The Scientific and Technical Resource Centre (STRC) provides efficient and effective library and information services. The HQ and Regional Libraries have a collection of about 60,000 books and journals pertaining to Earth Sciences and related topics such as Applied Geology, Mining, Mineral Processing, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Technology, Analytical Chemistry, Electronics and Instrumentation and Computer Science besides special publications of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Geological Society of India. Subscription to 27 foreign and 60 Indian journals is being maintained annually in HQ and Regional libraries besides online subscription of Science Direct (Elsevier) and Geo-science World. Online access of INIS Atomindex is also maintained. The General Library houses reference books such as encyclopedias, yearbooks, HRD, general subjects, inspirational as well as books in Hindi. Scientific Information and Documentation Group (SIDG) selects and disseminate the scientific and technical publication of interest for exploration and research activities of AMD.
The activities of STRC includes procurement of latest books, CD-ROMs and other publications on Earth Sciences and related subjects; maintenance of Science Direct and Geoscience World + GeoRef and other on-line database with accessing facilities; subscriptions and upkeep of foreign and Indian journals; magazines; extending library services such as Inter-library loan facility, providing the required references and photocopies of articles etc.