Welcome to NCL Library Web site!

National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), established in 1950, is one of the premier research institutes under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).  Research activities at  NCL cover diverse branches of Chemistry and Chemical Technology.

The well equipped Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC/Library) provides information support to the scientific staff, students of the laboratory using both archival print resources and contemporary digital resources.

The KRC/Library is fully computerised using Koha software for day to day operations.Web Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is available on Internet. KRC/Library is part of KNOWGATE project initiated by CSIR where library moved its data from proprietary software to open source software Koha.

KRC/Library provides its services to users through an open source content management system Drupal. KRC/Library wishes to provide all current as well as archival access to contents by making use of open source technologies in library.