JRD Tata Memorial Library

J R D Tata Memorial Library,  popularly known as the Indian Institute of Science Library, is one of the best Science and Technology libraries in India. Started in 1911, as one of  the first three departments in the Institute, it has become a precious  national resource centre in the field of Science and Technology. The library receives annually about 10-12% grant of the total budget of the  institute. About 95% of the library grant are spent towards periodical  subscription, which is unparalleled in this part of the globe. With a  collection of nearly 5 lakh volumes of books, periodicals, technical  reports and standards, the JRD Tata Memorial Library, located in about  5,000 sq.mts. area, is one amongst the finest in the country. Currently  it receives over 1734 current periodicals. The Library also maintains the IISc’s research publications repository, ePrints@IISc and theses and dissertations repository, etd@IISc.