Pioneer Library in the field of Textile and Allied Subjects-Special Library
Established in the year 1950 for serving the ATIRA staff members in R & D activities
Provides various services to staff members of Member Mills of ATIRA, Staff member of Non-Member Industries, Students (Final year) and Research Scholars of Academic Institutions/Research Organizations, etc., (S & T, Textile Technology, Chemical Technology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Industrial Management)
The ATIRA library services are modified according to the demand. The objective is to develop a library system that can adapt itself to the needs of the clientele from time to time.
ATIRA Library follows Universal Decimal Classification and Open Access System
Library Collection :
Nearly 40,000 Books and Bound Volumes of Journals
Regular subscription of Approx. 200 Journals and Dailies-Economic Times, Times of India, Hindu, Paper Clippings on Textile Industry
Rich collection of Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks, Standards, Non-Book Materials, Research Reports, BIOS and FIAT Reports, Thesis, Conference Proceedings, Annual Reports, etc., in the filed of textiles and allied subjects.
Rich collection of microfilms, records, Cassettes, Slides, Video Films, etc. in the field of textiles and allied subjects.
Books and Journals lending service to the staff members of ATIRA and staff members of Member Mills of ATIRA
Reference service and in-house reading service to all members of the Library
Referral Service: Directing the users to some other Libraries/Information Centres which have the needed information
Current Contents service
User education and user assistance: Educating the new library users to utilize the various facilities of the library and assisting the users for their information search.
Sale of ATIRA Publications (Including Books/Monographs): Useful information derived from the work done in ATIRA is disseminated through various publications in the form of various types of reports including books and monographs. These ATIRA publications are distributed and sold by ATIRA Library.
ATIRA Staff Members
Staff Members of Member Industries of ATIRA
Five Cards to each Member Industry
One Book per card will be issued (except reference book, Bound Volumes, Loose issues of Journals) on monthly renewal basis.Reissue will be done once only for a book, if there is no claim/reservation for it.
There are no charges for the member mill –Staff members
Rs. 1000/- will be refundable deposit and Rs. 100/- will be the charges for individual membership (Two tickets to each individual member for the period April to March).
Staff Members of Non-Member Industries such as Chemical Processing units, Textile Units, Dyes and Dyestuff Industries, Pharmaceutical Companies, Textile Auxiliary Manufacturing units and Faculty of Academic Institutions, etc. (No Borrowing Facility)
Rs. 1000/- Non-refundable one time registration fee per company
Rs. 1200/- Membership fee/service charges per person for the period of one year (i.e. January to December)
One time benefit for quarter payment for new membership @ Rs. 300/- quarter (i.e. total four quarters divided from January to December)
Final year Science and Technology students and researchers from Academic Institutions, R & D Organizations: e.g. Textile Technology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Technology, Industrial Management, Chemical Technology, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.
Rs. 750/- membership fee/service charges per person for the period of one year (i.e. July to June)
Quarter payment benefit @ Rs. 300/- quarter (i.e. total four quarters divided from July to June)
ADHOC Publications :
The following adhoc publications published by the library which are used to inform the readers, about the documents available in the library:
List of ATIRA Publications:
This subjectwise complete list of ATIRA Publication was first compiled in 1966 from various sources.This information is regularly updated in the catalogue card form and also on computer.This broad subjectwise list of ATIRA Publications is updated and memographed regularly and sent to those who want and request for the same.This is a very useful source for dated on knowledge/information generated by ATIRA.It lists over 500 various adhoc publications, books, etc. published by ATIRA.
List of papers presented at Seminar, Conferences, etc., and papers published in various scientific and technical periodicals by ATIRA Research Workers
This information is regularly updated and maintained in three categories of catalogue card, i.e. Subject wise, Author-wise & Chronological card format. This information is only one source to ATIRA, which is very useful to individual research workers of ATIRA as well as to library and others for replying some technical queries.
List of various standards other than Indian Standards – This information is regularly updated and maintained in catalogue-card form.
List of publications published by other Textile Research Institutions – This list is updated and maintained in the form of catalogue card.
List of back volumes of periodicals available in ATIRA Library. The complete updated list was published in the year 1981.However, the complete updated database is maintained in catalogue-card form.