National Science Library



NISCAIR serves as a single window in the country for providing all kinds of S & T information. Its role as the national information resource is fulfilled through the National Science Library (NSL) that has a comprehensive collection of S&T publications in the country and is offering services on a national scale. NSL also acts as a referral centre and clearing house for the best utilisation of the existing collection in the country. Thus, it extends its base of operation to the national scale.


Set up in 1964, NSL aims at acquiring all important S&T publications published in the country and strengthening its resource base for foreign periodicals by acquiring the journals on CD-ROM or other electronic form as far as possible. NSL has a rich collection of over 2,00,000 volumess including monographs and bound volumes of journals in the following fields:


The library is open to public and all are welcome to explore and utilize the collection in library premises.

NSL welcomes individuals / institutions for becoming members to utilize its huge and valuable collection. Retired CSIR staff are also eligible to become member.

Loss or Damage of publication

The borrower is obliged to compensate lost or damaged publications either by replacing the publication or by paying for it as per the rules. In case, the amount of the lost publication is not paid, it will be recovered from the security deposit of the user.


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Contact Persons

Dr. G Mahesh
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
14, Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi 110067.