CTCRI Library provides necessary information support for Institute research programs. It houses about 17400 volumes, a current subscription of 42 journals a collection of over 3500 reprints (hard copy) and 2000 e-reprints, mainly on tuber crops, theses submitted to various Universities, annual reports and other technical publications from various national and international agricultural institutions and organizations.


The main collection is on agriculture and allied areas with special stress on tuber crops. Major subjects covered include Agriculture, Agricultural extension, Computer Science, Field Crops, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Tissue culture, Soils and fertilizers, Plant physiology, Plant pathology, Entomology, Pest control, Crop production, Biotechnology and crop utilization etc. Back volumes of major CAB Abstracts are available from the starting volume onwards


Scientific, Technical and Administrative staffs of the Institute are eligible for membership and book loan facilities. Reading and reference facilities are extended to other ICAR Scientists. Scientists, researchers and teachers from University Departments and Colleges can consult CTCRI Library by providing a letter of introduction from the concerned Institution, approved by the Director of CTCRI. Services provided:

Reading, reference, circulation of books, photocopying, bibliographic services, Desktop library and Digital library services. CD Databases Search etc. In-house databases are maintained using WINISIS and Greenstone Digital Library software. The whole library catalogue is available online (WEB OPAC) for search..