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Over the years the Scientific Information Resource Division (SIRD) formerly known as Library & Information Services Division has grown into a centre which is playing vital role in acquisition, preservation & dissemination of Knowledge in all fields of nuclear science & technology and related fields. SIRD has been geared up with latest cutting-edge information technology tools and updated resources. The initiatives taken in the year 2000 has now bloomed with a well-established Digital Library with massive collection of digital resources. These digital resources are available to the BARC community through the indigenously developed portal SARASWATI.

For digital resources on the Internet, an Online Information Gateway “LAKSHYA” have gained momentum and is now well recognised by BARC scientists & engineers.

The Central Library has an excellent collection of Books, Journals, Bound volumes, Reports, Patents, Standards, Thesis etc. A massive drive is going on for the automation of all its activities using integrated Library Management software. A well established OPAC provides access to the collection.