NCESS Library facilitates and foster the flow of the scientific information in the institute. Library works closely with various groups to ensure that our collections meet the requirements of scientific community. Library has a large collection of maps, atlas, theses, project reports, CDs, VCDs etc. Libaray has preserved a vast collection of 3459 Bound volumes which covers journal aricles from 1970s. The natural resource atlas of various countries including India, district-wise atlas of Kerala etc prepared by NCESS as well as other Institute are available for reference. In addition to the scientific community of NCESS, the library is open to researchers of other Institutions and Universities for reference.

Library members can access internet and WiFi facilities. Online Public Access Catalogue(OPAC) search is provided to users through WLAN of NCESS. Books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. Library is fully automated using Library Management Software KOHA. Digital Library software Dspace is implimented and data updation is in processes. The libray provides reference service, article alert, e mail alert and document delivery service. NCESS Library is a part of Knowledge Resource Centre being established by MoES Earth System Science Knowledge Resource System (A project under Digital India Initiative of Government of India).

Print Collections available

Technical Reports / Project Reports,Back Volumes and Journals (Indian& Foreign).

Proceedings, Bulletins and News Letters, Annual Reports.

Reprints (1981-2017) This collection consists of articles published by scientific community during the period 1981-2016.

Maps & Atlas (ocean atlas, climate atlas, social and economic atlas, tourist atlas, census atlas, irrigation atlas, atlas of forest , resource atlas etc.)