Library services

Reference service

Having problem in locating a document? Have questions about online/offline resources? Please seek assistance from the reference staff seated near the circulation counter. This service will be available on all working days between 9.00 A.M. and 5.00 P.M. On holidays and beyond the normal working hours, only a skeleton staff will be available in the library. Hence, at such times, you may contact the staff/trainee for any assistance that you may need.

Need a journal article? Use the Document Delivery Service (DDS)

Library can help in obtaining articles from the journals that IISc does not subscribe to.  Please send an email giving the details of the article/s to, Alternatively,you may use the online submission form to send your request. Kindly allow us at least, a week's time after placing your request.

Current Awareness service

Library provides the following current awareness services:

  • Weekly Display of Periodicals
  • Weekly Display of New Books
  • Theme based display of books on special occasions
  • Display of announcements received from various institutions regarding the conferences, workshops, seminars, lectures etc. (Library Notice Board to the left side of the main entrance).

Inter library loan (ILL)

Books/Journals that are not available at the JRD library may be obtained from other libraries (subject to availability) on request. ILL cards of the following libraries in Bangalore are available to the faculty members and students. These cards can be obtained from the library's circulation counter.

The list of libraries coming under this service include:

  • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA, Bangalore)
  • Air Force, Jalahalli, Bangalore
  • Bangalore University (BU, Bangalore)
  • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL, Bangalore)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL, Bangalore)
  • Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI, Bangalore)
  • Central Power Research Institute (CPRI, Bangalore)
  • Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS, Bangalore)
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC, Bangalore)
  • Centre for Nano & Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS, Bangalore)
  • Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE, DRDO, Bangalore)
  • Gas Turbine research Establishment (GTRE, Bangalore)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL, Bangalore)
  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA, Bangalore)
  • Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR, Bangalore)
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Bangalore)
  • Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI, Bangalore)
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO, Bangalore)
  • Indian statistical Institute (ISI, Bangalore)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR, Bangalore)
  • Liquid Propulsion Systems (LPSC, ISRO, Bangalore)
  • Microwave Tube Research and Development Centre (MTRDC, Bangalore)
  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL, Bangalore)
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS, Bangalore)
  • National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Bangalore)
  • National Institute of Mental health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS, Bangalore)
  • Raman Research Institute (RRI, Bangalore)
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR, IISc Campus)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS, Bangalore)

Institutional Membership Service

The JRD Tata Memorial Library provides Institutional membership for Academic Institutions and Corporate sector for consulting the library.
For more details please write to us at
  • Academic (Govt & Private) engaged in Higher Education/Government R & D/PSU
  • Corporate sector 
Fees for Institutional membership
S# Category Membership fees
 Academic/PSU/Govt. R & D Labs
A. Admission fee (Non-refundable) Rs.25,000/-
B. Access fee Rs.10,000/- per card for one year
Plus GST charges at 18 % on A & B
 Corporate Sector
A. Admission fee (Non-refundable) Rs.50,000/-
B. Access fee Rs.40,000/- per card for one year
Plus GST charges at 18 % on A & B