Comprehensive Central Library

The RGCB library is a depository of a valuable collection of many sought after international books and journals on life sciences. The Library is automated with library management software for house keeping operations. Catalogue of library documents is available in Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Barcoding technology is applied for circulation of library documents. An open access system is followed in the library which provides twelve hours continuous service (9 am to 9 pm) on all working days ensuring excellent service to scientific community, scientists, students, research fellows, project trainees and other users. E-Resources sharing is facilitated by its membership in Department of Biotechnology's e- Library Consortium (DeLCON). At present more than nine hundred e- journals and e- books of twenty international publishers are thus accessible.The library subscribes to a number of national and international journals. The collection contains a substantial number of internationally acclaimed books on life science, particularly in biotechnology. Back volumes of more than a hundred international and national journals from 1995 onwards are preserved here. There is also very good collection of multimedia. Ph.D theses from RGCB is yet another collection in the library. For in house use the library has a network of computers to cater to the requirements of the users. E- journals and other electronic resources are available in the Local Area Network (LAN) provided for easy access to the users. An Electronic Document Delivery Service is also in use to ensure availability of articles and such other relevant materials.


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753

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