Library & Information Services

The IIFM Library supports users with its wide range of collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services. The IIFM Library is comprised of state-of-the-art technological applications with print and digital holdings. The IIFM Library has developed a total collection of more than 42820 volumes. The Library subscribed to 207 print periodicals including newspapers, magazines and foreign journals. The library is providing its users access to over 2200 online full-text journals and several abstracting databases. The library holds knowledge resources mainly related to forestry, climate change, environment, management and allied subjects. The Library provides information services and access to bibliographic and full text digital and resources to support the faculty, PFM students, MRM students, Research scholars, MDP Participants and informational needs of the wider Academic Community. It secured institutional membership of National Digital Library and subscribed to the institutional membership of the Developing Library Network (DELNET), New Delhi and their services used for resource sharing and exchange of information.

The users can access these resources anytime from anywhere in the campus using IIFM Network. The library subscribed to online databases, namely Science Direct- {(i) Environmental Science and (ii), Business, Management and Accounting}, EBSCO – {(i) Business Source Elite and (ii) Environment Complete}, EBSCO–eBook Business Collection, J-Gate, Emerald Marketing e-journals collection, Prowess and Indiastat database for facilitating usage through online access of information.

Library & Information Services

Rules and Regulations

The IIFM Library supports users with its wide range of collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services. The Library provides information services and access to bibliographic and full text digital resources to support the students, faculty and informational needs of the wider Academic Community. The IIFM Library is a hybrid with state-of-the-art technological applications with print and digital holdings. The library holds knowledge resources mainly related to forestry, climate change, environment, management and allied subjects. The users can access these resources anytime from anywhere in the campus through IIFM Network. The L&IS is committed to offer a wide range of information services set to the highest professional standards to build appropriate knowledge resources and to meet the information needs of the academic community of the Institute.

Access of Library & Information Services

All the users (faculty, students/scholars and outsiders) entering the LI&S shall deposit their bags and other belongings at the entrance and sign in the Register at the checkpoint. The notebooks, laptops and the Library books for return will allowed inside the premises.

Do not leave any valuables at the Check Point. L&IS is not responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

All files, books, notebooks and material issued to the users must be presented to the Library Staff at the checkpoint for inspection while leaving the LI&S. The LI&S does not permit any exception in the observance of this rule.

Library Membership Card is compulsory for getting access to the Library.

All the users are required to bring one copy of their recent photographs (Passport Size) along with the membership form while applying for Library membership.

The books are lending (issue-return) and Xerox facilities will be available between 9:30 am to 6.00 pm. on working days. The library services during extended hours and Saturdays and Sundays will be restricted to reference and consultation only.

L & IS Working Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gazetted Holidays Closed

General Rules

  • Electronic resources listed on the IIFM Vidhya Bharati Library website are restricted by license agreement. Access to electronic resources, including databases, datasets, e-Journals and eBooks are subject to the Copyright Act and terms and conditions that are mentioned in the license agreements signed with IIFM for non-profit, academic use. They should be used only for the purpose of learning, research and teaching.
  • Please ensure that the resource is used for educational and research purposes and not for commercial purposes. The commercial use, systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information is prohibited.
  • Library users will respect prevailing copyright rules for any library material issued to or downloaded by them. Photocopying of any document cover to cover is prohibited. Users must not install, download, copy, or distribute copyrighted materials without the written permission of the LIO.
  • Library resources such as books, journals, and electronic materials, etc. are costly and are often rare. They are for the benefit of not only the present but also for the future members of the LI&S. Therefore, Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage Library resources in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he/she will be charged the full replacement cost of the resource. Books borrowed should be protected from Rain, Dust, Insects, etc.
  • Before leaving the issue counter, member should satisfy themselves as to whether the Library material lent to them is in sound condition. If not, they should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the Library staff at the issue counter; otherwise, they are liable to be held responsible for replacing the material or paying such compensation as fixed by the Library & Information Officer.
  • Books removed from the shelves by students, if not required for reference, should be kept on the table nearest to them. Please do not try to shelve them yourself.
  • Beverages and Eatables are not allowed inside the Library.
  • All users are requested to keep their mobiles in switched off or silent mode in the Library. Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library premises.
  • The Library is a place of self-study and research, members should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the Library premises.
  • Library membership card is non-transferable. Users are advised not to borrow Books for others in their names.
  • No visitor or guest is permitted to use the Library without the prior permission of the authority / LIO-I.
  • All the Library users are suggested to enter the Library premises in a decent dress.
  • The Library & Information Officer has the power to cancel the membership and refuse admission to anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the Library or indulges in any other type of misconduct.
  • Suggestions regarding purchase of books/other materials, subscriptions, improving of Library services, complaints etc., may be sent at

Lending Rules

Every L & IS user (student, staff, faculty, any other user) shall visit the Library to borrow the library material. Users (Faculty/Staff/Students/any other Library member) shall not be allowed to borrow books on behalf of other members.

The various categories of members and their privileges are as follows:
S.No. Member Category Entitlement (Number of Books) Loan Duration
1 Faculty 20 120 days
2 PGDFM students 05 15 days
3 NRM 08 15 days
4 Ph. D. / FPM Students 10 15 days
5 Research Associates / Assistant 10 30 days
6 Officers 05 30 days
7 Staff Members 02 15 days
8 Project Staff 05 30 days

(Books to the Project staff engaged on contract basis shall be issued only on the recommendations of the concerned Project Leader/ PI, who shall be ensure timely return of the books. No staff engaged in the project shall be relieved without No Dues Certificate form the Library)

Reference titles and Journals will not be issued to any user. However, the LIO may consider issuing of select titles to Faculty.

Books may be renewed up to 2 times provided there is no reservation against such titles.

For issue of books/other reading material, the borrowers should present the same along with their Library Borrower’s card (in case of students) to the staff at the circulation counter. After necessary checking, Library staff will issue the book by stamping the due date on the due date slip and return the book to the borrower.

The ‘Issue Transaction Slip’ should be handed over to the attendant at the checkpoint /exit before taking the issued books out of the Library premises.

Books should be brought physically for return and renewals. A renewal over telephonic/verbal requests/written communication is not entertained.

Borrower is fully responsible for the books/any other material borrowed in his/her account. Hence, members are advised not sub-lend the materials borrowed from the Library.

In exceptional cases, a document may be recalled before the due date if required urgently in the Library. Failure to respond promptly to such requests may lead to suspension of LC privileges.

If the borrower fails to return the book(s) within a reasonable time of its due date as indicated in the recall notice/due date slip (pasted on the last page of the book), the borrower is liable to pay the cost of the book and other applicable charges.

For issue of new arrivals, priority will be given to member who recommended that book.

Members proceeding on long leave or leaving the station for any other purpose exceeding three months should return the documents that are borrowed by him/her before leaving the Institute.

Issue of Periodicals/Journals/Electronic and other AV Material

Issues of the periodicals/journals are not issued to the members.

Electronic resources (CDs, Videos AV materials) and back volumes of journals are issued only to Faculty for a period of one week.


Books (that are issued to other members) can be reserved through OPAC

On receipt of the reserved books, the member will be communicated about its availability in the Library. The member should collect such titles within 24 hours of the above communication from the Library Circulation Desk. The reservation lapses automatically after 24 hours, and the next person on the list of reservations gets priority.

Photocopy Facilities

Members may get photocopies of select chapters/portion of non-issuable resources on payment of prescribed charges.

Overdue charges of overdue Books

Fine on overdue books will be charged at the rate of Rs.1/- per day for the first 15 days and Rs.2/- per day book for the next 15 days across members categories (student/staff/faculty etc.); If the book/any other material is reported (in writing) as lost/misplaced by the students/ faculty/staff or any other member, the overdue charges are not levied in such case from the date of report until the same is replaced. However, such transactions must be settled within two months from the date of reporting of the loss.

Books Lost by Members

If a book or any of the above material is lost or mutilated beyond usable condition, the following rules will apply:

  • The book or any of the above material has to be replaced with the latest edition of that material.
  • Pay the cost of the latest edition of the book plus 25% of the cost of book administrative charge.
  • Same is replaced (it must be resolved within two months). However, if the member fails to resolve the issues within the prescribed time, applicable rules relating to the overdue charges will apply.
  • If a book/any other material belonging to a set is lost, the borrower will replace the entire set at their own cost along with an additional administrative charge.

No Dues Certificate

All those students and employees who leave the Institute must obtain a No Dues Certificate from the Library & Information Officer-I

Requisition Forms used in Library

  • Library Membership Form
  • Book Recommendation Form
  • Journal Recommendation Form
  • Photocopying Services Request Form


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Contact Us

Shri. N. S. Jadon
Library and Information Officer-I

Phone no. 0755-2775716 ext. 305