The ISL library was built in 1965, with its latest transference into the comprehensive office building completed in early 2004. The library now has one stack room and one reading room, taking an area of about 700 square meters. The library has 100,000 books in stock. Also, it is maintaining 11 ISL-subscribed electronic literature databases, along with 80 electronic databases which are accessible though the National Scientific Digital Library (NSDL) service platform. These affluent resources enable the library to be a unique information base in salt lake and related fields.
Currently, the library service is rendered by six professional personnel from the institute.