The Institute headquarters at Kochi has one of the best-specialized libraries in the field of fisheries and marine science. CMFRI has rare and old publications in marine science and fisheries housed at Mandapam Regional Centre Library while the state of the art library in the headquarters has over 60,000 books and periodicals and over 400 scientific journals. There are 70 national and international print journals and 82 online journals and accessible in the Headquarters Regional / Research Centres through Internet. The digital library with substantial digital resources including videos is connected by LAN to all computers in the Headquarters and Regional / Research Centres through intranet for easy access to users from their desktops. Computerized search facility and electronic check in and check out are available.
Eprints@CMFRI is the Open Access Institutional Repository of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Research outputs of CMFRI - journal papers, conference papers, reports, theses, patents etc. are uploaded. Users can freely download from institute repository and also from internet search engines.
CMFRI has published more than 10000 scientific papers in Indian and International journals books, special publications and bulletins. In addition, the CMFRI Newsletter, Marine Fisheries Information Service and the Indian Journal of Fisheries are published quarterly to keep everyone informed about the recent research and developments.