CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, a national laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, is one of the major centres of structural engineering research in the country and abroad. Nestled amidst the greenery in the campus, is the Knowledge Resource Division (KRD) set up on modern lines.

KRD is automated using modern technologies such as barcoding and RFID.

KRD houses a well maintained longue, reading and reference areas, journal racks displaying current journals, storage compactors archiving back volumes and a separate floor dedicated for books and proceedings.

KRD has excellent collection of resources in the areas of civil and structural engineering and is one of the best structural engineering libraries in the country.

Providing invaluable support to researchers, its collection has grown to cover all aspects of structural engineering and its related sciences.

KRD has recently installed a precision engineered range of storage compactors that provide maximum storage capacity in limited space.

A surveillance system covering all areas of KRD is also installed to enhance security.

A library book...is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson

Two forces are successfully influencing the education of a cultivated man: art and science. Both are united in the book.

Maksim GORKY

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.

Edwin P. Whipple

Library Here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices,
And raise their minds.

Norman Cousins


  • KRD Book Catalogue available 24 X 7 online now!

    Dear All We are happy to inform that the book catalogue of Knowledge Resource Division, CSIR-SERC is now available online 24 X 7 through the CSIR Knowgate Project. To avail this facility, kindly visit http://knowgate.niscair.res.in/ and click CSIR Union Catalogue -> OPACS . You will find the opac …

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  • Free Trial Access to Wiley STM Journals

    Dear Users, Wiley has given trial access to all its journals in science, technology and medicine (STM) collection from 17 Aug – 31 Aug 2015. Users are requested to make full use of this facility.

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  • Trial Access to World Scientific Publishing eJournals

    Dear Users, World Scientific Publishing Company (WSPC) has activated Free Trial Access (full text access and download) to all its ejournals published from 2010 to 2015, to CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, for the period between 1st August – 31st August 2015. Kindly visit …

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