KRC/Library has more than 1,50,000 books and bound volumes of journals including major reference books. KRC subscribes to around 250 journals which are mainly in electronic format. Around 28 titles are subscribed in print form. Chemical abstract is available in KRC/Library since its inception i.e. from 1907. KRC/Library also has digitized documents of Annalen der Chemie (1832-1918), Chemische Berichte (1868-1916). Library also holds a print collection of BIOS, FIAT, CIOS, SRI reports.
Around 4 crores are spent every year on books and journals. Major funds allocation is used for subscribing ejournals and other databases required for faculty and students of CSIR-NCL, Pune.
Document Delivery Services (Journals articles, Patents, Translation of scientific/technical literature - from Japanese/Chinese/European languages to English), Online search of International databases, Electronic access to a number of databases hosted on NCL Intranet.
The membership of the library is available (on payment basis) to postgraduate students, staff from academic institutions, Govt. R&D laboratories and industry. Only print resources are available for consultation /reference against library membership to outside members.