NCDC is the only library in the country, which has got early literature in the field of Malaria and other vector borne diseases prevalent in the country. One Archival book on Entomology published as early as on the year 1745 is available in the library. It has a collection of rare books Reference books, manuscripts, original reports. The library is having up to date literature on all the vector-borne diseases, communicable diseases and related aspects viz. Bacteriology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Mycology, Biochemistry, Immunology. The NCDC library has a total of 36579 books and bound journals, 84 Thesis/Dissertation in the library.
Some of the important indexed and abstracting journals available in the library are Tropical Disease Bulletin, Abstracts on Hygiene, Excerpta Medica (Immunology and Microbiology), Biological Abstracts, Index Medicus and Helminthology Abstracts etc.
The library is having 38 seating capacity for 38 readers in the reading room apart from having the internet facility to the researchers and MPH student in the institute.
Besides, the library provides the following services to the readers and scientific workers:-
The library regularly provides literature(CD-Alert, Laboratory Manuals) on various subjects of interest to the research workers and participants attending various courses at the Institute.
Reference article retrieving service
Reference article are retrieved from JCCC-ERMED, Consortium from National Medical Library, Delhi on receipt of request from Members.
Liaison with other libraries
The library maintains liaison with Scientific and Medical Libraries in the country through inter-library loan facilities to meet the demand of the research workers and the participants attending various courses at this Institute. The library also provides books and journals to other libraries on inter library loan.
The library is providing photocopying services to the readers and the researchers on request.
The library subscribes 15 newspapers and 26 Magazines, both in English and Hindi.
News Paper Clipping
Daily Health news clippings are scanned from the selected English and Hindi Newspapers and Magazines. The news items on subjects related to Cholera, Typhoid, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Measles, Japanese Encephalitis, Salmonella, Influenza, Hepatitis and other epidemic prone diseases and Health Sciences are retrieved and provided urgently for information to the concerned health officials for initiation of rapid measures for control.
The membership of the NCDC Library is restricted only to NCDC, NVBDC, Malaria Research Centre (I C M R) workers and also participants of various courses. The library is having 209 NCDC members, 34 NVBDC members and 7 Malaria Research Centre (ICMR) members. Readers from other institution/organisation are allowed only for consultation.