Central Library of CFTRI also known as Food Science and Technology Information Services (FOSTIS) was recognised as the National Information Centre for Food Science and Technology (NICFOS) by DSIR/NISSAT, Govt. of India, way back in 1977.The centre has an extensive collection of books, current periodicals, standards, patents, theses, etc., which are of immense help to scientists, researchers and industries.
The library has been serving the R&D community enabling them to keep track of the technological advances worldwide. The Library has access to global information through several databases, e-Journals through CSIR Consortium of Libraries and high band width Internet/E-mail connectivity. FOSTIS provides a wide range of information services such as Current Awareness Service, Document Delivery Service, National and International Database Search Service.