Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, a constituent of CSIR is a leading research Institute in the area of chemical sciences. Institute had its origin as the Central Laboratories for Scientific & Industrial Research (CLSIR), established in 1944 by the then Government of Hyderabad State. In 1956, the Central Laboratories came under the aegis of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and was renamed as the Regional Research Laboratory. As recognition of its strength in chemical science and technology as well as the growing national character, the laboratory was rechristened as the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad in 1989.
IICT-CCMB Library is a combined facility for two National Laboratories viz IICT and CCMB and it is known as Information Management Area. It has precious internationally acclaimed reference collections in frontier areas of Chemical, Engineering and Life Sciences. It plays a vital role in acquisition, organization and dissemination of knowledge. It is consulted not only by the institutional users but also by researchers in and around Hyderabad. It has an impressive collection of both print and electronic resources including books, journals, technical reports, standards, patents, theses and other materials.