As the informatics center of the Institute, the Central Library provides an enjoyable learning experience with a carefully developed collection of books, journals, standards, magazines and newspapers. The library also stores collection of audio-visual materials such as CD-ROM, scientific kits etc. The library opened its doors to the students, faculty and staff in August 2015 with a collection of 700 printed books which has grown to more than 5700+ printed barcoded and RFID tagged books (textbooks, reference, popular sciences and literature) in the past four years. Based on the needs and requirements of researchers, the library has subscribed to a number of qualitative electronic journals for its users.
The library also has the support of national consortium E-Shodh Sindhu (INFLIBNET) to fulfill maximum journal requirement. The operations of the library are fully computerized and enabled with the RFID system for fast transactions, for ease of access as well as for the security of the library. The library is also enabled with Wi-Fi and LAN facility for unlimited high speed internet access. Online facilities of the library is available 24x7x365 days for its registered users, users can renew, reserve books through Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) at anytime.The library also renders services such as Reference and Consultation as well as updates the users with the Current Awareness Services. The users of Central Library of IIT Palakkad are also registered with the National Digital Library sponsored by MHRD and coordinated by IIT Kharagpur.