The Knowledge Resource Division (KRD) is the research library that officially serves the CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre. It is one of the leading research libraries in the field of Structural and Civil Engineering in India, aiming to fulfill the research and information needs of the scientific and academic community of the institute as well as to scholars from other institutions from all over India.
Nestled amidst the greenery in the campus the KRD building has been designed by the scientists of CSIR-SERC, to allow abundant natural light and quiet ambience, was inaugurated in the year 1994. Aesthetically laid, and in an ambience conducive to serious reading, is the modern centrally air-conditioned building. Its stately reading hall of two floors height houses the reference collections and the current journals. The stacks hold the back volumes for convenience of reference. This area also houses the standards collection. On the mezzanine floor, books are arranged in bays for easy location using bay guides and shelf locators.
The KRD’s collection, over 40, 000 consisting of books, back volumes, standards, microfiche, maps, cd roms, covers all aspects Structural Engineering and its related sciences, not limited by format, or national boundary, and including research materials from all parts of the world and comprising of documents in English, Hindi, French and German languages.
The librarians at KRD are assigned as liaisons to facilitate discovery, retrieval, and integration of print and digital information. Thanks to highly advanced access and retrieval technologies together with professional expertise, the huge collection of knowledge is made available at every staff member’s desktop itself.
Online Public Access Catalog of CSIR-SERC