Researchers rely on libraries for scientific literature. Ready availability of right information at right time is the prerequisite for progress of ongoing research work. With this objective CIRCOT Library upgrades its holdings of documents mostly pertaining to cotton technology and textiles.
The acquisition policy of the library aimed at acquiring books, journals, standards and electronic resources related especially cotton fibre, yarn & fabric testing and finishing, cellulose composites , lignocelluloses, nano cellulose, pulp and paper, particle boards, enzymatic processing, natural dyeing and coloration, plasma technology, non-woven applications in textiles etc.
The Library treasures some of the renowned refereed textile journal archives with print+ online access eg. Textile Progress, Textile Research Journal and The Journal of The Textile Institute with holdings dated back to year 1910. In addition to its regular subscription to Indian and Foreign Journals ; being a member of CERA consortia of ICAR, this Library provides online full text access to research articles of more than 2000+ international journals and annual reviews at jgateplus.com The Library regularly subscribes to online databases of IS standards (Textiles), ASTM standards (Textiles), TAPPI paper & pulp standards, AATCC Test Methods along with Annual Online subscription to national statistical database Indiastat.com. The Library has Annual Subscription to Online bibliographic databases of world textiles™ (1970 – till date). Presently total number of the BOOKS is 7669 and BOUND VOLUMES is 8085 (as on 01-01-2016).
CIRCOT library resources are available for use not only to its Scientific and Technical Staff but also to all those who are interested in Cotton Technology, Fibre science, Composites and Applied Textiles R &D in any way. Besides the staff of this Institute, scholars from Textile Faculties and Consultants from Industries avail the library facilities of the Institute.
The Library is open on all working days except 2nd Saturday. For external visitors viz. college faculties, students, consultants, an introductory letter from the respective Head of their Academic Institutions/Company is must for visiting the Library.