The Library of XLRI came into existence in 1949 when the Institute was established in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. It was named after late Sir, Jehangir Ghandy in February 1972. The aim of the Library is to serve the needs of our faculty, Research Scholars, Students and Members of the Library. It is the heart of the institution and acts as a center for the collection of literature predominantly related to, management and its allied subjects and develops a comprehensive collection of information that is useful for academic and research purpose. User satisfaction is the current day approach to library service. To cope with this development, our Library is fully automated with RFID & EM (hybrid0 based Library Management System.
The library is housed in a spacious and centrally air-conditioned building on the ground floor overlooking the administrative block. The library floor consists mainly of three sections: to the West is the Reading Room with Periodical -cum- Reference Section and to the East is the Reading Room with Stack Room -cum- Bound Volume section, housing books and bound journals and other sources. Centre of the two wings (East & West) consists of Circulation Counter -cum- Help Desk for Circulation and Support, a Central Lobby, Electronic Resources Centre, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) System, Textbook Section, Reprographic Sections and 3 Displays viz., New Arrivals, Faculty Publications and Alumni Publications.
The library is open 24x7. Our mission is to facilitate convenient and user friendly access to current, global and relevant information by identifying, acquiring, organizing and retrieving information in various formats (print & non print) to serve the information needs of the XLRI community to meet their teaching, research, consulting, training and learning requirements.
The strength of the library is its digital collection of eDatabases, eJournals and eBooks accessible from any networked computer within the campus and offsite which provides scholarly, company and industry related information.
08.30 A.M. to 06.00 A.M. Next Day (on all days including Sundays barring the Institute Holidays).
Housekeeping Time : 06.00 AM to 08.30 AM
* The Library remains closed on Institute Holidays