Online book renewals

Users may renew their borrowings any number of times provided there is no reservation for the same. 

Do you know online book(s) reservation is possible using your IISc credential?

Books are issued for 15 days. Please return or renew your borrowing/s on or before the last date marked on the date stamp slip, or else the borrowings will incur fine. Non-receipt of email / SMS reminders for any reason is not an excuse for non-payment of overdue charges.

Book renewals can be done, online, using your handheld devices, too. 

You may renew your borrowing/s, online. Please follow the steps given below.

Note:  a. After a fresh issue, online renewal can be done not more than 2 times.

            b. Overdue book(s) can not be renewed online. 

No. of days after the due date Fine to be paid (₹)
            01 to 15 Days          ₹ 1/ Day
            16 to 30 Days          ₹ 2/ Day
            After 30 Days          ₹ 5/ Day


1. Visit the online Catalogue Link

2. If the library name is shown as 'J.R.D. Tata Memorial Library', change it to 'Central Library' from the drop-down menu at the top, right-hand corner.

3. Click on 'My Account' to login to 'online catalogue' account.

4. Students who have joined the institute till the academic year 2018-19, please use the last five digits of your id number as the 'username'. Password is not required. For example, if your student id is, "12-34-56-78-91-23-4-56789", use the last five digits, i.e., 56789 as the 'username'. No password is required. Once you login, you can set the password by clicking on the 'My Account' link.

Students who have joined the institute from the academic year 2019-20 onward, please use the entire 18 digits of your id (without the hyphens) as the 'username'. No password is required. Once you log in, you may set the password by clicking on the 'My Account' link.

Faculty and staff, please use your employee id by prefixing a '0' to it as the 'username'. For example, for the employee id, E1234 or 1234, your login id will be, 01234. Note: if your employee id (numeral part) is less than 4 digits, prefix zero/es as required to make it 5 digits.

Alumni members, please use your membership id as-is. For example, if your id is, 1234-A, use the id as the 'username'. Password is not required for the initial login. You may set the password by clicking on the 'My Account' link.

5. Click on the 'Items Checked out' tab.

6. In the next screen, click on the 'renew' button, to renew a book. Repeat this step to renew other books, if applicable. 

7. To change the default password, 'click on the 'Change Password' tab, and follow the instructions therein.

8. After completing the transactions, log-out of your 'online catalogue' account.

Should you have a problem in using the online book renewal feature, please get in touch with the library circulation desk staff.