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ALAGAPPAUNIVERSITY CENTRAL LIBRARY

The Central Library of Alagappa University was started in 1987 and shifted to the present building in 1990. The magnificent, functionally convenient building built at a cost of Rs. 50 lakhs, thanks to the generous assistance from the UGC during VII Plan, and Government of Tamilnadu.

The Library occupies an area of 2012 square metre with a seating capacity of 200+. The Library collection includes one lakh volumes of printed books, subscriptions to 149 printed periodicals, 492 items of non-book materials, and 1446 volumes of theses in print form. Access to 6242+ numbers of Online journals and 1,31,000+ numbers of e-theses are also available. The mode of access is Open Access. The Library caters mainly to the needs of Post Graduate Students, Research Scholars, Faculties and other Staff of the University. The Library provides Long Range and Short-Range Reference Services to the users including Current Awareness Service, Selective Dissemination of Information Service, Subject Bibliography, and Reprographic Service. As an extension activity, many of the Library services are extended to the students and faculties of affiliated colleges and as well as to the Distance Education students of Alagappa University.

Library operations are mostly computerized especially circulation of books and cataloguing. Currently RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based Library Management System is implemented in the current year. This has made possible a User friendly self-checkout and self-check-in options, web based OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and smart payment facility for overdue charges.

The Library has all the amenities of a University Library – an inviting exterior, spacious Reading Halls, three-tier Stack Rooms, lucrative Conference Hall, elegant Discussion Room; Rooms for the Librarian, Library staff and different sections of the Library. It has essential equipments for computing, printing, reprography, binding, etc.

Besides the Central Library, there are four Faculty Libraries and Department Libraries to cater to the needs of the users in the respective locations.

Working Hours:

The Central Library is kept open on all the days of the year, except on Public Holidays (approximately 340 days in a year). The working hours are, on weekdays from 8-00A.M to 8.00 P.M., and during weekends from 10-00 A.M. to 5-00 P.M.

Faculty Strength:
Name Designation Qualification
Dr.A.Thirunavukkarasu Librarian B.Sc., M.A., M.L.I.Sc, Ph.D.
Dr.C.Baskaran Librarian M.A, M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil., PGDITM, Ph.D.
Dr.P.Ganesan Deputy Librarian B.Sc., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCS., Ph.D.
Dr.S.Kishore Kumar Assistant Librarian M.Sc., B.Ed., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil., PGDLAN., Ph.D.
Dr. S. Raja Assistant Librarian B.Sc., M.L.I.S., M.Phil., PGDLAN., Ph.D.
Supporting Staff Strength :
Name Designation Qualification
Mr. R. Pandi Superintendent (Technical) M.A, M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil,
Mr. R. Venkatram Library Assistant B.Sc., B.L., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil.
Mrs. R. Pandilakshmi Junior Assistant M.Sc.
Mr. A. Subramanian Junior Assistant M.Sc., M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil.
Mrs. S. Vijaya Office Assistant M.A.
Mr. V. Lakshmanan Office Assistant Foundation Course
Mr. R. Muthaian Watchman 8th Std
Mr. N. Krishnakumar Ground Staff 9th Std
Mrs. M. Jeyachitra Library Attendant D.Ted., C.L.I.Sc.