About KRC

The Knowledge Resource Centre offers information, literature and information technology support to the researchers of NIIST from its constantly updated rich collection of resources and technology services. It has a rich collection of books, periodicals, databases and other intellectual materials, broadly covers the following major areas:

  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Applied Sciences & Technology in general
  3. Biological Sciences
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Building/construction (Materials, practice and procedure)
  6. Chemical Technology
  7. Mineralogical Sciences
  8. Earth Sciences
  9. Environment science
  10. Industries; Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical)
  11. Mathematics
  12. Medical Sciences
  13. Physics
  14. Public Administration. Government, Biographical studies, Management & Economics

Holding Statistics as 31st March 2018:

  1. Purchased Books…………8355 Nos.
  2. Periodicals Bound Volumes……..11387 Nos.
  3. Gratis Books including Thesis ………3338 Nos.
  4. Hindi Books……….. 1874 Nos.

Working Hours

9 am to 5.30 pm (Monday to Friday) &  9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays

Membership details

Membership is open to all researchers and staff whose tenure in NIIST is above six months. Research scholars of other institutes are permitted to use the KRC resources for reading & reference on special requests from the Heads of concerned Departments/ Institutes.

Activity Profile

  • Acquisition of Books
  • Subscription to Periodicals
  • Subscription to databases & research support tools
  • Circulation Control System
  • Database Search Service
  • Patents Search Service
  • Reference & Referral Services
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations
  • Inter-Library Resource Sharing
  • Reprography Service
  • Research support services
  • Scientometric/Bibliometric Analysis

Contact Address

Dr. P. Nishy
Head, Knowledge Resource Centre,
National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (CSIR),
Industrial Estate P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 019, India
Tel. 91-471-2515293, 2490672
E-Mail: krc@niist.res.in;nishy@niist.res.in
  Spacious, calm, pleasant and ideal for studying. The ventilation and light facility is good and has been provided with a centralised air conditioning facility

Library procures books of your interest and demand and you will be informed about the recent additions through your Email ID. Every month, a list of recent additions as well as the content page of new Issues of Print Journals will be posted in your Email-ID.

New books are arranged on the “New Arrivals” display near the entrance for a limited time (usually 1 year) in order that library users may have a chance to browse new acquisitions. The books are issued to the user who has recommended for procurement or shelved to the respective racks.

  Online Journals & databases search facilities for NIIST researchers & Walk-in Users

Few computers are installed with Linux for the use of Research Scholars and staff members. Users can access the online subscribed resources of the library, Digitised theses and dissertations, to write their article, theses or dissertations from these computers. Internet facility is available on each computer with the authorised net access.  Walk-in-users are provided with temporary access to the net. These computers are meant for the use of academic purpose only.

 Current journals & Periodicals

Current journals and periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order in the display rack for the convenience of the users. There are thirty journals are coming in print other journals are available online.

  Reference Collection

Reference works are typically designed to be consulted, rather than read from cover to cover. For this reason, they can’t be issued to users. The library has a reference collection of 1400 books containing dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and manuals.

  Circulation Desk

Circulation Services provides friendly and courteous service to the user community for lending the library materials. Additionally, staff members are responsible for answering directional questions, maintaining photocopiers, access services, and issues related to managing physical collections.

Materials may be checked out with a valid library card. Circulation period for books is One month.

  Bound Volumes

Library binds the loose issues of subscribed Journals which have archival values for future reference. These bound volumes act like the treasure house of knowledge for the Research Scholars in their hunt for knowledge. The collection of bound Journals are organized alphabetically at the bound volume section.

Document Copy Service

Copy, printing and scanning services are available at the Library for free of charge for NIIST staff and research Scholars. there are printers, scanners, photocopiers and paper cutters are available. Please fill in the request form for availing the service.

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