Library plays a crucial role in supporting the research and academic programmes of the Institute. It identifies, evaluates, procures, processes and then makes these learning resources available to the faculty and students for their teaching and research. Library has always been striving hard to meet the expectations of its users. CSSRI library is well furnished, fully air-conditioned and equipped with 6 computers, 01 server and 02 UPS. The Institute library has rare and large collection of Technical, Scientific books, Journals, Reports and other publications.
The CSSRI Library possesses Indian and Foreign publications related to the fields of Water Management, Soil Salinity, Drainage, Alkalinity, Water Resources, etc. to achieve the mandate of the institute. Presently the library has total collection of 15508 books including Hindi books. A separate section is maintained for Hindi books. There are 8451 bound volumes of the Journals. It has a rich collection of special publications of FAO, IRRI, UNESCO, ILRI, ICID, IFPRI, ASA, ASAE which fulfill the needs of scientists, researchers, teachers and students. It subscribes 34 National Journals. 05 Journals are being received on gratis. About 162 theses on subjects relating to Soil Science, Agric. Engg., Water Management, etc. are available in the library. Annual Reports from the different Institutes, Agricultural Universities are being received from time to time
Online Journals: More than 3000 scientific research journals are available online through Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) (Now jgateplus portal) on request
CD-ROM Data Bases:
World wide agricultural information retrieval services of published agricultural researches are available on CD-ROM data base where abstracts of the researches can be consulted. The research databases are available since 1972 of AGRIS, Plant Gene CD , Soil CD.
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC): Library book catalogue is available in online form which is a systematic record of the holding of a collection to find the physical location of information for easier to search using LIBSYS software version 6.0. Now “KOHA” software has also been implemented and all the data of Books, Journals, Theses, etc. has been migrated to “KOHA” to strengthen the digital resources of all Libraries under NARS (e-Granth). The Web OPAC of Library in “KOHA”may be accessed through http//egranth.ac.in
Institutional Digital Repository: Institute Library has a Digital repository i.e. “Krishikosh “which has been created through the digitized CSSRI documents including Institutional Publications, Annual Reports, Foundation day lecture notes, Tech. Bulletins, rare and important books (150) by IARI, New Delhi centre. The digitized documents uploaded in “KrishiKosh” may be accessed online through the link http://krishikosh.egranth.ac.in
Bar-code based Circulation: Library provides Bar-coded Electronic Membership Cards to its readers for easy circulation and to know the borrower status.
Documentation and other Services: Under Documentation Services, Current Awareness Services (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) are provided to users with the help of Fresh Arrivals display on board and in training, advertisement files,etc. The library also works as a repository center where Institute’s Publications such as Salinity News, Technical Bulletins, Annual Reports, Brochures, etc. are stocked and sent to Research Institutes, Agricultural Universities, NAAS members, QRT members, RAC members etc. and also distributed amongst the distinguished visitors, farmers, etc. We have a collection of 05 priced publications also which are supplied on cash payment or D.D.in advance.