CRRI library established in 1948 with few books and journals for the research community to carry out mandate of the organization has grown into what it is today - with all modern facilities for storage, organization and dissemination rice and related information. It is one of the premier Libraries under ICAR catering to the needs of scientists and scholars. It is a well-stacked Library having OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) of its holdings (more than fifty thousand) of research documents in print, digital and online form for serving scientific community. The resources can be accessible at all the Departments in the Institute through LAN. A well set up computer-pool is established to use Library resources, browsing various websites of Agri-rice fields through Internet, Online databases and Online Journals. Circulation of books and documents is carried out using the Bar-code technology which is quite effective & efficient. The foreign and national periodicals are subscribed to keep track of the current scientific/ technical developments. Besides, there are books and volumes of bound journals, bulletins, theses, CD-ROMs, and reprints. The Library also provides Internet browsing, old documents, reference literature, photocopying services, printing and scanning facility to the students, scientists and research workers of CRRI and other sister Institutes, SAUs and research organizations. The plan and policies for the major procurements and management issues of library are monitored by LAC (Library Advisory Committee). Officer in Charge Library Services looks after day to day work and management and besides routine purchases.

General Rules

1. The Library user shall not engage in audible conversation in any part of the Library.

2. A person shall not write upon, damage or mark any book belonging to the Library.

3. A person responsible for any damage caused by him / her to the books or any other property belonging to the Library, shall be required to pay the penalty imposed upon him/her by the Director.

4. Personal book(s) shall not be allowed inside the Library. Please leave them at the Property Counter.

5. Use of mobile phone in the Library is prohibited.

6. The reader should check the books before borrowing to ensure that these are not damaged. If a book is found to be damaged or certain pages are missing, the borrower should get this statement recorded on the book, otherwise he/she shall be held responsible for the damage, discovered at the time of returning the books.

7. Smoking, pan chewing and spitting in the library is prohibited.

Library Collection

CRRI library develops collection with the objective to enrich the knowledge of the CRRI research community through books, journals, CD-ROMs, e-journals, and online databases.


The Library has a collection of over 10,000 scientific books in the area of Agricultural biotechnology, Plant genetics, Plant Physiology, Bioinformatics, Climate change, soil science & Social Sciences and related subjects based on selection by scientists and Students of CRRI Library.

Print Journals

CRRI library is subscribing 24 Print Journals for the academic and research needs of the CRRI research community.

Online Journals

CRRI library access more than 2000 e-journals in full-text through Consortia of e Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) especially for the academic and research needs of the CRRI research community. The library has more than 20,000 bound volumes.


The Library has 250 CDs/DVDs on Books, statistical data, encyclopedias, dictionaries, reports, annual reports of different institute.

Hindi Books Collection

The Library has built up a good collection of books in Hindi. Books in Hindi include books on various subjects as well as books on literature in Hindi. Books in Hindi are prominently kept in separate rack to promote its usage. Availability of Hindi in Internet Free Hindi e books on Internet

Reprography Service

The library has a fully equipped reprographic/photographic section. Photocopying services are provided through efficient photocopying machines on payment basic (@ Rs.1.00 per page) is charged from the students and staff of CRRI.

Documentation Activities

The Library was assigned the job of scanning articles from 2 Indian journals. The input was done in ISO format using WebAgris Ver 2.0 application software. During the period under report, 40 articles were scanned, processed and sent to DIPA, ICAR for inclusion in AGRIS database of FAO.

Development news in agriculture

Everyday 14 newspaper of English, Hindi and Odia were scanned and selected agriculture news were sent to the Director.

Resource Management

Binding of publications 2000 loose issues of old journals.


Library is providing WebOPAC/OPAC facility to the Scientist, Student of the institute through e-granthalaya library software.

Membership of CeRA

This library is a member of CeRA, a consortium for e-resources in agriculture, set up under NAIP, ICAR alongwith other institute and SAU libraries. Necessary services are being exchanged with the member libraries under the consortium including Document Delivery Service. The scientists and students of the institute are accessing thousands of online journals of publishers i.e. Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis and Annual Review Inc. etc. being provided under CeRA.

E-mail & Internet facilities

Library has been providing E-mail & Internet facilities on 6 terminals to its users. This facilitates the users to access world wide information

Consortia for e resources in Agriculture (CeRA)

A Consortium of e-Resources of Agriculture (CeRA) under NAIP has provided the access to full text articles of Springer journals, Elsevier journals (Science Direct), CSIRO journals, Taylor & Francis journals, Annual Reviews and Indian journals for all the network of ICAR Institutes. Krishiprava: KrishiPrabha is a full-text electronic database of Indian Agricultural Doctoral Dissertations submitted by research scholars to the 45 State/Deemed Agricultural Universities during the period 2000 to 2014. This database, listing about 7900 Doctoral Dissertations with a full text of about 6250 Dissertations has been created by Nehru Library, Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar with financial support from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi under its National Agricultural Innovation Project.
Indian Journals

CAB Direct

CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.
Nature and Nature Biotechnology

Digital Repository of CRRI

Digital Repository of CRRI (ICAR) collects preserves and disseminates intellectual outputs of CRRI (ICAR). Presently it archives institute Annual Reports, News Letters, Articles and Reports

e Book Catalogue

Open Access Resources

Directory of open access books (DOAB) (e books)

INTECH (e books)
Directory of open access Journals (DOAJ) ( e journals)

Free e Books

Reference Desk

Acronyms and abbreviations
Acronym Finder
Environmental Acronym

Agriculture and Rice on Web
Agricultural Fact Book
Agriculture Law
Agriculture online
Planet Rice
Rice Genome Research Programme

Fast Facts
Information Please Almanac
The Old Farmerís Almanac

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity
Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture
Biotechnology, Genetics and Breeding
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
National Centre for Biotechnology Information

Acronym dictionaries
Life Science dictionaries
One Look
Oxford English dictionaries
Word 2 Word
Alpha dictionary
NAL Agricultural Thesaurus

Britannia Online
Encyclopedia of Plants
Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development
Free Internet Encyclopedia

General Science
Discovery Magazine
Planet Science
The Tree of Life
The Nine Planets

Maps & Geographical Information
Earth & Moon Viewer
World of Maps
Weather Maps

Canadian Patent Database
European Patent Office
Free Patent Online
IPR Helpdesk
World Intellectual patent Office

Style Guides
A guide for writing research paper
Common errors in English
Guide to Grammar and Style
Online: Citation styles

Statistical Sources

Area handbook
Foreign Languages for Travelers
Hotel Guide
Internet Travel Network

Weights and Measures
Calculators online centers
Convert it
Digital Generation Unit Convertor
Measure 4 Measures