Apart from the institute's main library, our departmental library contains over two thousand books spanning a wide range of topics to supplement the needs of chemical engineers. Apart from this the library also houses PhD and MSc (Engg) dissertations and ME reports from the department.

Online catalogue is available (whoever has Chemeng email account can access the online catalogue through the shell prompt). Ms. B.G. Girija is the Library-in-charge and Prof. Sanjeev Kumar is the Faculty in-charge of the departmental library. Below is the classification system used in the departmental library and the respective positions of the corresponding literature.

1.10 General, physical and electrochemistry
1.20 Catalysis, adsorption, surface chemistry and colloids
1.30 Analytical, laboratory practice and techniques
1.40 Inorganic chemistry
1.50 Organic chemistry
1.60 Biological and physiological chemistry
1.70 Medical pharmaceutical chemistry
1.80 Thermodynamics and kinetics
1.90 Other branches
Chemical Engineering
2.10 Chemical Engineering general -1
2.20 Chemical plant design
2.30 Chemical Engineering economics
2.40 Refrigeration
2.50 Heat Transfer
2.60 Materials corrosion
2.70 Fluid dynamics
2.80 Nuclear chemical engineering
2.90 Biochemical engineering
3.10 Solid, fuel, coal, coke, lignite, peat, etc.
3.20 Liquid fuels and petroleum technology
3.30 Gaseous fuels and gases
3.40 Lubricants and lubrication
3.50 Combustion and furnaces
3.60 Fuels, standards, tests etc.
3.70 Air pollution, water pollution etc.
Organic Heavy Chemicals
4.10 General unit processes
4.20 Alcohol, alcohol products etc.
4.30 Petro chemicals
4.40 Coal chemicals
4.50 Solvents, general chlorine chemicals
4.60 Petroleum technology
5.00 Textiles, raw materials, fiber, yarn, fabric etc.
Other Chemical Industries
7.10 Acids, alkalis, other heavy chemicals, non-metallic elements, etc.
7.20 Fertilizers, soil, agricultural poisons, etc.
7.30 Glass, ceramics, refractoriness, clays, etc.
7.40 Cement, building materials, insulation etc.
7.50 metallurgy, metals, etc.
7.60 Paints, pigments, varnishes, lacquers, ink.
7.70 Oils, fats, waxes, candles, soaps, glycerin, etc.
7.80 Essential oils, cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
7.90 Photographic Materials and processes
8.10 Explosives, matches, detectors, explosives, etc.
8.20 Plastics, resins, chemicals of war, war-like operations monomers and polymers
8.30 Leather, gelatin, adhesives, etc.
8.40 Glucose, cellulose compounds, pulp, paper, etc.
8.45 Wood products
8.50 Sugar, sugar chemicals, gums, starch products, etc.
8.60 Fermentation industries, beverages, etc.
8.70 Foods, dairy products, etc.
8.80 Water, sewerage, sanitation, etc.
Allied Sciences
9.10 Mathematics
9.20 Physics
9.21 Atomics
9.30 Mechanical and structural engineering drawing
9.40 Electrical engineering
9.41 Instrumentation, computers, communication engineering etc.
9.50 Architecture, surveying civil engineering, etc.
9.60 Steam raising, internal combustion engineering, power plants, etc.
9.70 Geology, zoology, botany, other subjects etc.
9.80 Industrial administration, economics, statistics and legal
9.90 Languages
10.00 General and miscellaneous
10.10 General Physics
10.20 Nano chemistry
10.30 Fuel cells
0.10 Periodicals
0.20 Patents
0.30 Standards
0.40 Societies "Reports, Table of constants, specifications"
0.50 Dictionaries/Encyclopedia
Miscellaneous Items
0.60 Outlines and manuals
0.70 BIOS, CIOS, and other industrial reports
0.80 Other Forms
0.90 Trade literature, Miscellaneous, Catalogue
0.91 Products
0.92 Materials of construction
0.93 Equipment
0.94 Services
0.95 Instruments