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Services and Facilities

24x7 Learning Spaces

The learning spaces on the ground floor, second and third floor of the library and Information Center remain open 24 hours all days (different types of learning spaces: Study carrels, quiet study, group study, casual study area, workshop/ training rooms, etc.).

Book Exhibition / Display

Keeping in view the requirements of various programs and research activities at the institute, the collection development is necessary. For this purpose, the Library and Information Center organizes a book exhibition every year. During the exhibition, users may recommend books for the Library and may also purchase the books right away for personal use at better discount rates.

Document Scanning

Library provides document scanning service to all users. A dedicated color document scanner has been kept on Library First floor.

Full text access to subscribed E-Resources

Apart from the print resources, the Library and Information Center subscribes to various renowned electronic resources in Engineering, Sciences, and Technology. These e-resources are accessible at the institute’s intranet, and the access is IP based; hence login/user name and password are not required.

IIITD Repository / Archive

IIITD Institutional Repository is a digital collection that collects, organizes, preserves and makes accessible the achievements/ intellectual output of faculty members, research scholars, and UG/PG students. It may contain the following resources –

  • Research Papers
  • Technical Reports
  • Newsletter
  • Theses
  • Lecture Presentations
  • Lecture Notes
  • Press Clippings
  • Video & Audio Recordings
  • Previous Year Question Papers
  • Annual Reports
  • Brochures
  • Event Recordings

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery (DDS)

IIIT-D Library offers Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service to its users for books and articles that are not available at IIIT-Delhi. Interested users may check the details of available resources under ILL/DDS and fill out the form below -

Issue/Return Service (Circulation)

Borrowing Privileges:

Users Number of books Loan Period Remarks
Faculty Members 15 One Semester Reference books of courses can be issued if there is no request from others. All the books have to be returned at the end of every semester. The books can be re-issued as per the need.
Non-Academics 5 One Month
PhD Scholars 5 One Month Reference books of courses may be issued for outside the library for 2 hours/overnight, and should be returned within 1 hour of the library reopening the next morning
M.Tech. Students 4 14 Days (7 days for highly demanded books)
B.Tech. Students 3 14 Days (7 days for highly demanded books)

  • The overdue fine will be charged @ Rs.10/- per day on each book (there will be no fine for Saturday, Sunday, and other holidays). Book issue service may be suspended if the overdue fine exceeds Rs.100/-. Once the fine is paid, the service will be re-activated. Click here to pay overdue online.
  • Books/Materials can be re-issued, if there is no reservation (Hold) placed on them by other users.
  • The Library and Information Center sends an overdue reminder to related borrowers.
  • For the loss of library books/materials, the borrower has to pay the current list price of the book + overdue fine (if any). The overdue fine will not exceed the current list price of the book.
  • No book/learning material from the Library and Information Center should be taken out without proper check-out/recording. If anyone is caught, the disciplinary action will be taken.
  • Only one copy of a title can be issued at a time.
  • The library and information center may recall any issued book even before the due date.
  • Users are responsible for books issued against their ID cards (any damage or loss), even if someone else returns it on their behalf.

Book Drop Box Facility

IIIT-D Library has started Book Drop Box Facility recently. The drop box has kept on the ground floor of the Library building. Please note the following –

  • This drop box is for returning issued items when the Library is closed.
  • During circulation hours, please return the issued items at the Library circulation desk, first floor.
  • All dropped items will be returned from the respective Library accounts just next working day of the Library.

Kindle E-Book Reader

Few Kindle E-Book Readers are available for loan in the Library. Library users may borrow the same for a limited period (Kindle Borrowing Policy, please read it before lending the Kindle), more devices may add in upcoming days by usage.

Learning Space Booking

The following Library learning spaces are available for online booking. These spaces can be booked by students for their collaborative assignments, project demonstration, and other related work -

Library Membership for Alumni and Corporate Houses/Industries

In view of continuous request from Alumni, the IIIT-Delhi Library offers the Library Membership to its Alumni and any interested Corporate Houses / Industries. Detailed information is available on the following membership forms -

  • Membership form for Alumni
  • Membership form for Corporate Houses
  • Online Book Reservation (Hold) and Renewal

    The Library and Information Center provides online book reservation (Hold) service to all registered users using following steps –

    • Log in to your account on Library portal and go to search Library Catalog
    • Type the author name or the title (or whatever information you have regarding that title)
    • Library Catalog searches your query, retrieves results, select the required one, following which the Library Catalog tells you the status of the books
    • Click on to place hold button on the right-hand side button
    • Library Catalog shows two options
      • Place hold for the next available copy
    • Then again Click on Place hold button
    • Also, the Library provides online book renewal service as well using following steps –

      • Log in to your account on Library portal
      • Click on My Summary
      • Click on Renew

      Online Catalog (OPAC)

      Using this catalog the Library users may search and find the available resources by Title, Author, Publisher, Subject heading, Keywords, etc.

      How to Find a Book on the Shelf ?

      Remote Access to Subscribed E-Resources

      The center provides remote access to subscribed e-resources through IDP Portal. The VPN is also an alternate for remote access (how to use VPN). Now all IIIT-D Library users may access subscribed e-resources from outside campus as well. In case of any difficulty, please contact the IT help-desk (

      Scholar's Cabins

      On the Library’s ground floor, there are four scholar’s cabins for Library users. If the users seek to study in a group, give any demonstration on any topic or want pin-drop silence for self-study, they may use these cabins accordingly. Whiteboard and laptop charging facilities are also available in all cabins.

      User Orientation Programme

      Under this program, users learn about library resources and services. They also learn about how to access the online catalogue for available resources, Institutional Repository, subscribed and open-access electronic resources, etc.

      Wi-fi Internet Connectivity

      Most users generally carry laptops; therefore, the high speed 24x7 Wi-fi Internet connectivity is available in the whole Library and Information Center building. All students, Ph.D. Scholars, Faculty Members, Guest/Visiting Faculty and Staff Members may use this facility; apart from a few desktop PCs connected with LAN.

      General Policy for All Users

      • Only registered users (Students, Faculty, and Staff) are allowed to borrow books and other learning materials from the Library. Users should always carry their ID cards while using the Library and information center.
      • All registered users may check their Library record and update/modify the personal information by logging in to their Library account.
      • To know the full details and availability status of Library resources, please prefer to access the Library online catalogue.
      • Users are not allowed to carry eatables and drinks in the Library.
      • Borrowers must satisfy themselves with the physical condition of the books before borrowing.
      • Users should leave the books on the reading table after use.
      • Users should not write in, mark, scratch, and disfigure or damage books and furniture of the Library.
      • Changing the settings and displays of the computers kept in the Library is not allowed.
      • Please report to us regarding the loss of ID cards so that the Library can keep it in the record, and nobody misuses it.
      • Each user will receive e-mail intimation on issue/return, overdue reminder and related services.
      • Belongings like bags, umbrellas, etc. are to be kept at the Library property counter at your own risk. All users are advised not to leave their valuables like money, passport, pen drive, cell phone, wallet, etc. at the Library property counter.
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Library Opening Hours :-
Mon-Sat : 8:30 AM to 6 PM

Library Learning Spaces :-
Ground Floor : 24x7

Issue/Return Hours :-
Mon-Sat : 9 AM to 5:45 PM

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