The Central Library of Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology consists of enormous printed books, journals, magazines, back volumes and e-resources in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology, Law, Management and Humanities. The Central Library is fully automated with “AutoLib Library Management Software” and well supported by RFID Technology. The Central Library is so spacious with a built up area of 2500 sq.m. consists of a massive collection of 105517 volumes of books and 27341 titles and a seating capacity of more than 540 students. Apart from the printed books, the Central Library is having annual subscription of e-books of renowned publishers such as McGraw Hill, Proquest and Pearson. To enhance the research, in addition to the e-books, the library is subscribes to two major electronic database, SCOPUS and Web of Science. The subscription of e-journals such as IEEE, ASME, ASCE and J-GATE acts as a boon to the students, research scholars and faculty members to upgrade themselves. The reading environment of the Central Library is wi-fi enabled to support the readers. The Central Library is in possession of 20 Kindles and the students, research scholars and faculty members are privileged to borrow the same to access the e-resources. The air-conditioned digital library enhance the user community to dwell inside the digital library to explore the electronic resources with great comfort. The working hours of the Central Library is from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. including all Saturdays and Sundays and except Public Holidays. The remote access facilities of the electronic resources play vital role to access the electronic resources around the clock. The Central Library is a member of Shodhganga, E-Shodh Sindhu, National Digital Library of India and DELNET. The design and development of Digital Library through “DSpace Digital Library Software” supports the user community to access the previous year exam question papers and projects in the electronic version. The Central Library is facilitated to detect plagiarism through Urkund and Turnitin software.


About Library


To provide comprehensive resources and service to support the research, teaching and lifelong learning needs of the user community.


  • To preserve information across all formats and to ensure the effective storage and delivery system
  • To embrace change and align the library to thrive on diversity, to support professional growth and opportunity and to reward flexibility and innovation.
  • To develop, organize and maintain a collection that attempts to meet the needs of our community.
  • To develop and strengthen the working culture with faculty, students and staff.
  • To develop opportunities for improving library environments and optimize physical facilities for users.


The Central Library is functioning with 6 bays (viz., School of Computer Science, School of  Electrical & Electronics, School of Mechanical, School of Basic Science, School of Information Technology and School of Management Studies) located in the third floor of  the block numbers 2130, 2230, 2330, 2430, 9300 and 8300.



            The Central Library is following Open Access System.  All the Students, Faculty Members, Research Scholars and Non-teaching staff are privileged to borrow books from the Central Library.  The borrowing privileges are as follows:



The Central Library is kept open throughout the year except Public Holidays.  The working hours of the Central Library is as follows:

ALL WORKING DAYS                                           7.30 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

3rd SATURDAYS  &  ALL SUNDAYS                    9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.


  • Observe silence in the Library.
  • Library users are requested to deposit their belongings / bags (other than valuables) at the property counter.
  • Do not mobile phone to speak inside the Library.
  • Register your Gate Entry in the Computer System kept near the entrance of the Library.
  • Do not mutilate, scribble or mark on any book belongs to the library.
  • Members are responsible for any damage caused by them to the books or any other property belonging to the library and shall be required to pay the penalty imposed upon them.
  • The members caught tearing pages/stealing of books will be suspended forthwith from using the library facilities and further disciplinary action will be initiated against them by the Institution.
  • Members shall not bring personal belongings (including, Books and other printed material) and library books borrowed by them to the reading and stack area of the library.
  • Members leaving the library should stop at the exit so that the material borrowed or taken out of the library by them can be checked.
  • Books will be issued only on production of valid user ID card.
  • Books borrowed must be returned or renewed on or before the due date.
  • Books will have to be physically presented for renewals.
  • Books will be renewed if there are no reservations.
  • Members are requested to verify the physical condition of the book/s before borrowing.
  • Overdue charges will be collected for the late return of books as per rules in force.
  • Misuse of library facilities is an offence and will invite punishment as decided by the competent authority.

Events Organized

  • 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
Sl. No.Event NameEvent OrganizerDate
2Web of ScienceDr. Subhasree Nag Clarivate Analytics07-09-21
3Scopus – Webinar “Integrating Scopus in your Research Work Flow”Dr. M Prasad Chief Librarian VEL TECH CENTRAL LIBRARY07-10-21
4Pearson E – Books : WebinarDr. M Prasad Chief Librarian VEL TECH CENTRAL LIBRARY07-11-21
5Webinar on AICTE Scholarship/Fellowship/Internship schemes for the students of UG/Diploma/PGAICTE, New Delhi.09-16-21
6Design Thinking and User Experience in Libraries : A PrimerDr. Dhanashree Date, Global Head, IRC, TCS10-30-21
7International Webinar on Open Access from MPLA and TSLAon occasion of library week from Telegana and Madhya Pradesh Library Association11-14-21
8Our Planet is on DangerDesigned for academic researchers at all stages11-16-21
9TPS-IIC-DELNET Online Programme on “Timeless Mystical Poetry”DELNET11-17-21
10DELNET Book Talk on “Teach to Enrich”Ms. Sonia Vikas Kapoor DELNET11-20-21
11DELNET Webinar on “Netiquette for Online Communication : Golden Rules”Dr. Sangeeta Kaul DELNET11-30-21


Sl. No.Name and DesignationConstitution
1Prof. Dr. S. Salivahanan, Vice ChancellorChairman
2Prof. Dr. E. Kannan, RegistrarMember
3Prof. Dr. A. T. Ravichandran, Dean, AcademicsMember
4Prof. Dr. M. Sivakumar, Dean, Freshman EngineeringMember
5Prof. Dr. V. Jayashankar, Dean, SOEMember
6Prof. Dr. V. Srinivasa Rao, Dean, SOCMember
7Prof. Dr. M. S. R. Mariappan, Dean, School of ManagementMember
8Prof. Dr. S. Valarmathi, Dean, Q & AMember
9Prof. Dr. P. Chandrakumar, Dean, Ind. Rel. & TBIMember
10Prof. Dr. P. Suresh, Dean InternationalMember
11Prof. Dr. K. Nithyanandam, (Former Director of Central Library, Anna University) President, Madras Library AssociationExternal Member
12Dr. S. Prabakar, University LibrarianConvener


1Dr. S. Prabakar, M.L.I.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.Chief Librarian
2Dr. M. Mohan Kumar, M.L.I.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.Librarian
3Mr. V. Narasimmaraghavan, B.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil.Assistant Librarian Senior
4Mr. S. Parasuraman, M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil.Assistant Librarian Senior
5Mr. P.G. Damodharan, M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil.Assistant Librarian
6Mr. N. V. Bharathwaj, B.Com., M.L.I.Sc.Assistant Librarian
7Mr. N. Balachander, M.B.A., M.L.I.Sc.Assistant Librarian
8Mr. Chandrasekar,M.Sc., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil.Assistant Librarian
9Mr. V. Venkatesan, B.A.,B.L.I.Sc.Library Assistant


Chief Librarian,

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

400 Feet Outer Ring Road, Avadi, Chennai – 600 062, Tamil Nadu, India.


Central Library collection

1. BOOKSa)Total no.of Books(Print)(Titles-26302)106873
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

Digital Library

The Digital Library is fully air-conditioned and consists of 90 computer systems.  It acts as a boon to the students and the research scholars to explore the following e-contents to enhance their knowledge.

  • Subscribed electronic books such as McGraw Hill, Proquest and Pearson
  • Subscribed electronic journals such as IEEE, ASCE, ASME, CDJ Law and J-Gate
  • Subscribed electronic database such as SCOPUS and Web of Science
  • Open Access E-Books, E-Journals and Video Lectures
  • To gain access to MOOC such as NPTEL, SWAYAM, Coursera, EDX, Udemy, Allison
  • To access the previous year e-question papers and e-projects through the module of Institutional Repository

Rules for the Digital Library:

  • 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.

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.



Times of India (TOI)

North East Times

Hindustan Times (HT)

Indian Express


Deccan Herald


Daily News and Analysis (DNA)

Deccan Chronicle

Asian Age

Economic Times

Business Standard

Financial Express

New Indian Express



Andaman Chronicle

Echo of India (Port Blair)

Andaman Sheekha

Orissa Post


Central Chronicle (Bhopal)


Greater Kashmir

Hitavada (Nagpur)

Jehlum Post

Daily Post (Chandigarh)

Kashmir Observer

Kashmir Times

State Times

Impressive times (New Delhi)

Mail Today

Milli Gazette

Organiser (Delhi)

People’s Democracy

Sunday Guardian (New Delhi)

indian Horizon (Delhi)


Assam Tribune (Guwahati)

Shillong Times

Morung Express (Nagaland)

Nagaland Post (Dimapur)

Nagaland Page (Dimapur)

Sentinel (Assam)

Sikkim Express (Gangtok and Darjeeling)

U Nongsain Hima (Meghalaya, in Khasi)

Times of Assam

Bangalore Mirror

Hindu Business Line

News Today

Star of Mysore

Mangalore Today

Hans India (Hyderabad)

Ahmedabad Mirror

Afternoon Voice (Mumbai)

Free Press Journal

Lokmat Times

Mid Day

Mumbai Mirror

Navhind Times (Goa)

Pune Mirror

Press Trust of India (PTI)




Daily Thanthi 


Maalai Malar 


Dina Mani

The Hindu (Tamil) 




Tamil Murasu 


Puthiya Thalaimurai

Google news in Tamil 

OneIndia Tamil

Webdunia Tamil

BBC News Tamil


Paris Tamil 

Tamil Murasu – Singapore

Vanakkam London


Asianet News – Tamil

Samayam Tamil

Tamil GoodReturns

Universal Tamil


Tamil Mithran

Malai Murasu

Chennai Online



Makkal Kur



Sumanasa Tamil News

Chennai Today News


Eeladhesam News

Gold Tamil

Tamil Daily

Tamilnadu Today

Times of Adventure

Pudhuvai Oli Weekly newsaper based in Pondicherry.

Cafe Kanyakumari


JVP News

Mr Puyal

TamilWin (Sri Lanka)

IBC Tamil (UK)

Global Tamil News (UK)

Dina Anjal (Twitter page)

Canada Uthayan (Canada)

Chennai Library



Tamil Virtual Academy

Resource Sharing

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