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The Central Library of Alagappa University was started in 1987. and shifted to the new 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 21,658 sft. and has a seating capacity of 150. The mode of access is Open Access. The library caters mainly to the needs of Post Graduate Students, M.Phil., Ph.D., Scholars, Staff of the University. The library provides long range and short-range references to the users such as Current Awareness Service, Selective Dissemination of Information Service, Subject bibliography etc. Library also extends its facilities to the students and faculties of affiliated colleges and as well as to the Distance Education students of Alagappa University and other users visiting from various universities in Tamilnadu.

Library operations are mostly computerized especially books circulation and OPAC. We have bar-coded our document collections. Provisions are being made to provide internet access to our library users so as to enable them to access the various learning resources

The Library has all the amenities of a University Library – an inviting exterior, spacious Reading Halls, three-tier Stack Rooms, Research Cubicles, Rooms form the Librarian, Library staff and different sections of the Library. It has essential equipments for computing, printing, reprography, binding, etc.

Department of Library and Information Science which was established in 2006 is housed in the Central Library building.

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 DeputyLibrarian M.A, M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil., PGDITM, Ph.D.
Dr. P. Ganesan Assistant 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.,
Supporting Staff Strength :
Name Designation Qualification
Mr. R. Pandi Supdt.(Tech) M.A, M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil,
Mr. P. Porselvi Supdt.(Tech) M.A, M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil,
Mr. M. S. Noor Mohammed Assistant BCA., B.L.I.Sc.
Mr. R. Senthil Junior Assistant B.Sc.
Mr. V. Subramanian Junior Assistant M.A.
Mr. V. Lakshmanan Mazdoor Foundation course