The IISWBM Central Library was started along with the establishment of the Institute in 1953 in order to cater to the academic and research needs of the faculty, research scholars, students, officers and non-teaching staff. Since then, the Institute Library has grown from strength to strength to live up to the expectations of its users.
The Central Library has open-access facility for its members. It provides lending, reprographic and bibliographic and other services to the students, faculty and other scholars.
The books in the Library are arranged according to the DDC numbers mainly on specialized subjects on Management, Social Welfare, Industrial Safety, Transport, Environment, Energy, Health Services, Economics, Mercantile and Labour Law, Bio-Informatics, Sports and Intellectual property etc.
The Library subscribes to a good number of foreign as well as Indian periodicals and journals. The Library also has e-journal and e-books for the benefit of the users.
The Central Library has already implemented the bar-code based circulation system. The members can also search the OPAC through LIBSYS. The Library is under the CCTV surveillance.