Vision, Mission & Objectives


The Vision for Central Library is to provide seamless access to information to its users in a networked environment and to become a premier Learning Resource Centre with a state-of-the-art library resources and services in Engineering, Science & Technology and related areas.


The mission of the Central Library, IIT Mandi is to provide access to high quality information resources in all forms to the faculty, students and staff in support of teaching, learning, scholarship and research mission of the Institute. With a commitment to excellence in services, the Central Library offers information resources and innovative services to support the intellectual inquiry, research and lifelong learning needs of IIT Mandi community.

  • To establish and maintain an effective relationship with the students, faculty, researchers and staff of the Institute to ensure an informed and integrated approach to the creation and delivery of information services.
  • To select, collect, create, organize, preserve, manage and provide access to information sources in print, non-print and digital forms, regardless of physical location, to support scholarly pursuit, learning, teaching and research in the Institute.
  • To facilitate and promote access to the fast growing and expanding collection of digital sources of primary and secondary information.
  • To develop and provide quality collections/resources, user facilities and library staff, to maintain an environment conducive to study and research.
  • To create and deliver a range of networked information and document delivery services that encourage the study, scholarship and collaborative learning.
  • To manage the information resources effectively and actively promote the optimum usage.
  • To serve as Learning Resource Centre for knowledge management development in the area of Engineering, Science & Technology and related areas.
  • To collaborate with other libraries, networks and consortia to optimize the access to knowledge base.
  • To continually evaluate services and resource provision to ensure relevance and cost effectiveness.
  • To serve as a community Resource Centre for professionals in Himachal Pradesh.