About Library

The Institute Library was established in 1963in the Institute main building of the Institute comprising of one Stock room, two Reading halls, a Reference Section, Periodical Section, Technical Section, Circulation Counter, Internet Browsing room, Reprography room etc. Since It is located at the main building of the institute it is easily accessible to all users. The Library functions from 9 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on all working days and it also opens on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library is fully automated using KOHA- open source ILMS (Integrated Library Management System). The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is provided for easy searching, access and retrieval of library documents. In-house publications of the Institute are being digitalized and uploaded in the Institutional Repository using Dspace for online and easy access for the users. The Library is equipped with JAWS Talking Screen Reader, Zoom Text Screen Magnifier and Clear Reader + Basic Text Reading machine to support the visual impaired users of the library.


The collection of the library consists of more than 85,000 documents on various disciplines.The main collection is in the field of Education, which includes,School Education, Teacher Education, Science Education, Social Science Education and Language Education. The collection comprises of Books, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, Maps, Back Volumes of Journals, Annual Reports, Yearbooks, Conference proceedings, Educational Surveys, Reports, M.Ed. / M.Phil.Dissertations, Ph.D. Thesis, NCERT publications etc. The library is subscribing to several national and international journals both print and electronic format. It also provides access to important e-resources through N-LIST, DELNET and SAGE.

  • Number of Books- 84,000+
  • Back Volumes of Journals- 3100+
  • Thesis and Dissertation - 1500+
  • Reports - 700+
  • No. of Current journals - 100+
  • Newspapers- 15
  • New additions per year – 600+


The Library provides following Services.

  • 1. Open Access System
  • 2. Book lending service
  • 3. Reference Service
  • 4. Current content service (Journal and magazines)
  • 5. CAS and SDI Service
  • 6. Reprographic Service
  • 7. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • 8. Database Service
  • 9. Newspaper Clippings Service
  • 10. Institutional Repository
  • 11. Access to e-Resources through N-LIST, DELNET and SAGE
  • 12. User Awareness Services
  • 13. Anti- Plagiarism (Turnitin)


All students, faculty members and staff members of the Institute are members of the library. The categories of members are as follows:

  • 1. Students
  • 2. Faculty members
  • 3. Research scholars
  • 4. DMS Teaching staff
  • 5. Non-teaching staff


The floor-wise distribution of services and resources in the Library is as follows:

Ground Floor:

The ground floor houses of the following sections and facilities:

Librarian Office: It includes the Librarian’s room.

Property Counter: It is responsible for keeping users’ belongings.

Circulation Counter: It is responsible for the books borrowing facility to the library users.

Acquisition Section: The Acquisition Section collects request for books from the faculty, interacts and places orders with the selected suppliers, accession the procured books and transfers them to the Technical Processing Section for classification, cataloguing, indexing and database entry.

Technical Processing Section: Technical Processing Section plays a key role to the library. It makes a bridge between the Acquisition of documents and the Circulation. The Technical Processing Section of Institute Library also plays a vital role to run the functioning of library services smoothly. The activities of this section include subject classification, metadata creation/cataloguing, bar code and spine label generation, and other activities under the supervision of in-charge.

Reading Hall 1: The reading areas have been created for readers on this floor at about 50 people sitting capacity at a time, including the one Information KIOSK for documents search, Newspaper collection, collection of NCERT books, New arrival of books & journals, and Alumni corner which books were sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Institution.

Stack Area: Stack room at ground floor having Text books of science, social science, humanities, language & literature, general reading booksetc.

Photocopying/Printing Section: The Institute Library extends printing service and photocopying of few pages of books, journal articles and previous year University question papers and assignments at a nominal charge. The details of copies taken are recorded in the Photocopier Register along with charges collected. The collected amount is periodically remitted to the Institute Office; receipts are recorded and filed. Photocopies are given free of cost, if it is for official purpose.

Computer Laboratory: The floor also has a room with networked computer lab for providing access to different e-resources to the library users & maintain the databases and servers of the library. The digitization & preservation process of the documentis done in this lab.

Reading Hall 2: This hall is equipped with the arrangement of about 50 sitting capacity at a time, and having one or two copies of some selected textbooks on all the subjectsfor the purpose of reference collection.

Library RIE Bhubaneswar Floor Layout

First Floor:

The first floor of the library has about 50 people sitting capacity at a time, and also stored the collection of Ph. D./ M.Phil./ M.Ed. thesis & dissertation, reference books (like, encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, etc.), previous issues of current journals, Bound volume of the journals, research report like PAC, etc.

Second Floor:

The second floor is like a store house of the library stored the old newspaper, damaged or weed out books, and other library materials.