The Secretariat Library is a departmental library and therefore membership which is free of cost is given only to the personnel and officers serving in the Secretariat. However Officers belonging to the IAS, IPS and KAS Cadre can obtain membership of the Secretariat Library. Government Servants who are on deputation to the Secretariat can also obtain membership after depositing an amount of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand Only) which is refundable and membership fee of Rs 20/ - (Non refundable), However such officers should surrender their membership on completion of their deputation period. Officers who have retired from the Secretariat can also obtain the Membership on remitting a fee of Rs. 400-00(refundable) + 20-00(non-refundable). A member is allowed to borrow 4 books and 2 magazines on becoming a member of the library( 2 books and 2 magazines in case of retired officers). The books are loaned for a period of 15 days and are allowed to be renewed for 30 more days depending upon the demand for such books. A Fine (Over dues) is collected for those books which are not returned within their due dates at  the following rates-- 0.50 Paisa for the first 15 days and 1.00 rupee for each day thereafter.

An opportunity to obtain Membership of the Secretariat Library for the Government Employees working in Bangalore in other Government Departments has also been made. A Deposit of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One thousand Only) which is refundable   and Non refundable Membership fee of Rs. 20/-  has to be paid to obtain the Membership. The period of such membership is valid for two years and can be renewed upon the request. Such Members are allowed to borrow two books and two magazines