The history of IISER Mohali Library started along with history the institute in 2007 to meet the academic and research information needs of the user community. It provides a conducive environment for intellectual enquiry by providing user-focused services to obtain and evaluate scholarly information and knowledge. The library was started in single medium sized hall with around 500 books on 13th Aug 2007 at Institute transit campus, MGSIPA building in Sector26, Chandigarh. On 1st May 2011, it was shifted to transit Building located in Institutes own campus Sector 81, Mohali . Finally the library has taken its own (present) place in Informatics Centre from 1st January 2015 with theme LEARNING COMMONS.

Situated in the Informatics Centre, IISER Mohali library epitomizes the spirit of the institute, i.e., the pursuit of knowledge. The library is a space for creative and innovative exchange of scholarly information and also a place for peaceful learning and collective voice reading. The library houses electronic and print versions of books (general, text, and reference books), journals, databases from various fields of study, namely, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Earth/Environmental Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences.

The library provides unfailing access to essential and specialized library resources which aid teaching, learning, and research activities. In tune with the recent advancement in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), IISER Mohali has set up a library with state of the art technology and world class infrastructure.

The library space of IISER Mohali is applauded not only for its aesthetic ambience but also for its astonishing infrastructure. This exemplary building implements the theme “Learning Commons” with the mission to provide effective, informal, and efficient use of the library resources. The user friendly space of the library helps the users to be creative and collaborative with their peers, and such an atmosphere inspires students to be industrious and efficacious. IISER Mohali is proud to introduce the first library in India to implement the theme, “Learning Commons.”

Readers are allowed with Personal Books, Library Issued Books, and Laptops in library for peaceful reading and effective learning


The library’s mission is to provide access to rich, relevant and high quality resources in all available formats to the IISER community. In doing so, the library aligns itself to teaching, learning, and research missions of the institute which is committed to excellence and innovation.



The Vision for IISER Mohali Library is to provide seamless access to science information to its users in a networked environment.


The library currently houses the following documents:

Monographs: 12000+

E-Journals: 6000+

Print periodicals: 20

Online full text databases: 17

Bibliographical Database / Software = 10

CDs/DVDs: 200+

E-Books: 60+ online databases of 2 million books

Scientific magazines: 24

Newspapers: 8

General magazines: 11

Members are requested to :

  • Maintain discipline and silence
  • Respect and follow library rules & procedures
  • Cooperate with thelibrary staff
  • Keep library premises neat and clean
  • Alert us on the misuse of library furniture and resources
  • Handle library material with care
  • Help us improve library services and facilites by providing your valuable feedback and suggestions