Central Island Agriculture Research Institute

About Library

LibraryCIARI library plays an important role in this island as a center for knowledge and information related to the institute’s mandate. It serves to fulfill the need of the scientists, research workers, students from local research and educational institutes of these island and mainland. Library has the facilities for on and off line information retrieval, networking and other accessories. During the span of three decades, the Library has grown in size to earn the reputation of having exhaustive collection of books and journals. The existing collection of books has extensive collection of resource materials in the fields of Horticulture, Field Crops, Natural Resource Management, Animal Sciences, Biotechnology, Fisheries Science, Social Science and many other related areas which are regularly enriched by adding more current, important scientific and technical books, journal through subscription gifts and on exchange basis. The library has been enriched with 6141 books, 2520 miscellaneous publications in addition to journals by subscription, gratis, on exchange basis and technical books. During the report year the library procured 514 books which included 188 in Hindi and 331 in English. A total of 78 Indian and 8 foreign journals were subscribed during the year. Gratis publications such as Annual Report, Newsletter and Research Bulletin received from India and Foreign Institutes as exchange relationship is also maintained. Internet services via VSAT connection are also available for easy access to this information. Special collection of island related books, Hindi books along with reprographic facility is also available. Besides, efforts have been made to acquire non-conventional literatures such as technical reports, reports on socio-economic study and annual reports from various sources to be kept as a ready reckoner for the users.