The Library was established in 1945 with the main objective to cater information seekers in the co-operative movement. The main user categories of the Library are the students of the institute, panel of lecturers and other NICD staff.


Total collection of the number of books available in the Library is 22,053. There are verity of books including subject related to mainly co-operative and allied subject such as Management, Accountancy, Economics, Social Science, computer and Information Science etc.

It also has a special collection of acts, reports and other important documents related to the co-operative movement. Small periodical collection also belongs to the library.


Mainly two sections are in the Library.

  1. Lending Section
  2. Reference Section


Lending, Reference, Current Awareness Services,  News clipping indexing, Information retrieval.