The Regional Institute of Education (Formerly Regional College of Education). Mysore founded on August 1, 1963, is one of five such institutions established by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. The other Institutes are located at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and Shillong.
The Regional Institute of Education (RIE) Library serves as a resource center to meet the needs of faculty, students, researchers and teacher educators of Southern States of India. It has over 70,000 documents on various disciplines. The main collection of the library is in the field of Education, Teacher Education, Science Education, Social Science Education and Language Education. The collection comprises of Books, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, Maps, Back Volumes of Journals, Annual Reports, Year books, Seminar & Conference proceedings, Educational Surveys & Reports, M.Ed and Ph.D. dissertations and NCERT publications. The library is subscribing to several national and international journals both print and online. It also subscribes to important e-resources. The library is fully automated using LIBSYS Software. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is provided for easy searching and retrieval of library documents.