and networking, Internet services, retrospective conversion, bar coding etc. Consultancy projects can be executed on turn-key basis. For further details please contact us.

Projects Under Progress :

  • The projects presently under progress at the Central Library are:
  • Development of database of Text Book Loan Scheme (TBLS)   
  • Development of database of periodical holdings
  • Development of database required for automated serial control
  • Making bar  coded printed borrower cards
  • Establishment of a Document Imaging Centre
  • Digitalization of the Library