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External Membership: External Membership Policy


External Membership Details

Please note that the interiors of the library are getting renovated and during this process, all the three levels of the building, there will be books, movement of materials, painting of the walls, cladding of the columns, drilling and installation of new furniture. Hence, a lot of noise and dust is likely to be generated.  In view of this project, we are suspending extension of any library memberships to visitors until further notification on this issue.

Visitors are advised to obtain prior approval by email to avail membership facilities. Please send such requests to, Ph no.: 080-2699 3113 / 3296 


IIM Bangalore library offers membership facilities to visitors. Currently, it is provided to the IIMB Alumni, research scholars (Ph.D. & MPhil) of other academic institutions, professionals, teaching fraternity, individuals working for Corporates). Please note that this membership is not extensible to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.

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 IIMB library, that 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 purpose only.
Type of Membership Refundable Deposit Loan Limit Annual Service Charges
Alumni, Academic Visitors from other institutions ( on recommendation by faculty) Rs. 3,000
Rs. 6,000
1 Books for 15 days
2 Books for 15 days
Individuals working in academic institutions / non-profit / government organisations/Corporate for -profit Rs. 7,000
Rs. 14,000
1 Book for 15 days
2 Books for 15 days
Rs. 2000
Institutions (academic / government / non-profit Organizations Rs. 25,000 4 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



For Individuals Only 1 day 3 day 1 week 1 month 3 month
Persons working in academic / non-profit / government institutions Rs.50 Rs.100 Rs.200 Rs 400 Rs 600


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