The TNPCB Library was established in November 1989. At present the library has a collection of above 11,988 Books and Reports. The Collections are classified under Dewey decimal classification. The collection comprises of documents related to the field of Environmental Protection, Air Pollution, Vehicular Pollution, Water Pollution, Noise Pollution, Wastewater Treatment, Municipal Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Management, Bio Medical Waste, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Pollution, Chemical Technology, Disasters, Soil, Energy, Pesticides, Biotechnology, Environmental Health, Environmental Economics, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Women and Environment, Environmental Law and Forestry.
Library subscribes for 51 Journals, 9 Newspapers, 10 Magazines. Besides this, Annual Reports, Newsletters, Bulletins and Reports are received from different Institutions (Indian & foreign). Back volumes of the journals are bound and kept for reference in the Periodical Section. Library is administrated by the Library Committee and Library Purchase Committee chaired by the Member Secretary. The committee consists of the Senior Officers of the Board and experts from Anna University and IIT, Madras. Membership is opened to all those who involve in Environmental aspects. Readers are provided photocopying facilities.
School and College Students, Research Scholars, Lectures & Professors, Professionals, NGOs, Industrialists and other Government Department officials and people involved in environmental protection field used to refer the Library. Readers are not only from Chennai but also from all over Tamil Nadu and from neighboring States visit the library.