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External Membership: External Membership Policy


External Membership Details

External Membership Policy

IIM Bangalore library offers membership facilities for Research Scholars, Academicians, Working professionals, Academic Institutions, Corporate firms, and IIMB Alumni. Apart from that, renewal of the existing memberships are available.

You must send an email to one week before your visit. .

This membership involves only borrowing facility and reference to the print collection. Borrowing privileges do not include articles, data, reports, etc. from our electronic collection.

Access to our library and memberships are governed by rules and regulations of the IIMB library, which are revised from time to time.

Visitors are expected to :

  • Respect private and Institute property within IIMB premises
  • Abide by all Institute and Libraries’ policies and terms of access to our library
  • Must show valid identification and library membership ID upon request
  • Use library resources for academic purposes only.
Type of Membership Refundable Deposit Loan Limit Annual Service Charges
Alumni Rs. 3,000 (One Borrower Card)
Rs. 6,000 (Two Borrower Cards)
1 Book for 15 days
2 Books for 15 days
Individual / Working Professionals Rs. 7,000 (One Borrower Card)
Rs. 14,000 (Two Borrower Cards)
1 Book for 15 days
2 Books for 15 days
Institutions (academic / government / non-profit Organizations Rs. 25,000 2 Books for 15 days & 10 Reference Cards for Faculty Rs. 5,000
Institutions ( Corporate / for-profit) Rs.50,000 4 Books for 15 days & 10 Reference cards for Faculty Rs.10,000

Note:  18% of GST will be added to the Library service charges


Reference/Short Term Membership Fee

The library offers a reference or short-term membership for research scholars, academicians, competitive exam aspirants, etc., with certain terms and conditions.

Duration of the Access Service Charge GST Total
One Day Rs.50 18% Rs.59
Three Days Rs.100 18% Rs.118
One Week Rs.200 18% Rs.236
One Month Rs.400 18% Rs.472
Three Months Rs.600 18% Rs.708

Note:   You will not get access to any databases, However, we will provide an onsite browsing facility for journal articles for an hour. You will not get the soft copies of the articles. Per visit, you will get a maximum of ten articles in print format. You have to pay a printing charge of Rs.1 per page.