The NBFGR Library and Documentation Unit acts as a repository of literature and
information and provides latest information in the field of fish diversity
conservation, fish genetics, fisheries and related aspects
The library added a total of 439 documents comprising 216 books, 164 serials and
59 annual reports. Now, the library has the total collection of 5133 books, 2132
bound volumes of journals, 2703 serials and 2261 reprints. The library has
subscribed to 34 international current journals and 59 Indian current journals.
In addition to these 46 current journals were received on gratis/exchange basis.
The library also subscribed to 110 electronic journals of Blackwell Publishing,
related to Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Ecology.
The NBFGR Library is operating in fully automated environment. The various
activities of library have been computerized using integrated library management
software Libsys. The record of books, journals, maps etc, were entered in the
database. Barcoding of books, periodicals and maps for automated circulation was
undertaken. Online Public Access catalogue was made available for the library
Readers and Reference Services
A total of 8337 documents were borrowed and 1345 users consulted 8337 documents
in the library. A total of 232 scientists, professors and research scholars from
other institutions consulted the library. The references from different
databases using Internet were searched and arranged according to suit the
requirements of users by using the Reference Manager and ‘Biblioscape:
Research Information Manager’ software.