Library of the IBSD, Imphal is the heart of self education for the research scholars, scientists and staff of the IBSD. It is also a referral library of the state. All the research scholars, scientists and staff can access the resources of the library. Many outsiders also come to the library in search of information. Since the inception of the library, it has been playing a vital role in preservation and conservation of the documents pertinent with the institute community. The library has a collection of more than 1780 books and subscribes to international journals and Indian journals and also magazines. Institute has access to large number of online journals through DELCON consortium, supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
The Institute has developed electronic library facilities to cater the requirements of the scientists, in particular and the scientific community of the region, in general. The library holds a good number of CDs and software such as NTSYS 2.2 from Exeter Software, SQL, SPSS version 14.0, Chem Draw Ultra 11.0 (Window Platform) and CAB Abstract Database from the year 1973 for the library users. Video conferencing facility is available in the Institute for virtual off-site meeting and discussion worldwide. Series of seminars and workshops are conducted to assist scientists and research scholars in day-to-day research activities. The collection of the library is increasing continuously in order to meet the need of the IBSD scientists.