IIT Bombay’s Central Library is like IIT Bombay – user-focused, innovative, and excellence driven. The library has always benefited from the institutes’ culture, is pioneer in adopting new technology, and is far ahead than many libraries in the country. Central Library manages knowledge, both in print and digital formats, ensures seamless discovery and access to these scholarly resources, and provides faculty, students, and staff with professional support to find, evaluate, manage, and use such resources. It provides high-quality ambiance for both reflective and collaborative work and study. Its collection of about 4.40 lakh items is used by more than 11000 members and others . The library extensively uses social media for improved communication and interaction and has created a blog to post current and interesting information and news items. Users can also follow us on the facebook and twitter. This is the reflection of library’s continuous engagement with its users as a valuable partner in their learning and research.
IIT Bombay Library has planned for a major renovation of its building infrastructure and other facilities including addition of a new floor. The work has already started and is scheduled to be completed within a year. The plan envisages complete face lift of its entrance and circulation area, with a beautiful lobby and exhibit area, reorganization of reference and periodicals reading halls, providing a variety of users spaces for individual and group studies, creation of digital knowledge lab and language lab, improved staff work areas and a large reading hall open for 24×7. When completed, the library will have the ambiance and facilities comparable with the best libraries.