Central library of NIT Calicut is one of the best technical libraries in south India, having an area of 1490 m2. It came into being with the establishment of the Regional Engineering College of Calicut in 1961. The central library supports the unique educational experience which NITC provides. It has an excellent collection of books, journals and educational materials in Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. Membership of the library is open to all students, faculties and employees of the Institute and the library offers its services to more than 9,000 users.
Currently NIT Calicut Central library has over 1,35,000 Textbooks, Reference books and General books. The Institute has access to over 5843 E-Books, 4,686 E-Journals, 12 E-databases/web based tools from many publishers. The library also has resources like popular magazines/print journals, reports and Anti-plagiarism tools. The library services are automated through RFID technology. Library users get access to its digital collection 24 x 7 on the institute-wide network and off-campus access through Knimbus Remote Access. All the resources and services, like its web-based library catalogue, current research publications, new books arrivals etc, are being updated regularly through library web portal accessible at https://www.library.nitc.ac.in/