Central Library - Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology

Central Library

The Central Library serves as a constructive learning environment that promotes learning, research and self-improvement. The collection is developed and maintained to support the current curriculum and diverse interests of students, faculty and researchers.

The University Library has built with an area of 2500 sq.m. which spreads over to 6 blocks. The air conditioned Digital Library is fully automated and well monitored under a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV).

Library Brochure

1. BOOKSa)Total no.of Books(Print)(Titles-27802)102572
b)Total no.of Ph.D Theses122
c)Total no.of Caltech Theses357
d)Book Bank473
2. National & International Journal (Print)a)Subscribtion Indian Journals112
b)Back Volume6528
c)Magazine- 40 & NewsPapers- 1353
3. E-Journalsa)IEEE –ASPP294
b) ASME36
c) ASCE42
d)J-Gate Management56768
4. E-Databasea) Scopus4585
b) Web of Science1846
5. Non-Print Materialsa) CD’S4220
b) Kindles20

University to initiate requisite action to establish a Digital Knowledge Centre for the benefit of its user community. It is imperative that this Centre needs to be improvised to extend its services to a wider access. The prime objective of this Digital Knowledge Centre is to access to the information resources of various libraries and information services both internal and external, all in one place, enabling users to search, browse and download any required data needed quickly and easily.

SWAYAM is an instrument for self-actualisation providing opportunities for a life-long learning. Here learner can choose from hundreds of courses , virtually every course that is taught at the university / college / school level and these shall be offered by best of the teachers in India and elsewhere. SWAYAM platform is indigenously developed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) with the help of Microsoft and would be ultimately capable of hosting 2000 courses and 80000 hours of learning: covering school, under-graduate, post-graduate, engineering, law and other professional courses.


The SWAYAM PRABHA is conceived as a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of high-quality educational programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 satellite. Every day, there will be new content for at least (4) hours which would be repeated 5 more times in a day, allowing the students to choose the time of their convenience. The channels are uplinked from BISAG, Gandhinagar. The contents are provided by NPTEL, IITs, UGC, CEC, IGNOU, NCERT and NIOS. The INFLIBNET Centre maintains the web portal.


IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP), brought to you via the IEEE Xplore digital library, is available online or in print and provides access to the IEEE core collection of engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals.

J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited, J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online offered by 13,243 Publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 48,120 e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites. J-Gate also plans to support online subscription to journals, electronic document delivery, archiving and other related services.

ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world. Its innovative information content and technologies increase the productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that serve them. Through partnerships with content holders, ProQuest preserves rich, vast and varied information – whether historical archives or today’s scientific breakthroughs – and packages it with digital technologies that enhance its discovery, sharing and management. For academic, corporate, government, school and public libraries, as well as professional researchers, ProQuest provides services that enable strategic acquisition, management and discovery of information collections.

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering Journal Program has been established to further the progress of science through the sharing latest engineering research. Each ASME Journal title publishes the highest quality peer-reviewed literature in their respective field of mechanical engineering. The professionally curated content that comprises the material available through the journals on the ASME Digital Collection includes the history of mechanical engineering research as well as the cutting-edge discoveries being made today.

DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially supported by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Reseach, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

  • Internet facility is open for the registered users of the Library only. No outsider will be allowed to use this facility.
  • Users should produce the Identity Card at Counter and collect the same after browsing.
  • Users are advised to make use of this facility only to support their academic and research activities.
  • Users are advised to help in identifying unauthorized users, since this facility is for the registered users only.
  • The facility is available between 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on all working days.
  • All the computers are equipped with the Electronic Surveillance Software to detect the Internet sites visited and searched by each user.
  • Each user at a stretch is allowed only for one hour for computer use in Digital Library.
  • Maintain silence while working in the Digital Library.
  • Do not change any of the computer configurations.
  • Do not download / install any software from any website.
  • Do not bring any personal computer gadget inside the Digital Library.
  • In case of any computer operational or access problem, report to the Digital Library in-charge.
  • Internet and intranet access is limited to academic pursuit only i.e. subscribed online databases/ e-journals/ institute websites/ NPTEL web course/ Open source educational sites and the like.
  • Access to Orkut, e-mails, google talks, online chatting/ playing games on computers is strictly prohibited in the entire Digital Library premises and Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters.
  • Users are not allowed to share their net access ID and Password with other students.
Central Library is a member of various library networks, to facilitate sharing of resources. Some of these networks are:

  • National Digital Library (NDL)
  • British Council Division, Chennai
  • American Resource Information Centre, Chennai
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • ARAI
Prof. Dr.V.S.S. KumarVice ChancellorChairman
Dr. N. Varatha RajanUniversity Librarian,
University of Hyderabad
External Member
Mrs. N.S. PremaRegistrarMember
Prof. Dr. A. Koteswara RaoDirector, AcademicsMember
Prof. Dr. P. SarasuDirector, R&DMember
Prof. Dr. A. AbudhahirDirector, QAMember
Prof. Dr. A.T. RavichandranDean, SoMMember
Prof. Dr .V. Jaya ShankarDean, SoEMember
Prof. Dr .V. Srinivasa RaoHoD, CSEMember
Prof. Dr. B. Jeya PrabhaHoD, MBAMember
Dr. M. PrasadUniversity LibrarianConvener
Name QualificationDesignation
Dr. S. PrabakarM.L.I.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.Chief Librarian
Dr. M. Mohan KumarM.L.I.S.,M.Phil., Ph.D.Deputy Librarian
Mr. V. NarasimmaraghavanB.A., M.L.I.S., M.Phil.,Assistant Librarian Senior
Mr. S. ParasuramanM.A., M.L.I.S.,M.Phil.Assistant Librarian Senior
Mr. P.G. DamodharanM.A., M.L.I.S.,M.Phil.Assistant Librarian
Mr. N. V. BharathwajM.T.M., M.L.I.S.Assistant Librarian
Mr. N. BalachanderM.B.A., M.L.I.S.Assistant Librarian
Mr. ChandrasekarM.Sc.,M.L.I.S.,M.Phil.Assistant Librarian
Mr. V. VenkatesanB.A., B.L.I.S.Library Assistant
  • One day National Seminar on “Web Resources in Academic Excellence” was conducted on 5th Jan 2013
  • Webinar programme on Springer Link was conducted on 14th Feb 2013
  • Organized IEEE Xplore Users Awareness Programme on 13th Aug 2013
  • Organized and conducted a Programme on Resources of Scopus in Library Services on 4th Feb 2014
  • Conducted J-Gate User Orientation Program on 11th Mar 2014
  • User’s Awareness Programme on Springer link conducted on 22nd Dec 2014
  • Conducted one day National seminar on “Knowledge Management in Digital Era: Opportunities and Challenges” on 27th Feb 2016
  • One week Library users Orientation Programme was conducted in between 9th June 2017 to 7th July 2017
  • Conducted one day work shop on“ J-Gate Plus “ on 30th Oct 2017