CIBA has a full-fledged library and e-resource centre hosting valuable referral books and journals in aquaculture, physiology, nutrition, aquatic health, environment, biotechnology, genetics, bioinformatics, socio-economics and extension catering to the needs of scientists, research scholars, scientific personnel of other research organisations, academicians, university students and other stakeholders.
CIBA library has a rich collection of around 3,000 referral books, 1,610 journal back volumes, 6,700 journal issues, 4600 numbers of abstracts, bulletins and reports, 135 Ph.D. thesis and 2500 other publications. The library is augmented every year with the purchase of new books and subscription to national and international journals. The library has established online connectivity for the Consortium for Electronic Resources in Agriculture (CeRA), consisting of more than 100 international and national journals related to fisheries and aquaculture. It can be accessed online by scientists at headquarters and research centres at Kakdwip and Navasari. CIBA has subscribed to the antiplagiarism software iThenticate and Grammarly to aid the publishing of high-quality research papers in reputed journals.
CIBA library is fully automated on the KOHA library management system with various features, including holdings and circulation facilities. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) module has been activated, which provides a simple and clear interface for searching books, journals and other documents in the library. Under the digitisation initiative, all institute and scientists publications have been digitised and uploaded in the ICAR-KRISHI portal.
CIBA library maintains regular exchange services with national and international organisations of mutual interest in the sector. Institute’s annual reports, newsletters and other research publications are being sent to various research organizations, universities and other stakeholders to update the Institute’s research and development programmes. The library also receives similar services from other organizations. The library sent the research papers requested by scientists of various ICAR institutes under CeRA document delivery request (DDR).