Government Of India,Ministry Of Water Resources Central Soil And Materials Research Station


The Library and Documentation Centre of CSMRS was established in 1981 to support research and extension programs of the research station. It has a collection of 6974 books, 2520 standards, 1276 technical reports, 1057 bound volumes of journals, 97 video cassettes/slides, 480 maps and 110 CD-ROM's as on date.

The CSMRS L&D Centre is creating database with the help of NIC by using library software e-Granthalaya.The library has all the Bureau of Indian Standards of Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Chemical Engineering segments on Local Area Network (LAN) for use of CSMRS officers. It has also on-line access to important journals in the field of rock mechanics, soil mechanics and construction technology. Besides, the library is connected to Developing Library Network (DELNET) for utilizing all its services such as Inter-Library loan, on-line information services from DELNET databases etc.

The L&D Centre at present is having membership of 9 National and 2 International organizations for exchange of information on different topics of interest beneficial to CSMRS.

The books and standards pertaining to the following fields are available in the CSMRS library:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Concrete Technology
  • Water Resources

In addition to the above books 1525 books in Hindi are also available in the library.