Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Home Library Services

(a) Borrowing and circulation services provide

Document lending (Issue/Return/Renewal/Reservation), clearance of dues and related activities.

(b) CAS and SDI Services

The Current Awareness Service provides monthly content page service for selected journals in digital format for the users at Head Quarters and Regional/Research Centres.

Library announces about the forthcoming conferences and also displays the subjects and areas of conferences. (Library Notice Board) display of photocopy copies of articles published by the CMFRI scientists/staffs in various periodicals, being received in the library.

Selective Dissemination of Information service is provided by CMFRI Library. This service facilitates that the user is getting the latest information regarding our core subject

(c) ONLINE / CD ROM Database Service;

Users can search the CD-ROM / Online databases (ASFA, Zootaxa, CeRA) themselves or request the librarian for a comprehensive search. The results can be verified and if necessary key word, search strategy etc can be altered till required results are obtained. Search negotiation is possible. Library has also collection of 350 Cds/DVD related to Marine Fisheries and allied subjects.

(d) Reference and bibliographic services

Reference Service is available in the library for sources of information and to locate the required documents.  The Library staff may be approached for any help in information retrieval.

(e) Inter-library loan service.

Books/Journals which are not available in CMFRi Library may be obtained from other libraries on request through Inter Library Loan (ILL).

(f) Photocopying service

A fully equipped reprographic facility with a copier caters to the copying requirements of users. Library continues to extend photocopy service to visitors also.

(g) Newspaper Clipping Service

Library maintains clippings from leading Newspapers on news related to the Institute and subject related field.

(h) ODDS – Online Document Delivery Service

(i) Microfilm reader cum printer

(j) Internet Service (Online Services)

            - WebOPAC

            - Eprints@CMFRI – Institutional Repository

            - Online Bibliography Service – Scientific Publications of Staff

(k)  Intranet facility available with

            - Rare Volumes viz: Valdiva and Sibago Expeditions reports

            - Online Journal Service to Head Quarters, all Regional and Research Centres Staff of CMFRI

            - Current Awareness Service - Digital magazine with content pages of selected journals available for Head Quarters and

              Regional/Research Centres.

(l)  Exchange of Institute Publications

The library maintains exchange relationship with various National and International Research Institutes, universitites and other organizations. Library keeps free mailing list to Institute publications.

(m)  Access to CeRA, ICAR

CMFRI users can access mote than 3000 electronic journals on agriculture and allied subjects through Consortium for e-Resources in Agricultute through the website ''.


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