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CCMB shares a well-organized library with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT). The library has an extensive collection of resource material in the fields of modern biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, and related areas, comprising 41,961 books, 58,111 bound volumes of periodicals and 1,85,000 Indian Patent Specifications. Full-text Indian and American Standards are available on CD-ROM. In addition to several volumes of classical journals dating back to the 19th century, complete sets of Science Citation Index (from 1945) and Chemical Abstracts (from 1907) are available.

The library subscribes to 470 print journals and over 1300 titles of online journals. CCMB has access to about 4,000 e-journals. The library has an in-house bindery, reprographic facility, good Internet connectivity and a security surveillance system.

The CCMB-IICT library has established contacts with various national and international document-delivery centres for meeting the requirements of the scientists. The documentation group provides on-line literature searches from over 800 databases available on hosts like DIALOG and STN International. The library continues to provide bibliographic service from Current Contents (Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Engineering editions) and Chemical Abstracts on CD. Other services provided by the library include bibliometric analysis of research papers and arrangements for translation of scientific literature published in foreign languages.

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