TIFR has a Library, with a large collection of books and journals in print as well as electronic form. In 2007, the nomenclature of the Library was changed to Scientific Information Resource Centre (SIRC), due to the increasing orientation of its collection towards electronic resources, and the indispensable use of IT in its functioning to provide various online resources and other services to users.
SIRC plays a very important role in supporting the academic programmes of the institute. The primary aim of the SIRC is to develop, organize, preserve and deliver information and scholarly resources for the TIFR community. To these ends the SIRC explores and implements new technologies to provide effective information services, expand the SIRC’s resource collection, and develop a SIRC-user partnership.
SIRC currently holds a collection of over 70,000+ books mainly covering the subjects as Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Material Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Nuclear and Atomic Physics and Theoretical Physics.