The Federation is making sincere efforts to develop a library-cum-documentation centre for providing research facilities to researchers in the field of cooperation. the library adopts the Dewey Decimal Classification (DCC) system for indepth classification of books, documents etc. it also adopts Anglo American Catalogical Rules (AACR) to facilitates ready reference.

Books and Journals

The total number of books as on today stands at around 2000. the major collection of books concentrated around the areas of :

  •  Banking

  •  Cooperatives

  •  Economic development & growth

  •  Rural development

  • The other collections of the library are in the areas of

  •  Management

  •  Law

  •  Computer technology

  •  Statistics

  •  Others

In addition to the above, the library is also enriched with the following reference books :

  •  Encyclopedias

  •  Subject dictionaries

  •  Glossaries

  • Year books

  •  Annual/project reports of different Organisations

  •  Statistical data books

        The library also subscribes to few journals and periodicals. the library also acquires other useful material like pamphlets, non-priced documents, unpublished monographs, manuscripts etc.


The library continues to extend the current awareness services on reference and information to promote R&D work. There are ample opportunities to develop the centre into an excellent full-fledged library-cum-documentation centre .the existing premises do permit the library to extend the facilities of storage and display of new arrivals, reading and reference to the staff members/visitors to some extent only.