Membership & Rules


Internal: Members from the Institute community are granted membership on presentation of duly filled-in registration cards, which can be obtained from the Circulation Counter.
External: Members from business/industrial and government set-ups as well as from the academics are granted membership under certain specified conditions.

Membership Category:

Term Membership: The business and industrial organizations may apply for annual membership for their executives. For every executive designated to avail of the library services, payments to be made towards registration and annual subscription will be as per the following rates:
Registration Rs.5,000.00
Annual Subscription Rs.5,000.00
Life Membership: The business and the industrial organizations may opt for life membership by paying Rs.1,00,000.00 towards registration and subscription charges for library services. The life member may designate four of its executives of avail of the library services.


A member is entitled to make free use of reading, reference, and referral facilities of the library.
Special Services:
Besides, a member would be entitled to receive a free copy of each of the library’s Current Awareness Bulletins. These include: (i) Current Additions of books and reports; and (ii) Current Contents of periodicals.

Reprographic Services: On request, photocopy/ies of the document/s available in the library may be provided subject to copyright restrictions. The fee for this service will be determined by the Institute from time to time, on the basis of variable and overhead costs.

Retrospective Searches: On request, retrospective literature searches, on topics of interest, will be conducted by the library. The service would include all the sources held by the library in print, non-print as well as the magnetic media and the charges will depend on comprehensiveness of the service required.

Select Dissemination of Information (SDI) Services: If is proposed to start the service wherein monthly lists of articles matching the Interest Profiles of the members, would be sent to keep them updated with the latest literature coming in the most recent issues of national and international periodicals. The service would cover 500 periodical titles and the charges will depend on the comprehensiveness of the service required.

Borrowing: Borrowing facilities will be extended to a member against a refundable deposit of Rs.5,000.00 provided that the member concerned gives an undertaking that thebook/s will not be taken outside Lucknow and will be returned within 24 hours as and when asked to do so. A member would be entitled to borrow a maximum of four boks at a time for a retention period of 30 days. Over-retention charges will be Rs.5.00 per day upto a maximum of 90 days beyond which the membership will be cancelled and deposit forfeited.
In addition, members may avail themselves of the following fee-based services:

Audio-visual Cassette

Educational Video Cassettes Fee Rs. 100/- per day per cassette. Educational Audio Cassettes : Fee Rs. 10/- per day per cassette. Over-retention charges will be Rs.20.00 (for Video Cassette) and Rs. 5.00 (for Audio Cassette) per day upto a maximum of 7 days beyond which the membership will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.
Further Information: The Institute’s librarian would be pleased to offer any further information that prospective clients might like to have. The contact address is as follows:
M U Raja
Dy. Librarian Indian Institute of Management,
Prabandh Nagar,
Off Sitapur Road Lucknow – 226013,
India Phones: (0522) 2736964 E-mail: Fax: (0522) 2734025-27

Rules and Regulations

  • Every member of the library must be prepared to identify himself/herself when requested to do so.
  • Outwears, brief cases, handbags, files, umbrellas and similar items should be deposited at the check point before entering the library.
  • Use of a borrower ticket, belonging to other member is prohibited.
  • Users assume the obligation of keeping the library materials in good condition. Materials damaged, defected or lost must be replaced, otherwise the cost will be realized from the borrower.
  • Documents must be returned in time to make them available for use by others. Overdue library materials, other than the Reserve/Reference Documents incur a fine of Rs.10.00 per day, the Reserve/Reference Documents incur a fine of 20 paise per hour or more. Until the dues are cleared the borrowing facilities will be withheld. Borrowing entitlement may be reduced if a member is observed returning document/s late on more than three occasions. The Librarian can recall any issued document any time.
  • A misplaced book is temporarily lost. To avoid misplacement; books taken from the open shelves should be left on the nearest table/trolley.
  • Smoking and eating may be allowed outside the library-reading and stack areas.
  • Silence must be observed in the Library.
  • Admission may be refused to anyone who violates the Library Rules and Regulations.