The Institute is one of the prestigious national laboratories under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). The IHBT Library and Information Centre (IHBT-LIC) of the IHBT was established in the year 1982-83 with the inception Institute. IHBT-LIC is a special resource centre by its nature as it is serving the scientific and technical community. Its parent institution i.e. Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) is providing R&D services on economic bioresources in the western Himalayan region leading to value added Plants, Products Process for the industrial, societal & environmental benefit.