Scientific Information Resource Division (SIRD) is in pursuance of its objective of providing efficient and effective library and information service to the Scientists, Engineers, Trainee Scientific Officers and to the varied needs of large student community pursuing their Doctoral programmes.


SIRD is also serving as information resource centre for the employees of all the DAE units at Kalpakkam. With increased R&D activities of BARC Facilities and BHAVINI, the number of users have almost doubled in the recent times and SIRD is efficiently catering to the increased demand. SIRD has attained the status of a full-fledged “Electronic Library” where it possesses capabilities for information access from various resources.

Conventional library has

  • more than 62,000 Books
  • 43,100 Back volumes
  • 1,95,000 Reports
  • 15,700 Standards and
  • subscription to 915 journals

  • Digital Library

    IGCAR library is innovative in serving the needs of its users who are located over a large campus. This is achieved by constantly enhancing and modernizing the library systems and services. As a part of this modernization, Library LAN was enhanced with more than 50 switched -Fast Ethernet nodes connected through an ATM switch to the Campus backbone network. All the servers of the Library LAN are accessible throughout the campus from the desktops of scientists and engineers.


    Other Services

    SIRD also offers photography, bindery and auditorium services to all the Groups in the Centre.