The IIT Delhi Library System comprises of a Central Library and 18 departmental libraries that collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes of the Institute. The Central Library houses a total collection of over three lakh documents comprising of books, theses, journals, video cassettes and compact discs in the fields of science, engineering, humanities, literature and management. All in-house operations in the library are fully computerized using the LibSys software package that also provides web-based access to the online catalogue of Library. The "Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium" was set-up in 2003 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on the recommendation of an Expert Group appointed by the Ministry. The IIT Delhi has been designated as the Consortium Headquarters to coordinate its activities. The Consortium enrolls engineering and technological institutions as its members and subscribes to electronic resources for them at discounted rates of subscription and favourable terms and conditions. The Ministry provides funds required for subscription to electronic resources for 62 centrally-funded Government institutions including IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, IIITs, IIMs and few other Institutions that are considered as core members of the Consortium. The benefit of consortia-based subscription to electronic resources is not confined to its core members but is also extended to all educational institutions under its open-ended proposition.
Central Library at IIT Delhi