In keeping with the Vision and Mission of the Institute, the SSB library and information centre play a vital role in supporting, teaching and learning activities and provide the main source for individual research at SSB. The library system normally consists of a 'central library' and 'branch or department libraries'. The large campus environment often defines the use of the library in terms of the strength and size of the text and research collection. The central library supports the general information requirements of the users whereas the department libraries cater to the specific subject needs of the users, both for study and research. Library is meant to help Scientific Works, academic community faculty to keep abreast with the latest development in their area of activities and to provide information support for research and consultancy. At the same time for the Scientist, Researchers and students, library is a source to get information support for their course curriculum as well as for their self-development. The library is an automated open access library system, which is kept open all year round except Institute holidays. The library staff aims to provide excellent services to the Faculty, researchers, research associates, students and visitors. A library committee supervises it.