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ICAR-IIHR library which was established  way back in the year 1968 took pace with passing time and attained status of e-library embracing all kind of latest facilities like Wi-Fi, High speed internet, LAN, bar-coding, online reprography, CC TV monitoring etc. The library has a separate computer pool exclusively for students and visitors for immediate access. Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture (CeRA) ( under the NAIP is providing online access to e-journals and resources. Presently, more than 2700 journals (National & International) are accessible under CeRA. ICAR-IIHR was bestowed with best usage of J-Gate @ CeRA Award (Southern Region) successively for 2019 and 2020. ICAR-IIHR library has large collection of books on horticulture and related disciplines. The library has nearly a total collection of 27,813 documents (11,678 books, 16,135 back volumes of Journals) and additionally 218 thesis (M.Sc-114, PhD-104), 101 reports, 62 proceedings and 106 bulletins. During the current year, 2023-24, library has subscription to 15 Indian journals and a special collection of Acta Horticulturae, published by the International Society of Horticultural Science Belgium, is the unique resource available in ICAR-IIHR library to refer. All the details of books, journals, periodicals including their issual date and received date are being maintained and updated time to time using Library Management Softwares. ICAR-IIHR library has subscription to Indiastat agri ( that provides statistical data related to agriculture and horticulture sector.



Contact details of Library:


Officer In charge,


ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research,

Hessaraghatta Lake Post,

Bengaluru-560 089,


Phone No: 080-23086100, Ext No: 396/397