Central Library, IIT Mandi

Central Library, IIT Mandii

Welcome to Central Library, IIT Mandi, a very special place in the IIT Campus with its rich collection of books and journals in the field of Engineering, Science & Technology and related areas. Library stands as a unique Knowledge Centre that offers access to essential and specialized information resources and services to meet the growing information needs of its users. Library currently houses over 41969 books (20195 print books & 21774 E-books) and provide access to more than 20000 e-journals. Our mission is to enhance and enable discovery through the effective utilization of information resources.

Institute library is fully automated by using Open Source library Management Software KOHA. All documents are RFID enabled and circulation of books is also automated. Library has introduced various innovative services including Mobile App. based services, CAS/SDI services, etc. On-line renewal of books has been introduced recently. By using Web OPAC, users can check their borrowing details.

               At present three different units of library are operational at two different campuses i.e. South Campus and North Campus. Detail of these libraries are given below:

1.               Central Library @ North Campus (A16 Building)

Maximum collection pertaining to the print books are available within this unit. Almost all collection related to the B.Tech course subjects except Physics, Chemistry and Biotechnology are available within this building for circulation purpose. A16 is a big building having three floors. Floor plan divided based on the services/facilities being given by us in following way:

Ground FloorMain reception area having facility of:

·        Property Racks – to keep personal belongings of the users

·        OPAC Searching

·        Circulation Counter

·        Xerox facility

·        Display rack for new arrivals of print books

·        Toilet

·        Pantry

·        Dy. Librarians’ room

·        Reading room – having facility of Low voice discussion area and single copy collection of the course books

First Floor:

·        Reading room facility

·        Reference Books Section

·        Toilets for users (Male, Female)

·        Drinking Water facility

·        Electric Panel room

·        UPS room

·        Xerox facility

·        Library Store Room

Second Floor:

·        Main Stack area – Books kept for circulation

·        OPAC Searching

·        Reading room facility

·        Meeting Room

·        Room for Books-in-process

·        Balcony

The library is kept open on all the week days, except the Institute holidays. As library being operating at both campuses, timing for both campuses as:

Timings of Reading Room:

Mon-Sun                             :                             9:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Mid Night)

Institute holiday                 :                             Closed

Timings of Circulation Desk:

Mon-Sat                              :                             9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sun                                       :                             Closed

Institute Holiday                :                             Closed

2.               Library @ South Campus (A5 Building – First Floor)

Book Circulation facility alongwith Reading room with almost 72 seats are available within this section. Collection pertaining to the PG courses is available for circulation here. Xerox and scanning facility are also available on payment basis.


Due to COVID-19, timing for library operations has been reduced to single shift i.e. from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Mon - Sat). Information regarding normal day timing is given below:


Timings of Reading Room:

Mon – Sun                           :                             9:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Mid Night)

Institute holidays               :                             CLOSED

Gazetted Holidays              :                             CLOSED

Timings of Circulation Desk:

Mon-Sat                              :                             9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sun                                       :                             Closed

Institute Holiday                :                             Closed

3.               Satellite Library @ North Campus (A12 Building – Top Floor)

Satellite Library has facility of low voice discussion reading room with 50 seats capacity.

Timings of Reading Room:

Mon – Sat                            :                             3:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Mid Night)

Sun & Gazetted Holidays    :                             Closed