Working Hours

The Library is open from 0800 to 1645 on Mondays through Fridays. The Library remains closed on ICRISAT holidays. If someone is interested to use the Library after officer hours or on weekends, he/she may contact Mr S Srinivas, Sr Manager, Library and Documentation Services over phone 2663 or Email


The library's collection and staff have been housed in the library's first floor. The current entrance to the library is located just north of the building 203 on the first floor.


The Circulation Desk (for book check-out and returns, book tracing, interlibrary loan and other access-related services) is located near the main entrance to the Library on the first floor.

Two computers with Internet connections are located near the Reference Desk in the reading room. Any patron visiting the Library may use the library's computer workstations. While using computer workstations, follow computer use policy:

a. Limit computer searches to 20 minutes when someone is waiting.
b. Do not read or send personal email.
c. Do not enter or participate in any chat rooms.
d. Do not play computer games.
e. Do not download or reconfigure any software.
f. Be aware that some online sites may be offensive to others. You may be asked to exit such sites.


The stacks of monographs, bound volumes, reference and rare books besides current periodicals are located on the first floor. The Library patron may approach the staff at the Reference Desk to locate his/her own book/periodicals.

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