NCESS Library has 5990 books covering a wide range of subjects like Geography, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Computer & IT, Marine Science, Chemical Science, Geomatics etc. The collection is built in a systematic way in tune with the R&D programmes of NCESS. The Library collection is enriched by an exclusive gift collection from Prof. C. Karunakaran (GSI) and Prof. K.R. Ramanathan (PRL) which include books, back volumes, journals, memoirs, records, bulletins, conference proceedings etc.


Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is accessible from anywhere in the campus.


  • Geology
  • GSA Bulletin
  • Nature
  • Science
  • Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience
  • Sedimentology
  • Tectonics
  • Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences
  • Resonance
  • Open Source For You
  • Electronics For You with DVD
  • Awishkar (Hindi)
  • Journal of the Geological Society of India
  • Current Science
  • Bulletin of material Science
  • Journal of Genetics
  • Journal of Chemical Science
  • Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Sadhana
  • Dream
  • Aajkal (Hindi)

Online Journals

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and Elsevier's 129 Full Text e Journals are accessible through MoES E – Journal Consortium.

Back Volumes

Old issues of journals are bound and kept as separate section. These are arranged alphabetically to facilitate easy retrieval. This collection consists of 3459 bound volumes. Holding List is available for browsing this collection. Old issues of journals are bound and kept as separate section. These are arranged alphabetically to facilitate easy retrieval. 

Technical Reports / Project Reports

Library has a good collection of Technical Reports prepared by Scientific Community of the NCESS. These are integrated with the Library software and can be searched by using different key words like titles, author etc.

Proceedings and E-Proceeding

Proceedings of different conferences as available in the Library in the form of books and CD.


Reprints of articles published by NCESS Scientists in different journals are collected and kept in bound condition. This collection consists of articles published during the period 1981-2016.

CD Collection

Library has a good collection of DVDs and VCDs of different thematic films on environmental related topics . Apart from this, Encyclopaedia Britanica ready reference,Agro ecological Atlas of Kerala , Marine Climatological atlas and Census of India are also available.

Maps & Atlas

This collection include ocean atlas, climate atlas, social and economic atlas, tourist atlas, census atlas, irrigation atlas, atlas of forest , resource atlas etc.

Bulletins & News Letters

Library receives Bulletins and News Letters in Earth Science related areas. In addition, News Letters of different Government bodies are also available in the Library

Annual Report

Annual Reports of different R&D organisations, institutes etc are displayed in the Library.