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Gyanodaya Library

Stocking a rich collection of over 60,000 select learning resources in the discipline of management and related areas, in a variety of formats and operating from a 30,000 sq. ft. spacious, centrally located, air-conditioned building, built on most modern lines, equipped with ergonomically designed furniture & fittings, managed by a highly dedicated team of professionals, the library caters to the information needs of its highly demanding clientele, by offering a wide range of Information Technology (IT) based (and value added) services and products.

Noida Campus Library

Recognizing the role of library and information services in meeting the requirements of the Institute’s academic, research and training programmers, the Library was set-up as one of the key divisions of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow – Noida Campus. Managed by the competent and energetic professionals, the library has taken the shape of a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) by providing value added services using the latest information technology.

Mission & Objectives


In keeping with the vision and mission of the Institute, the library has been established “to promote knowledge generation and application through its effective dissemination”. The library, therefore, acts as the main learning resource centre of the Institute and provides services and facilities to meet the requirements of the Institute’s teaching, training, research and consultancy programmers.


The library operates with the following objectives :

  • To support the learning process of the PGP/FPM/MDP students through provision of knowledge/information.
  • To meet knowledge/information needs of the faculty, to support their teaching activities.
  • To meet knowledge/information needs of the faculty and research staff to support their research activities.
  • To respond effectively, where possible, to the knowledge/information needs of the Institute’s client systems.


The library operates from a spacious 30, 000 sq. ft., two storied, air-conditioned, centrally located ,and functionally designed building with a seating capacity of 250 readers, spread over five inviting reading halls and equipped with state of the art infrastructure.

Library Collections

Recognizing the role of library and information services in meeting the requirements of the Institute’s academic, research, training and consultancy programmers, the LIBRARY was set-up as one of the key Divisions of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. A modest beginning was made in May, 1985 (the first academic session began in July 1985) when the library started functioning from a small room in the rented premises of the Giri Institute of Development Studies. Over a period of fifteen years, the library has grown quite impressively, in that it now stocks a core collection of over 60,000 select documents (in various forms) and subscribes to more than 400 learned periodicals. Equipped with latest designed furniture and fittings, the library has all modern equipment to support its diverse range of activities. State-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) products are in place to modernizes its operations and services. It meets the complex information requirements of a variety of its users (both from within the Institute and outside) satisfactorily. All this has been made possible through the team work exhibited by all the members of the team working in the Library.

Books 46133
Current Periodicals 192
E-Journals 4974
Back Files (Bound Volumes) 22453
E-Databases 88

Opening Hours

Library remains open round-the-clock, all days of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays excepting gazetted holidays. However full range of services are provided from 9.00 hrs to 17.30 hrs. whereas circulation services take place upto 21.30 hrs only.
On Saturdays and Sundays library operates from 12.00 hrs to 20.30 hrs.

External Membership

To promote management education and research, Gyanoday provides membership facility to external users subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • At the time of registration user must carry valid photo identity and address proof.
  • Researcher/Faculty in addition to the above must carry latest bonafide certificate from the respective head of the department.
  • Membership is granted at the discretion of the competent authority.
Type of Membership Fee
Individual Membership
1-3 Days Rs. 100/-
1 Week Rs. 200/-
1 Month Rs. 1000/-
1 Year Rs. 2500/-
Institutional Membership (Annual)
Registration Fee (One time) Rs. 5000/-
Annual Subscription Charges Rs. 5000/-
Refundable deposit to avail borrowing facility (for Lucknow Members only) Rs. 10,000/-
Institutional Membership (Lifetime)
Registration Fee Rs. 1,00,000/-

Online Access Charges

Members will be charged extra for accessing the online resources ( @ Rs. 200/- for 3 hours).


Registered member is entitled to make free use of reading, reference, and referral facilities of the library. Borrowing facility is provided to the institutional members only. Maximum of 4 books can be issued to the institutional members. The institutional members may designate four of its executives for availing library services.

In addition, members may avail themselves of the following fee-based services:

Borrowing Borrowing facilities will be extended to Institutional member against a refundable deposit of Rs. 10,000.00 provided that the member concerned gives an undertaking that the book/s will not be taken outside Lucknow and will be returned within 24 hours as and when asked to do so. A member would be entitled to borrow a maximum of four books at a time for a retention period of 30 days. Over-retention will attract cancellation of membership and forfeiture of deposit.

Reprographic Services On request, photocopy/ies of the document/s available in the library may be provided subject to copyright restrictions. The fee for this service will be determined by the Institute from time to time, on the basis of variable and overhead costs.

Retrospective Searches On request, retrospective literature searches and SDI services, on topics of interest, will be provided by the library. Charges will depend on comprehensiveness of the service required.

Rules and Regulations

  • Every member of the library must be prepared to identify himself/herself when requested to do so.
  • Outwears, brief cases, handbags, files, umbrellas and similar items should be deposited at the check point before entering the library.
  • Use of a borrower ticket, belonging to other member is prohibited.
  • Users assume the obligation of keeping the library materials in good condition. Materials damaged, defected or lost must be replaced, otherwise the cost will be realized from the borrower.
  • A misplaced book is temporarily lost. To avoid misplacement; books taken from the open shelves should be left on the nearest table/trolley.
  • Smoking and eating is not allowed inside the library.
  • Silence must be observed in the Library.
  • Admission may be refused to anyone who violates the Library Rules and Regulations.

The Team

Library is staffed by a young, enthusiastic and dedicated professional team. For queries, if any, related to above sections, please contact the team members as follows:




Mr. M.K. Singh Librarian Ph. No.- 6696965
E-mail: mksingh[at]iiml[dot]ac[dot]in
Mr. Ravindra Kumar
Assistant Librarian Phone: 6696976
Mr. Tapas Kumar Raut
Assistant Librarian Phone: 6696962
Ms. Kavita Chaddha
(NOIDA Centre)
Deputy Librarian Phone: 0120-6678492
E-mail: kavita[at]iiml[dot]ac[dot]in
Mr. Anoop Singh
Deputy Librarian Phone: 6696968
E-mail: anoop[at]iiml[dot]ac[dot]in
Mr. Bhupesh Kumar(Circulation) Sr. Lib. & Information Assistant Phone: 6696963
Mr. Devendra Kumar Pandey Sr. Lib. & Information Assistant Phone: 6696963
Mr. Sumit kumar Gupta Jr. Library Assistant Phone: 6696974
Mr. Shakur Bax Jr. Library Assistant Phone: 6696963
Ms. Sarita Saxena LDC Phone: 6696963

Further Information

The Institute’s Librarian would be pleased to offer any further information that prospective clients might like to have. The contact address is as follows:

  • M. K. Singh
    Indian Institute of Management, Prabandh Nagar, IIM Road Lucknow – 226013.
    (0522) 6696965 (0522) 2734025(Fax)