Library Documentation


The ICAR-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

Resource Development

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.

Library Automation

The ICAR-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 users

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.