Currently the library has one sister library located at Furaha campus within the centre of Dodoma municipal nearby Dodoma high court.
The vision of the library is to become the center of excellence in information provision for both academic and practical work in development planning, and the mission is to facilitate the process of training, research and consultancy services by providing scholarly information resources to its users with emphasis on rural development planning and management.
Since its establishment, the IRDP has expanded in both academic programs and students’ enrolment. In view of these changes, the library also has expanded its services and reading materials both printed and electronic materials.
For example from 1980- 2000 the library collection was 7327 and in 2001- 2010 the collection increased to 12600, currently it stands at 14,560 volumes of books, 422 printed journals and 63 CD ROMs.
The library also subscribes to full text electronic journals covering some 45 databases through (PERI/INASP) http://www.inasp.info
The Organization Structure of the library is divided into four main Sections namely ICT, Technical, Special Collection and Readers Services. These are subdivided into sub section Acquisition, Cataloguing and Classification, East Africana, Archive, Reference and Circulation.
The library offers different services such as reference services, Current Awareness services (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), Information Literacy Training, Newspapers cuttings, charging and discharging and user training. Library users have access to internet services through the library computer lab.