Library in this campus was in existence even during pre-independence days. During those times, it was known as ‘Drug Research Laboratory (DRL) – Library’ which was renamed as ‘Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) – Library’ in 1957 when CSIR took-over DRL and renamed the Institution as ‘Regional Research Laboratory (RRL)’. Library shifted to its new building (present building) on 13th September, 1974. Subsequently, with the renaming of RRL as ‘CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM)’ and renaming of CSIR Libraries as ‘S&T Knowledge Resource Centres’, it is presently known as “IIIM S&T Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC).”


The objective of  IIIM-KRC is to further the interests of ‘Users’ by providing them library services to enable them to keep a track of significant development in their fields of interest. It supports its scientists, students and other S&T users with current and even evolving knowledge in their respective spheres of R&D activities.


IIIM KRC caters to the information requirements of not only internal users but also of external users, like – postgraduate students, faculty members of colleges & universities; and corporate members. However, the membership for external users is on nominal payment basis.


The Library has a rich collection of books, periodicals, databases and other intellectual material (both inn print and electronic formats).

  1. Print Collection:Over the decades, IIIM has developed its rich Library resources. It has more than 100 year old rare research documents in its collection.  It has grown into one of the most valuable research library in the country. It has a rich collection of books, periodicals, databases and other intellectual material. Broadly speaking, its collection covers subject areas of –  Biotechnology, Botany, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry (NPC), Pharmacology, Quality Control and Agro-technology & Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic plants.
  2. E-Resources:
    IIIM is an important member of ‘National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC)’. Through this consortium, KRC provides access to thousands of journals published by various publication groups – like American Chemical Society, Emerald, IEEE, JCCC, Nature Publishing Group, Oxford University Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, etc.

It also subscribes other e-resources which are not available through NKRC consortium.

It has computerized all its in-house activities which are being maintained and updated on a regular basis.


Presently, following services are being provided to the users:

> Online access to e-Journals and Databases.
> Electronic Document Delivery Service (EDDS).
> Information search and retrieval facility.
> Plagiarism Detection Service.
> Reprographic & Print facilities.

Working Hours: All working days (Monday to Friday) from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM